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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

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237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
919-969-8750
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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

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  • 12
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food WHY are we just finding this place

Too bad that our kids have been in the triangle area for the past four years and we just ate here for the first time tonight? Well don't let the same thing happen to you!!! The food portions are HUGE and oh so tasty! The chips are thin, light and crispy. The salsa is very good and DO NOT skip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Kim L
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Too bad that our kids have been in the triangle area for the past four years and we just ate here for the first time tonight? Well don't let the same thing happen to you!!! The food portions are HUGE and oh so tasty! The chips are thin, light and crispy. The salsa is very good and DO NOT skip... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

First time here. Read reviews and decided to give it a try. Mexican beer and margaritas were only $1.50. Service was quick. Husband got Camarones a la Diabla ( spicy shrimp, grilled onions, rice, beans & tortillas). He couldn't believe the number of shrimp for the price. I ordered Spinach & Chicken Enchiladas. We both were very pleased.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
111 helpful votes 111 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 237 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5831
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-969-8750

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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