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Pueblo Viejo Mexican Restaurant

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107 James J Freeland Mem Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2595
+1 919-732-3480
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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North Carolina
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a friend of mine there for a bday dinner. They placed the sombrero on her head, sang and gave her a beautiful chocolate dessert for free! The Mexican food there is always good!

Thank CBinNorthCarolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pueblo Viejo not only has excellent service, but delicious food with genuine Hispanic flair. It's a great place to take the kids for a Friday night out.

Thank Warm C
Hillsborough, NC
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My title summed it up: nice atmosphere, great service, but disappointing food. The restaurant is a converted house that makes for comfortable small rooms instead of the usual large dining-rooms. Prices were reasonable at $8.50 for a combination plate. The chips and salsa came promptly after we placed our order. The salsa was almost tasteless and as watery as tomato... More 

Thank RonCooley
Nc Triangle
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A favorite of the locals, this restaurant offers both indoor and out side seating along with an open air bar area. An expansive menu that offers something for everyone and includes Amazing fresh hot chips and salsa!!

Thank NCnodrog
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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252 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Hadn't been here in a while and decided to try it again. Same things found. Good food but the service not so good. Too many people for one server, not enough staff, etc. Waited a bit for chips and salsa which are delicious and tea refills were hard to come by and never checked on to make sure our meals... More 

Thank NCluvtrav
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501 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

So this is a standard Mexican, with a ton of combinations and some unimaginative entrées. Take your pick, the food was ok. The pitcher of margarita tasted more like lemon juice. The real let down is the place, which is really run down. Seating is uncomfortable for large parties. Could do with a clean up or a lick of paint.... More 

Thank frenchteddywww
Garner, North Carolina
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176 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were able to eat here for dinner one evening while in the area and we were excited as to the taste of the food. The staff acknowledged us as we entered the restaurant. We were seated immediately and the hostess was fantastic. She seemed eager to serve us hot delicious food. I would recommemd this restaurant if you are... More 

Thank cowgirlup4293
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I always come here when i am in town or meeting new people. Great margaritas and hot food with ample amounts served!! Spicy salsa too! The wait staff is great and always at your service! This is located in an old home off James Freeland drive and has a quaint atmosphere. Great food to try when in Hillsborough!

Thank K_NC
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is an average place to eat. Fairly pricey for Mexican food. If you order their specials at lunchtime the price is fair. If you go at night, you could probably go a fairly nice restaurant for the same money. Over rated.

Thank R Archie D
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Hillsborough. The food is always good and you never have to wait very long to be seated. Prices are about average compared to other similar restaurants.

Thank GulfWarHomer91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 James J Freeland Mem Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2595
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-732-3480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?