Gallo Pelón is a community-driven bar that honors the artistry of traditional mezcal and craft cocktails as a whole.
As our guest, we encourage you to sit back, relax, and have a look at our offerings. We know that mezcal is foreign to most and often misunderstood, so ask us anything! We’re here because we love it, and we’re eager to share our passion with you.
- Marshall Davis El Gallo Pelón (The Bald Rooster)
Agaves Anonymous is NC's premier mezcal club. We host monthly tastings, education, and other agave-based fun. Want to be a mezcalista? Sign up here!
Vegetarian option available
Eat With Your Hands!
Silverware Available Upon Request
Our signature blend of zesty chimichurri and fresh guacamole paired with a blend of spicy queso and Mexican sausage chili, served with white corn chips and fresh fried pork skins.
A duo of fried empanadas: One stuffed with pulled-chicken, chorizo, caramelized onions, and queso & one stuffed with poblanos, corn, onions, mushrooms, epazote, and queso.
Twice-fried smashed green plantains tossed in sea salt, served with sweet and spicy tamarind-sofrito pulled pork.
A trio of handmade corn tacos- One crispy pork belly and spicy mayo, one fried shrimp and cucumber salad, and one beer-brisket and avocado, served with pickled jalapeños and lime.
Quarter pound hotdog topped with queso, jalapeño marmalade, mayo-ketchup, pickled onions, chorizo beans, avocado puree, and spicy tortilla crisps- served with fried yuca & chipotle aioli.
Our 80/20 chuck-chorizo patty topped with habanero-jack, bacon, mayo-ketchup, tomato, and onion- served with picada.
White corn chips topped with refried black beans, queso dip, pico de gallo, fresh guacamole, Mexican cream, diced jalapeños, and your choice of grilled chicken or steak.
Four deep-fried corn tortillas stuffed with seasoned chicken, served with Cotija cheese and tomatillo cream.
Fried chicken breast tossed in pineapple-chile de arbol sauce, topped with purple cabbage, dill pickles, and cotija ranch- served with fried yuca & chipotle aioli.
Skewers of marinated steak, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and onions- served with a side of our zesty chimichurri verde.
Grilled zucchini strips tossed with Mexican aged queso, roasted peanuts, balsamic vinaigrette, pepitas, and fresh basil. Add grilled shrimp
Creamy Mexican corn fritters with sweet and spicy chile sauce.
Spiced bread pudding served with goat's milk caramel ice cream.
Vanilla cake soaked in three different milks, topped with berry sauce.
*Consuming raw or uncooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Please make us aware of any dietary restrictions or allergies. We carry nuts and shellfish in the bar and kitchen.
We love hosting private parties, cocktail hours, and special events. Shoot us an email with the targeted date, time, number of guests, and a brief explanation of the type of celebration you're planning, and we'll put a quote together!
Monday - Thursday 6PM - 12AM
Friday - Saturday 6PM-2AM
Visit our sister restaurant:Centro