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Centro

#85 of 1,143 Restaurants in Raleigh
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106 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-835-3593
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Today
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
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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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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend wanted chipotle but I said "lets try something new" best decision EVERRRR! perfect. Chill place. AMAZING BRUNCH. Drinks are good...but babbbbyyy..the food. Lol Go..now!

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Thank ConstantJazmine
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, two kids and myself were is Raleigh visiting and wanted somewhere close to the science museum to eat! We look at the map and saw what was near us and we chose Centro!! We were sooo glad! This is wonderful Mexican food! The atmosphere is great it is very kid friendly although there was no "kids menu" my... More 

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3 Thank Stephanie U
Angier, North Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin and I were in downtown Raleigh visiting the State Capitol Building and we found this place by asking Siri for a restaurant nearby. We arrived shortly after it opened and are glad we did because the restaurant got busier as it got closer to noon. Our server, Kieran, was wonderful!!! She knows the menu very well and did... More 

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Thank CarolinaGirl2013
Durham
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Centro is a Mexican restaurant in the downtown Raleigh, NC. The servers are very polite and will give you great service. The food is delicious and the price is affordable and fair. It is walking distance to the other site seeing places in downtown Raleigh. Try it and enjoy!

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Thank myrnam294
Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I wouldn't go here if I wanted really good, authentic Mexican food. There's nothing wrong with the food - it's fine - but it feels like it tries to hard to be upscale. This is more like a bar that also has food than a restaurant, which is great if that is what you're wanting. But if someone wants good... More 

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Thank Bz3rk
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we went there and ordered queso and salsa dip, these were excellent, very tasty and fresh. the margarita was very good too. Then I ordered Frijolada, and came this plate with beans and some veggies floating in a sauce, with a pile of rice in the middle and an egg on top. all this totally tasteless except for the some... More 

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Thank Nathalie S
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Margaritas were excellent. I ended up having three over lunch and that was probably one too many. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Their recommendations for food were spot on. We actually stayed past their lunch hour, but they never once asked us to leave or quit waiting on us. Definitely a good spot to eat if you... More 

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1 Thank Josh W
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Quaint little restaurant in downtown Raleigh. Service was great and very fast. The tamale plate with cream sauces was very good. Crispy chips with fresh salsa. All the ingredients seemed freshly prepared.

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Thank Larry A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I see a lot of reviews here saying the food is great. I can see if you don't know Mexican food, you may say that. There is nothing Innovative or different about the food at Centro. I found that it was very bland and tasteless. I had the guacamole and it had no taste. I ordered the tamales, I was... More 

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Thank Melissa M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Centro is not the run-of-the-mill quick Mexican restaurant. I LOVE the envuelto con marranito appetizer - pork on a sweet jalapeno cornbread cake. Great margaritas and ambiance. One of our go-tos when people come visit from out of town. Also love that Centro is very involved in the local community. Bonus - check out Pello Gallon, the mexcal/cocktail bar upstairs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?