Restaurant News & Reviews


4212 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh; 855-8500.

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Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American.

Rating: 1 1\2

Prices: $$

Atmosphere: Tropical and vibrant.

Service: Wildly erratic.

Recommended: Empanaditas, mole poblano con pollo.

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-friendly; entertainment (DJ or live band) Wednesday-Saturday.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:

4 stars: Extraordinary.

3 stars: Excellent.

2 stars: Good.

1 star: Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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