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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

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  • 12
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 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
Jonathan was great

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2014
Jean T
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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

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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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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Memphis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We used to enjoy Cafe Ole but had not been in quite a while. I suggested to a friend that we go to lunch there since they recently remodeled. There were two tables of customers other than us but our service was still very slow and inattentive. My friend had to ask to have her water refilled. The food was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We really want everything in Cooper Young to do well, and it was a little sad to see how weak this new incarnation is. Our food was just OK. You had to order rice separately, and it was VERY ordinary. Service was OK. We just don't see any reason to return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Only a couple years ago cafe ole was THE place for cheap booze & fantastic margaritas. I cannot even count the number of nights I've stumbled home from cafe ole- granted the food was so-so, but, the reason you came was for the drinks & fantastic patio. After it was sold- last year- I refused to go back- knowing that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

On Saturday October 4, 2013 I attend a bridal shower party, mid-way thru the party we were told we was too loud and disturbing other quests...Well this is after we had order our meals..and top sheveles drinks...we had no problem spending money. The only other guest was three people sitting at the bar and staff of server...Our server was great...The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Heard they had a new owner....place was going back to it's roots...they got a long way to go. Ordered Chicken fajita's. For $11, it was disappointing. The quac was dark and not fresh. Looked like it was made yesterday. Looks like the beans came out of a can. Chicken was tasty, but nothing special. If food is your priority and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I have eaten here several times & although I really like the food the service is nothing I would brag on. But on a positive note if you like really spicy food like I do they you have to try the Shrimp Diablo OMG that is what eat most every time I eat here (since My fav mex rest does... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went there last week and had a pretty good experience. The menu has changed slightly. Non mexican items have pretty much been removed but that kind of makes sense. Prices haven't changed with the new menu and the $5 that they have been charging to park for awhile they now take off of your tab. Overall we enjoyed our... 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
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?