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Taqueria La Vaquita

2700 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-1903
+1 919-402-0209
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (2 reviews)
“mexican food” (4 reviews)
“lime” (2 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
2700 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-1903
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

When I was a kid growing up in Durham, we used to ride our bikes to a little store on the corner of Pickett Road and Chapel Hill Road, which everybody called "The Cow," because of the big plastic cow on its roof. It was...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This place is awesome. It serves what I guess is Mexican street food -- delicious tacos (fish, beef, chicken, veg), burritos, etc. -- and it does what it does really well! If you're looking for 5-star dining (or even any star dining...) this is NOT...More

1  Thank blondventures
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The food here is what might be of thought of as Mexican "street food." That would have potential to be tasty, satisfying and cheap, but this does not deliver any of it. The facility consists of what looks like a storage shed with a giant...More

Thank Scotty1000
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Look for the cow adorning the rooftop of this unassuming space ...good, cheap tacos at an affordable price; excellent service ...what more can one want!

Thank blue_landscape
Reviewed 4 November 2015

My wife and I consumed two take away dinners from this place last night. She had the tacos carnitas, I the costilla de puerco en salsa roja. Mine came with a salad. Maybe that was the problem. Raw vegetables. Many hours of intestinal distress later,...More

Thank Eisteddfod
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Don’t let this hole in the wall, fast food place deceive you. I ordered three items: a torta, gordita, sope and they were all delicious! Even though you can do take out, eating right there would probably be just as good because the food and...More

Thank Emy L
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We have driven past this place too many times to count and finally tried it. It is a shack-like place, with just a cook and and the person who takes orders (perhaps the owner) who helps the cook. This is real honest to goodness Mexican...More

Thank HarmonCT
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Nothing says "Durham" like having Four Square across the street from Taqueria La Vaquita. Both are excellent for different reasons, but I'd take lunch at Taqueria any day over a dinner at Four Square. There are some great taquerias in this town, but most of...More

Thank fotoamazonas
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The guacamole is made to order-chunky and spicy. I love the carne asada taco plate. It comes with 3 small flour tacos topped with crispy grilled meat. There is lime and a radish salad on the side to top them with. No need for sour...More

2  Thank susan c
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Indeed, if the weather is rainy, cold or scorching-hot, this is not the most comfortable place to eat-in. Best at that point to go for take-out. I would advise going to the bathroom before going there. Be prepared to wait for a table during the...More

2  Thank F W
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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-1903
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-0209
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