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Los Cuates Mexican Restaurant

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4524 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-6235
+1 919-872-6012
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

They have the best mexican around. We had beef and chicken tacos catered. We had plenty of food and the food was very affordable. Loved the Salsa too!!

Thank itravelplaces75
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223 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We're transplants from S.Cal too, but 27 years ago. We're a bit disappointed in the food. Seemed really bland. Enchiladas not so tasty...chimichanga huge and ok. Cheese dip not so great. No problem, lots of places we like. Service was easy and pleasant.

Thank 1econ
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

My wife loves the carne asada and I love the green chili burrito. No rice, no beans in those burritos, just a huge pile of grilled meat with guacamole ... it's heaven!!!

Thank GlobeTrotter903
Cary, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This food is like you're visiting someone's house. Better than any food truck and many more dishes to choose from. Most days, there are 4 kinds of fresh salsa, limes, cucumbers, and jalapeño and carrots on the salsa bar. The TV's are tuned to spanish language stations and many of the patrons are not native english speakers. The lady who... More 

Thank Michael S
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

I absolutely love everything about this place! I'm originally from Southern California and have lived in NC for 6 years now. While I have found lots of good Mexican restaurants in Raleigh that I really enjoy, NONE of them have made me feel like I've been transported back to So Cal like Los Cuates. Not to mention I haven't found... More 

Thank Zachary F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We've only been a few times but our most recent trip was to get some take-out tacos. The carne asada and carnitas were wonderful and the garnishes and guacamole were great. 8 tacos in about 2 minutes for a little over $20 and a hungry (borderline hangry) family was sated. It's not much to look at but it's got excellent... More 

Thank pipanale
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Being from San Diego, I know So Cal Mexican is the place is absolutely the best. When I found this place, and saw the menu, I hugged the owner. The Carne Asada and Machaca Burrito are just like home... NO rice in the these burrritos. We put that on the side. Go there...I say go there now, and wahs it... More 

1 Thank James J
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Looks like you just do take-out but once you get inside you see there are tables. My brother enjoyed having a TV to watch soccer and the variety of choices on the salsa bar. It's a little spicy for my taste but the food portions are very generous. There was an extensive menu and it seemed slightly more authentic than... More 

Thank Rebekah H
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Probably eat here 10-12 times a year and never disappointed and never worry I will be. The roasted pork is great simmered in green chilies. Best Mexican breakfast choices around. Good salsa bar complemented with both fresh and marinated veggies. Decent beer selection. Chili relleno is a favorite.

Thank mike g
Apex, North Carolina
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

From the hug portions to the Mexican food like i remember it in San Diego, this place always a great experience. The food is quick and very tastey, and the staff is nice and courtious! I recommend Los Cuates to everyone that wants a great mexican meal in a low key easy to relax in atmosphere.

Thank BenchMarkVII

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4524 Old Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-6235
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-872-6012

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