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Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken


703A 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 908-1597
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Photo of Shamiah Carlton Shamiah Carlton
Jan 3, 2024 5

We love the food and folks at the 9th Street location in Durham! The food is so fresh, and I love that I can get a veggie plate at lunch to last until dinner. Everyone always laughs at me but I LOVE their fries..and green beans…and plantains are the best I’ve ever had. Seriously. 😬

Photo of Hyun Ju Pyon Hyun Ju Pyon
Dec 17, 2023 5

I cannot get enough of their chicken, holy moly. Everyone is super nice, the floor is usually pretty clean and they’re never out of that amazing green and yellow sauce. I take my friends here all the time and they LOVE IT. We usually split a half chicken with 2 sides and a house salad and it’s the perfect serving. And their cilantro vinaigrette is 🤌🤌🤌🤤 highly recommend

Photo of Anita Mick Anita Mick
Nov 23, 2023 5

The smells from this restaurant drew us in. We got our food to go. It was very tasty. Our service was friendly and they talked us through the menu as we had never been here before. *My only complain: for the price the portions could be larger. We got the whole chicken and it must be the smallest chicken in the hen house! Yet, 9/10 I recommend eating here at least once.

Photo of Sasha Sasha
Oct 27, 2023 5

Look at the picture, just look at it. This meal is as good as it look,then adding every sauce option the have kicks it up even further. So flavorful, and the wait time even around lunch was decent. Keep it up. This is the only entree I get when I come here ! Oh, the staff were very pleasant as well !

Photo of Ken Ray (mrkenray) Ken Ray (mrkenray)
Jul 19, 2023 5

I can't get over how clean it is. Oh, the food is wonderful. I could eat the pollo saltado every day. The chicken is juicy, the veggies are fresh. I..just can't stop thinking about how clean the place is. I've dined in a couple of times, and there is always someone polishing or wiping or sweeping. I got so fixated on it that I started looking for any exception. As if I were the Inspector General, I started looking into the corners to see if I could find one little bit of dust. I got so curious, I went into the restroom and ran my fingertip on the underside of the toilet handle - perfectly clean. In this regard, Alpaca is peerless. There's plenty of handicap parking, and the dining room is easily accessible. There are a lot of people constantly coming in to pick up to-go orders. It did not get past me that many of my fellow diners were speaking Spanish. If you haven't been to the Alpaca on 9th Street, go now.

Photo of Tammy McAfee Tammy McAfee
Jun 27, 2023 5

Family oriented!!! While eating my food, a server gave a genuine smile. She clearly liked that I was enjoying my food.

Photo of Quintin Coppola Quintin Coppola
Jun 8, 2023 5

Alpaca Chicken was a pleasant surprise! I picked this place before seeing that it was a local chain - chains always make me worried about quality. However, with it being so small, and local, they've been able to maintain it. The food was great - the chicken was tender and flavorful. The tostones were made fresh - nice crunch and salted well. The black beans were well seasoned. The greens beans had tons of flavor and were the right texture - cooked but still some snap with a nice green color. The green sauce is where it's at, I could put that on anything - main takeaway from the flavors were cilantro and jalapeno (?) forward. Yellow sauce was okay, it was more like a honey mustard to me. The Chi Cha Morada was great, I've never had this before - combo of sweet, some sour, and warm spices. The place is nice and bright and clean. The people and the service were all fast, efficient, and friendly. If I lived here, I'd definitely be a regular!

Photo of K. Dennis K. Dennis
May 3, 2023 5

This was a pleasant surprise. It was so nice to get green food on the road. The chicken was moist and the food delicious. Loved both of the dipping sauces. I will definitely go back when I am in town.