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Swanky's Taco Shop

Mexican, Southwestern
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6641 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138-3675
+1 901-737-2088
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a good place to eat. Good choices on menu. Not an authentic Mexican food place but better than Tex-Mex. Great atmosphere and a good place to eat if you're meeting friends.

Thank J Antonio L
Memphis, Tennessee
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I eat here because it is close to work but I really don;t like it. I do however love the chops and salsa and their queso dip. There is just something missing for me in the flavors. I tried something different yesterday--the chicken enchiladas. They came with black beans and rice. Beans were OK and rice was tasteless. I liked... More 

Thank cathy s
Bartlett, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the best fast lunches in town, it would get 5 stars if it was a little less expensive. Good but not the best value in town.

Thank 229russelh
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The Chicken Chimichanga is very good. Full of meat and great spices. They have done something to the black beans which I cannot detect but they are not as good as they used to be. The grilled fish tacos are very tasty but has the smallest piece of fish possible. Cheese dip and salsa may be best in city.

Thank 901Michael901
Germantown, TN
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

A very good place, mostly reliable, and fast. A very pleasant outdoor seating arrangement, when the weather is nice. The salsa we were given was essentially frozen slush, a real drawback because good salsa and chips are essential. The East Memphis location may be a bit better, though I want to support the Germantown location.

Thank FrasierC
Milan, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The line was out the front door when we arrived, but we were served and ate in less than an hour. Great food, relaxed atmosphere.

Thank firemom2000
Germantown, Tennessee
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447 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Interesting place. Kind of expensive for a restaurant where you have to wait in line to order at a counter. Food was good but not excellent. Nice wine selection.

1 Thank jwillstp
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and had a great experience. Had the steak tacos and they were fabulous. At Swanky's they make your meal to your specifications; which in my book is a win-win. They open at 11 am. I do suggest getting there early due to the line getting long fast. I definitely liked the friendly service and fresh food.... More 

Thank JLP4277
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

My family loves the bowls whicg you can personalize! They also love the tacos and cheese dip and key lime pie! Everything is fresh and tasty!

Thank lgbraddock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The taco was great and full of flavor. Be careful as the hot sauce is extremely hot. Good flavor but too hot. The chicken taco salad was maybe the best I have had. Friendly service. They even remade out hot taco that we could not eat. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank TAMAN1951

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138-3675
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-737-2088

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