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El Corral Mexican Restaurant

1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 8, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-309-4543
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good52%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“el corral” (14 reviews)
“quesadilla” (6 reviews)
“refried beans” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 8, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here and were very happy with the meal and the service. Both our meals were more than we could eat. My wife had the tamale and enchilada combo and it was good. I had the shrimp quesadilla and it...More

Thank Dstudder
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Since it's close to my office I meet friends here for lunch or come get takeout when I'm craving Mexican food. Reliable and a good value. Servers are very nice. I've had a number of the lunch options and they've always been tasty.

Thank Z8554KFlisah
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was pretty good, about a three. The service was a five. The enchiladas were pretty good chicken quesadillas just so so.

Thank Dstudder
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Typical Mexican restaurant. Food was average...not the highest quality of ingredients. Salsa was bland. Service wasn't just ok.

Thank Davis2440
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Decent margaritas but a bit pricey. Dishes were packed with meat and good. Service was good until we needed our check then we had to go searching for our server.

Thank Grimeskatie
Reviewed July 10, 2018

A good solid choice for Mexican fare. Nothing fancy but all very good. Chips and salsa were brought to the table and the salsa was very tasty. I started with a queso appetizer, followed by a Burritos Tipicos. The burritos could have used more cheese...More

Thank mckimw
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This was my second time in Durham and my second time eating here!! Service was fast. Food was awesome....and it was margarita night!!!! Fantastic!! Salude

Thank hazelwoodsa
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food !! We always dine here when visiting the family , service is great and well the food top notch Highly recommend !

Thank ken h
Reviewed March 29, 2018

After reading most of the favorable reviews, the Wife and I thought we'd give this place a try. El Corral in located in a strip-mall just off of I-85, so it's rather easy to find. Once inside we saw a decent crowd for a Thursday...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed February 19, 2018

We enjoy El Corral. The food is consistently good, and the staff are really attentive and friendly. My wife loves the margaritas! They have a small but decent kids' menu. The prices are average for the quantity & quality of the food. But, the family-friendly...More

Thank Donald B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 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 - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 8, Durham, NC 27705-2659
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-309-4543
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