Dos Perros

City Center

318 Ratings

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  • Authentic Mexican cuisine
  • Lunch and dinner menus
  • Locally farmed ingredients
  • Tuesday night movies

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Dos Perros - City Center: $20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Fare at Dos Perros

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Voted Best New and Mexican/Latin American Restaurant in Durham County by Indy Week readers in 2010, Dos Perros uses locally farmed ingredients to achieve the authenticity of traditional Mexican taquerias. Chicharrón chasers can start by diving into a sweet potato empanada with chipotle fig sauce ($6-$7) and cheese-and-jalapeno-stuffed plantain fritters with Oaxacan cream and salsa ($6-$7). From the lunch menu, the carnitas tacos ($2.50 per taco) beckon beaks with twice-cooked pork, chipotle, and tasty tomatillos, while the dinner menu unveils a tequila-and-lime-marinated hanger steak ($18) accompanied with potato-poblano gratin, greens, and habanero relish, or vegetarian chile relleno with black bean puree ($12). Proving that jack-o-lanterns are indeed insufficient disguises for winged animals, the duck enchiladas ($15) boast tender bites of bird slathered in pumpkin seed sauce and served with heirloom shell beans and rice.

Enclosed in burnt-orange walls ornamented by paintings and tapestries, Dos Perros provides diners with a warm, inviting atmosphere. They also host "movie night" every Tuesday where guests can migrate downstairs, order food and drinks, and watch a featured film on a 60" flat screen television. Occasionally, Dos Perros also features special meals honoring the movies they are showing, such as the Clint Eastwood inspired "Are you feeling lucky, empanada?" or the sci-fi-themed "Tortanator 2: Judgment Day."

Reviews

Indy Week readers voted Dos Perros the Best New and Mexican/Latin American Restaurant in Durham County in 2010. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average rating, 85% of Urbanspooners like it, and it received a positive writeup in the Bull City Food blog:

  • …thanks to Dos Perros, we now have a place to go in downtown Durham that combines the truly great Mexican food of a local taqueria with the ambiance of a nice restaurant. – Bull City Food
  • This is what I want from a meal out. Friendly people, quick service, and food so good I think I teared up at one point while eating the cake. – Ed S., Yelp

Customer Reviews

318 Ratings

Best vegan food where you can also take non vegans :)
Candace M. · August 15, 2014
No. Great Food.
JK · July 4, 2012
Our waiter, Alex, had great recommendations and fantastic service. It was the best meal out I've had in a while. I plan to return to try more dishes on their menu. It was obvious they paid great attention to detail and were extremely creative. A great find and convenient location to dine before attending shows at the DPAC.
Celeste S. · June 28, 2012
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    City Center

    200 N Mangum St.

    Durham, North Carolina 27701

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