Blue Corn Cafe

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195 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American

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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!

Specials

Live music on Valentine Day

Join us with your sweetheart for dinner and enjoy a live jazz trio
and great heart day specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 14, 2019

Ends: February 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:30PM-8:45PM

What 195 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and served promptly. Service was friendly and good. We plan on going back soon.

JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was very attentive but not overly intrusive. They had a variety of salsas that were interesting that I had never seen before. The silver margaritas were outstanding!

RH
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Blue Corn Cafe has been in business for many years. The folks are very welcoming. It is always a pleasure to go there. Even though there were no 5 star individual ratings, I rated it 5 stars overall.

OT
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancée and I came here to celebrate our anniversary of being together! We had a great time at the restaurant. The service was outstanding- the staff was very nice, friendly, and thoughtful with their suggestions. The meals and the portions were quite satisfying, and we loved the ambiance. We will love to be back!

H
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service. Really enjoyed the queso with the add-Ins. We will definitely go back.

M
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always excellent.

KS
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had excellent food, fast service and an environment amenable to good discussion. Perfect lunch.

c
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our second visit here. Very good experience. We will definitely return soon!

CH
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Always good

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent and really good!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily and Danielle were awesome. Excellent food and chill atmosphere.

CS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have found our new Spanish style restaurant. We loved the authentic food and the price.

D
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed a place near Page Auditorium for an early dinner before a show at 7 pm. Found this place on OpenTable - one of the few that had an opening at 4:30. We were very pleasantly surprised. Began with a very friendly greeting from the hostess. The place is small and quaint with interesting art on the walls (a Mexican flavor) and 1960's music playing in the background. The waiter arrived promptly despite there being a fair number of other patrons in the dinning room. He help us select our meals (my wife had fiestas and I had Osso Bucco pork). Both were excellent - as was the wine (suggested by the waiter) and the chips and salsa appetizer (which was an after-thought but promptly delivered by the very nice waiter). We will definitely go there again the next time we are in the area (near Duke University).

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Worth the drive from west chapel hill. We are both from south florida and love Latin food. This was wonderful and will come back again and again.

K
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. Lunch portions are very large. Enjoy the variety of vegetarian options. Definitely will eat here again

s
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great celebratory meal... good service.. and were fortunate that it wasn't crowded, so little noise. Good experience all around.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time having a wonderful dinner with friends.

RP
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service! C.C. was great! Ropa veija is delicious!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we were so impressed. The staff and food were both amazing. We will be back!!

LT
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unique entree choices and meal presentation was terrific. Minimal seasoning on appetizer and sauces so a little on the bland side. Other than that was fantastic.

OT
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

God food at a reasonable price in a very comfortable, casual at atmosphere. Extensive menu.

FG
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was just okay. No one in our party thought their food was excellent. The quesadillas were EXTREMELY cheesy and my teens did not like them at all. However, I do not rule out trying it a second time. Perhaps this experience was a “one off.”

SC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, food was exceptional. We loved the choice of music.

DK
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Just not very good food. The fillings for tacos and quesadillas were greasy and bland.

JM
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here a number of times and recommended it to others. The food is fresh, tasty and unique. Great that it’s a family affair. In addition, a comfortable place where you can talk.

CE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great platanos sampler. Mole was excellent; I enjoyed the spinach enchilada with mole. The black bean and sweet potato stew could have been more flavorful. Service was friendly and attentive.

LS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had been before and had a great meal, this time I ordered the special and was surprised that is was not great. Tasted like leftovers. I do apologize, I wish it had been better, I was dinning with a client.

J
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The I he tuna fish taco was outstanding. The sangria was good but should have had fruit in it. The service was excellent.

GB
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous service and good food at sensible prices. We were late and hence tight on time, but had a relaxed meal and made the concert (at Duke) on time.

Highly recommended.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Blue Corn is one of our regular go-tos. The food is very good. The prices are very reasonable. The great thing is really the service. It is the best waitstaff, routinely, in Durham. I have never had a bad meal and have always had an enjoyable time. It is family friendly and also great for a date night. The Cuervo Margarita is worth the upgrade price and the combo meals are large.

EF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to go someplace new before the Full Frame Doc Festival. Saw Blue Corn on the internet and decided to try it. So HAPPY we did.. This will be one of our go to places in Durham from now on..

D
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, friendly service, and nice atmosphere.
Good place for any occasion. Good wines. Reasonably priced.

G
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience...food, service, atmosphere.

EH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great service, as always. We always enjoy Blue Corn, it's one of our regular stops.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall good service, drinks, and food. My black beans were cold though.

m
Raleigh
49 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent in every way. My father is super picky about tacos and he crushed all three on his plate. My mom's black beans are legend of these are a fierce competitor to hers. I highly recommend the enchiladas and the salsas you get with the chips are absolutely fabulous and pair so well with tacos.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and our server was amazing! Blue Corn offers many entrees you can’t get elsewhere so it’s always a new and delicious experience!

GD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The three of us had a lovely early dinner before a cello/piano forte concert at Baldwin Auditorium. The food was excellent with a nice selection of dishes for most tastes certainly ours. We had enough leftover fish to make fish tacos at home for lunch the next day.

CR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Every item we tried tasted great!! This is my 4th visit. I want to keep going back again

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