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Blue Corn Cafe

716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-286-9600
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
“quesadilla” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 18 July 2017

It has very authentic latin food with a delicious chicken mole and happy hour tacos!! Very yum! Sometimes closed for private events so call ahead.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Ordered too much during our visit here! Had calamaris for the starters which was a very large sized portion but really crisp and nice and it came with a nice spicy mayonnaise sauce as well. Had the chicken/beef enchiladas and seafood paella to share for...More

Thank Fallenstar1987
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The food was so fresh and good. The salsa is delicious. My husband got the fish special and ate every bite.

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant on a regular basis since I moved to the area about 3 years ago. It is tucked away on 9th Street and there is ample parking available across the street. Easy to make a reservation on Open Table....More

Thank vermontflorida
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner with the family. Went in a week day, immediate seating, fast and friendly service. Food had great flavor and chips/salsa was good as well. Good sized portions and they even had organic cider, yum. Nice atmosphere, look forwarding to revisiting. Be careful...More

Thank ExecutiveFamily
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My favorites are the fish tacos and the avocado salad with grilled chicken. This is a cut above the Mexican places that move beans and rice around the plate in the name of different dishes. Great salsa, avocado and chips. Beer and wine, too.

Thank JustPeterA
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I booked in Open Table, and when I arrived the table was already set up with water waiting. That was a great touch. Our server was excellent and very attentive. The food was quite good. Not amazing, but overall excellent. The guacamole is pre-made which...More

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I liked everything about this place. The decor, the atmosphere, the food and great service from waiter Brian. We shared an order of platanos as a starter, and we had the Cuban sandwich, Ropa Vieja and picadillo as mains. All exquisitely spiced. I particularly enjoyed...More

Thank frenchteddywww
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food is outstanding, with a creative flair and beautiful presentation. Everything is fresh. Service was great too, with a friendly staff. The walls are covered with art that changes from time to time.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It had been several years since we had dined at the Blue Corn Cafe, so we decided to get in the mood for The Mavericks' show and have a bite. In the past, we have gone for lunch and found the menu fine. Tonight it...More

Thank EdRockster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9600
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