We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

NanaTaco

Certificate of Excellence
$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 145: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't understand the poor review of fish tacos. I loved them with the mango-jalapeño salsa, rice and veggie black beans. We were there when very crowded but line moved and seating was available when we got our food. Parking is limited during peak times but will definitely go back next time we visit Durham.

Helpful?
1 Thank JWin77
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is going to become a must visit whenever I am in town. Wonderful food, great service, friendly atmosphere, and reasonably priced. Can't say enough.

Helpful?
Thank wkassotis
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

.. I don't think that's a thing here, but you can get tacos and we went on a Saturday. The line was out the door when we got there, but we able to order within 15-20 minutes. Kid friendly, alcohol options, dessert options, and affordable. Recommend it. Plan to search for a parking space on a busy evening; you're not... More 

Helpful?
Thank ALWP
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh and tasty, I enjoy eating here. Love the salsa bar. The restaurant is usually very crowded. Since we live close by, we often get our meal to go.

Helpful?
Thank AJWISLER
Level Contributor
28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 4 trips over a couple of months with different people in tow and sampling several items, time to summarize.As some the less favorable reviews show, the fish tacos are not the best here - typically overcooked and not much flavor - avoid and you'll be happier on your visit. Shrimp tacos rated good by three in our party, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank FreeEats
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
532 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meals here are consistently excellent. Three taco meal is well priced, and the diversity of extremely flavorful meats is always fun. Try the lamb, you won't be disappointed, though there are some really unique meats that I have yet to get to and would like to. Fun atmosphere, food is great and ready quickly, and the meals are filling. Three... More 

Helpful?
Thank ckassotis
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the age of Chipotle, Moes, Qdoba, etc., NanaTaco is a breath of fresh air. The food is tasty, fresh, and reasonably priced. I've eaten here several times and it's consistently yummy. The burritos are huge and tacos are decent sized too (the 2 taco lunch meal will fill you up). I wasn't overly impressed with the garlic beef or... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jameson M
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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!

Helpful?
Thank ncst8fan
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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.

Helpful?
Thank Be C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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.

Helpful?
Thank donna f

Been to NanaTaco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
Relatively new, opened by the same people who run Nana's in Durham, but a different location and very different type of place.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from NanaTaco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?