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Armadillo Grill- Carrboro

Mexican, Southwestern
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120 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
+1 919-929-4669
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I have a love/hate relationship with Armadillo Grill. I've been eating here for YEARS, but the quality is inconsistent. Some days the queso is watery and spicy, some days it's glue-like and mild. Always check your order before leaving if taking out, things are frequently made incorrectly for us. That being said, I keep going back for more!

Thank Melissa H
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

My favorite part of the restaurant is filling out the order card. It makes it quick and easy because you customize it right there instead of listing off all the toppings you want or don't. The guac is a super good value and the queso is top notch. Think Velveeta/Rotel style but smoother and creamier :)

Thank Eaxsharpe
Burlington, North Carolina
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171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A favorite with UNC students, this place has great soft tacos and queso with chips which are not greasy. My daughter and I ordered the chicken tacos -- so good that that you better order two! You fill out your order form with what you want on your taco, burrito or salad and leave with the waiter. Get your own... More 

Thank Janice P
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Armadillo is legend with Carrboro locals and UNC students. Great texmex food in a cool atmosphere at a reasonable price. A good selection of cold beers. The food is always made fresh and doesn't disappoint.

Thank JVillemain
Timberlake, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food in a friendly environment. A little pricey for the type of food but I would go back. Food has great flavor. If you like Tex-Mex, you'll be right at home at Armadillo Grill.

Thank Brock K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 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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351 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 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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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510-2308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-4669

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