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3642 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3769
+1 919-489-8000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3642 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3769
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 13 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 12 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 19 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Tortilla soup was excellent as were the lamb tacos. Reminded me of visits to Mexico A little on the pricey side but we're not in Mexico. Food superb. Service Friendly and Attentive

Thank thetuch
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I hesitate to write this. One of this restaurant's most appealing features is that it is both off the beaten path and not too well known. I have seen no local reviews and only located it accidentally. It is great. The ambience is warm and...More

Thank cda08
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Excellent service. The decor is nice as well. Have eaten there twice. Food is very tasty. The presentation is nice as well. I have gotten the fresh fish of the day tacos and shrimp tacos. The fish tastes fresh and the sauce is seasoned nicely....More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Finding Tonali isn't easy. Forgetting it is impossible. I have lunched and dined there about once a month since they opened 10 years ago. Every meal has been delicious, and the service is consistently fine. Chef Andres Macias, his wife and their small staff are...More

Thank j0hnn0rr1s
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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