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Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro, Chapel Hill, NC

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro

4.5
4.5
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 869-7024
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    miguel angel rebollado
  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for scenic views

  • Durham

    Kid-friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Hot spot

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Durham

    Lively

25 Reviews
  1. AMinCH

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a superb dinner at Ay Por Dios for a family celebration. The food was interesting and delicious, although one overly spice-confident adult child might have overdone it a bit with the habanero salsa. Service was a bit off, but did not detract from the overall experience. Interior is vibrant and celebratory. We all loved it!
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded 1 day ago
    Hello and thank you for your feedback and comments. As your "overly spice-confident adult child" found out our habanero salsa is definitely not for the faint heart, and home made as well. But it is definitely an incredible addition to the flavors. We surely will pass your comments about your service experience to our management team, as we take every opportunity to improve very seriously. We certainly are glad you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor/ambiance is fun, the food and drinks are delicious and beautifully presented, the staff is attentive. There are several pricey options, but the majority of the extensive menu is priced at what you’d expect and the portions are generous. We loved the shrimp ceviche, steak fajitas, street corn, spicy margaritas, tres leches and churros. We had a lovely evening!
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on April 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Our shrimp ceviche is amazing, and we encourage you to try our Asada on your next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  3. KerriZ

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Tried the margarita, ceviche, empanadas and chicken wings (I recommend the mango habanero) - everything was delicious and the service was great. The interior is just beautiful also. Food is pricey but very good.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 25, 2024
    Hello Kerri, Thank you for your review and comments regarding your recent visit. In your next visit, since you enjoyed the mango habanero sauce, we encourage you to try our home made habanero sauce with any of our dishes. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  4. Brunch

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ay POR Dios is a beautiful restaurant with good service; however, the prices are high $$$$ and the food is not as good as many other less expensive Mexican restaurants in the area. For example, most Mexican restaurants serve chips and salsa when diners are seated. We had to request chips and salsa; the chips were cold, thick, hard as a brick and not edible. Our lunch entrees were at best unremarkable and expensive; lunch for two people around $50.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 25, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you found our restaurant beautiful and our service satisfactory. However, we're truly sorry to learn that your dining experience did not meet your expectations regarding our cuisine and pricing. We understand that our approach may differ from other Mexican restaurants in the area, especially regarding complimentary chips and salsa. We strive to provide a unique culinary experience focusing on fresh, high-quality ingredients and handmade dishes made right when you order them, and we take great pride in crafting each element of our menu with care and attention to detail. We hope that you'll consider giving us another opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  5. Respad

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, especially our server, Juan
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 13, 2024
    Thank you for the comments and review. We will definitely let Juan know of your great experience. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  6. Ashley

    County Durham

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great energy and atmosphere . Fish tacos were 10/10. Would return 100%
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hello Ashley, Thank you for your review and comments. We are happy you enjoyed your experience, now you can taste the rest of our great menu items on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  7. AndresA

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, amazing drinks. Food is good and quick turnaround.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 11, 2024
    Hi Andres, Thank you for your comments and review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. We also have a great lunch menu that with our quick turnaround times will allow you to have a very pleasant lunch. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  8. RhondaMikeplus2

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service and customer care! Food - excellent. It was early Sunday afternoon - so very quiet. It looks like a festive and fun place if full. The ambience the decor is spot on.

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  9. Jandm

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a vibrant new restaurant. The food was excellent. I call it fancy Mexican food. The guacamole was delicious as was the burrito bowl. The portions are large. It was a bit noisy but the atmosphere was upbeat. Our wait staff was very attentive. The food we thought was expensive, however.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on February 29, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for your review and comments. We´re glad you enjoyed the experience and certainly look forward to welcoming you again. Please be mindful that all our dishes are adaptable and therefore you can make it your own. Please ask your server on your next visit and explore. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  10. JoshuaG

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time down on Franklin street as I live in Raleigh. I took a date out here and we were immediately stunned by the beauty of the artwork and decor. The service staff was fantastic. Our waitress was phenomenal and even helped us because we had a language barrier and she was from Venezuela . She made our evening wonderful and we look forward to coming back. The food was absolutely amazing . We both had fajitas steak and chicken as well as a couple drinks. Excellent presentation on the cocktails and the food. Thanks again!

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FAQs

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 869-7024.

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    miguel angel rebollado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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