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Happy Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is Memphis' premier Mexican restaurant. The Happy Mexican opened in February 2006, and offers a wide array of authentic Mexican menu selections to our guests. We utilize our many years of experience to serve the best margaritas in town, as well as out-of-this-world freshly prepared fajitas.Our large, locally owned restaurants are perfect for all occasions and seats up to 210 people! Contact us today to experience our cozy, warm, and friendly atmosphere. We have 3 locations for your convenience and dining pleasure. Call ahead to make reservations for your large party, or to order takeout from our extensive selection of mouth-watering Mexican dishes.( 901) 683-0000 Happy Mexican Wolfchase Located in Wolfchase Galleria

Regular Hours

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Phone: (901) 529-9915

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Downtown Memphis

Happy Mexican Restaurante and Cantina

Happy Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Mexican Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mexican, Take Out, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Janet K.



Happy Mexican is the worst restaurant I've ever been to in my life. I wouldn't bring my dogs there to eat. They have the worst customer service skills I've ever experienced in my life..... From the waiter to the managers. The waiter at the front desk looked like he was high off Molly, and the manager looked like a crack head with a suit and tie on. i wouldn't dare recommend this place to my friends or family.



This was the worst dining expe...

This was the worst dining experience I ever had..we were greeted by non friendly -uncertained staff members...not one smile was in place. . because we had over 5 in our party- the hostess asked for my credit card and license- I guess because we were black, she did not trust us. I explained to her we wanted seperate checks...well it didn't matter- she did not return my credi cardt or driving license..until all had paid. The only reason we stayed, was because we had a long day, and was already in the down town area. The food tasted old and dried out. The drinks was so full of acholic that they cut your breath off. I could not finish my drink, because of this, but they have a big sign posted you can't ask for refunds on drinks.

It's a terrible place to eat....don't eat here if you are looking for good customer service or good won't find it here!!!!!



True Customer Review

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!



Happy Mexican = Happy Belly

Fast service, no waiting, free parking, fabulous food. It's not your typical a la carte Mexican- lots of house favorites and regional dishes.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Sad Mexican

We were seated and given chips and salsa, but no one bothered to take our drink order or even acknowledge us for another 10-15 minutes. I suppose we were expected to eat chips and salsa with not even so much as a cup of water to drink.
The menus were dirty with crushed bits of food in them.
I was served what they called a frozen Margarita. It looked and tasted like lime kool aid and was melted. I sent it back.
The salsa was bland and tasted like ketchup and cilantro.
I ordered fish tacos, and my friend had ""burrito de chile colorado"". The fish tacos were very mediocre, and the burritos were over salted with very little sauce. To add insult to injury, they would not accept their own coupon from the Entertainment coupon book. Much better and truly authentic Mexican food is widely available in Memphis for better prices.



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Poorly Trained Staff & Terrible Management

Three of my friends gathered there early evening to enjoy some cocktails and food (another friend and I arrived later). They ordered the ?Monday Margaritas,? expecting them to be the regular lime-flavored margaritas. The waitress misunderstood and brought them mango flavored margaritas, which I understand aren?t even on the menu. They took a few sips (and I mean only a few ? probably no more than two or three), and realized that the margaritas either were a very unique recipe or weren?t lime margaritas. They informed the waitress, who argued with them that they ordered the mango margaritas. One of my friends requested the manager. The manager would do nothing to resolve the waitress?s mistake. In fact, he said that they drank too much of the drinks! What was the manager going to do ? serve the drinks to someone else after my friends had already tasted them? It was happy hour (2-for-1), so the waitress got the second batch right, but no replacement for the first batch was brought. Many establishments that I patronize would have happily brought replacement drinks without even bothering to take up the incorrect drinks! I?m embarrassed that I raved about this place to my friends. Happy Mexican has lost some good regular customers and struck out with some potential regular customers. Don?t bother with this one.