Winter Weather Updates

Sunday, January 24: OPEN for dinner at 5pm

Monday, January 25: Regular business hours

Tis the season! Snow and ice often descend unexpectedly and create hazardous driving conditions. Stay current with our winter weather closings and delays. You can also check in with our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Vegan Tuesdays

You ask, we answer! Dos Perros cuisine has offered delicious vegan fare since we opened our doors in 2009. And since we like to keep it simple and authentic, we’ve always pointed back to the Mayan scope of our Mexican heritage. “Basic foods were meat and vegetable stews with added squash seeds and peppers. Additionally deer, armadillo, rabbits, fish and seafood, birds, mice and rats, wasp larvae and snails were consumed. According to Bainbridge College, meat [and dairy] contributed little to the Maya diet before the Spanish introduced pigs, cattle, turkey and chickens.” (Gord Kerr, 2015)

Because of the abundance of chiles, peppers and local spices incorporated into the Mayan recipes, there is a richness and depth of flavors which accompany our vegan dishes. In June 2015 we announced Vegan Tuesday, a way of introducing the Triangle community to exquisite vegan Mexican fare. Our menu is 3 courses for $23 and showcases the beauty of traditional food for a contemporary vegan lifestyle. Reservations are recommended so call today: 919-956-2750. You can see our current Tuesday menu under the “NEWS” tab of our website.

A couple tending to their garden in the Yucatan. Photo Credit David McNew/Getty Images News/Getty Images57041872_XS

 

Who We Are

Dos Perros is our answer to what has amounted to a challenging compromise in Mexican cuisine in the Triangle and beyond.  One can find a delicious authentic taco by going to a traditional taqueria, but often at the expense of atmosphere–waiting in line, eating on a paper plate at a formica table under florescent lights; quaint, but hardly date-night material and often without even a proper margarita.  To get a slightly more refined version, the only other option is typically a Southwestern or Tex Mex-styled restaurant.  It’s as if, as soon as  effort is put into the design or ambiance, there’s a need to somehow Americanize the food; that the rich culinary heritage of Mexico does not produce a noble enough cuisine to be honored by an elevated setting without somehow changing it first.

Well, that doesn’t need to be the case.  At Dos Perros, we honor that rich culinary heritage by serving classic Mexican cuisine alongside a thoughtful beverage program in an updated but warmly styled space.  This isn’t formal dining; it’s simply a step up to a place that can be event dining as much as dining before an event.