Mixteca Taqueria y Cantina

Mixteca Taqueria y Cantina

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 5555555555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: Public Lot
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Sister restaurant to Zapoteca Restaurante and Tequileria is coming soon.
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Mixteca Taqueria y Cantina reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ole
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was excellent as was the service. We were able to select from the dinner menu, although it was clearly lunch. Would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced so-so Mexican-inspired
    CathyVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had dined at Mixteca's sister restaurant (Zapoteca) and had excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. Granted Mixteca is in a college town but we were hoping for more than a sports bar atmosphere with dirty floors, indifferent service and mediocre food. $10 for a small (less than a cup) of guacamole? Entrees close to $20 with nothing special about the preparation or presentation. None of the imaginative and genuine Mexican food you get at Zapoteca. I don't mind paying much more for a meal but the quality has to be there. Unless you are going in to drink beer and eat nachos, give Mixteca a pass and drive to one of the many restaurants for grownups in Portsmouth.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mexican
    BBR2VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    There was a light crowd when we arrived, the service was very good. The dinner was well prepared but had cooled off by the time it hit the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    One of the better Mexican restaurants we have been to.Excellent Margaritas and many eclectic dishes.We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Mixteca Taqueria y Cantina reviews archive.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was my second visit to Mixteca and it was just as good as the first. My friend and I arrived early for our reservation, and were accommodated immediately and we discovered that it was also the beginning of happy hour. The staff was all very helpful and knowledgable, especially Caitlin the bartender. We had a handful of assorted appetizers and margaritas and all were fantastic. I live an hour and a half away, but I look forward to going back again soon!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fun adult birthday celebration spot
    Retiredcoach
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A party of six close friends who get together six times a year to celebrate their birthdays tried Mixteca on a Sunday evening. Having been there before I requested the back room so we could have great conversation easily. We met at 5:30 and for two hours we were the only group in the back room so the conversation flowed, the service was outstanding and the food was very good. The only slight negatives were two - the chef didn't follow the menu and substituted rice where two of the meals specified garlic chipotle mashed potatoes and that the server was not really prepared to suggest meals that were not spicy. At a Mexican restaurant we expected some heat, but two were very concerned with having too much heat. Fun night anyway!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good option when visiting UNH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were at UNH to see our son receive an award and then we walked over to dinner with our son. We arrived on Friday just after 5 and the place was already quite lively. It was happy hour, we later realized when we got our bill and our drinks were 1/2 off. We were seated at a high-top at the back of the bar area but my son told us there is also a dining room which we did not see. The server was very friendly and the food was quite good, especially for the Durham area. The prices are not low enough for it to be a college hangout, except perhaps for special occasions. My son had been there recently for a friend's birthday dinner and recommended we go. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent mexican food
    kiat
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had heard that the food was very good and we were not disappointed. The guacamole with bacon was tasty but too chunky. Since it was served with chips, it should have been easier to spread or dip. At 10.00, it was also quite expensive for a dip and chips. Everyone liked their entrees, which included a shrimp/crab enchillata, an adobe pork enchillata and two carne asiado dinners. We had two desserts, the leche cake and the chocolate mousse, and they were excellent. As it was school break, it was a very slow night. Our only grumble was that the lovely waitress was too attentive! We would all return, even though we have other Mexican restaurants closer to us in Portsmouth/Kittery.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Mexican restaurant in a college
    Nancy
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The variety of tequilas is impressive. You can even have scorpions in your drink, if you wish. The guacamole was good, but not well mashed. It was like eating chunks of avocado with some spices. The calamari was lightly breaded with a tasty dipping sauce. We all had enchiladas that were good and not served in an overly large portion. The food was good, predictable Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican food at UNH!
    beachgardengirl
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We went for an early dinner before a hockey game. Made a reservation but no need as there were only 2 other tables occupied and the restaurant is bigger than it looks from the outside. We were in the back room which is quieter than the front room (which is more of a bar). Food was good but not outstanding. Portions not especially large. We requested "No beans" with our dinners and expected that extra rice would be substituted, but it was not, resulting in rather small dinners for the money. It would be an inexpensive way to give the customer a better value, and maybe increase repeat business. Will probably go back to try the margaritas and some other dishes. It's nice to have an option other than pizza in downtown Durham.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ups and downs
    RichVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Guacamole was not authentic and did not seem "made to order". Carne asada tacos were cold and the corn tortillas did not seem fresh. The pork enchiladas were excellent and the red sauce particularly yummy. So it was hit and miss for us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend...
