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Blue Corn Cafe

716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-286-9600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“blue corn” (15 reviews)
“plantains” (10 reviews)
“quesadilla” (9 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go here! Fantastic food. Great wait staff. Homemade Pico de Gallo salsa was the best ever. Perfect amount of fresh jalapeño in the salsa for just the right kick.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 733robt
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Put Blue Corn on your bucket list. Our first time to Blue Corn Cafe based upon a recommendation of a local. Ends up the owner works the front performing hostess duty and this is a family business. Their guac is outstanding, and the menu is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NorthStar779040
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Came with few business friends for dinner- food was good. I like that there are some Cuban choices on the menu. We liked the guacamole and the margaritas. Clean, cute decor and very nice staff. Good texmex and latin american food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Empanada was delicious!! The pastry was exceptional. We also ordered chips and salsa. The plantains with mango salsa were some of the best I have had in the area. Our server was so sweet and very helpful. Parking available across the street (must pay during...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank becca83-TN
Reviewed 17 September 2018

You won’t be disappointed. Everything I’ve had at Blue Corn has been wonderful. Service is great, atmosphere is nice with a soft background music, food is awesome. Try something new when you stop in, you might discover a new favorite.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NotToCrazy
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Platanos Con Pollo was an amazing taste treat! I would never have considered combining plantains with chicken, but seeing it on the menu made sense instantly. The portions were surprisingly large with lots of sweet plantains. Served over a bed of rice with beans made...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank stephena684
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The best fish tacos and rice and beans that I have had in a long time. Friendly service and nice quiet setting.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank awcharlotte
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Stopped by here for Lunch, and have had lunch hosted here for our work. Great options, and some really great food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank robertaS299PA
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here while picking up my daughter from Duke East! This restaurant is located on 9th street where there are several shops, restaurants, book stores, etc. I loved my server as she made several suggestions and took good care of me. I think her...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KellyHuffman
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for late lunch at 3pm on a Thursday after visit to Duke Med. Plantain app was the best. Tried picadillo and fell in love - amazing flavor. Portions are very generous, so I consider it good value. My husband considered taking home some of...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank nancy-a-go-go
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9600
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