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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro

120 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 929-4669
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Ranked #15 of 58 restaurants in Carrboro
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
497 helpful votes 497 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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I am surprised that other reviewers are saying this place is great for kids...I grew up in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, and this is the place where we would meet a person we were too embarrassed to bring home, grab a bite and have car sex in the restaurant's gravel parking lot across the street. Therefore, I would not recommend... More

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Cheraw, SC
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161 reviews 161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Cheap, quick, and delicious, the Armadillo Grill is a great stop. It's easy to get in and out quickly with a variety of Mexican food and cheap prices. The shops near it are cute also!

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