106 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC, 27601

About us

Centro was born from the hearts of Angela Salamanca and her uncle, Carlos, who shared a love for art, and fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. In 2007, with the help of countless friends and family, they opened the doors to Centro in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Since that day, Centro has become a unique reflection of the people who have worked here, the customers, and the community surrounding us.

Supporting our community is very important to us and we love seeing it grow. We pride ourselves on using as many fresh, organic and local ingredients as possible to provide you with healthy, flavorful food as well as to support our local farmers.

Our mission is to serve you the best locally-sourced Mexican and Latin American cuisine, innovative margaritas and cocktails, and to give back to our wonderful community.

Centro is a place that has grown from our hearts and is here today because of you, and for that, we are forever grateful.


Our team loves gathering the community to taste new dishes and celebrate life with their loved ones.

Day of the Dead 5K & Street Festival

Saturday, October 29th - As tradition stands, our restaurant hosts a celebratory 5K in the fall, not only to bring diversity to downtown Raleigh, but also to promote an active lifestyle for our community. Our partnership with the Brentwood Boys and Girls club keeps us inspired and aware of the importance of investing in our youth. 2016 marks our 6th year hosting the Day of the Dead 5k. We invite you all to run, sponsor a kid to run, or dress up and show up to dance.

This years race starts at 10:00 am, so get your running shoes and your best calavera costume ready! We are ready to celebrate and of course RUN!

Register Here

El Dia De Los Santos

Sunday, October 30th - This is the second year of this beautiful event.

We tell stories that connect and remind us of the beauty of life and its cycles. This year we will be gathering at the Oakwood Cemetery inside the maosuleum for an evening of live music, food, drinks, and stories. All proceeds will benefit The Boys And Girls Club.

Buy Tickets Here


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106 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC, 27601

(919) 835-3593

Our hours are:

Monday - Thursday
11:30AM - 2:30PM | 5:30PM - 9:30PM

11:30AM - 2:30PM | 5:30PM - 10:30PM

11AM - 2:30PM | 5:30PM - 10:30PM

Sunday: Closed

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