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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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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
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Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Spicy (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vegan (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Friendly servers. Food came quickly, Felt well taken care of by all staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Dining here was amazing. I made some requests and they followed through. For example, I asked for them to put up flowers and they did. Great food and service!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Friendly staff, amazing food

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Great cocktails and dinner!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

No complaints! Very tasty food and great service :).

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food and drinks were excellent. The cucumber mezcal margarita was much better than I'd expected and the Cochinita Pibil was the best carnitas I've ever had. Other members of the party raved about the Salmon al al Veracruzana and the Flautas Veganas. Service and wait staff were excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Manager was engaging in an argument with a person outside upon arrival. Small portions. Not impressive. Pork wad good.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Had a meeting there and the staff was great. The food was awesome! The service was great. One of my favorite places

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Second time here and we were still quite pleased with the food and service. We enjoyed being able to bring our dog to the patio.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We had a truly fantastic experience at Dos Perros!! Wonderful choices for everyone, even our vegan loved ones. Such a fun, interesting take on Mexican food. Also - the staff was so kind to us given we had a birthday celebration - we felt so taken care of. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I loved the Gorditas I ordered but that was it. The sangria was not good and I had ordered a side of rice and beans which were terrible. I barely ate them and told the waitress I did not like them, only to find out I was still charged an additional $2.50 each for the rice and beans separately. I do not think I will return to spend that much on food that was not worth it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The host / waiter was extremely helpful and friendly. Very informative when we asked about certain items on the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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