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.

Torero's

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
800 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2023
+1 919-682-4197
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 42: English reviews
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Torero's is your basic good Mexican restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is very friendly. They usually have a special on drinks, and all the items on the menu are worth trying.

Helpful?
Thank dunningrb
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food was just ok, nothing to write home about, But that margarita pitcher was AMAZING- we were drunk by noon LOL! So yummY!

Helpful?
Thank footachic63
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been to this location (and others) many times from 2000 to 2016, and the quality has been consistent through all those years. Portions are large, and the food is authentic. Parking can be a little tricky, even though there's a lot a few steps away. I was visiting Raleigh in March, but I had to go back to THIS... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom Z
El Cerrito, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The giant drinks were the perfect remedy to the blast furnace feel outside, and they kept getting stronger and stronger! The food was good - basic Mexican fare and worth the price. One of us ordered the rellenjos...three of the biggest chiles ever, and really tasty. If you like rellenjos but feel jipped when you get a tiny chile in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Booger62
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
169 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We went there a three of us and we ordered food. The food is delicious and the portions are really big that none of us finished her dish. The people are nice and the prices are well priced. It is a good place to visit for Mexican food, midrange.

Helpful?
Thank nouhad1324
Branson, Missouri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Went with my mom. I had chilaquiles with steak) and a mojito (their Wednesday drink special. I was really impressed with the flavor of the chilaquiles but especially the steak, it was awesome! Would highly recommend due to its great atmosphere, wonderful food and friendly service.

Helpful?
Thank Jenwhatup
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

When you walk in the restaurant is colorfully decorated. Several bullfighter photos on the walls. Mexican music plays and the service is very friendly. The menu is diverse with excellent prices. Food was great. I would definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank WrtravlCor
Homerville, Georgia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

had lunch here while waiting for an appointment at noon. my wife and i love mexican food (we are from el paso tx) hard to find good mexican food out here. wife ordered chile verde and i had menudo. both were outstanding. also the salsa was seasoned just right. service was on point and fast. would eat here in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eugene B
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I know that this place is in a great location, and it is large enough for there to not be any waiting for lunch, but the food is simply not good. The rice, in particular, was not edible. The chicken taco had very tough meat in it. The meat taco was edible, but in both cases the place is using... More 

Helpful?
Thank King D
Vestal, New York
Level Contributor
66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I had the pork carnitas and while they were pretty good, the pork was rather fatty and cut in chunks rather that pulled. That said, it was still good. Service was fine, price was reasonable and the chips and salsa were tasty.

Helpful?
Thank Michael P

Been to Torero's? 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2023
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-4197

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Torero's 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?