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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/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Corn Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
The ambiance and staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Great family place for a birthday or celebration of special occasion like a graduation. The menu could offer more Latin American specialties and not so much Mexican only foods. The Cuban plates were amazing. The paella was not good and they should try a more traditional Spanish recipe (was more of a soggy rice than a paella). The rest was fine.
I went here with my parents for lunch the other day and we loved it. Our server was really nice and very attentive. We had the chips and salsa with guac, and I had the chipotle chicken salad. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was also really nice. Would highly recommend!
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!
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