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Blue Corn Cafe

4.4

716 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-9600
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Blue Corn Cafe

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Photo of Penny Jones Penny Jones
Nov 9, 2019 5

Yummy. The entrees were delicious. Definitely vegetarian options. The service was awesome as well. The best part was the salsa!!!

Photo of Heather Arndt Heather Arndt
May 29, 2019 5

I love this place! I eat here every few weeks for lunch, and the atmosphere is so welcoming. I’ve only had delicious meals every single time - I recommend anything that comes with plantains, yum! You can see the staff is trained well, and the management is always on the floor active with them and customers. I plan on being a regular!

Photo of W. A. Rivera W. A. Rivera
May 17, 2019 5

The food is always excellent and the service on point. It helps that the owners manage the service and are the head chef respectively. How much they care is obvious in every detail. By the way, the menu is really interesting combining Mexican, Cuban, and American influences. I strongly recommend it!

Photo of Rachel Moss Rachel Moss
Apr 4, 2019 5

Don't let the description fool you: this was far and away some of the best food and service we have had in all Durham. ("Tex Mex" makes this place sound like an upscale Taco Bell.) Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Our server was great at recommending things to us, and the food came out quickly. Definitely save room for dessert. We will be back soon!

Photo of Austin Alwood Austin Alwood
Mar 10, 2019 4

I thought about making reservations but when I looked on Open Table there were openings every 15 minutes on Saturday so I didn't. When we got there no open tables for 20 minutes. We opted to sit at the bar. Service was great and the food was good. I like the relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed my beer and dinner.

Photo of Kathleen Anderson Kathleen Anderson
Mar 25, 2019 5

My husband and I have been here 3 times to eat over the last 4 months. Every time we've visited the food and the service have been exceptional. The Picadillo is so rich in flavor and the Patron margarita is to die for. There are unique dishes and it's easy to tell the chefs are passionate about creating food you won't find on every menu. The atmosphere is adult but not stuffy, and lastly, the prices are fair. Had visitors in town and they agreed this place is special.

Photo of Leighann Breeze Leighann Breeze
Jun 21, 2019 5

Such a good restaurant with a relaxed vibe! And one of the best and easiest event spaces to work with in town. This is a Latin American Grill but they are accommodating for special request menus for events. They are also extremely vegetarian and vegan friendly :)

Photo of Andrew C-K Andrew C-K
Aug 16, 2019 4

Blue Corn is one of our new favorites. It has a nice variety of dishes for everyone - omnivore, vegetarian and vegan. Everything tastes fresh and the atmosphere is charming and slightly eclectic. Service has been solid both times this summer. The beer and wine list isn't terrible either. We've gone for just a weekday dinner or a little celebration.

Photo of William Campbell William Campbell
Oct 20, 2019 5

First time at Blue Corn. Will not be our last. Attentive staff. Very nicely prepared food. Guacamole could be some of the best I've ever had. If you like mile, I also recommend it. Very nice selection menu.

Photo of Aaron Peterson Aaron Peterson
Aug 3, 2019 5

Went for the first time the other day for lunch and it was amazing! Everything our group ordered was great. Kids loved their food. The daily special was great. The Cuban sandwich and empanada meal was great. Appetizers were great! We were all too full for dessert. Service great! I wish I would have discovered this place earlier. Can’t wait to return!

Photo of James Hunter James Hunter
Aug 28, 2019 5

The flavors were amazing. I was with family and we each had something different and each meal was super. We will come here again for sure when we are back in Durham.