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2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (74 reviews)
“burrito” (26 reviews)
“pork butt” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tough review. The place is busy, hip and has fresh food. They are very attentive to allergies. In our case, my son has Celiac so no Gluten. We ordered chips, salsa, queso and guacamole to start. These were very good especially the...More

Thank ElmurFud
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very busy, crowded, loud and worth the trip. I have never seen such a wide selection of taco's and all of them unique and tasty.

Thank paullY8615AN
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place and have never been let down! I come here frequently and usually try different kinds of tacos. The staff is really nice and I like the food and the amount of food I get. They also have outdoor seating available because...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 22 September 2017

No wait service so orders are placed like a fast food establishment. Overall for the money the food is pretty good however we prefer hard rather than soft tacos. There are many options including most meats and a few seafood. Ingredients were fresh and promptly...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Holy nachos. Crispy bites of deliciousness melting in my mouth. Explosions of flavor from this Mexican food of the South. Jamming guacamole that rises to the top. Love for this eatery that I hope will never stop. Order big, order often, enjoy always, and look...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great tacos. So they give you so much, you don't need sides. I got three tacos "chicken, grilled fish and pork". The pork was great. Really great. So you get three tacos, chips, rice and beans. They also have a salsa bar. So that's a...More

Thank Clipcox2
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Growing in San Diego, and being raised on basic "taco shop" fare - Nana Taco is the BOMB! The best Mexican I have had since leaving SoCal! Then, I meant the owner who is from the LA area....all makes sense now. A salsa bar, pickled...More

Thank travelmd46
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place never disappoints. I've been here a number of times, and the three taco meal with rice and beans is fantastic and hard to top. This time I realized that they offer milkshakes, and I had to try one. I got the oreo this...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I learned of this restaurant through a chance encounter with the owner and promised to visit. I knew the location and finally stopped in for lunch this week. We ordered a carryout because we had other errands to complete that afternoon. The meat selection was...More

Thank Sharron H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Took my teenage son here on a Thursday night and it was packed but we were able to park across the street in front of the beer bar, as well as get a table. Ordered chicken burrito for my son and told the gentleman taking...More

Thank war1today
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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