Whenever you walk into Pepe Magallanes eatery in Germantown, the first thing you'll notice is several signs confirming that the food you're about consume is 100% authentic. Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana prides itself on utilizing fresh ingredients (Pepe shops for his produce every morning) and offering traditional Mexican fare. You won't find fajitas, sour cream, or burritos. What you will find are tacos in fresh corn tortillas served with avocado and cilantro, sandwiches (or tortas) on fresh baked bread with poblano peppers, queso fresco, lettuce, tomatoes and beans and some of the best guacamole in town.
Do yourself a favor, and don't leave without the elote con mayonesa. A steamed cob of corn rolled in queso fresco and served with hot sauce and a wedge of lime.
A word to the wise: Deli Mexicana will set you back more dough than a standard Mexican restaurant, so come prepared. You're paying for freshness and quality; keep that in mind, and you'll be fine.
And one more thing, this is a very popular and somewhat small eatery. Visit between luncn and dinner for faster service.
Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana
1215 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Average Appetizer Price: $4-$9
Average Entree Price: $10-$20