Blue Corn Cafe
Blue Corn Cafe

Blue Corn Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluecorncafedurham.com/
  • Phone: 9192869600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican / Southwestern, South American
  • Executive Chef: Antonion Rios
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are custom caterers and can design and implement what our client envisions. Both on and off site, we have been entertaining and catering in the Triangle area for 17 years.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining area offers a warm and casual elegant atmosphere for 40 people seated and 60 for a mingle event.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Rios 9192869600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have both street and lot parking.
A word from Blue Corn Cafe
Blue Corn Cafe has been serving the Triangle area for 17 years. We offer a locally sourced twist on Latin American cuisine. Our passion for locally sourced food and beverage has allowed us to offer our unique twist on Latin and South American recipes. Both owners Danielle and Antonio Rios have a passion on bringing their culture to your table with unique quality products.
Our warm atmosphere and kind servers make you feel comfortable upon entering and that is only where it begins. We look forward to serving you. Prevecho!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Blue Corn Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (3)special occasion (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Mediocre.
    Dontlikemakingupnames
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was just okay. Plenty of better options in the area for this type of food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was great low key wait staff was wonderful will be going back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but nothing special
    Deiger
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Cool little place on ninth street. Portion sizes are huge for your price so definitely a place to go if you want good deals. Prices are very reasonable. However, the food is nothing special, just your run of the mill Mexican food. If you want a casual place and are really hungry, this is your place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good meal
    Tony
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Blue Corn Cafe is a wonderful setting for a meal. The ambience is great & the meals are prepared with skill and an attention to detail. Should you or your guests be gluten free, this is a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the Blue Corn Cafe reviews archive.
  • Family Grad Dinner
    DukeGrad2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wait staff was very knowledgable. Fresh salsa was fantastic. Both seafood and meat options were delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan Friendly
    PastorHeather
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    There were delicious and creative vegan dishes on the menu and they were clearly marked, without having to ask the server. I had the green enchiladas with spinach, served with saffron rice and black beans. so delicious
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine meal, but better last month
    DininginDurham213
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A long time favorite, but the food on the last visit was disappointing. The chicken mole poblano, which we had a month before, was much too sweet and not up to the usual standard. The server offered a replacement entree, which we appreciated. For appetizers, try the plantain sampler! Very good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Tony
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Blue Corn Cafe is a wonderful, in fact the # 1 option for those who are gluten free. The corn chips & salsa was a nice beginning. The vegan menu is agreeable and appetizing. The special, when we dined was a fish dinner with spinach. It was served with rice & avocado-great taste and finely portioned. Our server was attentive and knowledgable. Having made reservations thru OpenTable, our table was ready (set) when we arrived. A pleasant & nice surprise. An outstanding meal & place to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A great locally owned Latin American restaurant. I have tried many things on the menu and have loved it all. On top of the good food the service is great as well. I highly recommend blue corn!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.