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Jun 3, 2014 03:46 PM

Los Comales shut down- where to go for tacos in Durham now?

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that both Los Comales locations are shut down due to tax issues. Los Comales was my go-to taqueria (ok, I live really close) with fresh, hand made tortillas loaded up with delicious meats. For $2 or less. And I also loved their condiments bar. Anyway, where to now? Durham and Triangle hounds, what say?

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    1. It's so, so unfortunate. Los Comales tacos are unparalleled. I've hardly gotten tacos anywhere else for years now, but I guess what we're left with is La Vaquita and La Superior.

      1. Yeah I mean there are at least 3 places that do good tacos on Roxboro.

        1. This same question was recently posed on the City Data forum, so I will copy/paste my response below for the benefit of this CH audience:

          In Durham: La Vaquita - both the Chapel Hill Road and Hillsborough Road locations. Super Taqueria and La Superior, both located on Roxboro Road. Toledo Carniceria & Taqueria on Highway 54 in RTP. Azteca Grill on Chapel Hill Road. I used to really like the Taqueria Lopez truck that used to park on Hillsborough Road at night, but I haven't seen it parked there in a while.

          In Chapel Hill/Carrboro: The taco truck that parks at Fitch Lumber. Not sure about its name, but they have probably the best salsa verde in the area.

          In Cary: Taqueria Rancho Grande on SE Maynard Road. Their tamales are a strong contender for best in the Triangle, second only to La Vaquita.

          In Raleigh: Taqueria El Toro on Junction Blvd near Tryon Road.

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          1. re: ToothTooth

            In CH/Carrboro Taqueria Ramierez is the my go to choice. They're at Cliff's most weekend nights and have eye catching blue lighting. There are at least two taco trucks that park at Fitch's. Both are white and I can never remember which I like.

            1. re: Tom from Raleigh

              Of the two taco trucks that park simultaneously at Fitch's Lumber, I like the one that has the fold down window counters on both the side and back of the truck. If anyone can help with the name of that truck, please do.

          2. There's also Restaurante Ixtapa on Exchange Park Road in Hillsborough now:


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            1. re: romansperson

              Great suggestion. R. Ixtapa is fantastic. Sensational guacamole. Everything else is great too. Best lengua tacos I have had.

              Note - They are closed on Tuesday.