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3642 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3769
+1 919-489-8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3642 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3769
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The worst thing about Tonali is the location of the light switch in the men's room. Once the waitress explained that, everything was at least good and often excellent. One of our party had a bottomless Horchata, which the solicitous waitress kept refilled pretty faithfully....More

Thank BornTooLoose
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Recently stopped in after wanting to try this place for a while. I didn't have a super long wait for service, as other users noted, but I also came in on a weeknight, and it wasn't busy at all. The staff was very friendly, and...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The owner/ chef of this restaurant was the sous chef at the very prestigious, now closed, Four Square. Every thing is prepared from scratch and the wait may be long sometimes because he does most of the cooking, but it's worth it. He also hires...More

1  Thank RossNorthCarolina
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Consider only if you have 2.5 hours to spend on dinner. We love going out and trying new places around the triangle. This by far wins the most understaffed, worst service we have seen. After 45min of wait (not exaggerating) we received our Ice tea...More

Thank Erez C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Just had an enjoyable and very tasty lunch with friends. The watermelon and tomato gazpacho was wonderful as was the black bean with rice, Mexican crema and avocado dish. I requested the Mexican crema on the side which they were glad to do for me....More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We were the first customers at 5:30 on a Friday evening. Had to practically beg for service every step of the way. We had to leave our table to find our waitress to get drinks, order food, check on why our order was taking so...More

Thank jimf477
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Love the food and the personal service at this restaurant. Very high quality ingredients, fresh local produce, and delicious combinations and always feel so welcomed when we return. One of favorite places.

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you desire consistently excellent food from Latin America, South America or Mexico, this is the best food in the Triangle! Meals are cooked to order and the ingredients are always fresh. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. I highly recommend!

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited mid-week for dinner, seven adults and one child. Large variety of selections - all good. Carnitas were tasty and very tender. Fish tacos were enjoyed by two as were the two orders of seafood stew, the empanadas, cheese quesadillas, the made to order...More

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Overall, I had a good first time experience at this restaurant. Their menu is a bit different from your standard Mexican fare, so be prepared. I have to say that I am not a fan of Tonali's tortilla chips. Usually, I can make a meal...More

1  Thank Docdearth2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3642 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3769
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-489-8000
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