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Happy Mexican Restaurante and Cantina

) #516 of 1,225 Restaurants in Memphis $$ - $$$, Mexican, Southwestern
385 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-4324
+1 901-529-9991
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible26%
23 Aug 2016
“Vegetarian Fajitas Were So-So”
7 Apr 2017
“Happy Mex”
Open Now
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
385 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-4324
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Happy Mexican Restaurant has very good food. The back half of the restaurant has a bar and D.J. that is very lively. I recommend going before 6 p.m. if you want to avoid the crowd.

Thank ndavis9027
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food and drinks were good. It was very crowded there. Therefore, I was surprised when out waitress brought our food out in a timely manner. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank mbrown19652000
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Enjoyed the food. Staff were friendly. Great prices. I would not take young kids after 8 p.m. Park lot needs more lighting.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a less than stellar Mexican restaurant. They took the town by storm about 6-8 years ago opening 3-4 locations in a short span. I believe this downtown location is the last man standing. If you MUST go, go for lunch. It has generally...More

Thank maremy2013
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The vegetarian fajitas without sour cream and shredded cheese was the only real vegan choice of interest and it good but not great.

Thank dmarvel89
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Our company of six went there to eat diner and I was appalled at the poor service and bad attitudes of the employees. Maybe the size of our party was shocking, but I expected more from a downtown eatery.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have visited at both locations and both are very good.. The south second street location has street parking and more across on a dirt lot. Seems to have several more dining areas at each end of the building with a patio on the north...More

Thank MemphisSusan
Reviewed 5 July 2016

As soon as you walk in and sit you are served hot nachos with a perfectly spiced salsa. It on its own is enough to be considered a meal. I had the appetizer of wings but they must have been from a steroid chicken because...More

Thank rockobello
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Modela Especial on draft and it comes in a 32 oz mug. Warm basket of chips and a very serviceable salsa (enough kick to not be considered lame). Have your ID ready, no ID no alcohol. We sat at the bar and found a colorful...More

Thank Americana29
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It's not the best Mexican food I've ever eaten but it's not the worst either. The atmosphere is good - everything is brightly painted and clean. The service was good although I've read that service struggles on occasion. We are Mexican food addicts and after...More

Thank Karmin J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 385 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103-4324
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 901-529-9991
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