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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Good mexi!

Our family are big fans of Mexican cuisine and we're skate on the lookout for a new place to try. Although situated in a strip mall, this restaurant had great food, colorful ave tasteful decor and friendly prompt service. The majority of the clientele were Hispanic the evening we attended, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
jbm609
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had intended to dine here but were thwarted by the behavior of the staff who, on our visit intended to make an evening booking, seemed unable or unprepared to show us a dinner and drinks menu. After three requests, we gave up as such difficulties thus far, indicated a fraught experience ahead was likely.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our family are big fans of Mexican cuisine and we're skate on the lookout for a new place to try. Although situated in a strip mall, this restaurant had great food, colorful ave tasteful decor and friendly prompt service. The majority of the clientele were Hispanic the evening we attended, which I always feel is a good sign that the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Top Contributor
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?