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La Mala


110 Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
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Photo of Dame Wilkerson Dame Wilkerson
Jan 13, 2023 5

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT IM ABOUT TO SAY….. Please don’t let social media persuade you to any other Mexican restaurant downtown!!! This by FAR, is the only way !!!!! The drinks and food is not even in comparison to anywhere else around!!! The vibe is great!! 10/10 Just GOOOO & Thank me later ✌🏾

Photo of Yolanda Brown Yolanda Brown
Jan 3, 2023 5

This was a great experience. The tacos were delicious and the cocktails were very well made. I’ll return again 👍🏾

Photo of Patrick Slaughter Patrick Slaughter
Dec 29, 2022 3

The sour bunny drink was ok, but too much ice. The la mala was the best drink for me. Mexican fries were salty. It was missing like jalapenos. Mama's ceviche was good. Its cook. But when I think of Mexican food, this place isn't it. The food wasn't the best drink and was decent and not worth the price. One more thing the tall tables with the bar seat on one side and the chairs on the other the chairs are not friendly to big people felt like I was getting squeezed and had to request to be moved to 4 full seating. The bathroom was nice.

Photo of A. Francis A. Francis
Dec 18, 2022 5

This is a fun & trendy place. The staff was friendly & very attentive. Although I would to have liked more food variety, it's still a good spot for tacos

Photo of Rebecca Fensholt Rebecca Fensholt
Dec 11, 2022 5

Wonderful spot for drinks and snacks! Cozy atmosphere with kind and attentive staff. The menu was great! Very thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu and the food was better than I could possibly put into words. This spot is a very welcome addition to the downtown scene.

Photo of Jim Foster Jim Foster
Dec 10, 2022 5

What a fantastic cocktail lounge!! Amazing food and drinks in a swanky establishment with friendly, knowledgeable service. Great scene, cozy books for dates. Well with checking out!! Their mezcal based El Chavo de Ocha is particularly delicious, smokey with a good touch of tamarind. I'll definitely be visiting often.

Photo of Erin Karcher Erin Karcher
Dec 8, 2022 5

Came for dinner with a friend on Thursday night. Usually I have low expectations for a restaurant's opening week, however, our experience here far exceeded expectations. Decor was perfect, food was incredible- we especially loved the ceviche. Drinks were delicious, and our service was exceptional- Yosa was the best. La Mala is in the perfect location for just about anything you want- a quick light bite before a show, drinks and dessert (the churros were amazing), or a leisurely dinner. We'll definitely come back! What a wonderful addition to the downtown Durham scene!

Photo of Ted Eby Ted Eby
Dec 8, 2022 5

Great drinks and tacos. Restaurant has a great vibe. Prices are a little high, but still overall great.