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Awesome, Authentic Mexican Drive-Thru on Captial Blvd -Raleigh

RaleighRocker Jan 17, 2007 01:15 AM

Yesterday afternoon while I was crusing around enjoying the last of the hot weather, I came across a new Mexican Drive-Thru on Capital, in the same shopping center as Babies R' Us, close to the hot tub store.

I didn't really take the time to peruse the entire menu while ordering, so I ordered three taquitos, not the most adventurous thing, but they were good & covered wth cheese & guacamole.

I asked the gentleman at the window how long they'd been open at that location he told me "40 days" I believe he was the owner, regardless he was very friendly, and let me have one of each kind of salsa (none were that hot imho) & a take-out menu.

As I gobbled down my food in the parking lot, I read said menu-they have everything from Tortas to whole fried tilapia all the sweetbreads you'd could ever want, breakfast all-day, plus various combo plates everything is inexpensive. I plan on going back soon-the chile rellenos burrito is calling my name, actually several things-I think I might pig out.

I apologize for not writing their name down, as the menu is in my car, and it is no longer 75 degrees out! They also have a location on Wake Forest Rd.

I must note that it is food experiences like this that make me love, not bemoan the growth in R-town.

  1. RaleighRocker Jan 19, 2007 12:56 AM

    bingo! yes, Los Cuates. And as mentioned, well at least during my one encounter the staff spoke english-which is a blessing for me as I get intimidated as I don't speak Spanish, but apparently I look like I do (that is a whole other forum.)

    Also as mentioned I'm all for supporting local businesses.

    I have to go down C blvd this weekend, so I am definitely going to make another pit stop & will report back.

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      blewgo Jan 17, 2007 11:37 PM

      It seems that they have recently started adding tarter sauce to their fish tacos, but tell them to hold it and give you an extra tortilla and for less than $5 you get the taco, chips, dip and a drink. I'm sure the other things they sell are good, but thus far all I've tried is the fish taco.

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        Tom from Raleigh Jan 18, 2007 12:14 AM

        Last week, I had 3 tacos of varous meats. I didn't specify and they gave me large. The large ones were a nice portion. They fell apart when I ate them. Next time, I'd order the smaller ones and I'd expect they'd come with two tortillas.

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        Tom from Raleigh Jan 17, 2007 08:23 PM

        Confirm Los Cuates.

        I can confirm they speak English. They don't American-ize or dumb down their food. To me this place is a great blend of convenience and good eating. Heck they even take credit cards.

        It's hard to beat locally owned fast food.

        1. ldixie Jan 17, 2007 03:20 PM

          I believe this is the newer branch of Los Cuates, which is probably my favorite Mexican joint in Raleigh.

          1. OrganicGal Jan 17, 2007 02:45 PM

            RaleighRocker, if you can get the name posted, I'd be THRILLED!! I've been looking for this sort of place since I moved here 18 months ago. I'm used to the 24-hour Mexican drive thru from college (ah, D'leons in Lincoln NE, how I miss ye!), and have been looking for that little drive thru where only the person working the window speaks english (and generally not well at that!).

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