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Taqueria La Vaquita‎


2700 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 402-0209
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Photo of Joshua Howe Joshua Howe
Feb 17, 2023 5

It's a window service restaraunt, both order and pickup windows with an enclosed patio seating area just so you're aware. Service was surprisingly quick for the sheer volume of orders rolling through this place at dinner time. The food was perfect, one of the best if not the best Mexican place in the triangle. Flavors on point, even the beans and rice were impressive.

Photo of Nate Buchanan Nate Buchanan
Jan 12, 2023 5

Been going here for something like a decade, never, never been disappointed. Fresh, delicious, reasonably priced. It’s a drive from my house, many other Mexican options closer, but this place is worth the drive, every single time.

Photo of Daniel Perry Daniel Perry
Jan 8, 2023 5

This place is the real deal. The menu is a little overwhelming due to how many different plates and tacos are available, so I just stepped out of line and took my time looking through everything before ordering. I’m not super familiar with more traditional Mexican food, so I just picked a few tacos I’d never had before, including lengua (beef tongue). Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. I can’t wait to go back over and over and try new things every time!

Photo of Charles Tremper Charles Tremper
Jan 7, 2023 5

This place is amazing and has some of the best food in the area. Our body shop eats here at least 2-3 times a week. There are tons of different things on the menu and they are all delicious.

Photo of AS Mac AS Mac
Dec 22, 2022 4

Solid choice for good tacos. The rice here is flavorful. I was disappointed in the amount of rice and beans I received. It was maybe 3 spoons of each. I have tried the burrito based on the Indy Week best burrito in Durham rating. It's pretty good however I'll probably stick to the tacos.

Photo of Nicole Holmes Nicole Holmes
Dec 6, 2022 5

My family and I eat here frequently and the food is always consistent and delicious. We have enjoyed everything from the tacos, tamales, and enchiladas to the horchata. The barbacoa is unbelievably soft and flavorful and one of our favorites. The chorizo queso is a must have, although it is a bit pricey for the portion size, it is packed with chorizo and flavor. This is by far one of our favorite places to enjoy authentic Latin food. Great staff and great food.

Photo of Casey Lunkley Casey Lunkley
Aug 26, 2022 4

Great tacos with a lot of consistency with orders. The quesadillas tend to be a little empty but the burritos are always well stacked. Overall, definitely a place you should try at least once.

Photo of Larry Cernik Larry Cernik
Aug 16, 2022 5

Authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. Take out or dine on picnic tables. Seasonal weather enclosure. I have enjoyed for many years

Photo of Marc Victorson Marc Victorson
Aug 13, 2022 5

The Alambre Tacos are literally the best tacos I've ever had. The amount of char on the meat was perfect! Then of course bacon makes everything better.

Photo of Danielle Reyner Danielle Reyner
Aug 4, 2022 4

Highly recommend for the tacos! My husband and I both ordered the 3 taco meal and loved our tacos. I’d recommend skipping the sides of rice (tasteless) and beans (fine) as well as the chips (super small portion!) and salsa. But the tacos alone are worth 4 stars! There was only one table that was fully shaded when we went and unfortunately it was taken, so I’d recommend getting it to go or going when the weather is cooler.

Photo of Ana Ehrisman Ana Ehrisman
Aug 4, 2022 5

So yummy! We got 6 tacos all different and enjoyed every one of them. The cucumber lime drink was just perfection. I'm also glad we got the choriqueso because it was amazing.

Photo of Atom Atom
Jun 27, 2022 5

I ate here for the first time a few days ago and loved it! The food was hot and delicious! This is a great place to relax outside with friends/family.

Photo of Nathan Anglin Nathan Anglin
Jun 26, 2022 5

Not your average run-of-the-mill Mexican place. Don't let the hole-in-the-wall look fool you. It is super tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine. The parking situation is...less than ideal...but it's worth it for the many delicious offerings. See the large plastic cow standing proudly atop their roof? Hit the brakes and jump out for a unique (in a good way) dining experience.

Photo of Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez
Jun 21, 2022 4

Good true Mexican food at fair prices. I had enchiladas poblanas with chicken and mole. Generous portion. There's no indoor seating, so prepare to sit outdoors. Although there are some covered seats, it can get quite hot sitting outdoors.

Photo of Jordi Cera Jordi Cera
Jun 14, 2022 5

Everything was amazing, they were super busy but the food came out fast and was delicious. I got the Birria tacos and they were juicy, messy, and so yummy! My friend had the steak tacos and ordered the birrias to go (they were SO GOOD!) Everything was fresh, salsas were so great. Can't wait to be back in Durham to go here again!

Photo of Claudia Miller Claudia Miller
May 21, 2022 5

Love this place! Has authentic Mexican food, none of that Tex Mex food. All Gorditas and tortillas are handmade. I've had the burrito, tacos, gorditas and pupusas and they're all delicious. If you come around lunch time on the weekend expect to wait since there can be a line and everything is made fresh. They only have outdoor seating and they do deliver. The food still tastes amazing even when delivered. This is my go-to Mexican Spot.

Photo of Charles Bulthuis Charles Bulthuis
May 15, 2022 5

One of my favorite spots. Excellent selection, authentic flavors, traditional seasonings. Go off hours or prepare to stand in line.

Photo of Pinaki Bose Pinaki Bose
May 14, 2022 5

Really good pork and chorizo tacos. Also amazing chicken tamales.

Photo of Branson Phillips Branson Phillips
May 7, 2022 5

My family really enjoys La Vaquita. My sons favorite I are the hot dogs wrapped in bacon. You can not get beer there but you can go next door to Mi Vaquita Mini Market pick up some and have it at your table.

Photo of Chandra Jennings Chandra Jennings
May 3, 2022 5

Authentic. Delicious. Affordable. Three words that describe this amazing taqueria! I was told about this spot from a friend and said it is a must visit and it so is. Taqueria La Vaquita is tiny meaning if you blink you will miss this gem on the corner. The gem is a larger trailer with two windows and menus on the outside detailing all the goodness they have going on inside. There is outside seating, but they have to go options as well. I decided to get three tacos with all beans and chips and salsa. The three tacos I got was the Pollo, al pastor, and beef. Wow!! The tacos are small, but pack a lot of flavor in each bite. The meat is grilled to perfection with the cilantro, cabbages, and onions making a great side appearance as well. They give you just enough food to satisfy and a little left over to fill that satisfaction again! And for only $13?!? Yes!! Such a great go to spot!! A must while in the Durham area!