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.

Cafe Capistrano

#234 of 1,148 Restaurants in Raleigh}
$$ - $$$Mexican,
8471 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-3369
+1 919-872-1127
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tortilla soup” (8 reviews)
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“blue crab” (2 reviews)
All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
8471 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-3369
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (60)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We've tried them all. Dos Taquitos, Gonza's, etc. What this spot might lack in " flair " and " ambience ", its MORE than makes up for the spectacular, FRESH food. Not one thing I've tried is less than amazing. Tortilla soup is a must...More

Thank Abrahama J
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We used to live in the neighborhood next door but now that we're 20+ minutes out, we still come. I wish they'd open one on Glenwood! First, you must eat the tortilla soup. I don't care if you don't like tortilla soup. I never did...More

Thank Crystal N
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love their tortilla soup. We eat here about once a month. Their salsa is outstanding fresh and bright. Their entrees are a good size very filling. Good food ok price point.

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food is always amazing! Everything is so fresh and good! I like the chimichanga. It is so cheesy and good. Salad is always fresh.

Thank Ksdsings
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As a frequent customer of Cafe Capistrano, I'm disappointed in the deterring quality of the food and service. Last night was the nail in the coffin for me. After driving across town 25 minutes to pick up a take out order, they told me the...More

Thank mitchellpulley
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When out of town firends wanted good Mexican food my first thought was Cafe Capistrano! I switched up from my usual Mexican salad for fish tacos and they were delish! My firends loved Cafe Capistrano!

Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Cafe Capistrano on a random Tuesday night. The place was fairly busy but not packed. I am not hard to please by any means and never complain. The food was good enough that under the right circumstances I would recommend the place, but...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant is in a small strip shopping area off of Durant Rd. I have never had better Mexican food than here. Portions are huge, the chile sauce they prepare is wonderful. Servers are always friendly...food arrives in a timely manner. We go here at...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. I wasn't crazy about the chicken torta I had but the queso and lime rice are good. Keep in mind that if you're expecting Authentic Mexican food you may be dissatisfied since they serve...More

Thank Veronica R
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is my all time favorite Mexican restaurant! The food is Baja California style Mexican. They make everything fresh here, even down to their taco shells. Everything is absolutely delicious!!! We love this restaurant! Everything is made to order so give yourself a little extra...More

Thank Lisa R
Nearby Restaurants
First Watch
78 reviews
2.97 km away
Nantucket Grilll
117 reviews
2.13 km away
Bella Italia
56 reviews
2.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Neuse River Trail
191 reviews
4.15 km away
Paddle Creek
158 reviews
2.06 km away
Durant Nature Preserve
29 reviews
.98 km away
Raleigh Furniture Gallery
14 reviews
5.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Capistrano staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 8471 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-3369
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-872-1127
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