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Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken


703A 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 908-1597
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Photo of Amber Shue Amber Shue
Sep 8, 2022 5

Easy to find, easy to park and hands down great food and service. I am a service person, if your food sucks but you have good service you get a star from me. This place literally has it all. Friendly people meet you. Food a plenty. Sweet treat at the end. Clean and inviting, bring the family!!!

Photo of Chris Taylor Chris Taylor
Sep 2, 2022 5

Best chicken I have ever had. Order from them frequently for lunch at work. Love their daily specials. Great service and prices. Love them.

Photo of Toia Harris Toia Harris
Sep 1, 2022 5

I had an amazing experience at the 9th Alpaca…The staff was absolutely amazing. Helpful, considerate, and the customer was so very on point. And as always the food was great! Martha, Margarita, and Mary were the absolute best!! Thank you so much to them for making this an awesome experience. And the music made me feel like I was in an entirely different place….this was great!!!

Photo of Samuel Melendez Samuel Melendez
Aug 8, 2022 5

I thought what stood out here was the quality these amazing workers put in the food they serve us. They are amazing. They take the time to make sure everything is just right and their menu is a wide variety. This is my go to location and restaurant

Photo of will cabrera will cabrera
Aug 8, 2022 5

The food and presentation was fantastic. I was pleasantly suprised by the meal and even more so by the service. Margarita was so friendly and personable with my friend and I and made sure that we had everything we needed. 10/10 would recommend.

Photo of nellie Kearney nellie Kearney
Aug 8, 2022 5

I love alpaca. The food is absolutely delicious and kudos to two staff members Mary and Martha. Great job ladies for making the customers feel welcome and always having a smile and positive attitude.

Photo of christina lambert christina lambert
Aug 8, 2022 5

The lady at 9th street names margarita us amazing!! She always is happy and always asking us if we need anything. When we come through the line she waits for our cue to tell her we are ready to Checkout, never rushes us!!! She is amazing and so is the food! We live in Texas and come every-time we have to move our daughter dorm. Even brought the entire family during Cameron crazies!!! We just left and her consistency rocks! She’s always in a great mood!!! And that’s contagious!!!!

Photo of amy beebe amy beebe
Aug 6, 2022 5

Great food and wonderful experience! Employees were courteous and eager to assist. Wendy checked on us in the dining area and was very helpful. Highly recommend!

Photo of Angela Bell Angela Bell
Jul 19, 2022 5

The service at this location was amazing! Bryan and Margarita had the best customer service and my food was fresh, hot, and delicious! The dining area was extremely clean. I will be back to this location

Photo of Nathan Glines Nathan Glines
Jul 18, 2022 5

When you have unbeatably delicious food and a giant staff of joyful people acting as one you can’t lose. This restaurant is one of my absolute favorites to go when I bring visitors from out of town. Everything is good so you can’t go wrong :)

Photo of Jessica Maldonado Jessica Maldonado
Jul 17, 2022 5

Delicious food with a great variety of dishes to chose from! Friendly staff! Service is always amazing! Great location! Always very clean and accommodating. I would definitely recommend!

Photo of Chaplain Chris Linzey Chaplain Chris Linzey
May 11, 2022 5

This place is phenomenal! My wife and I both love it. The food is unbelievably delicious and the staff is friendly. Great atmosphere!

Photo of Emma Rivera Emma Rivera
Apr 24, 2022 5

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken is a must if you're visiting Durham, NC. The restaurant offers tasty and plentiful Peruvian cuisine, and extremely friendly service. Besides the well-cooked and juicy chicken, they offer a variety of other main plates, week night specials, and sides, which can be customized. Online ordering via their website is convenient and easy, and very helpful as they are often very busy. I had the Lomo Saltado, the Chop Chop special, Arroz Chaufa, and the Jerk Chicken: you can't go wrong with any dish they have!

Photo of Aaron Potts Aaron Potts
Mar 28, 2022 5

The food here is amazing! The chicken thighs were cooked to perfection and the fried plantains were very tasty. Will definitely be returning for more!

Photo of Savannah Hofer Savannah Hofer
Mar 21, 2022 5

We visit Durham a few times each year and Alpaca is always a must for us. Every location is great! The chicken is juicy and tender, the tostones are hot and fresh. If you like caramel, try the Alfajores for dessert. I’d give this 10 stars if I could.

Photo of Coastal NC Gardening with Nicole Coastal NC Gardening with Nicole
Mar 15, 2022 5

Portions were excellent. Menu was simple but this just meant all the food was hot and tasty with it priced for the quality. The people were very nice too and smiled at everyone. They worked well with each other and I saw them all getting along. Very clean even the bathroom.

Photo of Taylor Shaw Taylor Shaw
Mar 11, 2022 4

Alpaca is SO GOOD, y'all. It's a great place for a family dinner, a night with your beau or just something for you. The chicken is so juicy and delicious. I'm a white meat gal. You know chicken breasts are hard to keep from getting dry. Not this chicken! So much flavor. If you're looking I recommend getting the green beans and the maduros as your side. There are also daily specials. Check the website to see what's on tap. You can also order online!

Photo of Michael Russell Michael Russell
Feb 14, 2022 5

Delicious, quick, and reasonably priced. Consistently high-quality food and friendly service. Will dine here again.

Photo of Kym Chandra Kym Chandra
Feb 12, 2022 5

AMAZING!!! 1st timers today - From Greensboro. My husband and I love Peruvian food. This is the best Peruvian food we have had in NC. We ordered the loma Saltado - the steak is marinated, seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. Very tender! We ordered the 1/2 chicken combo with green beans and black beans. The chicken was so good I almost cried. 😂 Black beans seasoned PERFECTLY! Green beans delicioso! Will definitely be back real soon.

Jan 23, 2022 5

😲, this place is fantastic. The rotisserie chicken is phenomenal. We had leftovers and they didn't last 24 hours at home!

Photo of Linda Fernbacher Linda Fernbacher
Dec 26, 2021 5

I love grilled chicken and this place was great! Charcoal grilled rotisserie chicken. Sides are great too. Restaurant was busy but they kept up and stayed clean.

Photo of Darrin Thompson Darrin Thompson
Dec 12, 2021 5

Quality food! Healthy sized portions. Side dishes are simple yet wonderfully done. This is a chicken on the bone type of place, keep that in mind. Sauces are spectacular the "yellow" sauce is mustard based. The "green" sauce is Jalepeno based, so be prepared. Outside dining is an option under heaters, even in Dec.

Photo of Joseph Kochanski Joseph Kochanski
Dec 5, 2021 5

Yes YES YASSSS!! More Alpaca, please! This chicken is so juicy, tender, perfectly marinated/seasoned, and seems to be cooked over charcoal. Brilliant. Some of the best I’ve ever had and the whole ensemble of sides just works. I’d also recommend the traditional Peruvian purple corn drink for something different. Yum all around.