Food was incredible! I had the paella; I'm Portuguese and I have to say that was the best paella I've had in a long time. Their tostones were yummy! Makayla and Alex were super attentive! Customer service was amazing!
This Mother’s Day lunch was probably my 4th visit to Blue Corn, and my most disappointing. I had the Paella and my son tried the Piccadillo. The Paella was flavorful, but quite sweet, which I didn’t expect. The Piccadillo, even with all lovely ingredients, had just a “meh” flavor. I think next time, and I will be back, I’ll stick with the more standard items.
Staff was very accommodating to our needs and good service. Chips salsa pico queso and habanero salsa all great. We were so excited and really looking forward to our entrees. We got them and were pretty disappointed because it was so bland. We doused everything with the salsa and hot sauce for the flavor. Only entree out of 4 had good flavor and was a little more on the salty side which was surprising which was the Roja dish.
The food was wonderful and I love the Sangria!
It's so nice to be able to make a reservation for this restaurant on Open Table. The service here is always on point. The servers really know the menu, and they are very friendly, and always nearby to make sure your drinks are full. The food is delicious. I have enjoyed a chicken dish as well as a vegetarian dish. I'm not a vegetarian, but often like to eat vegetarian meals, and I love that they have a nice selection of vegetarian dishes.
Very good. Flavors iv never experience. had the chipotle chicken over field greens. Dressed with cilantro vinaigrette.
Had dinner with some friends before a concert. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was spectacular. More importantly, the hostess and our waitress both went out of their way to make our experience fabulous. I called ahead to inform the restaurant that we were celebrating one of the couple's 35th wedding anniversary and that I wanted to bring in a couple of gifts to present to them after dinner. Well, honorable mention goes to Megan (the hostess) and Makala (our waitress). Makala's Service was outstanding. She hid the gifts in the office for us until we were ready to present them to the couple. She asked us how things were going throughout dinner. Also, a special thank you to the Chef for preparing one of my friend's menu selection according to her diet restrictions.
Overall, the dining experience was the best ever! Thank you Blue Corn Cafe! I will be telling all of my friends about you! And! We will back! :)
This is still one of our favorite dining choices in Durham. Delicious appetizers and entrees, friendly staff, convenient location.
Great food, good service. Restaurant could use a little TLC.
We made an early evening reservation (5:30) to attend an evening event. When we arrived, our table was not only ready, but set with fresh ice water and menus. The staff was exceptionally friendly and upbeat. They checked in with us frequently and kept our water refreshed. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. We ordered fried Calamari to share and it arrived on a huge platter. Needless to say, we were stuffed!
The menu was wonderful and the food even better. I live in Greensboro, NC. Was in Durham for a doctor’s appointment. So glad I found this jewel on my trip today. The staff was inviting and well versed in all the selections. Will be back!
Food was excellent. Chips and three salsa choices tp start. We added cheese dip with chopped jalapeños that was wonderful. Our service was spot on and the decor was very tasteful. We would definitely recommend.
Excellent for a conversation during lunch. Very good menu, fresh and modern.
Love this location and the abundant food choices, always hard to decide, keeps me coming back. Service has always been great, love the ambience and feeling like they are really honored to have you join them for lunch and/or dinner.
Loved the wine selections and all of the food was excellent. Very good service.
Blue Corn has been a longtime favorite for casual dining, but two visits in the last few weeks have been less than satisfactory.
On one visit, the cheese-potato filling in a stuffed poblano was stone cold, and our server made only a late and cursory swing past our table to 'confirm' that everything was OK.
At a subsequent visit for dinner, the quesadilla with grilled vegetables was far less satisfactory than usual, with great chunks of undercooked carrot the primary vegetable, in lieu of the peppers, onions and squash I would have expected from past experience. Again, the server (not the same as before) stopped to ask about the meal only when our plates were nearly empty.
