Babalu Tapas Tacos in Memphis, Tennessee with Reviews -
By: Scott B.
Filiberto's Mexican Food
INCREDIBLE BAJA STYLE MEXICAN FOOD IN MEMPHIS!!Instantly recognizing the Filiberto's taco logo from my time spent around the Phoenix area, I decided to pop in for lunch on a whim. I didn't really know what to expect or how it would compare to the other **berto's restaurants that dominate the San Diego burrito scene. So what did I think? OMG, this is my new favorite Mexican restaurant in this city--and I've already dropped a couple of 5-star reviews on other places. Filiberto's, however, takes the cake BY FAR!!Let me break it down in layman's terms for the casual eater looking for a great food experience:(1) Absolutely the BEST CARNE ASADA BURRITOS in town! For those that are not familiar with Cali-style burritos, a carne asada burrito has no rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, or sour cream. Rather, it is loaded with about 1 1/2 pounds of marinated steak (diced), pico de gallo, and guacamole...and it is meant to be picked up and eaten with your hands, so there is no sauce on top. Again, this is not Tex-Mex, Michoacan, Guadalajaran, or Veracruz-style Mexican food. This is serious Baja-Mex, and it is THE BOMB! One bite into my delectable baby-sized burrito, and I was instantly flashing back to the West Coast. Yes, it was that good.(2) CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!! My burrito was less than 6 bucks. Yes, a 2 pound burrito for under $6. Unreal. That is more than $3 CHEAPER than Elena's Taco Shop on the corner of Summer and Raleigh LaGrange (which is also very good, by the way). My chicken taco (also incredible) was under $2. And when I finished my meal of pure awesomeness, I was given a flyer with additional Filiberto's coupons, one of which advertises a pollo asado burrito for 3 bucks (limit 3)! Yes..totally legit $3 burritos that weigh about 2 pounds. I am definitely coming back...SOON.(3) OPEN 24 HOURS. Wut-wut? You read that correctly. Get your Mexi munchies on anytime, 7 days a week.(4) DRIVE-THRU. Say no more.(5) FREE, SELF-SERVE CHIPS. Yep, that's right. Take as many hot, freshly salted tortilla chips to accompany your rockin' taco, burrito, or rolled tacos.(6) SALSA BAR. At least 4 different delicious salsas to dabble with. The green tomatillo salsa is off the chain. Oh, and don't forget to grab a cup full of hot carrots while you're at it.(7) PRO-MILITARY. Yeah, I know some people won't care about this, but if you show your military ID, you get an ADDITIONAL 15% OFF your already cheap, delicious order. Can't beat that.For all the aforementioned reasons, Filiberto's is a restaurant that you MUST HAVE in your regular rotation. Memphis people, I can't implore you enough to PUH-LEASE patronize this place and keep its doors open. It's only been there since late July, but give Filiberto's a try...I promise you will love it!!
By: Bev S.
For months I watched them build this "cook out" and I've always wondered about it. But I saw a great review on this place stating the food was excellent and the price was great. So while driving past it one day, I noticed the customer's line was actually in the right lane of the street traffic. Now, I thought any place that could attract a crowd, like that was worth joining the excitement. I couldn't wait to place my order and test the food. I can't assure you that everything is worth a fuss. But when I bit into my burger, I was hooked for life!!! This burger, my daughter told me was so unique because it's freshly prepared and slapped on a grill to get a taste that will literally send you to heaven...LoL! I wasn't so enthused with the fries/onion rings but the burger was reasonably priced and delicious. It's better than mom's home-made burgers. Yes, I'm in LoVe. I now see why people are forming a long line, it's really hard to find delicious fast food these days anymore worth the stop. People can eat/dine inside also but I love food on the go. I predict they will have to re-locate very soon due to their success.
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By: Hualani H.
Midtown Eatery
Midtown Eatery is a humble bistro nestled on the ground floor of the Memphis Professional Building at 1211 Union Avenue. The lovely bistro odors wafting from the entrance of the large professional healthcare facility are so intoxicating that it makes me forget that I am there to visit my doctor.Mo, the owner of Midtown Eatery, is genuinely courteous and cheerful. Mo goes out of his way to make you feel like family.The freshly made Gyro with fries are amazing together that you will want to come and visit Mo's Midtown Eatery any time you are in the area, not only when you have a doctor's appointment at the healthcare facility.Allow the juices from the succulent Gyro to drip all over the fries. Who needs ketchup? The naked, hot, crisp, crinkle cut fries taste superb with Gyro drippings!
By: andreacookiegirl
The Farmer
I eat at this restaurant all the time and I haave never had anything that was not amazing! All their dishes are made with local farm produce and grass fed beef. Their Braized Greens are amazing, the best I have ever had! The deviled eggs that come with some of the dishes are wonderful. The Burger is grass fed beef and has the most wonderful flavor and now I dont want a burger frome anywhere else! I have also had the cat fish, the pot roast, the pork, and the vege plate just to name a few things and all were perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. I wish more restaurants would go to grass fed beef and locally grown produce.
By: palyst55
Bella Cafe
I have just recently found this wonderful cafe located in the Pink Palace Museum of Memphis. The food was absolutely GREAT and the price was very reasonable. I have just recommended this cafe to a friend who is getting married and she feel in love with the owners and how friendly they are. This friend has booked her wedding with them and has saved on her budget so she can apply it elsewhere. The staff is all family and they are very friendly, helpful and gracious. The food is some of the best I have eaten in this area and very clean. Can't wait to go back, and you can go in to eat without paying for the Museum.
By: Yolanda P.
Phat Pat's Southern Quisine
I was at Michael Adrian Davis's 50th Birthday Celebration and this establishment catered and the food and the presentation of the food was Excellence!!!!!! From the individual sweet potato pies with whipped cream and chess pie to the "Beautiful Fruit Arrangement." And the food was Fantastic! You could taste the flavor in each bite. I will be using them for my next event. And the Catering Staff working along side Phat Pat and his wife were very professional and friendly. I give them 5 Stars!!!!!! God Bless them and everything they put their hands too.
By: Josh C.
Dos Amigos
If you are looking for a Hispanic restaurant with great food, friendly service, in a family environment, then this is your place. The food is amazing. It is easy to tell that everything is made from scratch (even the rice and beans!) and is made from quality ingredients. That is just something you don't get at the typical Mexican restaurant where things come pre-packaged, frozen, dry, and under-seasoned. Pus, the food was very reasonably priced! I can say for sure that I will be going back really soon!
By: Peggy V.
Phat Pat's Southern Quisine
Even though the food was good and the wait staff friendly, the portions were almost too much however,the food was not hot when it arrived. For a "southern" restaurant, the seasoning could have been so much better. I don't think it was seasoned at all. We had to ask twice for some butter. The beer selection was second to none. The waitress never ask if we would like another tea or a beer - which probably was a good thing as a bottle of beer there is $4.50. Probably won't return.
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By: shanna.somersbriano
Corky's Bar-B-Q
Being new to Memphis we hadn't heard on Corky's so with a unbiased view when we ate lunch. It's delicious. I don't like dry ribs but dang! I did half wet and half dry. Their potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese are fantastic!! Staff is super nice and I recommend that if you want to buy their sauces buy it there. we got all of them for a steal. Two for $4. At the stores they're for sale $6.99.
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By: Taryn J.
The Farmer
I had brunch here one Sunday, and everything about this place is simply adorable. From the front door, to the Upstate New York quaint , just overall sweet happy feeling this place gives you. And don't even get me started on the decadent morsels they call food! I have 6 words for you... Open faced ham & pear, mac & chz! To die for! I will be back again and again and again.

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