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Mexican, , Latin
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (76 reviews)
“burrito” (29 reviews)
“garlic beef” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the quesadilla and burrito bowl. Both were outstanding. The spicy cabbage on the salsa bar really is spicy and so are the salsas. The house Margarita was good. Not particularly outstanding but not dissimilar to other Mexican restaurants. Pretty straightforward Mexican restaurant that...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there the other day had decent service with good food and classic margaritas There was a line out the door when arrived but it moved fairly quickly. At the ordering window the menu was explained and we ordered 5 tacos all but the shrimp...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tacos. They were tasty, but not too spicy, thus the kids enjoyed them. They served milk for the kids, which was a plus.

Thank vmcalo
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A very eclectic selection of tacos are available for the adventurous eater. There is always a line (for lunch) and parking is a bit of a disaster with all the popular restaurants. But if you are looking for something unique, this is another Durham staple....More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 14 June 2018

NanaTaco is a fantastic place to grab lunch or dinner. Large portions, that are fresh are the feature here. They have a wide variety of meats for your taco and burrito experience.

Thank robertaS299PA
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Finding a parking space a lunch time can get hairy but the tacos are well worth the trouble. The chorizo, garlic beef and pulled pork butt are my go to for their three taco lunch which includes a sides of chips, rice and your choice...More

Thank Donald A
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We went as a family and each had three different tacos. The duck were by far the very best and the barbacoa was good too. The chicken and the garlic beef needed a bit more seasoning. The lamb was OK. I would say definitely get...More

Thank Estella T
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A big ol’ bowl of love: quest dip with beans and chorizo. You won’t regret it. So yummy. The tacos are good and feature somewhat different fillings. Would have loved grilled steak, but found the other toppings nearly as crave satiating. Nice salsa bar. Tricky...More

Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Nanataco is not necessarily the most "authentic" Mexican joint in town, but the unique tacos (smoked duck, fried oysters) are a fun and different twist on the classics. The salsa bar is also a hit, with some solid spicy options for the adventurous.

Thank Bluedevilfoodie
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant had been mentioned by friends from the area, so we have it a shot. The line was looong, but wee stuck it out and ended up vary Happy with out take out purchase of three taco’s each. No condiments were added to the...More

Thank wmleken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-489-8226
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Relatively new, opened by the same people who run Nana's in Durham, but a different location and very different type of place.
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