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Guanajuato

4.4

2103 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 973-3475

Google Reviews

Photo of Alison Smitley Alison Smitley
May 11, 2019 5

Authentic, delicious Mexican food. The chorizo came highly recommended from my El Salvadoran friend, and she was right (it’s the best I’ve ever had). They have a huge complimentary self-service condiment bar of veggies and sauces that is great too.

Photo of Zach Sunderland Zach Sunderland
Mar 28, 2019 5

Worth the wait. Extremely authentic and delicious food, don't let appearances deter a visit. The building may be a bit dilapidated but the staff is extremely friendly and it has a family owned feel. They have a bit of a slow pace so don't expect a super quick stop. Gets very busy around meal times.

Photo of Krystal Ramon Krystal Ramon
Jun 15, 2019 5

Great place to eat real Mexican food. Greay tacos. Lots of flavors. Love eating here.

Photo of Kevin Tran Kevin Tran
May 15, 2019 4

Tacos are good! So much meat and double tortillaed, each taco is pretty much 2 regular sized ones.

Photo of Jay Camacho-Blades Jay Camacho-Blades
Dec 10, 2018 5

Food is absolutely delicious. There is a slight wait. Customer service is good.Make sure you finish with a cup of coffee and excellent conversation. I hope they spice it up a little (the decor). I really like it though

Photo of Max Rameau Max Rameau
Jun 23, 2019 4

Fantastic food! A must visit in the area as food is made fresh to order. Place should so a better job of cleaning bathrooms but plenty of light and friendly staff.

Photo of Darrin Thompson Darrin Thompson
Jun 29, 2019 5

Thankfully, I read reviews prior to stopping by the restaurant. For someone only fluent in one language, I was definitely out of my element. The staff here are not limited to such, perfect English (don't worry if you need assistance they can communicate better than your chain tex-mex joints) house-made Horchata... On point! I will definitely be back.

Photo of amber lauer amber lauer
Aug 17, 2019 5

Service can be slow but other than that, this is my favorite authentic Mexican take out. Tortillas are hand made, the Spanish rice is sublime, and the salsa bar is extensive. Highly recommend!!!

Photo of Cindy Kamoroff Cindy Kamoroff
Jul 30, 2019 5

The food here is consistently delicious. It's very authentic and portions are generous. Staff is very friendly too. It can be crowded and since everything is made to order, a bit slow. Worth the wait though!

Photo of Vi Phung Vi Phung
Aug 15, 2019 5

Have been here a few times and food was great every time! There's a condiment bar with salsa and other toppings so you can get as much as you want. The wait can get crazy long for dinner on Saturdays.

Photo of Nixon Cheaz Nixon Cheaz
Aug 7, 2019 5

It's authentic and reasonably priced. Very recommended for real Mexican food.

Photo of Aleidy Encarnacion Aleidy Encarnacion
Oct 2, 2019 5

Their tacos are so good! They are not skimpy with the meats. They are very nice and I will be back.

Photo of B L B L
Sep 7, 2019 5

The BEST in Durham. Being residents in Az we missed our good Mexican food. This place is legit and never disappoints.

Photo of Damian FrenchFrie Damian FrenchFrie
Nov 3, 2019 5

Delicious mexican cuisine and well priced. Staff very friendly and helpful if you don't know Spanish.

Photo of Kenneth Montgomery Kenneth Montgomery
Nov 29, 2019 5

Veggy nopales tacos and great service. Great place to go on your taco tour.

Photo of Xochitl Ferrer Xochitl Ferrer
Dec 8, 2019 5

Delicious authentic Mexican food! This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. It reminds me a lot of my mothers cooking. However, be prepared to wait, the waiting can get quite long but some things are worth waiting for. 😋

Photo of Mindy Espinoza Mindy Espinoza
Dec 10, 2019 5

My husband loves this place. Food is good

Photo of Richard MacCrea Richard MacCrea
Jan 3, 2020 5

Authentic quality tacos. Very good jamaica. Excellent salsas.

Photo of Barbara Lovelady Barbara Lovelady
Feb 6, 2020 5

The food was fresh, tasty, and fast! Staff was friendly. No ambience, but who cares when the food is this good.

