fresh + Fast

$5 Margaritas Every Day &
Home of Durham's Dirty Meats


"Serving simple, fresh Mexican-American food in an open, fun environment."


We are located in between Nana's restaurant and the Original Q-Shack.

NanaTaco is a thriving staple of quick, but quality cuisine in Durham. The foundation of the restaurant is fresh, local ingredients.

A former garage-turned-dining-room is full of natural light, vivid colors and local art. The staff is known for their friendly, efficient service and is always happy to help with seating or suggestions from the menu.

NanaTaco is affiliated with the Nana’s family of restaurants and is run by managing partner, Jennifer Gillie.

General inquiries...nanatacodurham@gmail.com

For all catering inquiries...nanatacocatering@gmail.com


Our menu is subject to change; daily specials available! We're a walk-up window with first-come, first-served seating; no reservations accepted and we kindly ask our customers to not hold tables during peak hours. Our management team is always happy to assist with tables during those times.

Phone & EMAIL

(919) 489-TACO (8226)



2512 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707



Su 11am–9pm
Tue-Th 11am–9pm
F-Sa 11am–10pm

Photos and web design by Hill Honeck


All catering inquiries should be sent to nanatacocatering@gmail.com.

(Make your own TACO) Buffet

Choose 3 meats:

  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Pork Butt
  • Garlic Beef
  • Grilled Veggies (vegan)

1/3 Homemade Corn (gluten free available upon request) & 2/3 Flour Tortillas for tacos x3 per person

Black Beans (vegan) & Rice (vegan)
Chips & Pico de Gallo; Salsa Verde; Salsa Roja
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Per person price: $9 W/O paper goods OR $9.5 per person W/ paper goods (plates, forks, spoons, napkins, serving utensils)


  • Pint Guacamole $14 (recommend 1 pint per 10 ppl)
  • Pint Queso $12 (recommend 1 pint per 10 ppl)
  • Large Garden, Caesar Salad or Combo of both(serves 15++) $35
  • Dessert- Cookie platter from Foster’s Market (advanced notice required) $2.25 per cookie
  • ½ Gallon NanaTaco Margarita Mix $7 (yields approx. 1 gallon of margaritas)
  • Gallon Sweet or Unsweet Tea $6 (Ice available upon request)
  • Racks & Sternos $5 per set

Additional Information

* For parties of 75 people or more, a 10% set up fee will be applied. This fee includes delivery charge, set up and all necessary racks, sternos & steam pans.
* $300 MINIMUM before tax for DELIVERY $25 w/in 10 miles; $30 between 11-15 miles; $40 between 16-20 miles(Requests more than 20 miles from NanaTaco subject to increased mimimums and availability)
* Special orders subject to additional charges