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Mexican, Southwestern
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2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is just different than most Mexican restaurants, and I mean it in a good way. You need to go there to check it out for yourself. I highly recommend it!

Thank ncst8fan
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Options galore and something for more adventurous eaters as well!! I chose the lengua, duck and lamb cheek tacos...really tasty. Great salsa bar as well. Place is always packed but they get people through the line pretty quick.

Thank Be C
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked it alot! Tuna tacos and Tomato jam, scrumptious combo. Kids loved the rice and beans. Large portions and selection of salsas. Go hungry.

Thank donna f
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy authentic Mexican food this is a stretch. When you think of Mexican you think of flavor, good meat and great salsa/Pico de Gallo. The salsa was bad; the tomatoes were mushy and I had to add cilantro for any kind of flavor. If I could sum up the taste profile it would just be bland. I could've... More 

Thank Cristina C
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nan's Taco's is Durham's best Tex Mex. The Duck Nachos will have you coming back for more, and more, time and time again.

Thank geraleeseeast
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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483 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located next door to the original Nana's. Counter service, primarily tacos, with some additional Mexican dishes. Beer, wine, and margaritas. Full but not overcrowded on a Sunday evening. We had guacamole, and a pair of pork belly tacos and a pair of pork butt tacos. Comes with a side of beans (black or pinto) and rice, and choice of corn... More 

Thank David S
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

They have a great selection of proteins and the quality is always good. I have probably been 5 times, and never hesitate to go back.

Thank petercH5043TW
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148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was my second time visiting this restaurant. This time I loved it! It was either fresher than last time, or I just picked something better to order. I had one chicken and one pork taco and they were both great. I felt like the prices were very good value for the amount of food we received. If you order... More 

Thank Wishflower
Suffolk, Virginia
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

On our Way home from Greensboro to Suffolk Virginia, & needed to stop for lunch. The hubster looked this place up on trip advisor, and wow! Definitely worth a few minutes detour to get this delicious fresh food. I had their Al Pastor torta with the black beans, and the hubster got fried fish tacos. Everything was incredibly delicious including... More 

Thank BethSuffolk_Virginia
Decorah, Iowa
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner during Comicon weekend. The place was packed! The food was excellent, with generous portions. There is also a nice selection of adult beverages. Would visit again!

Thank Hurry72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-489-8226
Relatively new, opened by the same people who run Nana's in Durham, but a different location and very different type of place.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?