Photo of Katie Ryan Katie Ryan
Feb 26, 2020 5

Best restaurant in Durham. I'm visiting from the west coast and this place has kept me fed. Incredible flavors, authentic food, spicy salsa (giant salsa bar), and friendly & timely service. I would 100% recommend. I'll be coming back until it's time for me to fly home.

Photo of Evelyn Servin Evelyn Servin
Mar 7, 2020 5

This is TRULY an authentic Mexican restaurant with dishes from the state of Mexico. I am very picky about my Mexican food and this here left me talking numerous times about how delicious things were. Also with every dish each person gets their own homemade corn tortillas (5-6) so you have enough to eat with your food! You don't have to share!! It is extremely affordable and the quantity of food you get is enormous. I kid you not. Everything is freshly prepared and served hot! I will always come back here to eat. Note- a local told us that the wait times to be seated are loooong so a lot of people call in to order food and enjoy at home.

Photo of Lillian Hagmann Lillian Hagmann
Feb 20, 2020 5

Everything was delicious, and they had an English menu which helped speed things up since we don't speak a lot of Spanish. They were busy so it took a while to get our food, but the lady who brought it was very nice.

Photo of Justin L. Justin L.
Apr 22, 2019 5

Ordered the Lengua, Cabeza, and Carnitas tacos. Affordable and good. It wasn't to busy on a Monday at noon.

Photo of Maxine Borjon Maxine Borjon
Jun 15, 2020 5

I could eat here every day. In fact, I did for a week and still wasn't burned out on the food. I like their papusas, tacos, gorditas, menudo (although not as good as mine), etc. I haven't tried a lot on the menu because I'm happy with the things I normally order. The only thing I would steer you away from is the liver. I thought it might be different but it wasn't. Fried until hard and tough like the sole of my shoe. Otherwise, take a chance and try it.

Photo of Liz Liz
Jun 20, 2020 5

Great place with a LOT of options. Super friendly wait staff that is following COVID protocols, even sanitizing the menus between customers. I had the veggie enchilada and it was full of great veggies (carrots, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash).

Photo of Luke Quehl Luke Quehl
Jul 26, 2020 5

Authentic cheap Mexican food. Great prices for breakfast options.

Photo of Alan Ma Alan Ma
Sep 6, 2020 5

Bomb tacos. Authentic and delicious. Google in advance what the different meat names are in Spanish so you can order if you don't already know...

Photo of Dewey Langston Dewey Langston
Sep 15, 2020 5

Great tacos for a great price. Don't forget the crèma!

Photo of James Murphy James Murphy
Aug 24, 2020 5

Excellent food worth the visit.

Photo of Jason Cooper Jason Cooper
Sep 30, 2020 5

This place was delicious! Stopped in to get some tacos! Place was clean. The lady helping me out was awesome. She recommended the most popular taco. It was absolutely worth going back anytime.

Photo of Jerome Cooper Jerome Cooper
Sep 30, 2020 5

The service here was great and very friendly. The restaurant was very clean and was up to date with the covid social distancing. I enjoyed my el pastor street taco and orange fanta soda. It was also very good priced.

Photo of Nicholas Wolfe Nicholas Wolfe
Oct 4, 2020 5

Food was good. It's hard trying to find authentic Mexican food here.

Photo of Evelyn Servin Evelyn Servin
Mar 7, 2020 5

This is TRULY an authentic Mexican restaurant with dishes from the state of Mexico. I am very picky about my Mexican food and this here left me talking numerous times about how delicious things were. Also with every dish each person gets their own homemade corn tortillas (5-6) so you have enough to eat with your food! You don't have to share!! It is extremely affordable and the quantity of food you get is enormous. I kid you not. Everything is freshly prepared and served hot! I will always come back here to eat. Note- a local told us that the wait times to be seated are loooong so a lot of people call in to order food and enjoy at home.

Photo of Dub Karriker Dub Karriker
Oct 14, 2020 4

If you like locally owned, hole in the wall, totally authentic, quality Mexican food from the Guanajuato region like I do, you'll love this place! If not, just move along. I'll eat your portion.

Photo of Joy Reyes Diaz Joy Reyes Diaz
Nov 11, 2020 5

A true part of the community and the best pupusas this side of town! Family owned and run and they know exactly what kind of Latino soul food makes the world go around!

