Totopos

4.6
312 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Totopos Street Food & Tequila will take you on a walk through one of the most vibrant and modern metropolises in the world: Mexico City. With a menu focused on the capital city’s diverse street foods, Totopos honors the many culinary influences that have converged over hundreds of years. As you arrive, the city’s iconic green taxicabs and Metro Subway will guide you to the heart of Totopos – a cantina abundant with 100% agave tequilas and fresh squeezed citrus mixes. The concept is an impression of daily life in Mexico City. It is rooted in the folklore that characterizes our great city, the colonial architecture, the street food carts, and the Metro that surrounds our skyscrapers. From the mysterious luchadores to the colorful Xochimilco boats, Totopos grabs inspirations from all corners of the city.

Totopos is the beginning of a dream, of a new adventure we bring to Cary, North Carolina. Our restaurant can be described as the culmination of a long-inspired project.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(919) 678-3449
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sw Cary Pkwy
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Leave the cooking to us and let’s celebrate! With Totopos, you’ll feel right at home with our friendly staff and attention to detail at every table. Whether your event is private or one for the whole family, we’ll make sure it’s a fiesta!

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What 312 People Are Saying
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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun. Exciting menu. Great server. Will go again.

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SM
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome!!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Lunch was bunch on Saturday no options food not great

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B
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent first time. Wait staff was excellent and so was the food. Will definitely be back.

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SR
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation for 5 people well in advance. Once we got there, they sat us in a booth with a chair on the end. For 5 adults, this was very crowded and the person on the end was in the walkway. They need more tables of groups larger than 4. I was unhappy with our table. The food was great, per usual.

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S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food drinks and service., easy parking, everyone was accommodating.... big portions of food

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EL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, great atmosphere, and some really wonderful vegetarian options. Also, some great original beverages. I highly recommend trying the hibiscus water and the fruit mojitos!

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VM
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Totopos! It’s my favorite Mexican restaurant! The food is always fresh!

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KH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was just okay, nothing really special that stands out two days later. We went for a friend's birthday, wouldn't be somewhere we would choose on our own. Compared to other Mexican restaurants, the food was $2-$3 more per entre.

Two annoyances are that the menus are longer than 1/2 the width of the table, so you fight the person across from you to see the full menu and they frown upon your request for a straw, and bring out straws upon request unwrapped on a napkin, so who knows how clean they really are.

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k
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. We have been coming since it opened in Cary. Daily specials keep it fresh. Waitstaff is friendly and engaging. Food is not your typical Mexican, a step above and prepared to perfection.

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D
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Honestly felt like routine Mexican place. Nothing special about it.

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SW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Totopos! The food is delicious and the service is great. Food always comes out quickly- sometimes before we have finished our chips and salsa but we never feel rushed by the servers. Try their pineapple infused tequila in your margarita- you won’t be disappointed!

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OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is great. Bring a sweater as it is so cold you can hang meat in the dining area.

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BT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful. The atmosphere was nice and festive. Homemade margaritas were also very delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2nd time dining here but took 2 friends who had never been. Food, drinks and atmosphere was great. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Our server, Louis was AWESOME. Knew the menu well, was attentive and made the visit even better.

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B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was great too! Went on a busy Saturday night and the food still came out quickly. Looking forward to going back!

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PZ
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The offerings on th menu are very creative. This was our first time and will be our go to for mexican from now on.

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EC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Totopos to have a casual Sunday evening dinner and celebrate a friend’s birthday. Our server Santiago was the best! He made us feel comfortable and we’ll taken care of. The staff presented our friend with a warm birthday surprise wish! It was good food, good tequila and good fun! Thank you all!

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M
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a Chili's a long time ago and thankfully the owners have given it a very fresh start. A nice place with nice people a strong menu and busy but with rarely a wait. We will definitely go back...

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VM
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints me! It is my favorite restaurant in Cary!

