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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
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Ranked #42 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 3, 2014
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

The salsa was a bit runny but had a good taste. The chimichanga tasted old like the chicken has been refrigerated for a day or perhaps 2. If the chicken has a fresher taste, the chimi would have been good, but as is, it was below average. The enchiladas were very good. So overall all I would rate this as... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Yes, it's true. I am not exaggerating when I say I've been there over 100 times. I CRAVE MONTERRAY when I've been away for too long. It's the best authentic mexican food for SO cheap. Their chips and salsa are divine and their cheese dip takes the cake. Everything from their fajitas, enchilada, and arroz con pollo are AMAZING. Their... More

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