Maybe the kitchen and wait staff are just going through a rough patch, and I certainly hope that's the case. I'm not willing to give up on Blue Corn just yet, but my confidence in finding reliable food and service there is a little shaken.
Our group was treated to excellent appetizers and a good selection of draft beers. We were a ble to carry on our conversation with just the right ambient noise so that one felt like they were sharing with the entire restaurant. Our server, Cecy (Sp?), was helpful, considerate and showed up magically at just the right times.
Both of our dishes were excellent and combined unique ingredients!
Great place to go for consistently good food with excellent wait staff
Fantastic service and delicious food - we had barbacoa (osso busco), pollo milanesa, & seasonal vanilla bean and cinnamon flan. A side dish of plantain chips with spicy sauce complimented am awesome dining experience. Can't wait to go back again!!
Enjoyed a great dinner before my son performed in a concert at Baldwin Auditorium.
Good food. Good maduros. Weak drinks.
Fantastic find for dinner. Over-achieved on all aspects of the dinner. Service was excellent. Rachel was our server and was extremely helpful in explaining the meal preparations and recommendations. Very pleasant and responsive to us all evening. Other servers are also looking out for all guests, regularly. Rachel helped my wife and I narrow down choices based on our input. We had plantain stuffed chicken and barbacoa. We had considered some standard Latin American fare that you see at other restaurants, and she gave her big smile and said that those are very good and you can't go wrong, but you can get those everywhere. SHe indicated the meals that were more specialties at Blue Corn. Both meals were so enjoyable and the taste was awesome. Our reservation was for a pre-show dinner for DPAC, so had reasonable time but couldn't be delayed for extended time. The meal came freshy prepared, but didn't take too long. The preparation was artisitic, more than ample amount (we took home quite a bit of leftovers), and the taste of everything was so enjoyable. I had expected a nice visit from reviews and research. This was as pleasant of a dinner as we've had in a while. Loved it!
The food was awesome, the interiors were ambient, service was quick, drinks were great. parking lot was across the road.
All 5 of us really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Corn Cafe and especially appreciated the wealth of vegetarian options, in addition to an eclectic menu of other food and drinks. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent.
We had a delicious meal with family and friends. Food was all wonderful! Drinks were great, service was outstanding and ambiance was lovely! We will definitely be back on another visit to Durham!!
Booked a large group for my wife's birthday. Service was great!
We loved our dinner at Blue corn cafe! I'm glad I found them on open table and paid a visit. The food was fantastic and the staff attentive. Definitely recommend going there. We went as a family but it's a nice date location too.
We had a great meal tonight! The mojitos and margaritas were awesome. Probably one of the best cheese enchiladas I've had in a long time!
Been by this place many times but never paid it much mind. Needing a new place to meet friends we gave it a try based on the positive reviews. Very nice. Don't think that this is anything like a typical Mexican restaurant. Inventive, fresh ingredients, good service. We'll be back.
Danielle and her staff always seek for you to have a great dining experience! Their food is so fresh and they change it up with specials. Great place to meet up!
You don't get that kind of incredible service for the price anywhere else. I was incredibly impressed.
I love, love, love Blue Corn because it has been a special gathering place for me for many years. The food used to be so much better. I'm not sure what's happened but my last two meals there haven't been very good. I hope this changes so Blue Corn can go back to being my favorite restaurant in Durham.
Service was good, though few tables were full. The food was very average, and didn't differ from cheaper alternatives.
I ordered the steak fajitas. While my server was excellent, the steak was poorly prepared, smelled odd and was full of gristle. The Sangria was good as were the refried beans. I will not eat here again.
I am never disappointed at Blue Corn. the food is consistently good as is the service.
Genuine welcome. Attentive wait staff. Consistently flavorful food. No pressure to leave the table. What's NOT to love about this place??!
Delicious food and fantastic pitcher of margaritas that was perfect for our table of four!
Nice place, good food, funky and colorful interior. I would go again.
Reasonable food and good sized portions. My old fashioned wasn't great. Service a bit pushy...