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Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas

4.5

112 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (984) 439-8702
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Photo of Annie Ward Annie Ward
May 20, 2019 5

Really amazing! Food and service! No pics because I gobbled it up😄 If you want the real deal come here. The entire staff is knowledgeable and knows their stuff! A must try if you come to Durham!!

Photo of Jasmine Taylor Jasmine Taylor
Jun 7, 2019 4

Very busy on Friday... gives you a long time to read over the menu and already have a question in mind for your busy server... This was my second time here, my food was better the 1st time... it was slow week day night...Garlic Kale was bomb! 2nd time it was a bit tough but still great tasting!

Photo of Adam DePrimo Adam DePrimo
May 13, 2019 5

In the middle of mother's day and graduation weekend, this place had a line as soon as it opened. It was easy to tell why as soon as the food came (the wait wasn't long and service is quick and polite). All three dishes or table ordered were fantastic. Awesome selection of sides and dietary restrictions (vegetarian and gluten free options labeled and available). Definitely check out Luna's if you're in downtown Durham. You can walk around while you wait for table (they can text you when it's ready!) It's worth the wait.

Photo of ValorProJared YT ValorProJared YT
Jun 12, 2019 5

Very neat restaurant! Not sure what they serve. I assume chicken and the sign said rotisserie and empanadas. So that's something! Enjoy downtown Durham it's a great place for Pokemon GO!

Photo of Xenia Santiago Xenia Santiago
May 26, 2019 4

Not at all what I expected. The service was great and the food was an awesome and eclectic mix of different South American countries. The staff was knowledgeable and help explained all the different dishes and drinks.

Photo of Deandre F Deandre F
Jul 4, 2019 5

The staff is incredibly friendly and the food is fantastic. I have not had one thing here that I have not enjoyed and everything always comes out extremely quickly even when the place is packed. I can't stop coming here!

Photo of Boilermaker Devil Boilermaker Devil
Jul 6, 2019 5

Finally got to try Luna’s for lunch! Loved the empanadas and coconut rice w/beans! The fries were also good. It was quick service and great food at a reasonable price, so I’ll definitely be back.

Photo of G B G B
Oct 17, 2019 3

Fast service but I haven't enjoyed the food I have gotten in the past. I've been 3 times. I'm willing to try it again. Cute spot though. Limited outdoor seating.

Photo of Nick de Silvia Nick de Silvia
Oct 3, 2019 5

Really friendly hostess and had super fast service before our show at DPAC. Very tasty food and dessert. Would definitely return.

Photo of Sarah Prezioso Sarah Prezioso
Oct 8, 2019 5

Great local spot! Lots of options, including vegan/vegetarian and gluten free.

Photo of Jeremy Paschall Jeremy Paschall
Aug 1, 2019 5

Hands down the best food I’ve had in Durham. The collard greens are the best I’ve ever had in my life and I’m from NC, Durham actually. Do yourself a favor, invite a bunch of people and GO!

Photo of JK Stevenson JK Stevenson
Oct 14, 2019 4

Good rotisserie meats, a good variety of choice. Empanada crust is very well executed, but filling volume is a bit light.

Photo of Olivia M Olivia M
Nov 8, 2019 3

Empanadas are awesome especially the vegetarian ones. Only problem is the hostess, the guy is rude and basically shut me up while asking about the ice cream options during lunch all I said to him was “ok” he followed with “are you going to let me finish” later he tried to make up for it with a free lemonade for my daughter. Haven’t been there since. He needs a refresher on how to treat customers the girl working next to him just stayed quiet and looked away talk about awkward.

Photo of Shayla M Shayla M
Nov 10, 2019 5

We enjoyed dinner here before a show at DPAC. Fast and friendly service. Our chicken, empanadas, and sides were delicious. I also liked the jalapeno lemonade.

Photo of Brian Brill Brian Brill
Nov 25, 2019 5

Delicious food, however the staff made my experience outstanding. I didn't get his name, but the male bartender working on the night of 11/25 was great! He was extremely personable, friendly, and accommodating. I'm unsure of her title, but Sam was nothing less than exceptional. It was my first time in Durham and it was approaching the end of her shift, but my personal interests/questions about the area seemed to outweigh any urge for her to get out the door and call it a night. It's employees like these that make or break an establishment. Kudos to these two and whoever hired them. This will be my number one choice whenever my travels bring me back to Durham. (Sleek, clean, and modern with an inviting atmosphere)

Photo of Scott LaPorte Scott LaPorte
Dec 3, 2019 5

Really good food. No wait at lunch. Priced moderately and you get a great value. Will be back for more.

