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Durham’s Favorite MEXICAN PLACE

AUTHENTIC | LOCAL | handcrafted

Dos Perros isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant.

You won’t find fishbowl-sized margaritas or sombreros here.

What you will find is a restaurant serious about honoring the rich culinary heritage of Mexican cuisine by serving classic dishes alongside innovative specials still rooted in the flavors and cooking techniques of Mexico. Owner Charlie Deal curates a thoughtful beverage program, featuring hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive beer list - with an emphasis on featuring North Carolina brewers and distillers.

Our atmosphere is warm and friendly; stylish enough for date night but not formal or stuffy. In fact, you’ll often find a crowd gathered around the bar talking soccer or picking our bartenders' brains for the secret to a perfect margarita.

The menu is truly an experience in real Mexican cuisine, highlighting the region's rich, flavorful sauces; fresh, simple ingredients, and perfectly balanced spices. Locally sourced ingredients turn into amazing tacos, perfect tamales, delightful soups and surprising salads.

Plus, Dos Perros is known throughout the Triangle as one of Durham’s best vegetarian and vegan options, with numerous gluten-free options as well.

Come in and visit us, and see why Dos Perros is Durham’s favorite authentic Mexican place.

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(919) 956-2750



Lunch Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
11:30 am - 2:30 pm


Dinner Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
5-9 pm

Dinner Fridays & Saturdays
5 - 10 pm

Sunday afternoon
12 noon - 9 pm

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Delicious Mexican favorites, daily specials and quick service. Chips and salsa always complimentary.

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For date night or any night, and perfect before a show or ball game.


Taco Night

Sundays and Mondays are both taco nights, with taco specials not served any other day of the week.

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Vegetarian and vegan options are ALWAYS on our menu, plus we host special vegan weeks throughout the year.

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Looking for Durham’s best handcrafted margarita? Find it right here. 

From ‘ritas to beer, Dos Perros takes pride in serving only the best drinks to pair with our authentic foods. We look for fresh ingredients, quality liquors, and, whenever we can, local producers. So that means while we do have traditional Mexican beers, we also serve outstanding brews from right here in North Carolina, like those from Fullsteam Brewery right down the street. And while we haven’t found any local tequila producers just yet, we source many other spirits from distillers specializing in small batch products.

But the real stars of the show are the cocktails. If you want a margarita made right — and I don’t mean from some super sweet, yellow-dyed mix — Dos Perros is the place to be. Our classic margarita is a purist’s dream, but over and over our guest gush over the specials: jalapeño-infused, cucumber, Mezcal, and more. Take a peek at our drink menu to discover more creations.

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What our guests are saying…