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Open Table online reservation system will be unavailable today only, Tuesday December 1. Please call 919-956-2750 for reservations!

Holiday Hours

  • Thursday, December 24: CLOSED FOR DINNER ONLY
  • Friday, December 25: CLOSED
  • Saturday, December 26: CLOSED FOR LUNCH, OPEN FOR DINNER
  • Thursday, December 31: OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER

Construction Obstruction

Loyal fans and new friends, thank you for continuing to visit Dos Perros as we endure the ongoing improvements in down town Durham.
If you are attending a DPAC show, we recommend you allow additional time to navigate traffic obstructions, detours and/or road closures.
In an effort to ensure a more favorable parking experience and to properly maintain their existing facilities, the City of Durham will repave and restripe the surface parking lot of the Chapel Hill Street Garage from Monday, November 16 until Saturday, November 21.
A map of parking facilities can be found at www.parkdurham.org
Thank you for your patience during this reconstruction period.

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.