Category Archives: Tasty Memphis Eats

Casablanca

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I haven’t done a restaurant review on here in a long time because I’ve shared pretty much all of my favorite Memphis eats at some point or another already. However, Casablanca is a place we’ve discovered this year and really enjoy.

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Hummus with pita is a favorite of ours. Casablanca’s is good, but I wouldn’t say it’s better than the hummus at other places we’ve eaten here in Memphis.

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Christopher loves their Super Sandwich which is a pita stuffed with lamb, beef, and chicken not to mention all the other goodness you see above.

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And chicken kabobs will always be my favorite. They are seasoned so well here! The “veggies” it comes with on the side are really more just a couple of starchy potato and sweet potato chunks, but the delicious kabob makes up for it.

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In general Christopher and I agree on all our favorite places to eat here in Memphis, but we are definitely split when it comes to our favorite Middle Eastern / Mediterranean place. I still prefer Zam Zamz. I love a good chicken kabob and the one at Zam Zamz is so great. And less expensive than Casablanca’s. And we love the hummus at both places equally. However, Christopher prefers the rich flavors of the other dishes at Casablanca. Plus we can both agree that the decor at Casablanca’s is more fun.

If you are looking for a quick and affordable lunch, Zam Zamz is your place. If you want a slightly nicer place where you will sit down and be there for a bit (and pay a bit more), then check out Casablanca. Or better yet, try them both and let me know which you prefer! 🙂

Love Rach

The Best Mexican Food in Memphis {Las Delicias}

When people ask about the best steak or burger or BBQ in Memphis, I usually mention 2 or 3 favorites. But when it comes to the best Mexican food in Memphis, there is no question. Hands down it is Las Delicias.

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I mentioned this last week when I blogged about going to eat there with Christina and Robby. And I was kind of amazed that I’ve never blogged about this place before. Up until August I ate here every single week for two years with my teen girls. I have a lot of good memories from Wednesday nights at Las Delicias with my girls. 🙂 Well, now my girls are all graduated and in college so these days I eat here for lunch dates with Christopher or a friend.

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One thing you should know about Las Delicias… they have incredible chips. They are crispy and light without being greasy. And they are durable enough to handle queso, salsa, and guacamole without breaking (these are important things, you know. 😉 ).

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The salsa is my favorite ever. Seriously. I don’t know what their secret is, but it’s magic.

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And their guacamole… well, it’s just like a little taste of heaven here on Earth. No mushy stuff here thankyouverymuch. Big chunks of avocado and lots of goodness and BOOM. Deliciousness. I know you think I’m exaggerating, but I’m really not. It’s incredible.

las delicias chicken burrito

With starters like those, the rest of the food could be sub par and I’d still say it was my favorite Mexican spot. But the rest of the food does not disappoint. My favorite thing to order is the chicken burrito (I usually get it without cheese which is why there’s no melted cheesy goodness in the photo above). It’s still SO good without the cheese and my tummy thanks me. 😉

las delicias steak quesadilla

Christopher rotates between the steak quesadilla which is stuffed FULL and grilled perfectly (above) and the tacos. Their tacos come bursting with flavor and topped with fresh cilantro. So many flavors. So much goodness! Probably the most popular thing that my teen girls would always get would be the “cheesy chicken rice” which is literally a bed of rice topped with seasoned chicken and drenched in queso.

And if all of this weren’t enough… this place is cheap. My massive burrito that I get… it’s $4.50. I mean, really… that’s just ridiculous. In an awesome way.

Las Delicias Mexican Bar and Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Park Location

Las Delicias Mexican Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Quince Location

Las Delicas has three locations in the city and I’ve been to two of them frequently and the food is excellent at both locations. The Quince location is newer, a little more updated, and tends to have better service. But the Park location has lots of character and is more central in the city. If I had to choose a location I’d pick the Quince location simply because it’s bigger and there’s almost never a wait for a table. Not to mention that the Quince location has a great little patio space and live music on a lot of evenings. 🙂

Do you have a favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex spot where you live?

Love Rach

Zam Zamz Mediterranean Grill

My sister, Abby, spent a summer doing mission work in Israel back in 2010. She had some incredible adventures there and I remember sitting in rapt attention as she told me the details of her trip when she got back to the States.

lauren savvy abbyAbby with her two best friends who went along with her to Israel. Lauren in orange, and Savannah in brown – ps. these girls were most recently featured on the blog during Savannah’s wedding posts. {photo from Abby’s FB}

One of the things Abby came back talking about was the food. She had fallen in love with the Middle Eastern diet. Which is funny because in general, she can be a pretty picky eater. So I knew that these magical foods called “hummus” and “gyros” must be pretty great.Yup, I managed to make it until 2010 before I’d even heard of either of those things. As much as I love hummus now, I can’t believe I’ve only been enjoying it for the last four years. Anyway, Christopher fell in love with gyros so every now and then he’ll get a craving for them. Like this past week. 🙂

zamzamzSo Christopher found a Groupon for a local place called Zam Zamz. We went over lunch on Friday to satiate his gyro craving.

zamzamz2This was his gyro along with his side of hummus and pita chips

zamzamz3And my chicken kabob “rice plate” which came with two sides. I got falafel and hummus with pita chips.

You guys, all of this food was absolutely incredible. And there was SO much of it! I didn’t even finish half my food and I’m not a shy eater, haha! I brought it home and enjoyed it for two more days. 😉 Their pita chips and hummus were so delicious. I could just order that and be happy. SO good! Oh, and in case you are wondering, Christopher’s craving was definitely satisfied. 🙂

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Do you like Mediterranean / Middle Eastern food?
Have you had a great Groupon restaurant find?

Love Rach