Chubby’s Tacos

4 out of 5 stars

Raleigh’s assortment of Mexican restaurants (at least the ones I have tried) are pretty depressing. In fact it seems like the majority of them are run by the same people, because they all offer the same menu items at a somewhat dismal quality level. But not so at Chubby’s.

Situated conveniently near Rex Hospital, Chubby’s could potentially fill up a pregnant mama who is eating for two on the way home from a childbirth class, or start a recent surgery patient on the road to ruin. Either way, there are lots of tasty options on the menu. I ordered the chimichanga with a side of black beans and yellow rice. The chimichanga was a mini version of what I’m used to getting at other places but it was just enough to fill me up, and was filled with some tender stewed beef.

It also came with some chips and access to a salsa bar which I unfortunately didn’t notice until I was done eating.

Hubs ordered the ground beef taco salad which looked abundant.

Friends we ran into also highly recommended the gordita, made up of a pillowy corn bread wrapped around the filling.

What I really liked was the wealth of taco filling options. With options from beef to portobello mushrooms or Ahi Tuna, even our vegetarian friends will be pleased. Chubby’s is a small space but packs in the patrons. Prices were reasonable and food was fresh and tasty. A recommended stop.

Chubby’s Tacos
2444 Wycliff Rd
Raleigh
(919) 781-4480
Chubby’s also has other locations in Durham and North Raleigh.

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8 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    I eat sometimes at the Chubby’s in Durham on Ninth St, which seems to have the same layout and menu. Their salsas and fillings taste good but I think most of their tortillas/ burritos are a little bit oilier and less substantial than I like. Also, everything I order falls apart! I’ve been trying to order the smallest stuff on the menu and it still completely disintegrates the moment I pick it up or bite into it. But for really quick, tasty hot food in vast quantities for not too much money, Chubby’s works well.

  2. Carly says:

    I ate at the one in RTP and it was super yummy. You have to go back for the salsa bar. I ate three little things of the gaucamole/salsa mix, it was so yummy, I would go back just for that.

  3. Tony says:

    Hey Mandy, how’s going? Loved the review, great to know that Chubby’s is coming to Raleigh. We keep meaning to try it but somehow never seem to make it. Now we’ll have no excuses for not trying it.

  4. deMandy says:

    Thanks for checking the site out Jennifer! Chubby’s is great and I hear they are opening a location in North Raleigh also (Falls River). This one will still be closer to us.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Hi, Mandy! My son Jack and I met you this morning at the coffeehouse. Love this blog – and I totally ate like crazy at Chuby’s when I was pregnant. LOVE their food!

  6. Fadra says:

    Love your site! We’re goodies too. Tried Chubby’s at the NCMA opening and thought it was great. Might be time to try the restaurant. BTW, I’ve lived here for 15 yrs so I always have suggestions!

  7. Ben Smith says:

    Hi,

    I just discovered your cool site. I live in Raleigh too and I always like finding out about new places. You’re right – the Mexican food to be had in Raleigh is not that great, especially compared to Durham.

    Also, I’ve just started a food blog called The Food Life. It’s all about cooking and eating out in the Triangle. Check it out and maybe you can post a link to my site on yours, and I’ll do the same for yours.

    http://www.benrsmith.com

    Thanks!

    Ben

  1. October 25, 2010

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