Totopos

4.6
368 reviews
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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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DM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early Mother’s Day dinner and it was *packed*. Very glad to have booked ahead using Open Table. Food was great. Service was great. Our table was below a air duct and our kids were cold but did little to ruin the occasion. My wife was thrilled.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I ordered the special of the night..a burrito stuffed with several ingredients. The staff was very welcoming, professional and knowledgeable. But, when I received this 'so-called, 'special' it wasn't fresh and it was cold because they said, the special was fresh and it wasn't. We are it, but I wouldn't go back there again. But, they have ALL THE TEQUILAS YOU CAN IMAGINE.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very loud - multiple birthday parties were held but it’s great for a fun night out

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MD
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great margaritaa

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome.... One of my favorite Cary restaurants.

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KC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Totopos! The food is amazing. Like someone's grandmother or mother is in the kitchen making it! Their margaritas are amazing and fun! The staff is always friendly and the atmosphere is bright and fun. Great for date night OR with the whole family.

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LT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in the Triangle, in my opinion. Extensive tequila menu, fresh, made-from-scratch EVERYTHING, even bar ingredients when possible.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my friend here for a birthday brunch. The food was super tasty and came out quickly, and the staff was very friendly!

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CM
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and Jordan took great care of us. He had good recommendations and kept drinks full, checked on us for anything we might need regularly.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Amazingly fresh. Service was excellent.

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DH
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall the food is very good and the presentation is also very good.

The noise level was quite high, making it difficult to conduct a conversation.

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! We had a work meeting and they had it all set up for us when we arrived. Will come again!

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R
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Sylvia, was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious, and the dessert was a magical concoction of fried sugary plantain with an ice cream moat around it—wow. More please!

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S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb. They accommodated our party of 12 very well. Food was delicious.

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WB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good, but not outstanding for the cost. I wouldn't recommend what I had ordered, but I didn't hear any complaints from the rest of the party (5 family members).
The place wasn't busy, which makes me wonder why they don't seat people until at least half the party has arrived.

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RM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great.. Service was super slow and I didnt even get a drink refill. Would only recommend if you have PLENTY of time and you aren't hungry or thirsty. If you get the server I had, it will be a while before eating or getting your drink.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and drinks were great, the service was not the best. Felt like we were a bother to the waiter. This is the second time I've felt that way while visiting, otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it.

I loved their ginger lime margarita and their steak asada platter was fantastic. The steak was cooked perfectly. On a previous visit I had their nachos... sooo good. The food keeps us coming back.

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k
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is not your typical Mexican fare. Food is prepared freshly and perfectly seasoned. The margaritas are superb and the tequila brand selection is wide. I have never had a bad meal and always bring out of town guests here knowing I can count on the quality. The restaurant atmosphere is warm and entertaining with an accommodating staff like no other. This is high on my list of favorite local restaurants.

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j
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was lacking in salt but overall okay experience.

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L
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent . Server was very friendly and knowledgeable, but the food came out slower than it should have. The restaurant is a bit noisy, at times hard to hear my dinner mates. It was cold where we sat; the air conditioning came on full force(twice) and made it very cold and we all had to put on our coats, but the waitress spoke to someone and it became less cold each time.

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R
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Good service, great atmosphere, can’t wait to return.

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V
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Still my favorite place! The food is tasty and fresh.

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MR
Raleigh
73 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service as usual. Would it kill them to put salt and pepper on the tables ???

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great, and we enjoyed the Plato Gordo!

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MA
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

would be nice if they would offer smaller portions. The tacos are very good! love the atmosphere

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the food and service there, but twice we booked thru Open Table and requested a table and both tines they didn’t reed the special request.

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RS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, decor, vibe - the whole enchilada !!! Totopos nails it!

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ML
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service ambience 5

Been here several times. Never a bad meal! Food, service and ambience are always consistently excellent.

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Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My entree was served cool-to-lukewarm, which is concerning from a health/safety viewpoint and disappointing from culinary viewpoint. The chili relleno was completely stuffed with huge mass of chicken and not tasty or appetizing. The beans and rice were quite good, considering they were cold. The complementary chips and salsa were fine/average, but again, cold.

The waiter came by and asked if I was still “working on” my meal, which should have been obvious since I was cutting something on my plate at the time and the plate was still full of food. I replied, “Yes.” And he swept the plate away to the kitchen. Okay, I stand corrected, I was no longer “working on” that meal.

The entire experience felt like no one in the restaurant really cared about their job. Mediocre food, mediocre drinks (although quite pretty), mediocre service...

My husband quite liked his chicken tacos and would visit this restaurant again. I would not.

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OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Overpriced and food was mediocre.

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TZ
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service by Rico was stellar. Food delicious and gluten free menu is great!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant for Mexican food! Its definitely a step up from the typical restaurant with combination plates and the Speedy Gonzalez.

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S
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the drinks to the server to the food was top notch. Glad I had a reservation as they were busy!

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BF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food. We had the veggie street taco and the fish tqco(salmon) . Both were great.

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HG
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great blood orange margarita! Food was just ok

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B
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this place for restaurant week and were not disappointed at all. The menu was smaller than most Mexican restaurants, but that was Ok-it was easier to make a choice. They have the best salsa! Loved the esquites (Mexican street corn) and shrimp ceviche. Hubs had tacos so pastor which was excellent too. We shared the churros for dessert. They were the best we've had since being in Mexico. We certainly will return and bring friends.

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FB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit. Outstanding food. Great service. Loved the tequila choices. Definitely going back.

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CM
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The blending of ingredients was expertly crafted. Service was very good, attentive and warm. Best salsa in the area!

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