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) #20 of 633 Restaurants in Durham $ Mexican, Latin,
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (76 reviews)
“pork butt” (11 reviews)
“burrito” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we have been to Mexico several times and we love their local food, every time we eat on a restaurant offering Mexican food we ask for a high quality. This is what we found here when we tried the Three Meat Burrito. Definitely a...More

1  Thank Andres V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times with friends and dates and love all of their vegetarian options. My friends rave about their meats selection, though I can't remark. My personal favorite is the salsa bar. My one recommendation is to definitely go when the volume of...More

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's only one problem with Nana Taco. Once you eat there you will never want to have tacos anywhere else! The "dirty" meats are a must. Chicken livers, pork belly, smoked duck. Queso -- wow!

Thank eddyscot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nanataco is raved about in Durham, and I can understand why. I had the fried shrimp tacos and the hibiscus tea (closest thing to sorrel I've found in the states!), and the sauce alone on the shrimp tacos was delicious! Honestly, I'm a repeat customer...More

Thank Stephanie_MEL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of few places in Durham with fish tacos. Great nachos and guac as well as sangria / margs. A casual place if you wanna hop in and hop out.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling from Atlanta to Williamsburg my wife took over my TA account and found this little treasure. Parking is hard but the BBQ Shack will let park there without the threat of being towed! The food is very very very good and if you like...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to go here based on the reviews as we were just passing thru town, what a disappointment this was. The food was nothing special, I had the fish burrito bowl, the fish first was raw (inedible) when I bring it to their attention,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Love the options available for tacos and salads with beans and rice as sides included! But our experience would have been much improved if they had offered a non-spicy sauce/salad dressing. The chipotle sauce was way too spicy for my husband and he couldn't eat...More

Thank Lindsay l
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch based on all the rave reviews on TripAdvisor... and found it to be pretty good. The service was smooth, the inside was clean, and there was plenty of room to perch and enjoy our food! The salsa bar was...More

Thank Millytravels
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Our family had a quick, casual dinner here. Parking can be a bit difficult but it's worth finding a spot. Lots of choices on the menu including some specials. I had the three taco dinner, served with rice and beans, and wasn't able to finish...More

Thank Lisa F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-489-8226
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Relatively new, opened by the same people who run Nana's in Durham, but a different location and very different type of place.
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