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May 24, 2007

Taqueria Lopez, Durham NC

Update, June 2008: Carpe Durham (and a commenter) report on management and menu changes at Taqueria Lopez, and the original owner's move to The Best Burrito.


Above, the 7 Seafood Soup at Taqueria Lopez, a new Oaxacan-based Mexican restaurant which earned the serious praise of Lisa and Randy, not to mention me.

Other reviewers like  Greg Cox at the N&O and a mess of people at Chowhound.com have said much more, but I'll just say that the food that I tried is good, the seafood variety is wider than any other Mexican restaurant I've visited to around here (see below), and the service has "personality"*


Taqueria Lopez:
3438 Hillsborough Rd
Durham NC
Open daily 10:00am-9:00pm

Same building as the Auto Zone, near the intersection of Hillsborough and 15-501.


*Waitress:  Thank you for coming, please come again.  Except you [points at me.]  No, just kidding.  You can come back.

01:29 AM in Reviews | Permalink


Yum. I will try soon!

For what it's worth, a good coctel de camarones is one of the better things (taste and healthwise) you can get at a real Mexican restaurant. Especially IN Mexico. And they're ubiquitous.

Posted by: Stew | May 24, 2007 1:33:19 PM

Wait. The Chowhound thread says that the Filipino restaurant closed?

Posted by: Stew | May 24, 2007 1:46:58 PM

Yep. The Flip restaurant is now gone.

Related: I described the location of Taqueria Lopez as "where the Italian restaurant used to be, next to where the Filipino restaurant used to be" Randy knew exactly where I was talking about.

Posted by: Phil | May 24, 2007 4:52:54 PM

Fifteen bucks for a bowl of soup? Does it at least feed 2 people?

Posted by: barry | May 25, 2007 10:45:39 AM

It's a big bowl of soup, for sure. Two and a half meals for me. The ingredients aren't cheap, either. There was a whole crab, a prawn, and several other minor players (fish, shrimp, mussels).

Posted by: Phil | Jun 3, 2007 12:12:47 PM