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!!
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.
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!
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!