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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
919-969-8750
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Ranked #73 of 253 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place is dark and it looks more like a cantina than a restaurant! The food was not good but the guacamole was just awful, think about a mix of cream cheese with green artificial coloring! How can the reviewers say this is the best mexican in the area???

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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ordered take out this evening to sample their offerings. A side of beans and rice and a #3 Combo. Phone service was courteous and friendly. Upon arrival I felt welcomed and my order was ready. A for atmosphere and service. D+ for the food Beans and Rice were solid average taste and quality. Chips- Fresh Salsa- Tasted store bought vs.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Monterrey has the best Mexican food in town. My family frequents Monterrey. I just love this restaurant.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

When I was a student here we would go here like twice a week. I have since brought my wife here many times on game days to experience this local delicacy.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When I'm craving Mexican this is the first place I think of to dine! The homemade salsa and chips are perfection and my favorite dish is Camarones Monterrey which is a dish loaded with large fresh shrimp cooked in a creamy and slightly spicy smoked chipotle pepper sauce with bacon. I alternate between ordering that and the Camarones A La... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Since moving to the area we have been searching for a good Mexican restaurant and so far Monterrey is my favorite. They are certainly not the flashiest place I've been too but their food is very well made and the only thing I've had here that was not as good as I thought it could be was the chile releno... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is one of our top three Mexican restaurants in our area. The food is well prepared and salsa some of the best. Friendly staff and quick service. My husband always orders a chicken dish and I always order a burrito and always consistent and delicious.

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SF
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201 reviews 201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here as a family recently an our experience was poor. Food: Standard food, large portions and nothing special. Everything from the salsa and chips to the tacos and nachos were regular and plain. There was no real flavor. Ambiance: Standard taqueria decor, relatively clean, though it place is a bit dark. Service: Surprisingly the service is excellent!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Overall, not bad. Good chips and salsa. Quesadillas came out very soggy and put the overall rating if the restaurant down in my opinion. Good service.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Mexican restaurants can be hit-or-miss anywhere, but are especially dicey outside of the southwest. I'm always a little apprehensive to try new places on the East Coast. Monterrey, while not overly impressive, was perfectly acceptable. I can't say much about the atmosphere as we sat outside on a stormy day. I was with my brother and his two small children,... More 

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Additional Information about Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Address: 237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
Phone Number: 919-969-8750
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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