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#83 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-835-3593
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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Plymouth, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like food that looks good this is the place to eat, However, if you like food that taste good this may not be the place to eat . I told myself that maybe it was more Authentic Mex however I really believe it was more microwave mex

Thank fatmanD
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I visited Centro shortly after moving to the Raleigh area and were impressed! We split the enchiladas and they were delicious. Decor is a little funky and our server was not very attentive, but overall it was a good experience and we will be back. The menu is more upscale Mexican food so it is pretty expensive,... More 

Thank chaceifland
Wade, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our Taste of Carolina Tour and it was fantastic! Still not really sure what they served us but it was absolutely delicious so who cares. The tacos looked amazing but I didn't get to try them. Just gives me a good reason to come back. One of the best margaritas I've ever had and I've been to... More 

Thank Tim D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Best steak tacos I ever had. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended! All of our food was fresh and of the highest quality.

Thank Dennis J
Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food, service, atmosphere and location is "everything!" New to area and after several failed attempts at finding great Mexican food, thought we were doomed. But then we find Centro. From the moment we arrived the buzz of the restaurant and the greeting of the hostess set the dining experience. Kristine was our server and she was/is incredible!! Authentic and... More 

Thank ETWill
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is a little dark when you enter but great service and food. Had fish tacos, which are spicy, which I love. I typically don't like avocado but it added just the right compliment to beautifully cooked mahi. Margarita was also really good so Centro will be a frequent stop on trips to downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We love Mexican food and have heard about this place so we checked it out. We were glad we did. We went in on a Saturday evening and were lucky to get a couple of bar seats. We started with a couple of margaritas and they were great. Ross and Dan were behind the bar and they provided excellent service.... More 

Thank IslandGuy03
McDonough, Georgia
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were visiting Raleigh doing some family genealogy research and wanted to grab a quick lunch before we headed home. We were glad we got there as they opened because it did not take long for the place to become packed! It is a small restaurant but the food was excellent. I had the fish tacos and my cousin had... More 

Thank Karen D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Centro has been around for quite some time downtown (originally Dos Taquitos) and the food has always been great and reasonably priced. My last visit came after a two year hiatus and while the interior has changed quite a bit (there is an upstairs bar and tapas now), the menu is pretty much the same and the food still tasty.... More 

Thank Daniel L
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Spending the day visiting museums, we ate lunch at Centros. We loved the atmosphere. The food was great and farm to table. We went with our 4 year old , which leads to my one complaint, this restaurant is not very kid friendly. There is no kids menu and they charge for kids Milk refills. This is a great place... More 

Thank Stephan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-835-3593
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?