TAKE OUT – 919.835.3593
What's for Dinner?At Centro, the restaurant comes alive in a warm and energetic atmosphere. Our seasonal menus in the kitchen feature both contemporary and traditional Mexican food with weekly appetizer and entrée specials. For large parties, you may reserve our event space upstairs where we will be happy to cater to your party's needs.
Fresh, Local, and OrganicWe proudly serve fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible to provide healthy and flavorful dishes, as well as to support our NC farmers.
CateringFor more information on events and catering, please visit here.
Our famous fresh guacamole, served with crispy golden doritos and fresh veggies
Queso con Frijoles Charros 8
Blend of Mexican cheeses mixed with pinto beans, chorizo, chiles, cilantro and onions. Served with crispy tortillas.
Chalupas Poblanos 12
Fried, petite homemade corn tortillas topped with red and green salsa, mango-cabbage salad, and fried shrimp served over black beans. A Puebla tradition- spicy and delicious!
Sopa de Pollo 6.95
Homemade chicken broth with rice, pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, and grilled chicken!!
Tamales de la casa 9
The hallmark of Mexican cuisine- Flavorful corn masa tamales stuffed with weekly specialties and served with grilled veggies. We love them, and you will too... ¡VIVA EL TAMAL!
Cazuelas de Rancho 9
Two oven-baked, punched red potatoes stuffed with melted queso fresco and Cotija cheese and topped with our creamy chayote-mole sauce. // Add spicy chorizo for just $1 //
Tacos Meros 12
True Mexican tacos- simple and delicious. Three corn tortillas tacos filled with your choice of carnitas, chicken tinga, carne asada, nopal, portobellas, or weekly specialty, topped with cilantro and diced white onions.
Ensalada de Frijole & Elote 9
Fresh mixed greens tossed with our house cilantro vinaigrette, topped with avocado and black bean/corn salad.
Mejillones con Hierbas 10
Steamed PEI mussels in a broth of epazote, cilantro, lemon zest, butter, homemade chicken stock, and white wine, served with toasted slices of telera bread.
Our signature version of the ultimate appetizer- A warm base of black beans topped with house-fried white corn chips and melted queso, finished with pico de gallo, Mexican cream, our famous guacamole, and fresh jalapeños. // Add grass-fed steak 2 // Add chicken tinga 2
Naco Chamaco 11
Centro’s version of a Po’ boy- Toasted Bolillo bread stuffed with fried NC oysters, spicy jalapeño slaw, avocado spread, and pickled carrots, served with sweet potato chips and special dipping-sauce.
Steak con Tamal 17
Grilled NC sirloin over a baked, butter-squash tamal,
finished with spicy Argentinian chimichurri sauce.
Tacos de Pescado 16.5
Two soft corn tortilla tacos topped with our grilled fish of the day, spicy slaw, avocado, and fresh fruit salsa, served with rice and beans. These truly are the BEST in town!
It’s a bean feast! Garbanzo, red, black, and green beans
sautéed with red lentils in a tomatillo-chipotle sauce
over cilantro rice and topped with chile-peanut mix and
a poached local egg. (v)
// Add grass-fed steak, chicken, or shrimp for just $3 //
Salmon con Corteza 17
Pan-seared peanut & chile de arbol crusted salmon filet served with sweet potato puree and braised greens, finished with roasted tomatillo-chipotle salsa.
Marranito Jamatillo 17
Tender braised NC pork shoulder, served over garlic and
cumin spiced black beans and finished with homemade
Chilaquiles Verdes con Huevos 14
Sautéed corn tortillas in a creamy salsa verde, topped with two poached local eggs and a trio of seasoned sweet peppers. // Sub the eggs for Jimador Añejo stewed leg of lamb 4 // shrimp 3 // grass-fed steak 3 // organic chicken breast 3
Los Carlos 14
The eternal provider- Two grilled flour tortillas filled with grass-fed steak, pico de gallo, Chihuahua cheese, and avocado, served with cilantro rice and refried black beans.
Enchiladas de la Familia 14
All the comfort and tradition of Mexico in one plate: Steak, chicken, and black bean enchiladas top with melted cheese, chipotle, tomatillo, and Mexican cream sauces. Teamed up with cilantro rice and refried black beans.
Pescado Frito *Market Price
Unbelievably fresh, NC-caught (1.5-2lb) fish, fried whole
and served with cucumber salad and sweet potato chips.
Please ask your server for our nightly special.
Relleno Carnitas 16
Fire-roasted poblano pepper stuffed with tender pork
carnitas, black beans, and corn, served with white butter
rice and finished with salsa verde.