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Nini's Taqueria

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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552 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5459
+1 970-259-4221
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Durango, Colorado
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Nini's is a casual dining spot right in the heart of historic downtown. You order at the counter and can take your food to the pleasant back patio area, eat at the few tables inside, or enjoy people watching out front. They make your taco to order while you wait and the ingredients are fresh and very tasty. One of... More 

Thank Scott S
Kansas City
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is fast casual, independent style. Order at the counter and dine in or take it to go. Either way, choose from nine different salsa and layer them on your choice of tacos, burritos and more. We all had tacos (carnitas, barbacoa, and fish) plus guacamole on the side. Everything tasted very fresh. The spices and salsa heat was just... More 

1 Thank JayhawkForLife
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Stopped by after checking in at our hotel . One of the few places open on a Sunday evening. Went walking downtown to explore and found Nini's. Glad we did! Foe those of you familiar with Chipotle, it is similar in concept but has better food! There were 4 of us and we each ordered something different. Everything was wonderful!Only... More 

Thank Jay C
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Cute hole in the wall in the heart of Durango close to train station. The seating is minimal but the food makes up for it. The variety of salsas are delicious. I loved the mango salsa on the vegetarian soft tacos and the black bean and corn salsa on the shredded chicken. So many combinations. Some great local brews too.... More 

Thank Natosha S
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Had the fish tacos with a mango salsa - delicious! My friends had the chicken tacos - equally delicious! Nice selection of ala carte items as well as tacos and sides. Casual dining located on Main Street. This was our favorite night out - a must try if you are in Durango!

Thank MomfromColorado
Durango, Colorado
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A lunch spot we hit 3 or 4 times a months, the Chicken Nachos and the Southwest Seafood Chowder (seasonal) are both outstanding...the Margs are pretty good, too!

Thank MakaiTide
Newnan, Georgia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ate lunch there and they were fast and had lots of tasty choices. The margarita was smooth. I had the burrito and a choice of three sauces and three of each of the choices, so 9 sauces to choose from.

Thank Rowenby
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Found this place while walking down Main St. The restaurant was 1/2 full. The wait staff huddled up in a back corner "chatting" and hanging out. Waited about 20-mins for water. Server was not engagin, did not offer any real personality or service. Food was good. Waiter never checked back after taking our order. When we mentioned it to the... More 

Thank golfer425
Gilbert, Arizona
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We love Nini's Taqueria for excellent tex-mex options. The beef nachos are a favorite, and overall the food is much better than other fast casual Mexican options in Durango. The restaurant has fast service and quality food in a great location in downtown near the train stop.

Thank Michael S
Somers, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Wonderful little spot on Main Street - hidden patio in back! Food is exceptional. I could eat here every week and never grow tired of it. Wish they had one in NY!

Thank Piazzashell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5459
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-259-4221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?