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Cafe Ole'

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Cooper Young Community Association
Mexican
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959 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104-5612
(901) 343-0103
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Great patio and awsome food!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Jeff W
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Marathon, Florida
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Marathon, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We lived in Midtown back around ten years ago and use to eat here fairly often. I'll admit I had not been here in many, many moons and heard that it had changed a lot. We went on a Wednesday night and here is my take on it. The outside looks the same but the interior is much more open... More 

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Forrest City, Arkansas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We sat outside on the patio under a hug tree. They atmosphere was very pleasant. They had a lady on a small stage with a guitar that sang beautifully. We ordered the 100 ounce beer for our table. It was very good. We will defiantly return to this location again.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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161 reviews 161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cafe Ole has changed in the last year for the better. Menu has good variety and not your everyday tex-mex selections. You can have quesdillas your way, tell them what combination you want. Lobster tamales are great as well as blue crab salad. Drink specials on the weekends. Love the frozen strawberry margarita's. Taste like fresh strawberry's with a hint... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has done a complete 360 from a year ago. The new management has really turned things for the better. Love the good and drinks. Great music is always playing and some of the best local bands play here.

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SJU
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230 reviews 230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopped by Saturday afternoon, the area was dead and this was the only restaurant with any action. Mexican with a Memphis twist, avocado French fries? They seem to cater to drinkers, with 48 oz beer bongs, huge margaritas, etc., but it was fun. Jonathan was very nice, interesting and loves his job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We were there on a Sunday afternoon, it was busy with people enjoying the outside patio and having drinks at bar, the food was wonderful you should try the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer... We had excellent service. Can't wait to go back.

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Memphis, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It had been awhile since I last ate here & I had a craving for something spicy SO I went there already knowing what I wanted to eat. Because My Fav Mexican restaurant in Memphis doesn't have a dish on their menu like this. So although I cant brag on the service I did enjoy the dish I ordered. And... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?