Chapel Hill may have Chipotle, but two block overs, Carrboro has Carrburritos. Before I had moved into town, I was told that I need to eat at Carrburritos, and before all of my boxes were unpacked, I ate there; it was the perfect introduction to Carrboro. Privately owned, probably 10 employees to it’s name, an atmosphere that encourages Summer breezes and tan cervezas. There’s an outdoor patio for your friend or your book and if you dine in, that salsa can be all yours!
The setup is very similar to other “build your own ____” stations. Pick your choice of entree (taco, burrito, bowl, etc.) and go through the line filling it with whatever you want/are willing to pay extra for. I always went for the burrito. And their meats are the best in the business. Perfectly seasoned and grilled, especially if you can get there at a decent time so they haven’t dried up, because that is the only problem with Carrburrito. They have a reliable lunch clientele, but grabbing an afternoon snack or an early dinner might lead to some dehydrated rice that, though dehydrated, is still teeth cracking good.
However, the headliner at this place should be their salsas. They have six options to choose from, and as they say on their menu, every salsa has its own fan club. Their salsas are all made in house and taste incredibly fresh. If you have an inkling to venture out, their Salsa Frutas may quickly become your number one goto, happened to me. In fact, the last time I visited, I was pouring that rich salsa on my burrito until it was leaking through the tortilla. I’ll never apologize.
Sure, I would encourage you to pour salsa on your burrito, but, fret not, they give you some amazing chips and all flour chips so no salsa will go to waste. Unfortunately, if you get your order togo, you may feel salsa jipped, so I will encourage you to dine in and open the salsa buffet.
Their margaritas are pretty standard, but you always know what you are going to get when you grab a bottle of Corona.
Don’t wait for Summer to give Carrburritos a try. In fact, don’t wait another minute.