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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro

Mexican, Southwestern
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120 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
(919) 929-4669
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great place for quick mexican meal for families. They also have a large teen and college following. Good outdoor sitting available too

Thank lstaelin
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Been coming here since 1995. love, love, love their steak soft tacos. queso and pico are really strong as well. However, their buffalo wings in my opinion are the best in chapel hill. Cooked naked and then tossed in the perfect sauce. Also check out the dillo deals. I normally get the steak taco, queso and chips and a drink... More 

Thank ncmallard
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325 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Solid Tex-Mex with more than 20 years of great flavors. Fresh-made tortillas, tasty grilled chicken, amazing grilled steak, yummy crunchy tacos, great guacamole and salsa. Not perfect, though; the prices have crept higher, and they switched to Pepsi a few years back. Despite these drawbacks, The Grill remains a consistent favorite.

Thank EdRockster
Oviedo, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

I stopped in here to grab dinner after getting into town. The bean and cheese tacos were great and very reasonably priced for the amount of food you get. When you enter, you can fill out an order pad checking off all of the ingredients you want in your taco or burrito and they do not shortchange you on the... More 

Thank JR_Jacq31
Carrboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Armadillo has been popular for lunch, dinner, and night life for a long long time. The bar is excellent, but the popularity of the restaurant baffles me. Counting food trucks there are six better Mexican options in the Carrboro area.

Thank Art_Menius
North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We enjoyed Armadillo Grill as a late lunch option. The service was great and it was fast. We enjoyed our meals--I had a chicken burrito, and my partner had cheese enchiladas. We liked the option of writing our order on a note and giving it to the cashier. We loved the unlimited salsa and pico de gallo. It was a... More 

Thank IWannaGoBacktoVegas
Tours, France
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

The best way to describe this is to think of what Taco Bell wishes it could have been. You come inside, fill out a sheet of paper with what you want, pay and just a few minutes later you have totally delicious Mexican food. Everything I have tried is good and best of all, it's cheap. It's an institution and... More 

Thank t0ursf
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269 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

A group of us stopped here for a late lunch. I got a big burrito, and some very good queso and guacamole. You order yourself at the counter, then get your drinks and find a table.

Thank Swl781
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

They have margarita specials on Friday and you don't have to pay for the chips if you order them from the bar. Personally, I am impressed that they are committed to only serving guacamole that was made from fresh avocados.

Thank traveldealgal
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2015

This could be the best tostada I have had, and I have had quite a few. The beef is marinated, grilled, and tender. It comes with either black beans or refries and a smear of guac. This item is almost on par with a place in San Diego called Roberto's and their carna asada burrito.

Thank texmexfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: (919) 929-4669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?