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Cafe Capistrano

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8471 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-3369
+1 919-872-1127
11:00 - 21:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love their tortilla soup. We eat here about once a month. Their salsa is outstanding fresh and bright. Their entrees are a good size very filling. Good food ok price point.

Thank Stephanie R
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food is always amazing! Everything is so fresh and good! I like the chimichanga. It is so cheesy and good. Salad is always fresh.

Thank Ksdsings
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As a frequent customer of Cafe Capistrano, I'm disappointed in the deterring quality of the food and service. Last night was the nail in the coffin for me. After driving across town 25 minutes to pick up a take out order, they told me the credit card machine was down. Instead of acting like any customer-oriented establishment would do, they... More 

Thank mitchellpulley
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When out of town firends wanted good Mexican food my first thought was Cafe Capistrano! I switched up from my usual Mexican salad for fish tacos and they were delish! My firends loved Cafe Capistrano!

2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Cafe Capistrano on a random Tuesday night. The place was fairly busy but not packed. I am not hard to please by any means and never complain. The food was good enough that under the right circumstances I would recommend the place, but the service was slow and seemingly careless. The hostess seemed too busy to be bothered... More 

Thank Brian M
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant is in a small strip shopping area off of Durant Rd. I have never had better Mexican food than here. Portions are huge, the chile sauce they prepare is wonderful. Servers are always friendly...food arrives in a timely manner. We go here at least a couple of times per month.

Thank Mike C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. I wasn't crazy about the chicken torta I had but the queso and lime rice are good. Keep in mind that if you're expecting Authentic Mexican food you may be dissatisfied since they serve Mexican food with a California twist.

Thank Veronica R
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is my all time favorite Mexican restaurant! The food is Baja California style Mexican. They make everything fresh here, even down to their taco shells. Everything is absolutely delicious!!! We love this restaurant! Everything is made to order so give yourself a little extra time. But the food is worth the extra few minutes! If we lived closer we... More 

Thank Lisa R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We are here Jul 9th for our date night. We've been here before so we knew what to expect. We always make reservations just in case (you have to call they aren't on open table). The food was great. I had the Mexican salad with chicken on top and it was fresh. Basically a burrito on greens. Th server was... More 

Thank Boston2NC
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I am spoiled by the Mexican Salad with chicken and lime dressing. Always enough to take home for next day lunch.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8471 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-3369
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-872-1127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?