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Mami Nora's

#24 of 1,098 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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2401 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-1709
919 834 8572
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried Mami Nora's after reading several reviews on Trip Advisor. All were positive. I am happy to say that everything was delicious just as described. We got 1/4 chicken-white meat, salad with cilantro vinaigrette, yucca fries, maduros ( fried sweet plantains). Everything was hot and delicious. We ordered online and pick up was on time. The restaurant is not... More 

Thank Guatemama2
Quantico, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the recommendation of some friendly locals, a couple of co-workers and I stopped in here for dinner. The food is priced about the same as a fast food combo, but wholesome and delicious! I got the 1/4 chicken, for sides the black-beans with rice, and coleslaw and cleaned the plate! Honestly you can't beat the price for the amount... More 

Thank olejarhead
Wilmington, North Carolina
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318 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Peruvian or South American rotisserie chicken. Buy more chicken than you think you need, because you'll eat it! The rice is well cooked. Salad dressing is quite good. The green sauce for the chicken has a nice kick to it and you can mix it with the white/yellow sauce to make it more mild. Order and pay online to... More 

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here regularly, either for eating in or take-out, and are never disappointed. The chicken is phenomenal - always flavorful and juicy. We usually get 1/4 chicken and vary our sides each visit because there are so many good options - sweet plantains, tostones, yucca, fries... The pollo asado and arroz chaufa are also fantastic and their green beans... More 

Thank MrsBrain
Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I drove past the restaurant for years and never visited due to the look of the building. A friend raved about it, so we took a chance...and we go back to pick up dinner several times a month. The food is incredible!! My kids devour the chicken, and they have the best plantains I've ever tasted. The salad comes with... More 

Thank beckysmith25
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of my new favorite spots. The chicken is mild and flavorful and tender. Mixing their sauces seem to add the extra little kick you might be looking for if you want things up another notch. The fried sweet plantains were the best I've ever had... Darkly caramelized on the outside and tender inside. The fried yucca... More 

Thank smithie17
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We went here for lunch, and ordered a half chicken with salad and corn (both of us had the same meal). We were underwhelmed with the chicken. Mine was somewhat pink in the middle, and I didn't eat it. The salad was okay, with a packet of dressing on the side. I didn't care for the dressing either. The corn... More 

Thank DuckySue
North Carolina
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329 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

First time here. The half chicken was great and the meat just fell off the bone. The black bean was not salty at all and not too spicy. I had the hand cut fries, which was ok, they were a little too dark and tad greasy. I will get the rice or corn next time. I had the tea, you... More 

Thank woodchop7
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Best jerk chicken I've had in over 5 years. Best since I was in Costa Rica. Staff was friendly, ordered online and picked up with ease. Had the chicken aguacho as well, also incredible. Will be back soon!

Thank Josh S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

So, I remember reading somewhere this was a good place (probably TA!).... and it was evident by the large crowd at lunch each day. We also came at lunch. Menu is simple; they serve chicken, you just have to tell them how much you want, quarter, half, whole? Then pick two sides. They also have specials. DD and I both... More 

Thank DeniseNC72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Peruvian, South American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-1709
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919 834 8572

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