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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro

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Southwestern, Mexican
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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro
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120 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
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120 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 929-4669
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
casual lunch - good food

We were in town for work and stopped by here for lunch. The salsa bar was tasty and the tacos and guacamole were good. The ordering of food on the little notepads was interesting. Prices were good and the food was fresh and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2014
Jessica B
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Tupelo, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were in town for work and stopped by here for lunch. The salsa bar was tasty and the tacos and guacamole were good. The ordering of food on the little notepads was interesting. Prices were good and the food was fresh and tasty.

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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is good, the atmosphere not so much. I ordered tacos with avocado (which is extra) and could not taste the avocado because they added so little. But everyone enjoyed their food, kids and adults alike, and we ordered a good variety. It was a Sunday (Mother's Day and UNC's commencement), but there was no one else there when... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After living in Dallas for ten years, it has been awfully hard to find a good Tex-Mex restaurant in this area. We dined today at Armadillo's, having the chalupa's, chips and salsa. The tortilla was wonderful, thin, and crispy. The ingredients were fresh and plenty of guacamole. The only negative is the way they serve it. It comes in a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

With their in house made flour tortillas, queso, salsa and other items this place is a local favorite. Though Mexican fare is their staple, so are their wings--BBQ or Buffalo style. Additionally their "Dillo Deal" offerings make your meal even more affordable.

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Chapel Hill
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Being a Texan, this is the only place that comes close with soft chicken or steak fajita tacos. Everyone else has bland meat - here they actually season everything and have homemade tortillas. Good, quick simple tex-mex tacos. I know lots of folks go there for wings too - I'm not a wing eater myself.

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Maine
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189 reviews 189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
719 helpful votes 719 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We ate here one day in July 2013 and it was unimpressive, at best. With so many other choices around, we were sorry we stopped and dined at The Armadillo Grill. Don't bother.

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Cheraw, SC
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203 reviews 203 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a fast restaurant - you come in and mark your order on a pad, hand it to the check out person, go get your drinks, find a seat, and wait for your name to be called. In winter try NOT to sit in line with the front door! COLD air coming in every time folks enter. The food... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great place for families, students and senior citizens. Laid back atmosphere with friendly staff. Bluegrass music on Tuesdays is a great attraction, too. For adults, there is a bar upstairs and also seating with tables outside for warm weather dining. Casual dress is the rule. Food good and inexpensive.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

"The 'dillo" is my go to place for lunch when I'm having a bad day, for a fast bite to eat when I don't want to cook, a great place to bring a gaggle of kids....I love it so much my son gave me a home made gift certificate to the 'dillo for my birthday. Nice outside seating...the bar is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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244 reviews 244 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Armadillo Grill in Carrboro is a good value for the money especially their Tacos. Everything is prepared fresh. Restaurant has a bar upstairs. Good for families downstairs and is frequented a lot by UNC students. This is a good cheap eat with good food and they give you a lot for the money. In downtown Carrboro parking across the street... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: (919) 929-4669

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?