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!!
Last year during our National Convention in November 2007, We were very hungry after a long day of Religious events, It was about 1:00 p.m. in the morning on a thursday night. We stopped at a convenience store and asked a police officer if there was a good place to eat. He replied, you just left a place close by the Fedex Forum on Beale Street. We ate there the next three nights and was always satisfied and full. This little place across from the Blues Club offered a full meal at that hour and very prompt and courteous service to match. We are yet talking about Miss Polly's and the wonderful Soul Food. The Food was always seasoned to perfection, hot and presented with a smile. Oh yes! Because we were with a Church Convention, the owner made sure we had the right type of music while dining. You must try the Fried Chicken, Catfish, Greens, Macaroni and Cheese.....mmmmMMM MMM GOOD!! I am looking forward to visiting you again this week. Keep up the good work.....!
Every thing about this place is Authentic! Prices are LOW. $7 huge fajita nacho anywhere else? Salsa and the Tortilla chips are made there (ask for the white cheese to try as well). Customer service has been good every time. Had an incident there with spilled drinks, but that was no matter because the manager gave all 3 of us a free night of meals! On Fridays come early because the crowd gets wild and it is REAL Mexican Tequila, not an environment for children at that time. The cooks are Mexican and they eat everything on their menu. Make sure when you speak, you speak clearly because some of their English is not the best, but they understand if you either point it out on the menu, speak some Spanish (polo =/= pollo), or speak very clearly. Estoy Happy Mexican!