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Chubby's Taco

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748 9th Street, Durham, NC
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
mmm tacos!

No frills taco place with really tasty tacos. It was packed in there. Not a lot of seating. Don't be turned off by the looks of the place. The food was delicious and it's reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JMK0485
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Raleigh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Everything on the menu is wonderful. Be sure to get there early before it gets too crowded. Be sure to be hungry when you get there, the portions are large!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No frills taco place with really tasty tacos. It was packed in there. Not a lot of seating. Don't be turned off by the looks of the place. The food was delicious and it's reasonably priced.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a cool little unpretentious place on 9th in durham. it's not too overrun during weekday lunches, provided you show up by 12:20. after 12:30 the line does get a little long, but the kitchen is pretty quick. the tacos are very tasty. they have a very good wide menu. and the salsas in the back are really really... More 

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Lima, Peru
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

In my experience, hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants are the best, and Chubby's is definitely one that is worth visiting! In the few years since they've been opened, their menu has changed, and they now have combos that come with a drink, rice, beans, and chips. I think this is a great addition, because in the past I would just get two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is a total hole in the wall located on the famous 9th street in Durham, NC. It has amazing tacos and chips! I also was very surprised when I saw that they had Salsa Bar, which was AMAZING!! You totally have to try it when you are in Durham, it's a local favorite and I promise you'll want... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stopped after our tour of Duke & really enjoyed the lunch. Not fancy but tasty food at a reasonable price. Worth checking out!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the best Mexican food you will find this side of Mexico! Don't go to any other place...Chubbies is the real deal! A great menu and a friendly staff (especially Abril!). Great for a jeans and T shirt meal.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I frequent the Woodcroft location, and there are no better tacos anywhere in the triangle. Thus is a counter style restaurant with an 8-salsa salsa bar. Try the chile de arbol on whatever you order!

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Ghent, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've tried the tacos on multiple occasions at chubby's and found the ones I tasted to be really good. I'm not a taco expert but I know what I like. It can be crowded but I've always managed to find a spot to sit. In my opinion, the price is fair but colleagues from LA have pointed out that they're... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Hear on a college tour. Great place and good food. Hole in the wall atmosphere. Not far from campus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 748 9th Street, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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