Photo of Jennifer Murphy Jennifer Murphy
Dec 9, 2019 5

I have been here for quick lunch during the work day and date night on the weekends. Great for both! Lunch is FAST and in the evenings the cocktails and service are great. And of course the food is delicious.

Photo of Jesse A Jesse A
Dec 11, 2019 5

Definitely a menu outside my normal comfort zone however it was delicious! Had a party of 11 and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Photo of Mike Xenos Mike Xenos
Jan 3, 2020 5

I ordered the Lasagna and a side salad. The lasagna was good (not great but good). I think the bowl it was served in must not have been warmed because the lasagna was not hot on the outside but very hot on the inside. Make sure they really warm the bowl they serve it in to keep the meal hot!

Photo of Talie Madans Talie Madans
Jan 25, 2020 5

Excellent service, fresh food and consistent quality! Try to arrive early so you can get a seat but if you have to wait it is worth it! I would offer six stars if that was a possible choice this place is so great!

Photo of Kelley Harrell, M.Div. Kelley Harrell, M.Div.
Jan 25, 2020 5

Great, fresh food. Reluctant service. Several gluten-free options.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Apr 25, 2019 5

Luna has very good food. It describes itself as South America meets the American South, and perhaps that is accurate but I would just say they have good food with a variety of wood roasted rotisserie meat options that can be done plates with sides or as empanadas, sandwiches using smashed fried plantains as bread, or in grain bowls or salads. Most everything has vegetarian options there are a number of delicious side options. Food sourced locally. Nothing fancy about the establishment as you counter order before sitting and then food is brought to you, but it is a nice enough spot to eat delicious, fresh food.

Photo of Grace Lyttle Grace Lyttle
Jan 17, 2019 5

So delicious! Every time my husband and I go here the food is always delicious. It's a very cool atmosphere with some individual tables and booths but it also has two shared tables right in the middle. My husband had his Christmas work party catered by them and everything was great! I would recommend trying some of their juices because they are amazing. The staff is always super friendly and seem to actually enjoy their job which is always nice to see!

Photo of Sophie Chang Sophie Chang
Mar 15, 2020 5

Yummy food. Had the jackfruit pisao and a bunch of sides. The jackfruit pisao was a huge portion. The yucca, mac and cheese, and black beans and coconut rice sides were yummy.

Photo of Kerry C Kerry C
May 2, 2020 5

One of my very favorite restaurants in Durham. It’s a great spot for vegans & omnivores alike. I absolutely love everything on the menu, especially the barbecue jackfruit dishes, but I have to say their sautéed garlicky kale is my favorite of any sautéed greens anywhere. The atmosphere is also great for any occasion.

Photo of Kristen Carella Kristen Carella
Jun 4, 2019 5

Really excellent food and incredibly nice service. Would give this place 10 stars if I could. Will come here often!

Photo of Brianne Cellemme-Short Brianne Cellemme-Short
Feb 7, 2019 5

Been here several times and have gotten a different dish every time. Every one was delicious! They have lots of gluten free options and even a vegan/vegetarian jackfruit option to use instead of meat in each dish.

Photo of Walter Miranda Walter Miranda
Jun 8, 2019 5

Thought this would be a nice lunch with some extended family and boy am I glad we chose this place. We are from Miami and miss non-Mexican Latin food all the time. We had the rotisserie chicken, quinoa bowl with beef (almost like a ropa vieja), rice and beans, maduros and a passion fruit tart. All of it was super tasty. The flavors are legitimately South American with some southern tweaks. It definitely hit home and we left full. Highly recommend!

Photo of Fiona Waller Fiona Waller
Jul 21, 2020 5

great experience doing pick up during covid. Empanadas, yuca, coconut rice, and drinks were all great. Also very quick

Photo of Chris Mulvey Chris Mulvey
Jul 17, 2020 5

Best pork carnita empanadas this side of Central America. Super delish mac & and cheese, beans and rice and collards. Highly recommend this establishment!