Thursday, June 23, 2011
I have never had so much positive response on a restaurant after mentioning it on the blog. Clearly, Las Delicias is a favorite among locals, most of whom are passionate almost to the point of fanatical about this restaurant. Las Delicias is sort of a rediscovery for us as over three years separates the first visit from this second visit. I’ll blame the distance and its south Memphis location, that we never happen to find ourselves in. Now, with the second Las Delicias located much more conveniently to us, there’s no telling how many visits we’ll be taking. In fact, the foodiememphis group will have its next gathering at the second location next Tuesday. You'll want to go if you want a large sampling of the menu selected by owner Antonio Martinez. Go to foodiememphis.blogspot.com for more details on the group and upcoming Q&A with Antonio.
Food Details: This meal, of course, started with house-made tortilla chips and guacamole, freshly chopped in large tasty chunks when ordered. We then split the Alambre fajitas – grilled steak, onions, cheese, and bacon served with corn tortillas. The plus about this Mendenhall location is that the shop that makes and sells the chips and corn tortillas is right next door. Luckily for midtowners and downtowners, you can also find Las Delicias at the Memphis Farmer’s Market selling those delicious chips, salsa, and chunky guacamole.
Don't forget to tip the pig. Atticus is watching.
Mexican Bar and Grill
4002 Park Avenue (Near Getwell)
Memphis, TN 38111
3727 S. Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38115
Photos by Sophorn