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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro

Mexican, Southwestern
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120 East Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
(919) 929-4669
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Fresh Guacamole!

They have margarita specials on Friday and you don't have to pay for the chips if you order them from the bar. Personally, I am impressed that they are committed to only serving guacamole that was made from fresh avocados.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Tours, France
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The best way to describe this is to think of what Taco Bell wishes it could have been. You come inside, fill out a sheet of paper with what you want, pay and just a few minutes later you have totally delicious Mexican food. Everything I have tried is good and best of all, it's cheap. It's an institution and... More 

Thank t0ursf
Level Contributor
227 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

A group of us stopped here for a late lunch. I got a big burrito, and some very good queso and guacamole. You order yourself at the counter, then get your drinks and find a table.

Thank Swl781
Level Contributor
48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

They have margarita specials on Friday and you don't have to pay for the chips if you order them from the bar. Personally, I am impressed that they are committed to only serving guacamole that was made from fresh avocados.

Thank traveldealgal
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This could be the best tostada I have had, and I have had quite a few. The beef is marinated, grilled, and tender. It comes with either black beans or refries and a smear of guac. This item is almost on par with a place in San Diego called Roberto's and their carna asada burrito.

Thank texmexfan
Tupelo, Mississippi
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank Jessica B
North Carolina
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank LT23NC
Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

Thank Jim S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank ChapelHillExplorer
Chapel Hill
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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.

Thank pinapuna
New England
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226 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 624 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?