Reveiw of the Dos Perros
The food was incredible, and the service was good; there was always someone ready to attend to your needs. I loved the lamb enchilada, the flavor was very distinct. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. :)
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved Dos Perros!
We are new to the Triangle and had heard that Dos Perros was really good so we were thrilled to have a friend invite us to meet him there. It was delicious! The service was excellent, the cocktails were very good and there were many choices, and the menu was interesting and varied. Authentic yet "foody" Mexican. We can't wait to go back!
Make a reservation though because it got busy and there were lots of large groups there even on a Tuesday night!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dos Perros is superb!
Most locals know Durham's food scene is exceptional and Dos Perros is one of the reasons why. We always have a superb meal, from appetizers, drinks, and deserts, the quality is consistent and the flavors never fail! The team is friendly and welcoming and they'll make you feel at home every time. They will accommodate your food allergies or even your "food quirks" too! DP is simply an awesome place for great food.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real gem in downtown Durham
My first experience at Dos Perros was excellent. The guacamole was excellent, as was the squash soup, shrimp and mango salad, and grouper enjoyed with my friends. This is NOT your average Mexican restaurant - lovely atmosphere and great food and attentive service.
The location, within a couple of blocks of DPAC, was really convenient. I'll be back soon, for sure.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here several times,
I have been here several times, but this was my first time bringing a large party of family members along with me. Everyone got different entrees and drinks, and everyone left talking about how good their food was and what a great restaurant Dos Perros is. The service was great. The Menu can be a bit hard to follow at times, but the restaurant staff are well equipped to handle any questions you may have. This definitely one of the best places to eat in Durham.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never been to Monday night
Never been to Monday night tacos before--what an AWESOME experience! Delicious vegetarian Tacos (the best I've had in Durham). Also very affordable. Can't wait to come back!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dos Perros Was Fantastic
We've been to Dos Perros twice now and each time it has been superb. Good, knowledgeable servers and an excellent (and interesting) menu. The lamb burritos are delicious and the crab stuffed trout is great. Loved the green bean-lima bean puree! Excellent guacamole too.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our two sons, one who turned 19 (thus the celebratory dinner) and the other 22 and we all loved it! Great chips (I think we ate 3 baskets) Great Guacamole, and everyone loved their entrees. Will most definitely go back. didn't have dessert because we had BD cake back at home, but will try at another visit.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, slow service
Food was wonderful, took at least 20 minutes to get after ordering and main dining room was extremely noisy. We had a group of 6 and could not hear each other talk so for a night out with friends it was difficult to have a conversation.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places in Durham
I've been coming here for a couple of years and never been disappointed. I took a group from work and the staff at 2 Perros accommodated us, gave us great food and our server served us very well. Thanks.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and beer
The beer list is amazing. The food was great. Crab stuffed trout was incredible. Will be back
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and friendly waitstaff
We had a small group of friends, and decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was friendly, explained all the specials, and chatted with us. We have been here before, and always enjoy the food. There's also a great selection of beer, wine and yummy margaritas. We will definitely return in the future.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife And I Often choose Dos Perros For Date Night. The Food Is Always OutstandinG, Authentic Mexican Cuisine. We Went For Monday Taco Night This Time, And The Special Tacos For This Week Were Delicious. In Addition To Great Food, The Service Is Always Exceptional, And We Always Leave With Leftovers, Or We Share A Meal And Are Completely Satisfied. The Prices Are Fair For Such Great Tastes And Portions. I Definitely Recommend Dos Perros To Anyone Who Is Looking For A Nice Night Out.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Good Food
Consistently Good Food, may want to vary the menu some seasonally, seems like there could be some freshening of offerings.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food a nd a great way to hang out with friends.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best margarita in Durham!!
I had a stuffed fish dish that was scrumptious and our servers were delightful. I love this place and will go back again very soon!!
