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Cafe Ole'

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Cooper Young Community Association
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
(901) 343-0103
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice Patio, Great Drinks, Music

Visited with five friends and had a great time. Service was excellent as well as drinks but food left a lot to be desired. Most everything was bland. I had the pobalano chicken which sauce, chicken and mexican rice were all bland, Menu is very limited in appeal. Everything else fine. Need a better... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
mstrydiner
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Upon arriving at Cafe Ole at 6 pm on a Friday night, we wondered if we'd made a mistake. Hardly anyone was there, and most of the people there were drinking not eating. We now know why. The cheese dip was thick, a little sour and only edible with the help of salsa.The Mexican Pizza has much to be desired:... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Visited with five friends and had a great time. Service was excellent as well as drinks but food left a lot to be desired. Most everything was bland. I had the pobalano chicken which sauce, chicken and mexican rice were all bland, Menu is very limited in appeal. Everything else fine. Need a better chef.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was reasonably priced and plentiful. The chicken tenders meal was cooked properly and tasted very good, as did the cheese fries. I wasn't even charged for my diet coke, so overall I liked the atmosphere, the food was good and the wait staff was attentive and helpful.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We understand this is under new management so we will give it another try. Margaritas are sweet and taste premixed. Nice patio.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Even an average rating may be generous in the case of Cafe Ole' during our recent visit. We should and could read the tripadvisor reviews in a little more detail, but we didn't.....this was an error in judgment on our part! The facilities, upon entering, certainly give a good impression and the young woman greeting customers at the entrance was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Can't say enough about the great food, service, drinks and general ambience if this place. After several tries at scheduling our first 'marguerita on an outside patio' of the season, my best friend and I lucked into perfect weather for some Cafe Ole patio-sitting this past Sat nite! I couldn't help but order my same favorite of theirs, the Quesadilla,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant was at one time a great spot for lunch, and with a recent remodel I thought it would be once again. The guacamole is still delicious, but the whole experience was lacking somehow. I find a restaurant where every single table rocks and where there are flies stalking me to just be uncomfortable. I'll try it again, but... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Awsome outdoor patio. drinks are great and priced appropriately. Live music is AWLAYS great. Food is amazing as well. Stop in if you are in Cooper Young!

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carrollton TX, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If the bacon wrapped shrimp is the only menu item worth ordering here. And although it tastes wonderful and filling as well, it's very greasy. But I've tried the lobster tamales, various taco combinations which are fair at best. Make a decent drink and the staff is pleasant to deal with too.

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The place has gone, in the last year, from just barely average, to a beer joint serving what I call "yuppie Mexican" food, not Mexican food. Even with that, the food is barely average. I will say the servers were great, but I go to a place mainly for the food.

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Additional Information about Cafe Ole'

Address: 959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
Phone Number: (901) 343-0103
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Cooper Young Community Association
  • Neighborhood: Cooper Young Community Association
  • Phone Number: (901) 343-0103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?