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220 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
919-932-4301
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Winston Salem NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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8 reviews 8 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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Carrboro
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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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Tennessee
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165 reviews 165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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Additional Information about Los Potrillos

Address: 220 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2508
Phone Number: 919-932-4301
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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