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Calavera Empanadas and Tequila Bar

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370 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-1852
+1 919-617-1674
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (33 reviews)
“al pastor” (4 reviews)
“guac” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
370 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-1852
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to dinner with a friend to try it out one night. We appreciate the fact that the servers wanted to make sure we were comfortable but it was so much that we couldn't have a conversation. We were continually interrupted to the...More

Thank pagat
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This restaurant is situated on Main Street in Carboro, and is now called Esperanza. When we went, the place was closed, but the place next to it said they would be serving Esperanza food since it was closed and they share the same kitchen and...More

2  Thank Ronak S
Reviewed January 12, 2018

After visiting the sister restaurant in Raleigh, I wanted to check the slightly different menu here in Carrboro. This place is now called Esperanza to decrease confusion (not sure if that's working). Super glad I came, because the food and service was the same high...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant was a real find while staying downtown. The food was great with very tasty empanadas. Great tasting cocktails with a friendly bartender. The only downside is limited seating so wait times can be a bit during prime time on the weekend, but...More

Thank flyingfamily7
Reviewed August 29, 2017

If you’re searching here for reviews of Esperanza, you can also check out their website to help understand their aim: “we do two things, empanadas and tequila!” That’s not quite all, but it sums up their main focus. So if you’re looking for a classy...More

Thank Cooke2012
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I go here regularly whenever I get the craving for their delicious empanadas. Their savory empanadas are great whether eaten there or to-go, and their sweet empanadas are amazing! Great atmosphere, attentive servers, and a fully-stocked bar that specializes in tequila.

Thank altokat
Reviewed May 23, 2017

In Chapel Hill over the weekend for a quick trip away with the wife. While walking the area found Calavera now Esperanza Empanada and Tequila bar. Sat outside and was greeted by the server quickly and it went down hill from there. To be fair...More

Thank mrlangevin
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Even though I've given this place only three stars, we did enjoy our meal there. They have just recently changed their name from Calavera Empanadas and Tequila Bar to Esperanza Empanadas and Tequila Bar. Regardless of the name, it is more of a bar than...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We had the pork nachos and a couple of the empanadas, and everything tasted great. I am surprised that I haven't heard more about this place. We went in the middle of the afternoon, so we didn't try out the tequila bar, but I would...More

1  Thank rachel0217
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I stayed at the Hampton Inn right next door and ate at Calavera's one evening when I was worn down and didn't want to walk elsewhere. In all honesty, I was nicely surprised with the food and drink. I wasn't in the mood for empanadas,...More

Thank MavMaiden
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-1852
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-617-1674
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