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The guacamole tasted like it was store bought and not fresh at all. My girlfriends tacos were cold and she didn't feel like they were made fresh. The service was great but the food was not.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends got 3 shrimp tacos each and they were loaded down! They all loved them!! I got shrimp fajitas...at least 2 peppers and an onion under 6 medium shrimp. They paid less and they had at least 6 small shrimp in each taco. My meal was definitely a disappointment but they all loved it! Next time I’ll get the tacos. Never fajitas again.

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SC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my favorite place to eat and we come here frequently. Great food and the drinks are awesome. The staff and management are always wonderful.

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BS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service- great drinks - fun atmosphere!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic Mexican food! A great restaurant to visit. The ambiance and decorations made me feel like I was back in Mexico City! Must try the margaritas!

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J
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

La comida es excelente, toda; también las bebidas con tequila. Me encantan las quesadillas mexicanas hecho de tortillas de maíz azul, pimientas, cebollas, y lo mejor, chicharrones... ¡qué ricas! Los meseros y meseras son muy amables y mi vaso de cerveza (Dos Equis, gracias, México, por esta cerveza de altísima nivel!) estaba siempre llena. ¡Nos volveremos pronto!

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B
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We ordered fish tacos and shrimp tacos. Each plate had Three tacos and cost us $15 each. That’s $5.00 a taco. Each plate has 1/3 cup of cold rice and 1/3 cup of like warm beans. The glass of wine was $9 and was a small 4 oz pour. The guacamole was at MP. Strange. We were served a half cup for $6.95.

My wife and I compared value of what we were serve to what we have recently been served at other similar restaurants and we didn’t see the value in what we received.

Scratch this restaurant off our list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Really cool decor, have been here before and will definitely return again

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g
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really great food. This is my new favorite Mexican Restaurant in the Triangle!

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visited here for our Wedding Anniversary and the food was AMAZING! The decor and ambiance is authentic and eye catching. The menu has a nice selection of plates for every taste, WONDERFUL food! It does get busy which slowed down our server getting to our table to take our order but we were fine with that. The margaritas were also very tasty and we were treated to complimentary shots and homemade ice-cream to celebrate our anniversary. Will be going back for years to come!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, suggest trying the el Gordo platter for two. Always good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We normally love Totopos and the food and in fact it was the place my husband and I had our first date. We had a party of 17, which they strangely called ten minutes before our arrival to confirm. I had called the day before to confirm myself since it was a large group. We had very poor overall service. There were not a lot of other people in the restaurant, yet parts of our order were wrong. It took a long time to get anyone to come over to see us. We had to ask the hostess. The worst part was we all sat with no food, no new water, nothing waiting for over an hour just to get our check! We talked to whoever was the acting manager and there was no apology or anything. It was the weirdest experience and has really impacted our view of a formerly favorite restaurant.

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SS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Super good! I am never disappointed here. I got the veggie quesadillas and they are to die for, the rice and beans that come with them are also excellent.

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AM
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Totopos and love that they have gluten free options.

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M
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic soup. We tried the creamy black bean and the Mexican chicken. Both sublime.

Amazing fresh and pungent salsa.

And the best chicken verde enchiladas I have ever had.

We love this place!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Totopos! Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious!! So fresh and full of flavor. We will definitely return soon!

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A
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! Great location and Santiago was very helpful!

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was good, but for the price, I expected a little more. The drinks however, were fantastic as we got their special blue coconut margarita which was awesome, but unfortunately didn't have a lot of alcohol in them. The food was okay, nothing really to write home about, it was under-seasoned and for how much it was, I was expecting there to be a lot more food. The ambiance was fantastic however and just a neat place to go hang out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good!

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KJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Reserved for book club. Restaurant kind enough to put us in quiet area. Server gave us a quick overview of the restaurant and was eager to answer questions. Gave us ample time after eating to finish our discussion. Everyone seemed pleased with their meals. Would reserve again.

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