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Mexican, Southwestern
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2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Burlington, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun casual eatery with great food. Grilled fish tacos were perfect and the guacamole was fabulous. Lots of families with small children were eating as well, if noise bothers you go elsewhere.

Thank Michael H
Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My emerging adult children 20-30 somethings return home, and ALWAYS have NanaTaco on their list for lunch. Always. That's probably the best way to summarize NanaTaco. Biggest mistake on eating there--ordering too quickly. Stand there, look to your left of the ordering window at the specials. Study the board overhead. Figure it out, have fun, and combine things. I usually... More 

Thank LikeItActive
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice and both times the food was great. Love all the options as my family has several food restrictions.

Thank KristiK21
Durham, North Carolina
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444 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NanaTaco always delivers a delicious meal. Recently opted for the 3 taco dinner here - love the diverse meat selection, although the lamb blew the chicken and ground beef away. So so good. The nachos are always good as well, and come with your choice of the diverse meat selection on top! The burrito is delicious as well and packed... More 

Thank ckassotis
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

had the 3 taco meal, fish taco fantastic, beef and garlic very good, churizo taco a little bland. the corn chips with queso very good, but the best is the $5 margarita, yes at $5 you can have more than one

Thank Z3386OZdanielc
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Got take out from here and was staying only a few minutes away and it was ready when we got there, very busy, lots of seating. Tacos were great, nachos were good as well. Ideal place if you want good food, quickly.

Thank wkassotis
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

My wife and I took our son and his family to lunch---at Nana's Tacos. Loved it!! Not fancy. Actually just a concrete floor with metal tables and chairs. Order at the counter and they deliver to the table---I had three tacos: beef, chicken, pork shoulder. My son had the fish, beef, chicken. Spouses tried various combinations of those. 2 year... More 

Thank Wesley S
North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I went for the first time yesterday after hearing how good this place was. I had to circle around several times at 11:30 to find a place to park. Parking is very limited here. In fact I did not find a spot and parked across the street in what looked to be an abandoned Chinese restaurant lot. The line to... More 

Thank cajc1
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Big Daddy Burrito is a meal unto itself. Clever use of a nacho chip to give the base of the burrito stability. The salsa bar is fantastic. Mix of traditional sauces, pickled jalepenos, radishes, salsa verde, etc. A very nice selection of local craft beers....and of course on the other end of the scale $2 PBR or Schlitz.

Thank Crookedridges
Durham, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I'm new in Durham - got introduced to NanaTaco shortly after coming back from Cabo San Lucas. Wonderful tacos, pleasant casual place. Since I can't get to Cabo whenever I need good tacos, I'm delighted to have NanaTaco nearby.

Thank Irwin A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2512 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2152
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-489-8226
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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