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2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
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Ranked #45 of 651 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: Relatively new, opened by the same people who run Nana's in Durham, but a different location and very different type of place.
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English first
Durham, North Carolina, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had 3 taco's today, the Chili Rubbed Pork Butt, the Braised Local Hog Jowls and the Crispy Pork belly with a side of pork pinto beans. All I can say is WOW! The 3 best Taco's I've ever had. Add to that a great IPA, quick service and a pleasant atmosphere and it was close to a perfect lunch.

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We came here based on the good reviews. Had grilled fish tacos and we ordered a beef nachos to share (portion was large for a regular size). The jicama slaw was spicy and good - something different. Grew up eating jicama and was glad to see how it's used in a different culinary way. I would go back when I'm... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've eaten here a number of times but rarely make it a destination. The cost and time to get the food don't balance well if you are looking for a burrito - there are better and quicker places around - but I recommend. I usually have the chorizo on something or other. Yesterday it was the burrito. I don't remember... More

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Ann Arbor
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is a little pricy compared to the price I pay for tacos in California, but these are gourmet tacos. The have slow cooked garlic beef, pork butt, choriizo, and a few others. 3 tacos plus side chips run around 7.99. The big daddy gourmet burrito with three or your specialed meat run around 9. But it is really... More

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Durham, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had the soft tacos which are very large, you almost have enough for two meals. They serve chip and salsa as well. The food here is made to order, so its very fresh and I for one appreciate that. I would recommend this place to everyone, you will not be disappointed.

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Greenville, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We ate at NanaTaco today and had a very enjoyable experience! The food was tasty, but what was even better was the service. The cashier was friendly, and the food servers were very nice and helpful, happily identifying what was what on our plates -- there is a wide variety of meats available and unless you are very familiar with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

4 bones in my chicken burrito! I could have gotten really hurt. This place is very overrated, check your yelp reviews and try someplace else. The chicken burrito was only somewhat tasty because I had to pour 3 different kinds of salsa on it. My husband and I won't be back

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Durham, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I stopped in for a quick bite and will be certainly coming back especially with how close it is to school. Sure, parking is annoying but it's worth dealing with. I had the three tacos ($7.50) and you can mix the meats so I got chicken, chorizo and pork. They have $2 cans of PBR, lots of salsas and your... More

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

been here several times and the food is always great, make sure to try the dirty meats. the service can be a little slow but it's to be expected since they are always pretty busy. nice toppings bar and seating outside is nice. parking has been hard to find every visit.

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Raleigh, NC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I recently went here for the first time for lunch. I had the grilled fish tacos and they were wonderful. Fish tacos seem to be either great or really bad, but here they did them really well. The person that took my order was friendly, and I will be back.

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Additional Information about NanaTaco

Address: 2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
Phone Number: 919-489-8226
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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