Dos Perros — A Mexican Place in the Heart of Downtown

Make your plans for lunch at Dos Perros!

Open for lunch 7 days a week!

Tuesday Night Vegan Menu

Every vegan menu is one-of-a-kind, so don’t miss it!        3 courses for $24. Round out your meal with our refreshing house-made white sangria for just $5 a glass.

Dos Perros Private Events

We know you’ve thought to yourself, “I’d sure love to host my special event at Dos Perros,” so come see exactly what we can do! Click HERE for photos of recent events at your beloved Mexican home-away-from-home. Perfect for all occasions, from weddings to business lunches to family reunions. (Pssst, we also cater at your home or office!)

Dos Perros Catering Now Available

We come to you! Make sure to check out our Catering page to see how we can help with your holiday entertaining. From the simplest lunch to a beautiful dinner spread, Dos Perros will provide you with the food and service you already love, in the venue of your choice.

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Thanks Food Lovers!  Voted Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Guacamole in the Triangle by The Independent Readers!

Dos Perros is unlike anything else in the Triangle. We offer fresh and truly authentic Mexican cuisine, an extensive craft beer list, carefully chosen wines, and award-winning cocktails. Our house-made aguas frescas (watermelon, hibiscus, and more) are delicious by themselves or in several of our innovative cocktails. And we serve it all in a warm but upscale environment. And for groups of up to 50, we offer a warm, cozy, downstairs private dining room, perfect for private parties. Our 60″ high-definition flat screen adds to the possibilities; think business meetings or presentations, movie night, or that big game. Ideally located downtown, we’re just a couple-minute walk from the Durham Performing Arts Center, making us a popular pre- or post-performance restaurant destination.
Dos Perros Restaurant. A Mexican Place in the Heart of Downtown.

What Our Customers Are Saying…

“Word on the street is that your “Cochinita Pibil” entrée is the most authentic Mexican braise in town. The preparation and presentation of the rice and pinto beans that accompany the pork shows the type of restraint that makes a “good” dish “great”. Kudos to whoever’s in charge of the kitchen for making that call and proving yet again that fine dining and authentic Mexican food can exist in the right hands. Looking forward to Taco Mondays!!”

“…This is what I want from a meal out.  Friendly people, quick service, and food so good I think I teared up at one point while eating the cake.  It is relatively easy to make one really tasty thing, the difficult part is making three tasty things on one plate, and having them add up to greatness.”

“Currently my favorite restaurant in the Triangle. The food quality is terrific. Dishes have a homecooked taste but you see professional craft behind it. Great selection of beers and tequila. My favorite entré is the mahimahi-encrusted with yuca flour. Sometimes they have a meat broth soup I can’t resist in cold days. The sweet empanadas or the tres leches cake are divine. The bar’s late night  menu saved me several times.”

“Always great, gourmet, Mexican food, learning something new about real cuisine everytime we eat there, which is weekly now. The staff, from the water servers to the actual servers, to the bartenders, cooks, and the host(s), are terrific.  Also a great place for beer people — some of the best beers around.”