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“Outstanding taqueria!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nini's Taqueria

Nini's Taqueria
552 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5459
970-259-4221
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Ranked #34 of 151 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outstanding taqueria!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We went there for takeout after reading so many nice reviews, and found Nini's to be every bit as good as people say. Knowing it might be our first and last time eating there, we (a couple) ordered a large selection of items, including veg quesadilla, soft corn tacos (veg and fish), and a variety of sides (guac, veg black beans, rice, two types of salsa).

The tacos were DELICIOUS. Nini's tops their tacos with a spicy, vinegar-based slaw that adds a nice burst of refreshing acidity that differs from so many "heavy" feeling tacos. The guacamole was also a winner, as was the mango and habanero salsa. In fact, the only item amongst everything we got that we didn't love was the rice, which was frankly dried out and kind of flavorless. Zia Taqueria has much better lime-cilantro rice!

Rice aside, the food was great and the counter service was brisk, efficient, and pleasant. Everything we got, and it was a lot, came in at ~$35; a couple could easily eat a great meal there for about fifteen bucks.

I would recommend Nini's unconditionally to anyone visiting Durango.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Littleton, CO
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Flavor Flavor Flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very similar to Chipolte, but the flavors are better - deeper seasoning and spices. Try the Guacamole - real avocados! Easy walk from any of the hotels on main street. The staff is friendly and fun. It appears that many of the locals come in regularly because everyone was on a 1st name basis. Prices are around / under $10 for a meal and a drink.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Lansing, MI
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“So Delicious and Fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is definitely a step-up from today's burrito place. Their margaritas are surprisingly good and the food was seriously yummy. Don't miss the patio out back - it's quiet, clean and shady. What a great place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesomenessedness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great service, great food, low prices, local beer...what more could one want! Go for one of their burritos and chose the condiments and sauces.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun and yummy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stopped in for a quick, casual dinner and were very pleased. Tasty tacos with yummy unique salsas, prepared very quickly. The staff were very friendly and the decor inside was quirky and cool. We'd definitely stop in again if we ever get back to Durango.

Visited July 2013
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