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Mexican, Germantown's Best Restaurants: The food at Las Tortugas is un-American - that is to say,it's made as if you were in Mexico City and hasn't been American-ized. The focus is tortas (sandwiches) and tacos, with an emphasis on all-fresh ingredients - think lots of fresh avocado, cilantro, cotiga cheese, sweet onions, a spiced cucumber salad as a small side, and hand-cut (and thick) chips. Traditional aguas frescas – fruit drinks – are whipped up and are the perfect drink to cool the spice. The food takes its time getting to you, and the prices are higher than most folks expect ($4.50 for an aquas frescas). The wait and the pricetag, however, are worth it, as there's no other taste of Mexico like it in Memphis.

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Local Expert Sally Walker Davies Says:

Mexican, Germantown's Best Restaurants: "There's usually a crowd at both lunch and dinner, so plan to arrive outside of the typical dining hours if you are on the clock."

Best for Mexican Because: Las Tortugas offers an authentic taste of upscale Mexico.

Best for Germantown's Best Restaurants Because: Las Tortugas is the kind of place that challenges a palate, not to mention one's expectations, when thinking Mexican food.

Main Menu

Antojitos
Ensaladas
Tortugas (sandwiches) Or Tacos (4)
Especialidades De Pepe
Postres
Aguas Frescas

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