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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

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237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
+1 919-969-8750
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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150 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Popular Mexican restaurant in Chapel Hill offering standard Mexican fare. Food is watered down version of authentic Mexican. Portions are generous for the price. Skip the chips and packaged salsa. Service is courteous but basic.

3 Thank 22000FT
Banbury, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We had intended to dine here but were thwarted by the behavior of the staff who, on our visit intended to make an evening booking, seemed unable or unprepared to show us a dinner and drinks menu. After three requests, we gave up as such difficulties thus far, indicated a fraught experience ahead was likely.

1 Thank Jayesandveetee
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Our family are big fans of Mexican cuisine and we're skate on the lookout for a new place to try. Although situated in a strip mall, this restaurant had great food, colorful ave tasteful decor and friendly prompt service. The majority of the clientele were Hispanic the evening we attended, which I always feel is a good sign that the... More 

Thank Jeff M
Naperville, Illinois
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Too bad that our kids have been in the triangle area for the past four years and we just ate here for the first time tonight? Well don't let the same thing happen to you!!! The food portions are HUGE and oh so tasty! The chips are thin, light and crispy. The salsa is very good and DO NOT skip... More 

Thank Kim L
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

First time here. Read reviews and decided to give it a try. Mexican beer and margaritas were only $1.50. Service was quick. Husband got Camarones a la Diabla ( spicy shrimp, grilled onions, rice, beans & tortillas). He couldn't believe the number of shrimp for the price. I ordered Spinach & Chicken Enchiladas. We both were very pleased.

Thank Tiny and Dee G
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98 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

This place is dark and it looks more like a cantina than a restaurant! The food was not good but the guacamole was just awful, think about a mix of cream cheese with green artificial coloring! How can the reviewers say this is the best mexican in the area???

2 Thank Elvit
Orange County, CA
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Ordered take out this evening to sample their offerings. A side of beans and rice and a #3 Combo. Phone service was courteous and friendly. Upon arrival I felt welcomed and my order was ready. A for atmosphere and service. D+ for the food Beans and Rice were solid average taste and quality. Chips- Fresh Salsa- Tasted store bought vs.... More 

2 Thank OntheRoad D
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Monterrey has the best Mexican food in town. My family frequents Monterrey. I just love this restaurant.

Thank Itbnitra
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

When I was a student here we would go here like twice a week. I have since brought my wife here many times on game days to experience this local delicacy.

1 Thank dstadunc
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

When I'm craving Mexican this is the first place I think of to dine! The homemade salsa and chips are perfection and my favorite dish is Camarones Monterrey which is a dish loaded with large fresh shrimp cooked in a creamy and slightly spicy smoked chipotle pepper sauce with bacon. I alternate between ordering that and the Camarones A La... More 

Thank ILoveManhattan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-969-8750

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?