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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 Organic

We proudly serve fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible to provide healthy and flavorful dishes, as well as to support our NC farmers.


For more information on events and catering, please visit here.

Dinner del corazón

All tacos de la casa are served on double corn tortillas with cilantro rice and refried beans


Chips Y Salsa 4

Homemade tortilla chips served with our secret-recipe salsa

Chips, Salsa & Guacamole 6

Homemade tortilla chips, secret-recipe salsa, and fresh guacamole

Chips, Salsa & Queso 6

Homemade tortilla chips, secret-recipe salsa, and warm epazote cheese dip

Ignacios 10

Our special twist of the ultimate appetizer- A warm base of black beans topped with house-fried white corn chips and warm queso, pico de gallo, Mexican cream, homemade guacamole, and diced jalapeños (V) // Add grass-fed steak 2.5 // Add chicken tinga 2.5 // Add chorizo 2.5 // Add Fried shrimp 2.5

Dos Tacos

All tacos de la casa are served on double corn tortillas with cilantro rice and refried black beans

Veggie 10

Mushrooms, poblanos, red bell peper, spinach, onion, and creamy tomatillo sauce

Carnitas 12

Tender chunks of fried happy pork, avocado puree and pickled red onions

Chicken tinga 12

Chicken and chorizo stew, avocado, white onions, and cilantro

Camarones 12

Spicy shrimp, chipotle slaw, white onions, and cilantro

Del Sur 12

Southern-fried chicken, chayote ranch, red cabbage, jalapeños, agave, nectar and cilantro

Pescado 12

Fried catch of the day, sweet fruit, red cabbage, spicy cilantro mayo, and pico de gallo

Los Carlos 14

our famous local grass-fed steak chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, and avocado on flour tortillas

Platos Fuertes

Tamales de Centro 9

The hallmark of Mexican cuisine: flavorful and tender chayote-corn masa-tamale served with grilled veggies // Add tomatillo happy pork 3 // Add Chicken mole 3 // Add Spicy crema shrimp 3

Mejillones Estilo Esquites 11

Delicious PEI mussels steamed in a jalapeno spiced corn and epazote cream- served with rice, cabbage and lime.

Sopa y Torta 10

A bowl of our comforting chicken soup paired with a classic Mexican sandwich with all the traditional fixin's // Southern fried chicken // Sipcy chorizo

Ensalada de Espinaca 10

Organic baby spinach tossed in chipotle-balsamic vinaigrette. Topped with sliced red onions, avocado, grilled queso fresco, corn tortilla crisps, and fire roasted red bell peppers. // Add grilled shrimp 3 // Add organic chicken breast 3 // Add spicy peanut crusted salmon 4

Frijolada 13

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 local grass fed steak 3 // Add organic chicken breast 3 // Add grilled shrimp 3

Chile Sureño 17

Fire-roasted poblano stuffed with cotija cheese grtis, topped with sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, onions, and chile ancho gravy

Trucha a la Veracruzana 17

Fresh NC trout sautéed in a medley of onions, tomatoes, garlic, capers, chiles, and olives. finished with fried cilantro

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.

Mole Poblano 16

Our legendary 20+ ingredient mole poblano- served with grilled organic chicken breast, fried sweet plantains and white rice

Poc Chuc 17

All-natural Berkshire pork chop topped with a roasted habanero-tomato salsa, served with white rice and chile creamed potatoes.

Chile en Nogada 16

Fire-roasted Poblano pepper filled with tender happy pork, diced apples, pears, apricots, plantains, almonds, and raisins. Topped with a walnut cream sauce, seasonal fruit and cilantro.

Chilaquiles Verdes con Huevos 14

Sautéed corn tortillas tossed in a creamy salsa verde, topped with roasted peppers, two poached local eggs and a Mexican cream // Add tequila-stewed leg of lamb 4 // Add grilled shrimp 3 // Add local grass-fed steak 3 // Add organic chicken breast 3

Enchiladas de la Familia 14

All the comfort and tradition of Mexico on a plate: local steak, chicken, and black bean enchiladas top with chipotle and tomatillo sauces, Mexican cream and melted cheese. Served with cilantro rice and refried black beans.