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Plaza Girabaldi

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1671 N Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-454-0000
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican fare with Mariachi music

We enjoyed Good chips and salsa as well as melted cheese dip. However, the two entrees were way too salty. The beef chimichangas and cheese enchiladas were a disappointment because of the heavy salt. The service was fine delivered by a friendly waiter and the chocolate mouse cake was very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Southport, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We enjoyed Good chips and salsa as well as melted cheese dip. However, the two entrees were way too salty. The beef chimichangas and cheese enchiladas were a disappointment because of the heavy salt. The service was fine delivered by a friendly waiter and the chocolate mouse cake was very good. We also thought the 4 piece Mariachi was fun... More 

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Lillington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate there twice while on vacation. The food was fantastic and the service was really awesome. The waiters are extremely attentive and they just go out of the way to please the customers. Will eat there again!!! :-)

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This food was excellent. The service was excellent. The place is very clean and newer. I will be going back soon. They make guacamole tableside. I got the chori chicken/pollo and it was great.

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fast, friendly service. The food is usually very good, but it seems to vary some depending on who's cooking. Negro Modelo on draft keeps us coming back.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant was remodeled recently so thought we would give it another try. Service is no better than before and just seems to lack atmosphere. Food was okay but not great. Server got bills mixed up. There were four of us with two checks. Totally mixed up but we didn't even bother trying to straighten out as server seemed confused... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I have to say I've never been to a more disappointing restaurant in my life. I ordered a ribeye with shrimp and rice and beans. It was like a mix of American and Mexican. The steak was horrible. I ate a few bites and just couldn't bare the taste. I've never been to a place where I couldn't finish a... More 

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Southport, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The waiters literally run! Food is of course Mexican and at least average. Lot's of room, fairly quiet, inexpensive. Cheap beer. Eat eat here regularly.

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Not open. Looks permanent. Don't even bother. Try subway at Walmart. Or, Murphy's across the street.

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Clayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We first ate here 6 years ago on our first vacation together. We came back to Southport for our first anniversary and the food is just as wonderful as I remember. Our server was awesome and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommend this restaurant to those visiting Southport and looking for a good Mexican place.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Holy moly, this was lovely! Moved here two years ago and have been looking for just the right Mexican place to no avail. Somehow we missed this place even though it's only a mile away. Pesos is loud and full of obnoxious people and the food is meh, and I HATE Cactus. Yuck. But this was just delightful. The atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1671 N Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-454-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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