    Boxav8r
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Well done. Food was perfect. Service excellent. This has become a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Spite of a few hiccups...
    Boxav8r
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Finally a GOOD Mexican restaurant in Durham. The staff appears mostly college kids - more training on attentiveness would be helpful. Food was outstanding. Large portions. Imaginative. Excellent variety. The drinks were a little pricey, but otherwise the menu was a fair price. We used an OpenTable check from redeemed points. They had NO idea how to accept the check. After taking every piece of data off my license and having me sign the check where the restaurant is supposed to sign they finally accepted it as partial payment. The following morning I received an email from O/T telling me the restaurant had canceled my reservation. That being said, we really enjoyed the restaurant, the food, the experience in general and will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly, convenient
    Firsttimethere
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    I organized a dinner for a group from UNH after a visiting speaker. The restaurant was very flexible, accommodating a last-minute change from 9 to 12 people, and holding our table when we arrived slightly late. The service was friendly and fast, and the food was good. The location is conveniently close for anyone at UNH, a 5 minute walk from the MUB.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margarita
    Nancy
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Went Friday night 9/13 and then the following Monday 9/16. Margarita's were the worst I've ever had. So sour and no taste of tequila what so ever. Told the waitress and she put something sweet into the drink to offset the sourness..did not help. Did not have a margarita on the following Monday but two of my friends did..same result. A Mexican restaurant with bad Margarita's..not a good thing.
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  • Will repeat often
    GaryTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    It's great to have such a great spot in Durham. A very comfortable and enjoyable place to eat, and the choices/food is fresh and cooked to order. Fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican Food
    GaryTVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We decided to give Mexteca Taqueria a try and were treated to perhaps the best Mexican fare we have ever experienced! The ingredients were fresh and choices made to order. The service was excellent and we will be back. One of the best spots in Durham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We would go out of our way to visit this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local find!
    Susie
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    A friend recommended we check out this restaurant and we were very impressed! Especially Tuesday Taco Night where the tacos are $2 each. Great selection of tequila too - excellent margarita with generous amount of tequila. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, which is custom
    FoodLover
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The food, which is custom made to order, is delicious. However, it takes a long time for anything to arrive. we went early on a Saturday night and ran into several families we knew. For one group, it had taken two hours to get to dessert. We were headed to an event after, so we just ordered entrees, and it took about 45 minutesforthem to arrive. The fish tacos were mouthwatering and the mole was sweet.We will definitely be back, but only when we know we have plenty of time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcome to Durham Mixteca Taqueria!
    Athena77
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    It is so nice to have a new Portsmouth level dining option in Durham.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Clearly not quite ready to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Clearly not quite ready to handle the new restaurant. Service was very slow. Wait staff were friendly but overwhelmed. Appetizers and main course arrived together after more than 30 minutes. How long should it take for chips, salsa and guacamole. Never did get the guacamole! Food was good once it arrived. It was very noisy. I'll give them more time to get it together before trying it again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem. Just needs polishing.
    Badgersquirrel
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Same great Mexican-inspired food as its big-sister restaurant in Portland. While I had high expectations for a similar experience as those had at Zapoteca, I was a little disappointed by the general ambiance and feeling of Mixteca. That said, I went on its second full night of business, so I am sure the owners/managers are still in the process of making the new space their own. Will definitely be back to have the delicious drowned pork sandwich.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate