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About Dos Perros

We're unlike anything else in the Triangle.
Dos Perros offers fresh and truly authentic Mexican cuisine, an extensive beer list, and carefully chosen wines. Our house-made aguas frescas (horchata, hibiscus, and more) are delicious by themselves or in several of our innovative cocktails. And we serve it all in a warm but upscale environment.
And for groups of up to 50, we offer a warm, cozy, downstairs private dining room, perfect for private parties. Our 60" high-definition flat screen adds to the possibilities; think business meetings or presentations, movie night, or that big game.
Ideally located, we are downtown, just a couple-minute walk from the Durham Performing Arts Center, making us a popular pre- or post-performance restaurant destination.
Dos Perros Restaurant. A Mexican Place in the Heart of Downtown

200 N Mangum St. Suite 101
Durham, NC 27701
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday- Thursday 5:00 pm -9:30 pm Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:30 pm /> Lunch 7 days a week: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Cross Street:
Parrish

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 956-2750

Website:
http://dosperrosrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Sit down dinners for up to 50, Heavy Appetizers for up to 100, and light appetizers for parties of all sizes. Please contact us at 956-2750 to discuss details.

Parking Details:
Street parking as well as 3 parking garages within 2 blocks.

Executive Chef:
Charlie Deal

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Dos Perros Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Good for a Date (19)
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Authentic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Spicy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (7)
Vegan (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
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Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
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Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was outstanding, and the cocktails were amazing! I highly recommend the habanero margarita (it has the perfect level of spiciness to it)!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was so looking forward to eating at this restaurant. We attempted to go on several occasions but it was too busy to get in. So we were excited that we had a reservation and we were able to get in on a busy Saturday night (DPAC Show).

Essentially that’s where the problem started. We had a reservation, we were on time for our reservation, yet multiple parties who came in after we arrived were seated ahead of us. We were told multiple times that we will be the next party seated, yet on multiple occasions more walk ins came and got a table before us.

As a black couple often you can go towards a negative angle (racism), not sure if this was case (I really hope it was not), but it did seem illogical that we got passed over on several occasions.

We were eventually seated in the basement and when we got down there there were multiple tables open which made us wonder why we had to wait so long. The maître d’ then told us on multiple occasions he was sorry for the delay, which seemed unauthentic and lacked compassion. We then thought he made a nice gesture to make up for the delay when a bowl of guacamole arrived at our table. Sadly within 30 seconds the waiter came back and grab it and let us know that it was for a different table. Strike two.

Finally, our food came to the table and though it was clean and healthy with quality ingredients it was bland and not that exciting. For the prices of the meal and the quality of the service this place is overrated.

We have been to many quality Mexican and Latin upscale establishments in multiple cities. For me this was one of the poorer culinary experiences.

I would not suggest this place for anyone for dinner. My wife and I discussed on the way out that it may be an OK place for lunch with co-workers.

Two thumbs down!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were looking forward to dining here. We've been before but it was several years ago and we were hoping it was as good as we'd remembered. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment. The four of us found the margaritas (two of us had the "Classic" and the other two the "Ginger") to be rather weak with so much ice that it was difficult to taste the drinks. For our entrees, three had the Costilla de Res en Mole Rojo and the fourth the Pollo con Mole Enchiladas. The beef in the former dish was rather dry and the red chile mole sauce bland and not at all spicy. The mole on the Enchiladas was also rather bland and lacked the complexity the diner has come to expect from a mole sauce. The chicken in the enchiladas was also rather dry. Thank goodness we still had the excellent salsa that came with the chips - we liberally used it to flavor our entrees. The service was the best part of the meal (even if the waiter had to be reminded to get our second round of beverages). We will not be returning any time soon.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was average. Margaritas were ok Nothing to bring us back. Friendly staff

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 28, 2017

As always, food was amazing and had something for everyone in our group. Their Vegan Taquitos are a favorite even with the non vegans!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Spicy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Taco night a little unusual but all liked the food/drinks after a show at the Carolina (especially the $5 margaritas!) Nice ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have always been big fans of Dos Perros. This particular meal was a disappointment, with slow service and some errors in what we ordered. It was far below what we have come to expect from this restaurant. We hope it was just one bad night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Al pastor was delicious and extremely flavorful!! I always enjoy my meal when I come in!!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious. Hot Guava margarita and Gorditas are 👌🏼. Jeff was a great server and the staff was accommodating to last-minute reservation changes (confession: the Duke game went in to overtime so we had to push our res a little later). We had a great time. Thank you!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent app the way around, but the food was outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vegan, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful choice for pre-DPAC evening. Who knew their great classic margaritas would be on sale! Oh, and the food is arguably the best Mexican in the area. Thank you for accommodating our need to eat and run!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was very good, the wine excellent, and the serving team was flawless, even in the midst of apparent chaos. The lovely young lady whose name I can't recall was adorable. Prices are a bit steep, but not out of line these days.

