Durham >Food & Dining > Cosmic Cantina
1920 Perry St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770536.007746 -78.921964
Neighborhoods: Old West Durham
Yummy burritos! – I've been to the Cosmic Cantina a couple of times now, and enjoyed my veggie burritos a lot each time! They even madethem without the tortilla for me the second time, in an effort to save a few calories. The prices are good for the amount of food you get. The outside is unassuming, and the stairs up to the restaurant prevent wheelchair access.
A Durham experience you can't miss – Cosmic Cantina turns out consistent delicous food at great prices. Combine that with a funky open mic Lounge, an outdoor patio, a few beers and some interesting conversation.
Amazing Burrito's, Fun Hangout – I absolutely love Cosmic Cantina whether it's 2pm or 3:30am. I used to take my parents and visiting friends there all the time and everyone has loved it. It does get crowded a peak hours so go for a later lunch/early dinner at like 3-4pm. Even after living in Durham 4 years I still never got tired of eating at Cosmic and I would recommend it to anyone in the Triangle area. And their food is much better than those chain fast food places like Chipotle.
durham gem – cosmic has a suprisingly large mix of delicious, cheap food. the burritos are huge, the quesadeas gooey and wonderful, the nachos are loaded fabulously. my favorite are the salads- huge mixes of the grilled chicken or steak, fresh beans, cheese, slice of avocado, and diced tomato. when it comes to late night, between honeys, waffle house, and this-- there is no question where to go!
be sure to check out the outside sitting area that looms above ninth st. cosily situated, it is easy to forget where you are.
Duke students and young professionals flock to this fast, cheap and tasty Durham institution all day (and night). – In Short
Just around the corner from Ninth Street, head up the stairs, toward the noise. On warm days, take advantage of the off-street back patio at this no-frills eatery. All the basics are served: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, plus a selection of vegetarian options and a daily special. Most beers are $2 a bottle. An open lounge downstairs beckons budding musicians 21-and-over to pick up any available instrument for impromptu jam sessions.
Bad Chips, too salty, no flavor to the buritos, BEWARE, IGNORE all previous reviews, trust me! – I know mexican food, lived for a year in mexico, eaten in los angeles, ny etc..., place located in the 2nd floor, slum, almost fell of the stairs (kidding), upon arrival place looks ugly, there was a long line, the cashier had a flat affect, i ordered the chicken burrito delux with a bag of chips, took about 10 minutes until they prepared it, the chips were stale, bitter flavor, the chicken was rubbery and extra salty, the rice too wet. Chipotle mexican grill has much better buritto. would not recommend!!
Awesome late night grub – This is a favorite place for nearby college students to get awesome burritos, especially late at night. The hole-in-the-wall eatery serves up some awesome burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Despite its shabby appearance, the food is defintiely worth it.
Don't be afraid of it's appearance! – It looks like a grubby hole-in-the-wall, but this is the best place to eat cheap in town. Delicious food, friendly service, and great prices. I eat here at least once a week!
Super good, and totally safe! – I really enjoy CC, not for authentic Mexican food but for quality, filling meals. The prep is simple but tasty and FAST! As far as the security of the Perry St location I can safely say that as a 31 yr old woman I feel perfectly fine going there day or night.
Giant Chicken delicious! – While the stairs are a bit narrow and highly pitched, the climb is worth it for the Giant Chicken alone. I occassionally get one at noon on Friday and I have lunches through the weekend! Yummy with some salsa on the side. Distinctively Durham!
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