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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Patio Loco

407 W. Franklin St. (Kenan St.) Send to Phone
919-967-9060
College town cantina serves up Mexican and Latin American flavors.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Patio Loco Restaurant Review

: A popular college-town hangout, Patio Loco serves up an adventurous mix of well-prepared Mexican and Latin American cuisines in a casual cantina setting. Start with picada, which offers a sampling of dishes from several different Latin cultures. La frijolada, a Colombian-inspired dish of chickpeas, green beans and black beans spiked with chipotle and ginger, is a winner. So are empanadas, cilantro-marinated skirt steak, and crisp taquitos filled with juicy shredded chicken. The mole chicken is the best around. When the weather is fine, the patio is the place to be.



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