DURHAM, N.C. - One of the most popular restaurants in the Bull City is starting the season with a brand new name. 

  • NanaTaco in Durham is now NuvoTaco
  • It has grown to be a local staple since 2011.
  • They feature Mexican-American food.

This week Durham’s beloved NanaTaco officially became NuvoTaco.

The taqueria has been serving simple, fresh, Mexican-American food in an open, fun environment since 2011.

It was previously co-owned by Jennifer Gillie and Scott Howell, but last year the restaurant officially transitioned from a partnership with Howell to Gillie becoming sole owner.

“I’m excited to continue this legacy with our team and to play our part in Durham’s thriving food scene,” said Gillie. "This transition in ownership has been discussed for years and while our name is changing, our commitment to quality food and exceptional guest experiences will stay the same."

The restaurant was once home to a garage on University Drive, but has been transformed into one of Durham’s most well-known establishments.

There’s a wide variety of offerings on the menu including tacos, burritos, bowls, nachos, quesadillas and salads all served with your choice of meat, seafood and veggies.

Their renowned “Dirty Meats” up the ante with local hog jowls and pork belly, crispy chicken liver and more.

Equally popular is their selection of craft beers and specialty cocktails, including the $5 Margarita, mojitos and sangrita.


Location & Hours

2512 University Drive, Durham

Tuesday-Sunday (11am-9pm)

Friday and Saturday (11am-10pm)


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