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Los Potrillos

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220 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
good prices and good food

I think this place is good, not great. They do have very cold draft beer, and the chille relleno is very good

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think this place is good, not great. They do have very cold draft beer, and the chille relleno is very good

Thank lauraosb
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I've heard rumblings they are closing, which if that's the case, this will be a huge loss for downtown CH. What a great place for good Mexican fare, great drinks, and fun. Los Po's holds a special place in my heart. Stop by - you won't regret it!

Thank Bryan T
Terrell, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Restaurant has the best cold beer!. We eat several times a month, it is inexpensive, service is good, food is well prepared, basic mexican cuisine that is consistent

Thank laurakosbTerrell_NC
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Los Potrillos delivers on authenticity: the food is excellent, the dining room is horrendous. Service is always friendly and chips and salsa plentiful. The carne asada is well done and well marinated. If this place did a major upgrade to the interior, it would be a hit - we often go there just for a quick lunch - not recommended... More 

Thank 997USA
Winston Salem NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Took daughter and friend here for dinner. Service was super. Nice menu. Vegetarian options. Very good Mexican food, great drink options. Spinach enchiladas, pollo asado was gorgeous and delicious, and grilled shrimp were all excellent. Food was fast.

Thank janicewriting6
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Just alright, very loud once few people arrive. Food portions large enough, customer service adequate and friendly, but

Thank John H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I went with my son on the Saturday night before UNC classes start. The location is great. The ambiance is superb. The place was absolutely hopping with students excited to be back from the summer. So much for the good. The food was dreadful. My sons steak tacos were pathetic--skimpy and dry. My poblano enchiladas, a special, had a minimal... More 

1 Thank JA M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

What a fine surprise to find this excellent Mexican restaurant ! Most patrons sat outside but we were in and it was fine- One of us had Mexican pizza and one had s Super Burrito- both were outstanding - We have tried 3 here- this is best-

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Big portions and a large menu make this one of my favorite Chapel Hill Mexican restaurants. Definitely not a fine dining experience but we often make a point to take friends here for a casual night out.

Thank njfulton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Los Potrillos is in an unimposing building with a small outdoor seating section. There was the standard menu you would find in most Mexican restaurants, so it would be hard to give it a top rating. I did find the flavor of the salsa and fajitas to be a bit different than the standard fare, and I liked the difference.

Thank bxdiver65

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-932-4301

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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