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Best Mexican Raleigh/Durham Area??

uncle rico Mar 12, 2007 05:24 PM

Flying in to town Thursday and was hoping to get some good Mexican? And what would be the best place to celebrate St.Pattys?


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    pgym Mar 14, 2007 06:51 AM

    Taqueria Lopez in Durham hadn't yet opened when Jim Leff came through, but I'd put it up there with Los Comales and Paraiso.


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      HeelsSoxHound Mar 14, 2007 05:30 AM

      yeah, i was gonna ask-- are you looking for a great taqueria or a fine dining resto? jibarra fits the latter admirably, but if you're looking for authentic food of the type that the local mexican population generally eats, there are a ton of great taquerias in the area. some personal faves include super taqueria and los comales, both on n. roxboro in durham, and the aforementioned paraiso.

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        Tom from Raleigh Mar 12, 2007 07:58 PM

        I've been to Jibarra once and Taqueria El Paraiso at least 6 times. Both are great on their own merits. My gut tells me that someone flying into town would be better off at Jibarra.

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          mclaugh Mar 12, 2007 06:33 PM

          I'd say Jim Leff's review pretty much nailed it:


          (Start about half way down.)

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            jeff and Lawrie Owens Mar 12, 2007 05:31 PM

            Jibarra in Raleigh, is awesome really upscale mexican cuisine, with a beautiful bar, and very hip decor! A must!!

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