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Cinco de Mayo - CLOSED

1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2837
+1 919-929-6566
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
5 Sep 2016
“Awful taco salad”
25 Aug 2016
“Good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2837
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Last evening was the first time I have eaten at this restaurant. The staff was friendly and service fair. I ordered a taco salad which was awful. The shell was slightly stale and the filling was soupy. I will not return to eat there.

1  Thank Diane F
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Staff is always friendly and helpful. Good variety of Mexican food. Kid friendly. Quick service if you want but they never rush you.

Thank dan071760
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We used to go here frequently. Half price wine on weekends was a lure. Last night, the discount had disappeared, which is totally fair. But they didn't have standard bottles of wine -- just big 1.5 liter bottles. Ordered relleno and the order came back...More

1  Thank Lawyerpo
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Cinco de Mayo has been one of our favorite eating places, great outdoor patio. However our meal yesterday ranged from boring to lousy for all seven of us. I had a chicken tortilla soup which was tasteless - I had to go inside to ask...More

1  Thank robinhl
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This has been a family dinner destination for many years (over 25 years if you include the previous incarnations and locations), and the most recent visit was unique for the poor quality. We probably should have left after the first 15 minutes and no service,...More

1  Thank BusinessSquirrel
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I'm still trying to figure out what type of Mexican food I had! Nothing was seasoned!! Mexican food is known for wonderful flavors! I love chips and salsa, but I couldn't even eat that. The salsa was awful. The service was good, but that's all....More

1  Thank Brenolan
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Very fast and very great service! Our server was super friendly. Brenda. We stopped after baseball and we're in and out.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had been told by my co-workers that this was a good place to get an inexpensive Mexican lunch. This place is by far the worst Mexican food I have ever tasted. The customer service was awful-I was made to feel bad about breaking up...More

1  Thank angela53709
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I have gone here for years, at least once a month (sometimes once a week), usually with friends. This place is great and deserves 5 stars, if you have the right expectations going into it. Yes, this is the standard Mexican food you can get...More

Thank TriangleTarheel
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We tried Cinco de Mayo on a friend's recommendation and we were highly disappointed. I ordered fish tacos and they were inedible. My husband ordered an entire fish; again, inedible. We immediately shared with the people working there and they took the food back and...More

1  Thank allioak
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1502 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2837
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-6566
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