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner
We really enjoyed our dinner at Dos Perros. The space is nice: nothing special but nice. The margarits were a little different and very good. The food was the standout: everything was delicious. An interesting modern take on authentic mexican. I recommend Dos Perros highly.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my younger cousin's 15th birthday. We were accompanied by 4 other teenagers. Enriqo was amazing from top to bottom! He was patient and helpful and made my cousin's birthday a memorable one. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family. I would come back for the service alone but the food was spectacular. Prior to my visit on Friday I wouldn't eat refried beans but now I'm a fan. Thanks dos perros!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three of us had the special of the night -- a kind of stuffed pepper including cherries and pomegranate seeds -- a great dish and the best I've had at Dos Perros. Only drawback at Dos Perros -- it's often crowded, and with that comes a fairly high noise level.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect mix
Dos Perros is the best value in downtown Durham: everything you want without a huge price tag. The food is really good - contemporary, fresh, interesting - without being so "foody" that you'll roll your eyes (as I do at several downtown menus). The first time we sat outside and enjoyed great drinks & dinner in a comfortable setting. The second time we sat downstairs, which was rustic, but cozy. Seems you could have a large-ish group down there if you wanted to have a private party. Two appetizers or an entrée will fill you up (unless you are a construction worker). You'll want two drinks because they have a great selection of cocktails and tequilas! Service both times was top notch. Great food, service, ambience & drinks; not stuffy or $$$.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taco Night is great!
Love going to here for their Monday night taco night....and, they just started doing it on Sundays too. They never disappoint with their blend of flavors, quality ingredients, and delicious dishes!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place, Delicious Food!
We love Dos Perros. Taco Night is the best, and you can't beat the $5 margaritas! We try to go at least once a month for our girls' night, and it is the perfect venue for that! The only down side is that it is pretty loud inside the restaurant. Eating outside is definitely the way to go if the weather is nice!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb food, great locale,
Superb food, great locale, overall an excellent experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but expensive
The food was very good, but still seemed a bit overpriced. I was most disappointed with $7 for two tiny empanadas as an appetizer. $6 for guacamole. A side of rice and beans will set you back $4.50. Taco night had very good options, but again you'll have to pay somewhat dearly if you want a filling meal. Also, the music selection was great but strangely loud to the point that I noticed myself having to speak up across the table. Amazing food, but I wouldn't go there more than once a year for a special occasion.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place before a show
Drink specials are creative and so yummy! Cannot go wrong with any of the choices. The food was presented nicely and was delicious. Our server was outstanding . Great experience!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I ate at Dos Perros prior to seeing a show at DPAC. I had heard good things about this restaurant so wanted to check it out. Plus, it was walking distance! I had the lamb enchiladas and sangria. Both were phenomenal. My friend had the duck and hot guava margarita, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I will def be back!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner before DPAC
Had 6pm reservations before a 8pm show at DPAC. Excellent food, efficient and attentive service. They even split an adult portion onto two plates for our kids with no extra plate fee. Margarita was yummy! Definitely deserves 4-5 stars!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Muy Bueno Amigos !!
Best "Comida mexicana" in the area and imaginative menu, especially the variety of tacos on Sundays. The service was excellent and the food well presented.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your basic Mexican
Choices were good but they did not have basic enchilada or burritos. Definitely an older crowd, not for children.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time at this restaurant and I'm defenitely going back. Food was excellent and the service is outstanding.
On Friday's and Saturday's they open until midnight with a lite menu. Excellent place for a drink and a late snack.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dos Happy Customers
We always have a nice meal at Dos Perros. Since going vegan our menu options are a lot more limited than before. We ordered the only vegan entrees on the menu and enjoyed them both. We each ordered a mix drink and we finished both of them with gusto. I ordered the Perro Alex and my wife ordered a Margarita. We will definitely return and continue to recommend this great establishment to others.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
With tickets to an 8 pm performance at the Carolina Theater, we worried that we might be cutting it a bit close with our 6:45 Saturday night reservation at Dos Perros. Not a problem! We enjoyed an un-rushed meal including a couple of glasses of wine and dessert - it was our waiter who made the evening such a success. He kept things moving smoothly by anticipating our needs and discretely checking on us any time he was in the area. I know this is what wait-staff are supposed to do, but it is actually pretty rare in Durham, Chapel Hill area restaurants.
