We stopped here for lunch while visiting Durham. I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but Alpaca knocked my socks off. The chicken was delicious. My favorite sides were the Maduros (sweet plantains) and rice & black beans... I could make a meal just from those. We loved the chicken meals so much that we decided to indulge (aka stuff ourselves beyond reason)
Jun 27, 2019
Good healthy food that tastes great and is very reasonable in cost for an individual or family. Quick turnaround from order time as well.
Sep 11, 2019
Last night was my first time eating at Alpaca. What an exceptional restaurant! The food is almost too good to describe. All freshly cooked to order. And the staff is the nicest of any restaurant I’ve been to in a very long time. I will be a loyal customer forever!
Sep 19, 2019
Great place to get rotisserie style chicken. I have been to a couple of their restaurants and they all seem to pay attention to cooking and serving you great food.
They have the wait time down to a minimum even if The restaurant has a long line of people waiting to order their food. I never felt that I was waiting too long to get my food.
The staff keeps the restaurant clean at all times including tables, loors and the condiment area. I have always enjoyed my meal when eating there.
Jul 27, 2019
Wow what a wonderful surprise! In town for only one day and was looking for some real food after airport sandwiches and snacks. This place had great reviews, so took a chance. The food was amazing, "scrape the plate" good. Only issue is with the dining area, it could have used a little tlc along with the drink/utensil station, could have used a little cleaning; but perhaps they were just really busy and couldn't get away from the kitchen. Will definitely come back next time in town.
Aug 8, 2019
Kind of a hybrid of fast food and helpful service. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to. The food was good with unique Peruvian soda from the fountain.
Sep 24, 2019
Went in at 815 (they close at 9) they already liked like they were closed. There sauces and the sweet tea were already taken to the back. The chicken was warm not hot and kind of dried out. When we showed up they also had no till in the drawer like they had already closed the register for the night. All minor things but if you're going to be open until 9pm then act like it. I've been to other locations and had awesome experiences, was slightly disappointed after this experience. I will be going to the 9th street location in the future!
Dec 9, 2019
Oh YUM! The chicken with the black beans and rice is the best way. Get the spicy green sauce to go with it.
Jan 1, 2020
The chicken and all the food is really good. Something different about their chicken.Really really good and if you like spicey stuff that green sauce is right on.
Dec 28, 2019
The food was great! Located on 9th Street, its the perfect location. The yucca fries were on point too!
Jun 3, 2019
First time here... Food was good, however we ordered a whole chicken (8 pieces) to go. When we came home there were indeed 8 pieces but 1 breast was cut in half, so we had 3 breast pieces.
Also, we asked if we could have only dark meat and I literally asked 4 times to make sure it's all dark meat, cause we really prefer it.
Either way, felt like we didn't get a whole chicken, didn't get what we ordered, so service was under par, taste was good
Mar 3, 2019
What a treasure! Stopped here randomly on a Sunday afternoon with the family and LOVED it! Hands down the best chicken you'll have. The seasoning was fragrant and delicate with a savory lingering taste to remember. Everything thing we had was delicious. Definitely will be back.
Feb 19, 2019
If you are hungry, this is where you want to go.
Food is simple and honest and actually very very tasty. Great value. Huge quantities. Chicken is well seasoned and delicious. Even the breast is juicy, so don't shy away from"white" meet. The sides of rice and salad are very decent too (I only had the rice and salad). The cilantro vinaigrette is very nice.
The ambiance is nothing incredible but for the price range, this is the best place to eat in Durham.
Another amazing feature is the cleaning process. Roasted chicken is messy to eat because inevitably you will use your hands. These guys have a very practical set up for cleaning after yourself, they provide wet wipes with which you can clean the table.
I loved this particular feature.
Alpaca is my favorite place for food in Durham.
Jun 7, 2019
Delicious jerk chicken dinner! Yummy plantain! Great portions! To top that off they are a Grade "A" restaurant!!!