Mi Pueblo Opens in East Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 13th 2012 7475 0

A few of you have asked if I've been to try Mi Pueblo, the new Mexican restaurant in East Memphis yet, and honestly, I have to admit that I didn't know that it was new. The restaurant's awning, signs and patio tables have been set up for what seems like at least a year, but the restauant only officially opened this spring. 

I tried it for the first time last night for dinner. Since the weather was so pleasant, I asked if we could sit outside on the narrow upstairs patio. The patio, which gives a scenic view of the Whole Foods parking lot, is covered and well lit.

We started out with chips, salsa and white cheese dip. The salsa tasted fresh and it had the exact right ammount of chunkiness to it.

Enchiladas Suizas from Mi Pueblo, Memphis, Tenn.

Mi Pueblo's menu is huge – it seems like they offer every single Mexican dish known ever. I went with the Enchiladas Suizas (which is always one of my favorite things to order at Las Delicias). They were a little different than the ones that Las Delicias serves, but they were good.

Three rolled tortillas were stuffed with shredded chicken, green bell peppers and onions and topped with mild red enchilada sauce. The menu said they came with parmesan cheese, but it just means that they sprinkle a little powdered parmesan on. I poured some of my remaining cheese dip on top and they were perfection.

Strawberry margarita from Mi Pueblo, Memphis, Tenn.

I washed my dinner down with a strawberry margarita. I had ordered it frozen, but when it came out, it was more the consistency of pulpy orange juice. It was very sweet, sort of like a thick Strawberry Snapple with a generous pour of tequila in it. What it lacked in icy perfection it made up for in strength.

Mi Pueblo is open daily for lunch and dinner. They've got a decent happy hour special Monday through Saturday: 12 oz. lime margaritas are $1.99 each with the purchase of dinner.

Go there:

Mi Pueblo

5007 Black Rd
Memphis, TN 38137


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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. viviana says:

    Nice!!! Will have to try when I go down there in April.

  2. Tracy says:

    There's a Mi Pueblo in my hometown of Osceola, AR, and it's very good.  So we tried this one Sunday before the Grizzlies game and it was good, too!  We've noticed that a lot of the Mi Pueblos take a long time to open.  This one in East Memphis took a long time, the one in Marion, AR took a long time, and in Osceola it took a while for them to build and move from their former location to their current one.  But we've eaten at them all, and they've all been good!  The one on Hacks Cross Road has a buffet, which is cool.

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