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Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro, Chapel Hill, NC

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro

4.4
4.4
32 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 869-7024
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    miguel angel rebollado
  • Neighbourhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for groups

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for scenic views

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Child-Friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Lively

32 Reviews
  1. RyanT

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    When we arrived for a reservation, we were seated at tables right next to others and close to the door when lots of the restaurant was empty. This was a bit off-putting. My food came out incorrectly and I was told by server that it was correct. The manager came over to correct it and he did, which was fine. The whole meal just felt rushed despite the place being empty. Food was decent, but nothing amazing. It’s a Mexican restaurant, where are the complimentary chips and salsa? Overall it seems like it would be a fun place to have a large group dinner, but the service surely could be improved.

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  2. espatel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic experience at this restaurant! We made reservation a month in advance for a late lunch/ early dinner for my son’s graduation celebration. Given that it was UNC gradation day, we were shocked that they accommodated our family of 11 while most other campus restaurants declined to take the reservation. The staff followed up with us twice prior to our reservation date to confirm. We chose outdoor table but realized the NC sun was too much for us so we asked to be moved inside. The manager accommodated with a smile! Service was great, server apologized in advance for any delay as the place was full of gradation parties. Food was good, served hot. Drinks were delicious! Ambiance was lively and loud which was perfect for us. Overall great experience!
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded 5 days ago
    Firstly, Congratulations!! It is a great accomplishment and one to be proud of. Thank you for your kind comments. We have the luxury of having multiple areas for larger groups and it is our pleasure to serve. We are delighted that we contributed to a wonderful day for you and your family, and we certainly hope that we can serve you again in the future. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  3. Papajohn0920

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant inside and out. Food was really good and so were the cocktails. Unfortunately the appetizers were delivered with the first round of entree's and the entree's (that should have come out all at the same time) came out at 3 different times. This place has great potential they just need to work out a few kinks.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, Thank you for your comments and review. We take every opportunity to improve and serve to meet expectations very seriously, and will surely address this with our service management team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon and provide the experience you deserve. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a Birthday dinner at Ay por Dios last night. The food was delicious and the ambiance was really exceptional. We f you have not been in, you should carve out time for a drink. No expense was spared in making this restaurant look amazing.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on May 6, 2024
    Thank you for your review and comments. We are delighted that you had the experience and shared the birthday celebration with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon and enjoy more of our great dishes and drinks. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Queso dip with house-made chorizo was outstanding. Loved the elotes with freshly fried tortilla chips. My steak, chicken and shrimp fajitas were well prepared-meat was tender and perfectly cooked. Great drinks and fantastic service to top it off!

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  6. Rdutch3

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were unique, fun and good. The food was creative and tasty! It was a fun, energetic and enjoyable dining experience.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on April 29, 2024
    Hello and thank you for your review and comments. We strive to make everyone´s experience unique and personal, and a great effort is put on the fresh flavors of our food being part of it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  7. Dubb

    Raleigh

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your typical Mexican restaurant. Pricier but the food is better. Very festive, drinks are unique, a good place for a group, including families. They work hard at making this enjoyable for patrons.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded 5 days ago
    Hello Thank you for your comments and review. We strive to make everyone´s experience unique and bring the flavors of mexican culture. We hope to enjoy your patronage again and continue to provide a great experience. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  8. AMinCH

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a superb dinner at Ay Por Dios for a family celebration. The food was interesting and delicious, although one overly spice-confident adult child might have overdone it a bit with the habanero salsa. Service was a bit off, but did not detract from the overall experience. Interior is vibrant and celebratory. We all loved it!
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on April 22, 2024
    Hello and thank you for your feedback and comments. As your "overly spice-confident adult child" found out our habanero salsa is definitely not for the faint heart, and home made as well. But it is definitely an incredible addition to the flavors. We surely will pass your comments about your service experience to our management team, as we take every opportunity to improve very seriously. We certainly are glad you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor/ambiance is fun, the food and drinks are delicious and beautifully presented, the staff is attentive. There are several pricey options, but the majority of the extensive menu is priced at what you’d expect and the portions are generous. We loved the shrimp ceviche, steak fajitas, street corn, spicy margaritas, tres leches and churros. We had a lovely evening!
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on April 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Our shrimp ceviche is amazing, and we encourage you to try our Asada on your next visit. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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  10. KerriZ

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Tried the margarita, ceviche, empanadas and chicken wings (I recommend the mango habanero) - everything was delicious and the service was great. The interior is just beautiful also. Food is pricey but very good.
    Ay Por Dios! Mexican BistroResponded on March 25, 2024
    Hello Kerri, Thank you for your review and comments regarding your recent visit. In your next visit, since you enjoyed the mango habanero sauce, we encourage you to try our home made habanero sauce with any of our dishes. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Ay Por Dios Customer Team

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FAQs

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 869-7024.

Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Chapel Hill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    miguel angel rebollado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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