Take off to JJ's Tropical: Mexican Bar & Grill

Ladies and gentlemen, we are preparing for take off. This is a non-stop flight from Memphis, TN to JJ’s Tropical: Mexican Bar & Grill, so fasten those seatbelts and brace yourself, as we enter into the world of Spanish culture and cuisine.

Exterior photo of JJ's Tropical. Brick building in strip mall
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interior dining room of JJ's Tropical. Multiple six person tables, green back wall, and cloud painted ceiling
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We just landed at 1134 N Germantown Pkwy Suite 104. Do you hear that, it’s Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny is playing on the speakers? Oh, you know you’re in the right place. 

Walking in, you’re greeted with sombreros and monsteras hovering over the waterfall at the entrance along with the Autism awareness tagline, “Until All the Pieces Fit.” 

Don’t forget to look up, you might just miss the hand-painted clouds on the ceilings.

If you look to the left, you’ll see Iguanas making their ways up the walls, but if you look to the right, you’ll see the sign that says, “Save the water, drink Tequila.” So pull up a chair to the bar, because it’s time to grab their signature drink, The Flight.

corner of JJ's bar with beer taps, margarita and martini glasses handing overhead
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photo of margarita flight in container. six different drinks
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Did I say one drink? I meant six. The Flight is an order of six different margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, and you get to choose which tropical flavors you’d like to try: from strawberry to huckleberry, you won’t be disappointed in the variety of flavors they offer.

Make sure you grab you a bite to eat, because ordering The Flight with no food is sure to cause you some turbulence. 

wings and catfish plate sitting on bar next to flight of margaritas
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I was able to try: chicken wings, golden crispy catfish, seasoned fries, and plantains all recommended to me, by Mrs. Patty Zapata, server at JJ’s Tropical. 

“It’s important to us that people enjoy the food, the drinks, and the service,” said Patty, as she continued to serve me and the rest of the customers with her joyous smile. 

Before you leave the island and head back to Memphis, don’t miss out on the photo-opportunity in the back: lights, cameras, plants, action. 

So book the time for you to go and experience JJ’s Tropical for yourself. 

Photo op set up with chair in front of a tropical themed back drop with glowers and "JJ's Tropical" in blue neon lights
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Visit JJ’s Tropical:
1134 N Germantown Pkwy Suite 104

Sunday- Thursday (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) 
Friday- Saturday (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

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About the Author

Hey guys, I’m Carmen Monèt. I am a native Memphian who got into journalism with one purpose: to provide a voice and a platform for those often overlooked. I hope that my writing inspires you to experience the culture of Memphis.

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