Mi Barrio

★★★★☆
  • 5023 Wake Forest Hwy

    Durham, NC 27703

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  • 919-957-9069

About Mi Barrio

Hours
Mon. - Thu. 9am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 11am - 8:30pm

Food

Food
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Ever wonder why people rate all Mexican restaurants that are not fast food joints as "best mexican ever"? Ok, it's not Taco Bell, which means its good. Certinaly not the best. Their home made salsa, EXCELLENT. Chicken Fajita Burrito, AWESOME. But come on. The location says it all. First thing you notice is the place feels "dirty". And the smell. Sometimes it kind of smells moldy. I would describe other smells, but I don't want to stray you away from there.

I've eaten there 5 times, and each time I had good service, a great meal, and left satisfied.

If you're close by, give it a try. I wouldn't travel far for it, but it's a nice local little mexican place.. Just need to get past the musty smell.

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★★★☆☆

Ever wonder why people rate all Mexican restaurants that are not fast food joints as "best mexican ever"? Ok, it's not Taco Bell, which means its good. Certinaly not the best. Their home made salsa, EXCELLENT. Chicken Fajita Burrito, AWESOME. But come on. The location says it all. First thing you notice is the place feels "dirty". And the smell. Sometimes it kind of smells moldy. I would describe other smells, but I don't want to stray you away from there.

I've eaten there 5 times, and each time I had good service, a great meal, and left satisfied.

If you're close by, give it a try. I wouldn't travel far for it, but it's a nice local little mexican place.. Just need to get past the musty smell.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Strange smell

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It is absolutely the best Mexican food around. This is our young daughter's favorite restaurant. She always has the chicken fajitas and I know the salsa is so healthy for her.

2
★★★★★

It is absolutely the best Mexican food around. This is our young daughter's favorite restaurant. She always has the chicken fajitas and I know the salsa is so healthy for her.

Pros: Best Salsa,Best Burritos,Best Fajitas

Cons: Needs More Parking

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My favorite Mexican restaurant. This is run by and for Mexicans. Very little English is spoken and the TV has spanish channels on all the time. It's a spartan atmosphere but I usually get it to go. It's a great deal for take out!

5
★★★★★

My favorite Mexican restaurant. This is run by and for Mexicans. Very little English is spoken and the TV has spanish channels on all the time. It's a spartan atmosphere but I usually get it to go. It's a great deal for take out!

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The best chile verde east of Bakersfield. The chicken en mole is tremendous. Very friendly, and never a problem. They sell Mexican CDs, a tremendous chance to learn the difference between Norteo and Duranguense.
Friday evenings, big groups of working men come to celebrate the end of the week.. always courteous.

2
★★★★★

The best chile verde east of Bakersfield. The chicken en mole is tremendous. Very friendly, and never a problem. They sell Mexican CDs, a tremendous chance to learn the difference between Norteo and Duranguense.
Friday evenings, big groups of working men come to celebrate the end of the week.. always courteous.

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Good mexican food and authentic. This is where you go if you want the real thing. It is good but the staff does speak limited English. Good food and good prices.

4
★★★★☆

Good mexican food and authentic. This is where you go if you want the real thing. It is good but the staff does speak limited English. Good food and good prices.

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As someone who's eaten at almost every Mexican restaurant in the Triangle, I'm sad to say there isn't much difference between most of them. Can anyone honestly tell the difference between El Dorado and El Rodeo? Las Margararitas and Los Arados and Las Palmas? Torero's used to have INSANELY good salsa and slightly different dishes, but suddenly it turned into the same restaurant as the ones mentioned above.

But Mi Barrio beats them all easily - good, AUTHENTIC Mexican food, huge portions, and delicious salsa. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but if you're feeling adventurous, I'd recommend the stomach(!) tacos - sounds gross but it's the tastiest meal I've had in a while. NOTE: don't be turned off by the outside - the exterior is ROUGH. In fact, the first time I went there my friend refused to go inside b/c it just looked too rundown. After I read some positive reviews I forced him to go back and he agreed Mi Barrio is definitely the best Mexican in the Triangle.

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★★★★★

As someone who's eaten at almost every Mexican restaurant in the Triangle, I'm sad to say there isn't much difference between most of them. Can anyone honestly tell the difference between El Dorado and El Rodeo? Las Margararitas and Los Arados and Las Palmas? Torero's used to have INSANELY good salsa and slightly different dishes, but suddenly it turned into the same restaurant as the ones mentioned above.

But Mi Barrio beats them all easily - good, AUTHENTIC Mexican food, huge portions, and delicious salsa. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but if you're feeling adventurous, I'd recommend the stomach(!) tacos - sounds gross but it's the tastiest meal I've had in a while. NOTE: don't be turned off by the outside - the exterior is ROUGH. In fact, the first time I went there my friend refused to go inside b/c it just looked too rundown. After I read some positive reviews I forced him to go back and he agreed Mi Barrio is definitely the best Mexican in the Triangle.

Pros: Delicious food, huge portions, wonderful salsa, friendly service, cheap price

Cons: Intimidating location

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When I went here there was a bit of a language barrier. When the food did arrive it wasnt bad. Seemed to be authentic mexican. Nothing to write home about but a decent meal.

PROS: none
CONS: no frills

3
★★★☆☆

When I went here there was a bit of a language barrier. When the food did arrive it wasnt bad. Seemed to be authentic mexican. Nothing to write home about but a decent meal.

PROS: none
CONS: no frills

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This place looks like a dump from the outside. It is a dumpy old shopping center - I think Mi Barrio was formerly a tanning salon. But they have the VERY best Mexican food. I use it "to go" and it amazing how much great Mexican food you can get for not much money. These people really don't speak English, and most of the customers are Mexican. That's what makes it unique. The food is the best. If you are going to "dine in" be prepared to watch a spanish language TV show on the TV. Their salsa's are great.

2
★★★★★

This place looks like a dump from the outside. It is a dumpy old shopping center - I think Mi Barrio was formerly a tanning salon. But they have the VERY best Mexican food. I use it "to go" and it amazing how much great Mexican food you can get for not much money. These people really don't speak English, and most of the customers are Mexican. That's what makes it unique. The food is the best. If you are going to "dine in" be prepared to watch a spanish language TV show on the TV. Their salsa's are great.

Pros: authentic, chips and salsa, enchiladas

Cons: dumpy location, get an interpreter

 

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