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NUVOTACO

4.6

2512 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-8226
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NUVOTACO

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Photo of Brandi Ricci Brandi Ricci
Jul 26, 2019 5

Food was good and staff was friendly. The spicy Mexican chocolate milkshake was Delicious and I'll definitely be returning for that and their tacos again. Usually I'm not one to eat tacos but these weren't bad!

Photo of Gary Scherrer Gary Scherrer
Aug 10, 2019 5

Amazing, consistent food! The lunch special of a couple of tacos with your choice of meats, rice, and beans is a bargain based on quantity and more important quality. There are at least a dozen meat selections ranging from rotisserie chicken, pork and beef, The other end of the dirty meat spectrum including pork belly. Seafood and fish is also an option and their calamari tacos are to die for. This place is a once to twice a week staple for me and my entire office. if you're coming for lunch try to be there no later than 15 minutes to noon or expect a wait.

Photo of Nikisha Newman Nikisha Newman
Aug 11, 2019 5

My 1st visit was AWESOME! A very relax and home like atmosphere. Food is great! The staff was very friendly and on point. Ask for Adam...he was awesome! He'll take good care of you. Thanks Adam for the frozen Mojito suggestion. Yummy😋

Photo of Jennifer Ferris Jennifer Ferris
Aug 17, 2019 5

Great food and friendly service. My kids love this place and so do I. The meats are great but if I were vegan or vegetarian I'd have plenty of options.

Photo of Jasmine Gluba Jasmine Gluba
Oct 2, 2019 3

Not that bad, but also not that good... First, the chips and queso were great! The indoor patio seating was nice too! The tacos had great meat, but Taco Bell quality of toppings—cheap shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, all just okay quality. For food that is a lot more expensive than Taco Bell, I was expecting better. If you like authentic Mexican food, this probably isn’t the place for you.

Photo of La Vee Peachee La Vee Peachee
Sep 16, 2019 5

This taco place was really good. I like how you can basically build your own tacos. They have a lost of meats to choose from, choice of corn or flour tortillas and lots of toppings. I had chicken tacos and my husband had the fish tacos. Everything was great!

Photo of Sean Flynn Sean Flynn
Oct 5, 2019 5

More of the relentlessly good food in Durham. Quick service, fair prices, great food. Includes a salsa bar and also you can't beat a $5 house margarita.

Photo of Talie Madans Talie Madans
Sep 6, 2019 5

Absolutely consistently delicious! Had a wonderful lunch at this place and then picked up their signature Margarita mix for the weekend. If you want great food, a cool vibe and a true local Durham favorite please stop by Nuvo Taco!

Photo of Eben Buxton Eben Buxton
Sep 6, 2019 5

Hands down the best tacos I have had! Use to live in San Diego and in a border town in Arizona and this is the top of the list. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Great staff as well.

Photo of Princess Jay Princess Jay
Nov 10, 2019 5

First time going here with my family. Atmosphere and decor were pretty nice. Family friendly spot, cute date night, or lunch spot with your girlfriends. Guy that took our order was nice. $5 everyday house margarita which was strong. Got 2 orders of the 3 taco deal a soft drink and a margarita, total was about 25 bucks. I got the calamari, grilled shrimp, and pork tacos... all AMAZING. Rice, beans, and nachos came with the order. You definitely get a lot of food for your money. My boyfriend got the chicken and fried shrimp tacos. Fried shrimp taco was great but he wasn't a fan of the chicken. Overall our experience was amazing, and I would recommend to anyone. It doesn't have a full Mexican restaurant menu so don't expect a whole lot of food on the menu but the quality of the food was outstanding and we didn't wait long for our food. Will definitely go again.

Photo of JamT JamT
Nov 12, 2019 3

This was an interesting hole in the wall restaurant where you order at the counter and they bring your food to you when its ready. It was busy and the menu was limited but more than enough choice for me. A little bit ordinary in the taste department. Quite respectable and worth a look for a quick casual lunch.

Photo of David Chang David Chang
Oct 26, 2019 5

High quality food and ingredients, generous portions, awesome staff, super affordable. It's busy but for good reason. Definitely recommend this place on any casual meal.

Photo of Robert Farmer Robert Farmer
Oct 24, 2019 5

Huge variety of options. Had the vegan chorizo burrito and it was great. Guacamole was fresh and flavorful. Staff was efficient and friendly. Decor is funky and fun, including the bathroom gender signs.

Photo of Ian Wallace Ian Wallace
Jun 2, 2019 5

The name may have changed, but this is still the same delicious Mexican fare that I crave almost every week. In the summer, especially, there is nothing like a plate of nachos with my wife after a hot day at work and yard work. She loves their margaritas. I’ll get a tea, of course, and we’ll sit on the porch and watch the world pass by over some dirty meat tacos.

Photo of Mercy Neal Mercy Neal
Jun 11, 2019 4

Cheap, delicious food. Large portion sizes amd a fun variety of salsas and pickles available. Brings the culinary creativity of Durham to American Mexican food. Not what I'd call authentic, but tasty anyway. A bit loud, so not a great place to talk, but a fun place to hang out.

Photo of Amanda Chase Amanda Chase
Jun 11, 2019 5

Absolutely delicious. They have so many meat options! Their guacamole is amazing and they have a great meat to rice ratio. Their sauce and toppings bar has a lot of options as well. The pickled onions and habaneros topping was tasty. The staff that I interacted with was kind also.

Photo of E Knight E Knight
Jun 9, 2019 3

Better when it was Nana Taco. Prices are not posted for "premium meats" or "market price" so you don't know what the damage is until you finish ordering. You end up paying $12 or $13 for three tacos that are listed at $8. Also they forgot part of my order to go the other day, and the expediter with the glasses bumped my small child almost knocking him down and didn't even apologize. The spicy chocolate shake is not remotely spicy. Food is pretty good, but because of the aforementioned, not really worth going out of my way again.

Photo of Monique Gareau Monique Gareau
Jun 1, 2019 5

My favorite taco place... ever. Super fresh, consistently delicious. Friendly service. Great margaritas... what more could you ask for?

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jul 2, 2019 5

Simply the best tacos in Durham. The pinto beans are smoky with bits of pork, the pork butt is salty, tender, and delicious, and the salsa bar has fresh toppings to bring it all together.What to get: pork butt tacos, pinto beans, and try all the salsas with some corn chips.

Photo of Sam Abrams Sam Abrams
Jun 21, 2019 5

My goal is to try the entire menu at this place, because if the rest of the menu is anything like what I got last time, it would be worth every dime. Huge fan of this place, they don't go crazy with the toppings, it's just really good tacos. And definitely don't forget a side of street corn! I really wish I took pictures of the food, but my 6 month old daughter took more of my attention.