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Mama Nora's Peruvian chicken opening in Cary. Anybody been?

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  • Westy Apr 8, 2014 06:58 AM

Just saw it the other day. According to their website, this would be the third location.

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  1. I think its Mami Nora's isn't it:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/960857
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/706607

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      That si what i get for not reading the sign carefully. Thanks.

    2. Most people I know that have been to the joints in Raleigh and Durham love it. I haven't been in some time. Simple, cheap and to the point.

      1. It's awesome and a good deal. Go!

        1. I had heard about that… I'm not sure the demographics support a Cary location. I could be wrong, though.

          I've eaten a couple of times at the Raleigh location. The food was quite flavorful and good, but I did think the portion were a tad on the skimpy side for the price.

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          1. re: Tehama

            Skimpy? Are we eating at the same restaurant? I've more or less stopped going there because the portions are far too large for lunch. I do really like their chicken, though.

            1. re: rockycat

              Yeah, for $8.50 you get half a chicken and two sides. Really enough food for two people.

            2. re: Tehama

              The only time that I felt it was skimpy was ordering a 1/4 chicken dark meat. The person I was with got the 1/4 white and must of had twice the amount of meat.

              1. re: chazzer

                Interesting. The first time I went I ordered a small chicken soup and I want to say it was like $4.50 (that time was probably a year ago, so don't quote me on it). They brought me the tiniest container I've seen (basically a little larger than you would put a side of mayonnaise in) and said that indeed was the "small" soup size. I just couldn't understand how they were charging $4.50 for 2 TBL of soup.

                The next time I went I got the 1/4 chicken and left still hungry.

                I must have just had some bad luck. I'll have to go back; I thought the food itself was quite nice.

              2. re: Tehama

                Strange that the new location is being listed as "Cary" when it is truly in Morrisville.

                1. re: Tehama

                  Not sure where you normally eat or how much but there's no way the servings are skimpy.....no way.
                  I usually get the whole chicken, sides of fried yuca and plaintains and can eat 3-=4 meals. I also treat myself to the flan which is to die for and the best I've had anywhere and I used to live in Ecuador :)

                2. Triangle Food Guy reports they are targeting a June 1 opening for this location.

                  I too love Mami Nora's and agree that it's a good value.

                  1. I frequently go to the one in Raleigh and can't say enough good about them The chicken is the best I've ever had!!! ANYWHERE. Prices are more than reasonable and you won't be sorry. Just heard about their newest location this morning so gonna have to make it a frequent lunch place...If the Raleigh location is any indication, it's gonna be crowded at lunch time :)

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                    1. re: scubak

                      I went to the Morrisville location for lunch last week. It was busy, but not too bad. The chicken is damn good as always.

                      1. re: ToothTooth

                        Thanks for that! I know the Raleigh location has lines out the door on weekends sometimes.