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106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
+1 919-835-3593
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“steak tacos” (8 reviews)
“guacamole” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Centro last Thursday evening, the last meal of our visit to Raleigh. We always approach Mexican food with an ounce of apprehension because we've lived in SoCal and NM, and we know good, authentic Mexican food and how it's supposed to...More

Thank R and M G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First visit to this nice eatery near my daughter's work. Fun decor and atmosphere with great music. I recommend the spicy margarita, as well as the mole poblano. My wife said her chile sureno was one of the best dishes she has had in quite...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is an atypical Mexican Restaurant. If you want the run of the mill fare, there are other choices. The Mole Poblano is to die for as is the Tortas De Papa y Calabaza. These are two takes on the same idea with completely different...More

Thank tmjrobin
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Was here with a large group, the steak tacos, and the chicken tacos were very good! They serve fresh salsa and chips which were great as well. Good service and great food!

Thank limo4fun
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted chipotle but I said "lets try something new" best decision EVERRRR! perfect. Chill place. AMAZING BRUNCH. Drinks are good...but babbbbyyy..the food. Lol Go..now!

Thank ConstantJazmine
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My husband, two kids and myself were is Raleigh visiting and wanted somewhere close to the science museum to eat! We look at the map and saw what was near us and we chose Centro!! We were sooo glad! This is wonderful Mexican food! The...More

3  Thank Stephanie U
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My cousin and I were in downtown Raleigh visiting the State Capitol Building and we found this place by asking Siri for a restaurant nearby. We arrived shortly after it opened and are glad we did because the restaurant got busier as it got closer...More

Thank CarolinaGirl2013
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Centro is a Mexican restaurant in the downtown Raleigh, NC. The servers are very polite and will give you great service. The food is delicious and the price is affordable and fair. It is walking distance to the other site seeing places in downtown Raleigh....More

Thank myrnam294
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I wouldn't go here if I wanted really good, authentic Mexican food. There's nothing wrong with the food - it's fine - but it feels like it tries to hard to be upscale. This is more like a bar that also has food than a...More

Thank Bz3rk
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we went there and ordered queso and salsa dip, these were excellent, very tasty and fresh. the margarita was very good too. Then I ordered Frijolada, and came this plate with beans and some veggies floating in a sauce, with a pile of rice in...More

Thank Nathalie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-835-3593
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Centro was born from the hearts of Angela Salamanca and her uncle, Carlos, who shared a love for art, and fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. We pride ourselves on using as many fresh, organic and local ingredients as possible to provide you with healthy, flavorful food as well as to support our local farmers. Our mission is to serve you the best locally-sourced Mexican and Latin American cuisine, innovative margaritas and cocktails, and to give back to our wonderful community.
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