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Los Potrillos

220 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
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Ranked #133 of 249 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

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76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Took the family to Los Potrillos in Chapel Hill as a welcome home dinner for daughter home from college for summer. It was a somewhat busy Thurday evening with students finishing exams meeting friends for drinks and food both there and at nearby bar. Did not have to wait for table and were waited upon attentively by staff. All of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Good food, fast and efficient service, unique atmosphere

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Los Potrillos is standard Mexican cuisine. The food is good, but you've had it all before. Nothing unique here. The outdoor dining area is small - about 6 tables, but the tables are large allowing for the seating of larger groups or simply lots of room to spread out while you eat. The Margaritas are better than your average Mexican... More

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North Caroiina
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Went for lunch because I had a "buy one, get one free" coupon on entrees. I have been happier with Monterey, Fiesta Grill, Armadillo Grill, and Torreros for Mexican.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We have always liked Los Pos, as the locals say it. Our last meal was great... Los Pot fajitas. Service is good, staff is friendly. But we ordered the Sangria and were VERY disappointed. We paid almost 15 dollars for a pitcher of juice. Don't bother. And parking can be very difficult since the lot has only about 6 spaces.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

The service was good and the food came fast. Our server was attentive throughout without over doing it. The food was good and the portions were generous. I really like the atmosphere; it was quiet and there was a lot of room around the tables. We will be returning there and will recommend to friends. Enjoy!

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