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106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
+1 919-835-3593
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“cilantro rice” (3 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a place to eat on Cinco de Mayo on a recent trip to Raleigh. No special events that day, but Centro had decent reviews and close to our hotel. We were not disappointed. We did need to wait for a table...More

Thank Wolfsha
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had lunch at Centro while visiting the Capitol and history museum. The food was fresh and flavorful. The beef taco was more like steak. I skipped the rice with cilantro since I do not like cilantro but had the slaw as a side instead....More

Thank AverageJill727
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have been eating Mexican food my entire life, so I was not expecting this gem right here in Raleigh! It's small, with a precise menu, but oh my goodness! What comes out of that kitchen is nothing short of magical! Our waiter was sharp...More

Thank Jacquelyn K
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We live right down the street from this lively restaurant. It is in an older downtown building that adds charm and character. Their chips and salsa are almost too good - I always eat too many... Their menu is not a typical "Mexican Plate 1,...More

Thank Shellys_Travel_Story
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Horchata had free refills and our waiter was incredible. Food is great if you eat meat or dairy but the vegan salad was still pretty impressive. Great atmosphere!!

Thank Zoe S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Centro offers a perfect meal and ambience that satisfies all deliberations of where to have dinner out with those you love. We started with 3 different cocktails: a Red Sangria, Inca Paloma and Margarita del Gallo, all unique, and a refreshing way to begin the...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We might have been the only seniors in the joint for lunch, but very much welcomed nonetheless. The VERY learned barkeep passionately went into great and most helpful detail when I asked about trying a top-end mezcal for the first time. He retrieved a Del...More

Thank jimichongaJC
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great for date night and with friends! I absolutely love this place. Truly can't get enough. The decor is awesome, the food is spectacular and the drinks are incredible. Don't leave without trying the spicy margaritas!!

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Great lunch in Downtown Raleigh! The menu is not huge but everything looked good. Chips came out quickly, we greatly enjoyed them. I had a torta that was amazing! Service was great. They even took our stroller to a storage closet for us. Best of...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Even though it was 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon, the menu offered at Centro was "brunch". Our first time here - a very hot July afternoon. Decor of restaurant is so interesting. Service was excellent. Our table shared guac, queso and chips - the chips...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1432
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-835-3593
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Centro was born from the hearts of Angela Salamanca and her uncle, Carlos, who shared a love for art, and fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. We pride ourselves on using as many fresh, organic and local ingredients as possible to provide you with healthy, flavorful food as well as to support our local farmers. Our mission is to serve you the best locally-sourced Mexican and Latin American cuisine, innovative margaritas and cocktails, and to give back to our wonderful community.
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