Totopos

4.5
408 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

About

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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ScarlettP
County Durham
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved it! Food was fantastic. Best margaritas! I’ll definitely bring colleagues again and visit with my family!

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David
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and wonderful Tequila selection.

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JenniferM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alejandra was amazing and so was everything we had to eat or drink. I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent recommendations from waitress for food and drinks. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service!

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ScottieD
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience with authentic Mexican cuisine and great service

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KatieE
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. A bit too noisy for younger kids, but overall we love it there!

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RandomSampler
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience- across the board!

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Anonymous
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food. It was a busy night for a Tuesday. Kids and loud groups but my friend and I were able to visit and catch-up. I especially like that if spicy isn't to one's liking, they have non-spicy proteins that can be substituted in most of the entrees.

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AmyM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good as always but the service was not. Our waitress disappeared and we finally got someone else to refill our drinks.

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eddyrock
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Management has simplified the menu greatly. They do not have a combination plate now. They do not allow exchanges. They have taken out almost all the Mexican decor in order to 'meet our clientele's expectations and to improve our online response'. If I wanted something other than Mexican ambiance, I would have come here.

Not the same place it was a year ago. Will not return.

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Sassykat
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service too! Loved the atmosphere! Definitely will go back soon.

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Kris
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent food came fast. Great margaritas.

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vipjhpennwv
West Virginia
31 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for a late lunch. With the 4.6 overall rating, we had high expectations. We were a little disappointed. We had to wait a few minutes for a table to be cleared, since we wanted a table and not a booth. The tacos were a bit a meat with a lot of guacamole. There were many birthday celebrations, which were very loud (not really a problem. Just pointing it out so that there will be no surprises. Easy in and out access from Kildaire Farm Road.

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vipRockyN
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would highly recommend you try out Totopos! This is not your classic Mexican restaurant that serves the same old Mexican food you can get anywhere. Totopos serves unique Mexican street food. Great selection of food options with great flavors. We've been here several times now and it never disappoints. Their churos are the best dessert ever, our favorite. Only knock is the acoustics are awful in the restaurant so it makes it really hard to hear a conversation across a table when its busy. Please give Totopos a try, you won't be disappointed with the food.

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AnnM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive. The food and beverages were delicious. We were celebrating our son's 21st birthday and the server brought a special treat over without our asking.

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vipKiki
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was horrendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Out of town family. The food was good, just not served hot. Tepid. It was very busy, veryyyy noisy and running low on guac. The last is understandable due to avocado shortages. I ordered a Black Russian and the waiter said he didn’t know how to make one. We have had superb food and service there before, so I’ll give them another chance.

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vipAsianGirl
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I’ve been here a few times and love the food and cocktails. Terrible service. 3 separate times, I had to hunt down different waiters for help. Not what I expect on a Friday night. I’ll come back but disappointing..

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vipVividucoco
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Still my favorite place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos with corn tortialla's were amazing. My wife had the chimichangas which were just as delicious. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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LeeZ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed our meal. The drinks were overpriced. Our waitress was excellent and very sweet.

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SarahP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here! The food and service was great, definitely planning on visiting again soon.

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vipDamian
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Authentic Food
Must Go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service every time

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TracieZ
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious and good service! Good portions and lots of choices.

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TxGirl
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good margaritas - nice birthday surprise. Tacos al pastor were very dry and tough - unexpected as I'd had them before.

Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.

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AnonymousDonor
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always get great food and service at Totopos. It's one of our go-to choices for the best Mexican food.

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VeronicaA
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best Mexican food in town! the guacamole was fantastic, the salsa incredible.

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vipJustinS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious. Fresh, natural ingredients with creativity. Food was super flavorful and portions were large.

To top off our great meal, and wonderful service was the magic entertainment (on Father’s Day) with Wayne Anderson. He mesmerized kids and adults with his tricks.

Looking froward to returning in the near future. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Totopos is one of my favorite "Mexican" restaurants in the area, so I was excited to take my father in law there for Father's Day. Our server was super nice. We gobbled up the chips and salsa in no time while we waited. And waited. And waited. Our food took forever. There were a few hiccups with the food, but we had waited so long already. My FIL ordered fajitas and was looking forward to them coming out sizzling and smoking. They didn't and they weren't even hot. Huge bummer. My chilaquiles weren't hot either. Food was only ok this time. Our server was nice and checked in often, but after we ate, it took so long for her to bring us our check. We were there for about 90 minutes. Four people. The restaurant wasn't that busy. If this was our first time, we definitely wouldnt return.

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Sassykat
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our waitress was top notch, atmosphere was great and the food was delicious! Best guacamole too! Definitely will be back again.

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MaishaR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my family here to celebrate Father’s Day early. What a terrific place! The manager, Fabio and our server, Hunter were both extraordinary. They recommended great drinks, I had the Totopos margarita and my husband had the Limon Verde margarita. They were wayyyyy too good!

We started with the guacamole trio. I highly recommend it if you are a guacamole fan. It’s nice to try something with a twist. Our entrees, plantano frito releno and the chicken tinga tacos were delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly and seasoned appropriately. Our children had chicken quesadillas and while simple they were made perfectly too.

We will definitely return!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Great job on creating a nice environment and different spin on Mexican favorites. We will be back!

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StephanieM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, authentic Mexican food! Always good food and service.

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RebekahB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, what a fantastic restaurant. My husband and I were looking for a casual dinner place last Sat night to try. We live in a restaurant wasteland (Harnett County) and have to drive to Raleigh/Cary/Holly Springs to go beyond the few good places to eat here. Expectations were hopeful but boy were we surprised with the food! First the totopos (chips) were excellent, salsa very heavily cumin scented and delicious. We tried the ceviche - phenomenal. I try to eat vegetarian when out, as it seems chefs make veges taste so much better than I do. The vege tacos were incredible. Little bit of cauliflower, plaintain (sp), peppers, ?? in blue corn tortillas...reminded me of 'The Shed' in Santa Fe in the 60's. The piece de resistance were the mole enchiladas. Such as excellent blend of chocolate, cinnamon & pepper. That was an unbelievable dish - wonderful. The margaritas were citrusy & so refreshing. Service was great and decor quite whimsical and original. I am not associated to this restaurant and usually do not write reviews, but this place was worth it. Go....you'll not be disappointed!

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AndrewS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We come here regularly, and usually have had a great experience. Last night, however, the entire time there, we felt rushed. Server was not patient at all, and it wasn’t enjoyable. Hopefully it’s just a one time thing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing drinks! My wife and I absolutely love this place. It can get very busy during dinner though -- make a reservation.

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DaleM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Food is always fantastic and the service is even better! Everyone is always so kind and welcoming.

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You can order delivery directly from Totopos using the Order Online button. Totopos also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Totopos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 678-3449.

Totopos is rated 4.5 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

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