We ordered the crispy calamari off the appetizer menu and were thrilled to find it entree size. The Chorizo entree is as described - VERY "hot & spicy"!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
three for three
I've brought my family to this restaurant for the third time on Friday... well... three perfect meals in a row. Will go back a 4th time. Had the Yucatan Grilled Chicken, it was very tasty and ample portion.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for upscale Mexican
Lamb Enchiladas are great. They make a good, and inexpensive steak too.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like Dos Perros
My partner and I dine at Dos Perros every couple of months, and we have always had a very good dining experience. The past couple of time when we have made reservations, the restaurant has prepared the table ahead of time, with water poured, and menus at each place. It's a nice touch.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A cut above
This isn't your regular Mexican restaurant. The food was very creative and delicious. Definitely an upscale dining experience with unusual combinations of flavors. The Lamb enchiladas with tomato-chipotle salsa, crema, queso fresco, rice, and pinto beans was wonderful and the appetizers of Guacamole and Potato-masa sopes with braised beef, queso fresco, and crema were especially tasty.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
will return as often as possible
Best Mexican food I have ever had. It would be great to eat there as often as possible. A bit noisy, but not okay. Young crowd which is always nice since we are not young. Cannot praise the food enough!!!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never Had Anything But Great Meals
We have been to Dos Perros many times and we have never had anything but excellent meals. Their food is super fresh and well prepared, their margaritas are super and the service is excellent, too!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This venue is the perfect pre-show dinner location before a show at DPAC! It's local, friendly and has incredibly creative food options.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and Attractive
We five adults try to visit a well reviewed Durham/Chapel Hill restaurant once a week for dinner.
Dos Perros is one of the most welcoming, comfortable and delicious experiences. Staff thoughtful
and alert, dishes interesting and well flavored.
Last Monday was taco night which we think gave an added 'neighborhood' feel because there
was a good sized, perky crowd.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was recommended
This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Food was great! Noise level was a little high. Service was good.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a super angry host!
We made reservations early, the place was empty
The super stressed out host
tried to seat us at THE worst table possible Old bar stools in the back in the dark.
We took two tours around an empty restaurant before a kind co-host placed us at a nice table.
The service was professional, polite and timely.
I have the opportunity through work to visit a lot if restaurants around the country
This is a wonderful place, sans the host.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a very good dinner
It was a very good dinner and good service. I did not like dinning in the basement. Especially when I had a reservation and it did not appear crowded upstairs. Dos Perros is one of our top 3 restaurants and we frequently bring people who have not tried it as we did that evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dos Perros was amazing
Our group was seeing a show at DPAC on Sunday night. Sunday and Mondays are taco nights at Dos Perros so you can order tacos, burritos or platters-or choose from a limited selection of their regular entrees.
We got appetizers and burritos. Everything was so fresh and delicious! Nothing was drowning in cheese or sauces. Delicious! We look forward to returning to try some of the creative entrees on their regular menu.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great regional mexican cuisine.
Wonderful Yucatan cuisine flavors were complex and delicious.Our table of seven had seven great dinners without any complaints. We will definately return.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your mama's taco stand
This was our second visit and unbeknownst to us, it was taco night. There were a few entrée items available, but the taco and burrito menu was unique and diverse - good meal and good time. Do not let taco night dissuade you from attending.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Mexican Flair
This is the second time we have eaten here. Food is fantastic, as is the Margaritas!
I real upscale take on Mexican. White linen table clothes, great interior. Top notch servers.
Price is a bargain.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed this visit for a variety of reasons. Seating was prompt and we were welcomed immediately. Chips and salsa arrived quickly (as did our selections), yet we never felt rushed. The drinks were clearly prepared by someone who knew their way around the bar (great job!). And the food: Our entrees were perfect, flavorful and substantial. Our wait staff was friendly and always available. I would easily recommend Dos Perros to friends.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
DPAC pre-show dinner
Our waitress was extremely helpful in getting us through our meal in a relaxed manner, but moving things along quickly enough that we made it to the show in plenty of time. The food was excellent, my order and my wife's. The service was wonderful and attentive. This surprised me as I had read a few reviews complaining about service. Not only was our waitress going out of her way to ensure everything was good for us, but others were stopping by regularly to check if we needed anything. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We'll be back.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food - BADDDDD PARKING
Or should I say NOOOOO parking - what a pain... but the food was more than worth it. I met my boss for a business lunch and the food, service, ambience was excellent - will be back (IF I can find a parking space!!)
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM