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Mexican, , Latin
2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
+1 919-489-8226
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (73 reviews)
“burrito” (28 reviews)
“pork butt” (11 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 yesterday 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
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I love this place, love the food. I had a burrito bowl and my niece had a burrito. The chicken was tender and tasting and the burrito did not have too much salt. The guacamole and quest were superb. We had lots of food left...More

Thank robin136
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Probably one of the places I've visited most often in Durham, it's quick, easy, reasonably priced, and always a safe/good bet. The three taco meal is my favorite option, comes with a lot of food - three decent tacos, option for different meat in each...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We went for lunch. It was very busy and high energy. One of us had three tacos that came with black beans and Spanish rice and some taco chips. I had a burrito that came with the same additions. Everything was very good. The price...More

Thank Barry17149021
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Parking lots were full, line for food was long, food wasn’t amazing. Overpriced and not enough food for what you pay. You pay extra for guacamole and sour cream. I won’t come here again.

Thank 0TBC
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a tough review. The place is busy, hip and has fresh food. They are very attentive to allergies. In our case, my son has Celiac so no Gluten. We ordered chips, salsa, queso and guacamole to start. These were very good especially the...More

Thank ElmurFud
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is very busy, crowded, loud and worth the trip. I have never seen such a wide selection of taco's and all of them unique and tasty.

Thank paullY8615AN
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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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