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Chubby's Tacos

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748 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
19192864499
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Have you had a Chubby today? Chubby's Tacos is a taqueria style Mexican...
Have you had a Chubby today? Chubby's Tacos is a taqueria style Mexican restaurant featuring authentic favorites with a few slightly north-of-the-border items thrown in. Everything is fresh! Enjoy the area's best and most unique salsa bar with Chubby's famous fried-in-house chips. And be comforted knowing that we serve only Certified Angus Beef with no Trans Fats and no MSG. Try us once and you too will be a Chubby Lover!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Fare

The tacos were excellent. A bit busy at lunch time (took us 20 min to get a table) but the food is VERY good and worth the stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
docnc
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chubby's Tacos has a wide variety of relatively inexpensive tacos (surprise! bet the name threw you off.) They also have a salsa bar with I believe 8 different varieties of homemade salsa, including a salsa of the week which is always worth trying. Beware though- the habanero salsa is still hot even if you dilute it heavily in the chile... More 

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Thank ExporeItAll
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The location in Durham at `Woodcroft is unprofessional. Please do not use your bank card at this location. The young lady that works the register (MANAGER)is rude and will run your card again after you leave. Please be careful!!! My daughter had to call Durham police department because the dumb female told her she could not give her money back.... More 

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Thank Mildred M
ChubbysTacos, Owner at Chubby's Tacos, responded to this review

Hello Mildred, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. However, we have peformed a forensic audit of the batch transmittals and have verified that the card was indeed only charged once. Our staff has been trained to handle all such situations in only the most professional manner and this instance was no... More 

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It was good food, it wasn't great. I'd eat there again if I had to but I just wasn't blown away. I expect great food on serve though, may be asking too much.

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Thank Chesley G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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179 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The tacos were excellent. A bit busy at lunch time (took us 20 min to get a table) but the food is VERY good and worth the stop.

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Thank docnc
Durham, North Carolina
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168 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Chubby's is a great place to go and get a quick taco or try one of their specials of the day. The menu has changed some and the prices have gone way up! One shreaded beef quesadilla will cost you $9.00.

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Thank dpoin21
Durham, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had the fish taco platter with all the trimmings; rice, beans, chips. I think the fish was tilapia, breaded and fried. delicioso! Great value.

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Thank erasmusgrad
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch after asking a friend where would be a good place to eat. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. The place itself is small and has limited seating but the food is delicious and plentiful. I had the chicken taquitos and a chicken fajita taco. Both were very good and the chicken... More 

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Thank Marie R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I like to head over to this place if I want a quick bite to eat. There usually isn't a line if you come during off hours. The sauces are really what make this food great. Especially the orange looking salsa.

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Thank J B
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The food was ok. The cashier gave us chips after she rang up our order and she failed to indicate that the various sauces were at the back of the restaurant.

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Thank Sharon R
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just tried for first time and the three of us agreed that it was really awesome food! The carnitas tacos were scrumptious, very flavorful, very juicy. The steak burrito was equally awesome, and boy is it huge! I'm not a huge fan of lettuce in a burrito so will have them hold it next time. The little tray of chips... More 

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Thank jboynsteph

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 748 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 19192864499

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Have you had a Chubby today? Chubby's Tacos is a taqueria style Mexican restaurant featuring authentic favorites with a few slightly north-of-the-border items thrown in. Everything is fresh! Enjoy the area's best and most unique salsa bar with Chubby's famous fried-in-house chips. And be comforted knowing that we serve only Certified Angus Beef with no Trans Fats and no MSG. Try us once and you too will be a Chubby Lover!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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