That being said, Dos Perros on a Friday night before a Lewis Black concert is not the place for quiet conversation. In my many decades of dining out on multiple continents, I can conclusively report that this was the LOUDEST room I have ever eaten in.

The owner was charming and chatted with us as we were leaving. I think I would highly recommend this little place, but only if you can make it on a weekday.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent meal. Great food and service. We hadn’t been there for about 6 month, but will definitely be back soon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Chose for a casual meal before a theater performance. Service was very friendly and efficient. Nice cocktail selection. Food was well prepared and generous portions. Had the Special: Swordfish, which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Large open dining room gets noisy when busy and tables close to the open kitchen window can have an added distraction.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was good made out of fine products. Service was a little slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (County Durham)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Be sure you confirm your OpenTable reservaton directly with Don Perro's. I booked with OpenTable online and when we arrived we found they did not have our reservation . We were able to get seats at the bar. My wife really enjoyed her swordfish. I had the chicken enchiladas and the mole sauce was a bit sweet for my taste. Guacamole was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place for a nice meal! Started with drinks and guac - both were delicious. We got enchiladas to the salmon and everything was scrumptious! We sat near the bar so we weren't expecting good service, but the bartender always showed up when we needed her! I'd def recommend thus place!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service staff was very good. Good choice of cocktails. But food was passable at best. I had the swordfish and it was overcooked and smothered with sauces making the nature of the fish almost indistinguishable. We will be back and continue to recommend but take a break from this restaurant as a pre-theater option for a while.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great meal and personable service.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have been going to Dos Perros since it opened for special occasions and last minute dinners out. The food has consistently been excellent. Sunday evenings and taco night has been a fun change of pace from the regular menu. The carne asada at our recent visit was disappointing. They were tough and chewy. Other taco options were good but the tortillas arrived barely warm. Hopefully, they were just having a rough night - the computers were down and we experienced a power outage during the meal! We will give it another go.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Another fun evening at Dos Perros! We started out with a delicious special corn appetizer. The margaritas are the best! We prefer the bar or high tops. Friendly service and good food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Consistently outstanding, creative food. One of our favorite places in Durham. The service is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter was good but not a place for a conversation

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a favorite when we're in Durham. An easy walk from DPAC.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

As vegetarians, we sometimes find it difficult to dine out and have multiple options for dinner. I am a member of a couple of local vegan Facebook groups and Dos Perros tends to be on the list of places that have vegan/vegetarian options in Durham. Since we were eating at 5pm, the place was pretty empty and therefore nice and quiet. I can't speak to what the atmosphere is later in their dinner service, but the waiter was very attentive and the wait for our food was short. There aren't many places that have a vegetarian special, but Dos Perros did that night. The food was good and the prices was reasonable. I would definitely recommend Dos Perros to friends.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was good. Not necessarily great. But good for a friends' dinner. It was very very noisy. I felt like I had to shout to be heard at our own table. Otherwise it was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful dinner at Dos Perros! Always excellent service and delicious dining!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always delicious!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, amazing cocktails and FANTASTIC service!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Enjoyed the Mexican food. The service was excellent, full of enthusiasm & fun!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fun evening. Great food. Our server, Eli was great! Highly recommend.

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went to Dos Perros with a decent size group (10) with a reservation. Ordering was simple. Drinks came on time, appetizers were there quick, but (1) entree was late by (5 min). From what we could tell, someone screwed up and the order wasn't made.

That said, the food was great, drinks were refilled when they should be or before. Nothing bad right up until we were about to leave and then the waiter completely dropped the ball.

Tickets were not even close to correct. After 10 minutes of trying to figure things out, he comes back with a pad of paper to take all of our orders again. 10 minutes later he comes back and 4 tickets are still wrong. 5 minutes later he comes back and they are still not right but in our favor so we just pay and bail.

Honestly I think this was a fluke because several of our party had been there before and had great experiences. I'd definitely go again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dos Perros is a great casual dining spot in Durham. Go for the vegan flautas!

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very loud restaurant, we couldn't hear each other talk. A party of 6 was seated next to us and eventually left without eating, due to the noise level.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food. Great server. But so loud inside we had to shout to hear each other, 85dB average noise is ridiculous. Ruined what would have been a nice evening.

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 (County Durham)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Enjoyed the outdoor seating area and the taco options which were special that evening! Will be back many more times!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We've always enjoyed Dos Perros but had not gone for a meal in the past year or so - probably because there are so many great choices in Durham. Service was great, waiter was knowledgable and attentive, and the food was delicious. It reminded me why we like the place so much. I had a '67 Cadillac Margarita and Pollo Verde - both were top-notch.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great food and service. Margeurita was outstanding!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I appreciate that they have delicious vegan options (although I wish there was more than one vegan entree). Service is always great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We came here for lunch. Everything was fresh and tasty. The service was excellent. So I would recommend this place.

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