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About Blue Corn Cafe
Blue Corn Cafe has been serving the Triangle area for 17 years. We offer a locally sourced twist on Latin American cuisine. Our passion for locally sourced food and beverage has allowed us to offer our unique twist on Latin and South American recipes. Both owners Danielle and Antonio Rios have a passion on bringing their culture to your table with unique quality products.
Our warm atmosphere and kind servers make you feel comfortable upon entering and that is only where it begins. We look forward to serving you. Prevecho!
Durham, NC 27705
Latin American, Mexican / Southwestern, South American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:00pm-9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are custom caterers and can design and implement what our client envisions. Both on and off site, we have been entertaining and catering in the Triangle area for 17 years.
We have both street and lot parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Looking for a casual upscale private room, Blue Corn offers custom designed menus with a warm smart casual feel. Perfect for corporate events, showers and birthdays.
Private Party Contact:
Danielle Rios: (919) 286-9600
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Corn Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Had a great time and the service is always on point. I love their salads and quesadillas but tonight I thought I'd try something new. I had the plantain encrusted mahi mahi... big mistake. The fish was deep fried (over cooked) and the fish tasted very fishy as if it had been frozen for days. The best part of the meal was the mango salsa on top of the fish but unfortunately the rest of it was not good
We still enjoy blue Corn and will go back but I will never order anything but a salad or quesadilla again. :(
Happened to go for an early dinner On Valentines day before a concert-
Had been there before but this time it was amazing.
I had the barbacoa It was a litin version of Osso bocce and it was up there with anything I ever had. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the fish tacos.
the Jazz group was a real treat.
The only caveat is if you order an off the menu custom drink with top shelf tequila it can be a pricey drink Nonetheless I cant wait to return
The owner and her family could not have been more gracious
Blue Corn Cafe was absolutely AMAZING!!! The service was prompt and friendly, the prices were reasonable and the food... SPECTACULAR!
I had the blue corn quesadilla- the flavors worked very well together, it was cooked perfectly and the portions were beyond generous for the price.
My husband had the paella - similarly: the flavors, the portion size and the ingredients were made beautifully.
There was also live music while we ate which was a nice and unexpected treat!
Overall, we loved our experience at Blue Corn Cafe and will be returning!
This was my first time at the Cafe. I treated my friend to dinner and we really enjoyed it. The ginormous plate of calamari and the Venti-sized margaritas made for a great start! Everyone was incredibly friendly and genuinely cared about how our meal was going. I'll definitely be back.
Friendly, attentive service without bothering us all the time. Much quieter than I imagined. Didn't have to wait long for our food which was very good and provided my wife another meal for the next day. Lots of other stuff on the menu I would like to try since this was our first trip.
My wife thought her fajitas were good, but I just plain didn't like mine. It wasn't bad, just not good. That is, until about 5 hours later when my opinion changed. Terrible digestive cramps and bathroom visits over a 4 hour span. Needless to say we won't be going back. Service and atmosphere were great, but you come to a restaurant for food.
With so many new restaurants in Durham, I had neglected Blue Corn for quite awhile. I was so glad to go back and have their beyond delicious tomato avocado salad with grilled chicken...it can only be better once we are in full bloom with homegrown tomatos. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants Mexican food even though this is Latin American. The quality is so much better than any Mexican food I have had around here but still satisfies that taste for those flavors. Was great to see Danielle and her, now 16 year old son, who was working there. I remember him "before" he was born. Can't wait to go back and have some more of their delicious eats!! The Mojitas were FINE!!!
Wonderful service: had water and table all set up for our reservation, host was super sweet and our waiter was attentive but not naggy
Incredible food: got the vegetable fajitas......but added chicken :) veggies were delicious; so well spiced
Good atmosphere: local (I assumed - didn't check) artwork all over the walls...loved!
Very happy with everything!
We have been several times because they offer options for my wife and I who are vegan. The food is consistent, tasty and served by friendly staff. They don't have many outdoor tables but when we have been fortunate enough to get one, it has been a great bonus.
This is a nice place with good but not great Mexican food. In three meals over the last three months, the food was good on two occasions and so-so on the third - e.g. an entre served cold that should have been hot, etc. Service is very nice, prices are generally reasonable. In sum, I will be going back from time to time but it is not at the top of my list.
A longtime favorite item of mine on the menu, a tortilla shell salad containing strips of skirt steak, has recently been unpleasant for me because the meat was consistently tough. When told about this, our server discussed it with me and then asked the chef to make this salad for me with meat that was less "well done." The chef kindly agreed, and the result was the best such salad I can recall ever having. The meat was cooked "medium", with some pink, and was tender and flavorful. I am grateful to our server and to the chef for their great response to my concern.
2 out of 3 in our dining party were very happy with their food. However, the one who ordered the seafood paella was barely able to take a couple of bites before refusing to eat any more. Luckily, the other two of us had some extra food and appetizers left to share with him. But I was surprised when he sent his plate back virtually untouched why no one asked if there was a problem.
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