Photo of Brian Willis Brian Willis
Jan 1, 2021 5

Very authentic Mexican. By far the best I have eaten!

Photo of Emma Marie Thomas Emma Marie Thomas
Jan 17, 2021 5

Favorite Mexican food in the area! Definitely check it out and get the chile relleno 🌶

Photo of N N
Mar 3, 2021 5

Best Mexican tacos need bigger tortillas .Great meat dishes friendly staff .

Photo of Soni Mathew Soni Mathew
Mar 23, 2021 4

Excellent Mexican food! Very authentic. Slightly higher prices than I would expect on everything other than tacos. The salsas are awesome, and I do recommend the papusas.

Photo of Anna Lobastova Anna Lobastova
Mar 28, 2021 5

Fantastic vegetarian options, great salsas, friendly service. Busy on weekends but you can wait in your car (for take-out) and they’ll bring you your food. My boyfriend I have gone here three times this weekend and we have no regrets.

Photo of Melissa C. Melissa C.
Apr 27, 2021 4

One of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the triangle. My favorite dish is the Pozole, I’ve had many around the triangle and have been disappointed. The garnishings are always fresh and the toppings and sauce station is the best. They only have the pozole on the weekends but once you have it you’ll understand why it’s so special.

Photo of Walter Martinez Walter Martinez
May 13, 2021 4

Buena comida. Good food. I defently would go back.

Photo of RobertsMom NC RobertsMom NC
May 3, 2021 5

Always a favorite. Food is consistently good and very generous portions.

Photo of George Virrueta George Virrueta
Jun 11, 2021 5

Was 6 of us, we all ate well and food was good to the point where my niece who only likes macaroni and cheese had soem bestek and liked it

Photo of Rick Piranha Rick Piranha
May 27, 2021 5

If you live in North Carolina and want very authentic Mexican food this is the place it is not a fancy place but it is good food. Is a hole in the wall that is worth seeking out. My favorite dishes are Tacos Dorados they make them either rolled or like regular taco shells the real way deep fried fresh nice and crispy. They now brought famous Birria called Quesatacos and is to die for. Everyone is trying to sell birria in the area and this are the must authentic in the area. Service is good you may have to wait a little specially on Saturdays and Sunday. Weekdays are fine.

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Jun 17, 2021 5

Delicious Mexican food! This was recommended to me by a friend so I tried it out. I got the enchiladas verdes and they exceeded my expectations! I was expecting a little plate of two or three enchiladas but they brought me a massive plate of six enchiladas piled high with lettuce, sauce, avocado, and crema! It lasted me three meals. They were super friendly as well.

Photo of Asha Carter Asha Carter
Jun 16, 2021 5

Everything is delicious. Super fresh tortillas and the soups 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Photo of Maeve Broyles Maeve Broyles
Jul 3, 2021 5

Hot n’ fresh. Tried about 5 different meats in different forms, all were really well seasoned and cooked perfectly. The beef cheek was something new for me and a new favorite. Everything everyone else was having in the restaurant also looked really good. I saw others complaining about having to wait in other reviews, I didn’t have to but this is a place where the wait would be worth it.

Photo of Camila Restrepo Chavez Camila Restrepo Chavez
Jul 16, 2021 4

Delicious food!! Service was very mediocre though. Confusing to know who is taking food out and who is eating in. If you can look past that, enjoy the food!

Photo of Erick Barnett Erick Barnett
Jul 17, 2021 5

This is by far the most traditional Mexican restaurant in the Durham area. If you are wanting to eat at your standard Americanized Mexican restaurant I would recommend this establishment. Only go here if you want true, authentic Mexican food. I knew immediately it was a true authentic Mexican restaurant the first time I went there because it was packed with customers and everyone was Hispanic. Highly recommend to anyone that wants real Mexican cuisine

Photo of Michelle Ellis Michelle Ellis
Sep 4, 2021 5

Love the food here! Always busy at lunch but the food is authentic and amazing. I crave it!

Photo of Alex Strecker Alex Strecker
Sep 6, 2021 5

3 simple tacos - well prepared, great ingredients, excellent service. Hit the spot - def worth a visit