Graduate or mom, either we will make it a special day.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Excellent for a conversation during lunch. Very good menu, fresh and modern.
Love this location and the abundant food choices, always hard to decide, keeps me coming back. Service has always been great, love the ambience and feeling like they are really honored to have you join them for lunch and/or dinner.
Loved the wine selections and all of the food was excellent. Very good service.
Blue Corn has been a longtime favorite for casual dining, but two visits in the last few weeks have been less than satisfactory.
On one visit, the cheese-potato filling in a stuffed poblano was stone cold, and our server made only a late and cursory swing past our table to 'confirm' that everything was OK.
At a subsequent visit for dinner, the quesadilla with grilled vegetables was far less satisfactory than usual, with great chunks of undercooked carrot the primary vegetable, in lieu of the peppers, onions and squash I would have expected from past experience. Again, the server (not the same as before) stopped to ask about the meal only when our plates were nearly empty.
Maybe the kitchen and wait staff are just going through a rough patch, and I certainly hope that's the case. I'm not willing to give up on Blue Corn just yet, but my confidence in finding reliable food and service there is a little shaken.
Our group was treated to excellent appetizers and a good selection of draft beers. We were a ble to carry on our conversation with just the right ambient noise so that one felt like they were sharing with the entire restaurant. Our server, Cecy (Sp?), was helpful, considerate and showed up magically at just the right times.
Both of our dishes were excellent and combined unique ingredients!
Great place to go for consistently good food with excellent wait staff
Fantastic service and delicious food - we had barbacoa (osso busco), pollo milanesa, & seasonal vanilla bean and cinnamon flan. A side dish of plantain chips with spicy sauce complimented am awesome dining experience. Can't wait to go back again!!
Enjoyed a great dinner before my son performed in a concert at Baldwin Auditorium.
Good food. Good maduros. Weak drinks.
Fantastic find for dinner. Over-achieved on all aspects of the dinner. Service was excellent. Rachel was our server and was extremely helpful in explaining the meal preparations and recommendations. Very pleasant and responsive to us all evening. Other servers are also looking out for all guests, regularly. Rachel helped my wife and I narrow down choices based on our input. We had plantain stuffed chicken and barbacoa. We had considered some standard Latin American fare that you see at other restaurants, and she gave her big smile and said that those are very good and you can't go wrong, but you can get those everywhere. SHe indicated the meals that were more specialties at Blue Corn. Both meals were so enjoyable and the taste was awesome. Our reservation was for a pre-show dinner for DPAC, so had reasonable time but couldn't be delayed for extended time. The meal came freshy prepared, but didn't take too long. The preparation was artisitic, more than ample amount (we took home quite a bit of leftovers), and the taste of everything was so enjoyable. I had expected a nice visit from reviews and research. This was as pleasant of a dinner as we've had in a while. Loved it!
The food was awesome, the interiors were ambient, service was quick, drinks were great. parking lot was across the road.
All 5 of us really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Corn Cafe and especially appreciated the wealth of vegetarian options, in addition to an eclectic menu of other food and drinks. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent.
We had a delicious meal with family and friends. Food was all wonderful! Drinks were great, service was outstanding and ambiance was lovely! We will definitely be back on another visit to Durham!!
Booked a large group for my wife's birthday. Service was great!
We loved our dinner at Blue corn cafe! I'm glad I found them on open table and paid a visit. The food was fantastic and the staff attentive. Definitely recommend going there. We went as a family but it's a nice date location too.
We had a great meal tonight! The mojitos and margaritas were awesome. Probably one of the best cheese enchiladas I've had in a long time!
Been by this place many times but never paid it much mind. Needing a new place to meet friends we gave it a try based on the positive reviews. Very nice. Don't think that this is anything like a typical Mexican restaurant. Inventive, fresh ingredients, good service. We'll be back.
Danielle and her staff always seek for you to have a great dining experience! Their food is so fresh and they change it up with specials. Great place to meet up!
You don't get that kind of incredible service for the price anywhere else. I was incredibly impressed.
I love, love, love Blue Corn because it has been a special gathering place for me for many years. The food used to be so much better. I'm not sure what's happened but my last two meals there haven't been very good. I hope this changes so Blue Corn can go back to being my favorite restaurant in Durham.
Service was good, though few tables were full. The food was very average, and didn't differ from cheaper alternatives.
I ordered the steak fajitas. While my server was excellent, the steak was poorly prepared, smelled odd and was full of gristle. The Sangria was good as were the refried beans. I will not eat here again.
I am never disappointed at Blue Corn. the food is consistently good as is the service.
Genuine welcome. Attentive wait staff. Consistently flavorful food. No pressure to leave the table. What's NOT to love about this place??!
Delicious food and fantastic pitcher of margaritas that was perfect for our table of four!
Nice place, good food, funky and colorful interior. I would go again.
Reasonable food and good sized portions. My old fashioned wasn't great. Service a bit pushy...
The ambiance and staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Great family place for a birthday or celebration of special occasion like a graduation. The menu could offer more Latin American specialties and not so much Mexican only foods. The Cuban plates were amazing. The paella was not good and they should try a more traditional Spanish recipe (was more of a soggy rice than a paella). The rest was fine.
This restaurant is always good and consistant. Drinks are over priced but the food is priced well and the selection is good. I still give it 4 stars and will tell all to come here and enjoy the ambience and good food.
I went here with my parents for lunch the other day and we loved it. Our server was really nice and very attentive. We had the chips and salsa with guac, and I had the chipotle chicken salad. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was also really nice. Would highly recommend!
We had not been to Blue Corn for awhile and were pleased to see that they had upgraded. The food and the value were excellent.
Food was creative and delcious. I particularly recommend the mojito and the quesadillas
BC is one of our favorite places to dine. My brother-n-law who is vegan visited us from out of town. We took him to BC and he was very pleased and satisfied.
Service was spotty. Got food before beverages and had to ask staff to bring them. The Cuban dish was supposed to have raisins in it, but I never tasted any. However, it was pleasantly spiced. My husband just had the chips and salsas and liked them.
Excellent...everything--tasty food with lots of variety, great service, nice ambience, variety of beverages (including my favorite ...Don Julio Tequila). What more could one ask for!
Blue Corn Cafe is a happy place to bring friends. It has unusual food, a warm vibe, and good service. We always feel relaxed and well fed.
We dine here any time we are in Durham, usually for a show. Our most recent meal featured a sastifying paella, and pretty darn good fish tacos. The cheesecake flautas a la mode was one of the best desserts I have had anywhere.
Good spot for Latin American cuisine. I had the Cuban peccadillo which was a great comfort food on a cold day. Our waiter Ben, was very attentive and friendly.
Blue Corn is always a treat ... I love this place!