Carrboro’s unique take on Mexican food

Carrburritos 711 W Rosemary Street

Few places in Carrboro could possibly bring you more joy than Carrburritos. With a menu that accommodates both vegetarians and carnivores, you are sure to find something that will suit your tastebuds.

Begin your meal with Carrburritos’ signature flour tortilla chips. The buttery, flakey chips are a perfect complement to the fresh frutas salsa, bursting with the flavor of pineapple and cilantro. For your main course, you can’t go wrong with a burrito (hence the name, Carrburritos). For you meat-eaters out there, I’d highly recommend the chicken black bean filling, and veggie-lovers can satisfy their hunger with the delicious sweet potato option. But if you aren’t a burrito person, you can try their fresh quesadillas or crispy nachos. And, of course, no Carrburritos order is complete without a side of guacamole, which is so good that I don’t understand why they don’t sell it on its own.

Though it’s slightly pricier than other food options, the incredibly generous portions make up for the cost. Take the leftovers into school for lunch the next day, or save it for a late-night snack! With delicious food, friendly folks and an intimate ambiance, Carrburritos is the perfect place to spend lunch, dinner and anytime in between.

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Garnachas Rivera Often found near the Carrboro Farmers Market

Chances are you have been to many of the local taco trucks stationed around Carrboro. But if you’re looking for a flavor-packed, deliciously authentic Mexican cuisine, stop right there. Garnachas Rivera, a family owned taco truck located down the road from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market has everything you and your tastebuds need.

Highlights include the gorditas; a crunchy, wonderful tortillas cooked together and bursting with a meat of your choice, lettuce, sour cream, and different kinds of salsa. If you aren’t afraid of getting your hands  a bit messy, try a sope: a thicker, crispier type of masa tortilla topped with tender meats, veggies, and of course, sour cream and their spicy salsas. Even better is the rapidity of the service, and the fact that there is outdoor seating so you can enjoy your scrumptious food out in the beautiful NC weather.

The best part about this taco truck isn’t just their authenticity or their refreshing drinks like Jarritos sodas and traditional horchata, but the fact that they make their tortillas to order right there in the truck!

If you ever have fifteen minutes to spare and you’re looking for some mouthwatering Mexican food, try the Garnachas taco truck, and you won’t regret it.

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Posted by Gaby Alfieri

Gaby, News Editor, enjoys being emotionally cold and distant.