Blue Corn Cafe
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!
The food was authentic and delicious! The staff was very attentive and service was great!
Our first venture to restaurant since the pandemic. We decided to go to an old favorite, Blue Corn Café, and chose to sit outside. Staff all appropriately masked, menus laminated, patrons all masked. Felt very comfortable in regard to Covid-19 issues.
Food was great - wife had the Paella and commented on how packed it was with seafood. I had the Platanos con Pollo - wonderful flavors. Flan for dessert was excellent. Very pleased with the meal - could not have asked for more.
Creative and delicious food! Can’t wait to go back.
Extremely disappointed in this restaurant. The food was tasteless. Chicken was rubbery. Would never go again.
Mr or Mrs Segal, We are so sorry to hear of your disappointing experience here on the 5th of September. Upon review of your check and a meeting with your server, none of us were informed of any unhappiness or dislike of the food. We are so sorry that any or all of this was not to your satisfaction, our server is sad he did not give you the experience you anticipated. We wish you gave us the opportunity to rectify what was unsatisfactory, but most importantly we wish you well and Thank you.
The food was delicious, and the service was great. The dining room looked very cozy, but we opted to eat outside. We thought it a bit pricey, but overall enjoyed our meal very much.
We had a very helpful waitress and bartender. We were the only ones sitting outside on the sidewalk. We went at 8pm and it was very pleasant. The food was all real good, and forward to returning
We had a fabulous dinner and a super waiter named Mateo. We asked for his recommendations for dinner choices and we chose two of his recommendations and they were excellent. It was a great family night out, enjoyed by all. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back again.
Enjoed the guac and chips, the blue corn quesadilla was excellent. Do not recommend eating outside, no shade and place faces west.
Far exceeded my expectations! Our server was great. Very kind and informative gentleman. Food was amazing! Such flavor . Can’t wait to go back
We've eaten at Blue Corn for many years. One of our favorite spots in Durham to eat out. Delicious food and great service. The BEST chicken quesadilla around!
Blue Corn is our "go to" restaurant for dinner with friends. Service is amazing, you can hear, food is superb, specials always unique and interesting. We walk in and they KNOW exactly how to begin for us -- guacamole and sangria, and we go from there. It is so wonderful to have a restaurant where they not only remember you but are truly happy to see you. Tables are far enough apart that you can hear everyone at the table (we were a group of 7 on Friday) and I just can't say enough about how much we enjoy Blue Corn. Family owned and run, it is a Durham gem.
Excellent meetup with alumni
Really nice local restaurant; lots of vegetarian and gluten free options. Definitely "Latin American' and a big step up from a Tex-mex joint. We enjoyed the chicken mole and the chicken with plaintains dish. Prices reasonable and service very attentive.
We eat here a few times a year. Always a great experience.
The staff was very accommodating and the food was delicious. The homemade salsas have great flavor and there are many vegan options—including daiya cheese! Will definitely visit here again!
Good food, great value for money. Comfy setting
Great food. Great drinks. Great vibe.
Our son is at Duke hospital and we have been in Durham off and on for 2 months. One of the nurses recommended Blue Corn. We finally tried it last night. So glad we did. Food and service was top notch. We will be back soon!
Want to have a low-pressured, comfortable meal with a friend as you catch up with one another? Service here is fast, the food selections and prices are reasonable. Parking is nearby. There's no loud music, and tables are spaced so we didn't feel crowded.
Four of us started with the plantain sampler and guacamole. All delicious but would have liked the guacamole spicier. Margaritas were ok. I had chicken with plantains, friend had chicken mole, and blue corn quesadilla was ordered. All delicious. Very large menu, reasonable prices and large portions. . We want to come back to try some more of their entrees. A winner!
Great experience and excellent service. Delicious food😋
I have scheduled two work related dinners at Blue Corn for 6-8 people in the last couple of months and really like the ambiance and the service.
Wonderful wait-staff and nice combination of happy animated energy in the room and quiet enough to hear each other at our table.
We greatly enjoyed our evening there - good food, beer and wine, excellent service.
Great service for a for table of 8 and a child. The food came out at the right time even though they were busy.
Our waitress was wonderful and the food was delicious. Good selection as well.
The jazz band was excellent. They were a little loud for the space, so maybe have them tone it down a bit next time.
One of our favorite restaurants in Durham...have never been disappointed dining at Blue Corn.
Fantastic friendly, & attentive (but not overly pushy) service. It wasn't super crowded for dinner which we think may be a rarity because we went during the winter holidays when most college students aren't in town. Amazing fish tacos, guacamole, & chicken tinga tacos. Plantains are a must. The salsa was perfect & authentic. Not too spicy, but with some kick.
Fresh margarita was delicious. Our trio bought a pitcher which was more economical. One draw back is that they loaded the pitcher with ice.😕
Evening was terrific up until the end
It was raining. As I sat with my girlfriends I realized water was dripping from a ceiling tile. Unfortunately this had gone unnoticed our entire meal. Water had been dripping into my girlfriend’s purse and down her back.
When we brought it to manager’s attention at first all she could say was how sorry she was.
We pressed on with her to comp my girlfriend’s meal. Reluctantly she (after discussion) that this was the “right” gesture to do.
Not impressed with how she handled it. Our conclusion was it was a typical response from a millennial! Customer satisfaction is #1 in a service industry if you want to stay in the game.
Hopefully the manager will or upon reflection understands that now.
Excellent dining experience in every way!
Our server was super. Food was fast and hot. Great dining experience!
Excellent food and service! Fresh ingredients and extremely tasty. Had the fish tacos and they were nice meaty fish and perfectly cooked.
Our waitress was excellent. Went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience. Food is good and reasonably priced.
Food was delicious and served promptly. Service was friendly and good. We plan on going back soon.
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!
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.
The food and service was excellent!
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!
We find that we must try something different every time we visit. Each dish is extremely flavorful and obviously freshly prepared. No microwaved food here! Finding a parking place is difficult (not their fault!) but it is worth taking on that search to enjoy this food. We are particularly fond of the black bean and sweet potato stew and I, personally, love the chicken with plantains.
Delicious food, wonderful service. Really enjoyed the queso with the add-Ins. We will definitely go back.
You can order delivery directly from Blue Corn Cafe using the Order Online button. Blue Corn Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 286-9600.
Blue Corn Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.