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Blue Corn Cafe

716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-286-9600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“plantains” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came with few business friends for dinner- food was good. I like that there are some Cuban choices on the menu. We liked the guacamole and the margaritas. Clean, cute decor and very nice staff. Good texmex and latin american food.

Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Empanada was delicious!! The pastry was exceptional. We also ordered chips and salsa. The plantains with mango salsa were some of the best I have had in the area. Our server was so sweet and very helpful. Parking available across the street (must pay during...More

Thank becca83-TN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You won’t be disappointed. Everything I’ve had at Blue Corn has been wonderful. Service is great, atmosphere is nice with a soft background music, food is awesome. Try something new when you stop in, you might discover a new favorite.

Thank NotToCrazy
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Platanos Con Pollo was an amazing taste treat! I would never have considered combining plantains with chicken, but seeing it on the menu made sense instantly. The portions were surprisingly large with lots of sweet plantains. Served over a bed of rice with beans made...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The best fish tacos and rice and beans that I have had in a long time. Friendly service and nice quiet setting.

Thank awcharlotte
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Stopped by here for Lunch, and have had lunch hosted here for our work. Great options, and some really great food.

Thank robertaS299PA
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here while picking up my daughter from Duke East! This restaurant is located on 9th street where there are several shops, restaurants, book stores, etc. I loved my server as she made several suggestions and took good care of me. I think her...More

Thank KellyHuffman
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch at 3pm on a Thursday after visit to Duke Med. Plantain app was the best. Tried picadillo and fell in love - amazing flavor. Portions are very generous, so I consider it good value. My husband considered taking home some of...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Fairly broad menu. Started with guacamole and the ubiquitous corn tortilla chips which came with a very tasty collection of salsas. The scallop tacos were wonderful. The stuffed poblanos were ok. The black beans outstanding. Decent bar menu. Very friendly service. A keeper.

Thank K O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My friend and I went here last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It was the first time here for both of us and we will definitely be back! The food was amazing and our server was very attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank SLHoneycutt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9600
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