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Chubby's Tacos


4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 489-4636
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Photo of April April
Jun 30, 2019 5

Great deal, low prices! Unlimited chips and salsa, and there is a large variety of salsas! Good vegan options as well, and festive atmosphere. One of my favorite places to go.

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jun 25, 2019 4

Although they moved to this larger location a year or two ago, the menu is much the same: tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. It's not one of those menus with 100 different combo platters -- they keep it nice and simple. And quick! Food arrives very quickly after ordering, even during busy lunch times. I often get the enchiladas or the taco salad. The chicken and beef is well seasoned and tasty and the lettuce and tomatoes are good quality. But the real star is the salsa bar! They have an array of freshly-made salsas, so there's something for everyone. I have lunch here every few weeks, and the service and quality is consistent. I'm happy to have this in my neighborhood.

Photo of E Jules E Jules
Apr 22, 2019 5

Chubby's doesn't disappoint, with delicious food -- their tacos are amazing! Plenty of sauce options for you to self serve. Margaritas are even better. Laid back atmosphere, mix of people unwinding after work & families. It also seems to be a good option if you're looking for a place to unwind solo, as there's usually good conversation at the bar. Seating includes bar option, tables and unpadded wooden booths. The service is top notch. Lots of easy parking and convenient location.

Photo of Chris H Chris H
Mar 13, 2019 5

Staff it's friendly and they always engaged in conversation make you have a great time. The barkeep keeps you having fun. If you have any questions they're not scared to give you any answers or prices on different drinks they are very knowledgeable. Let's just say my brother and I will be returning for a Saint Patrick's Day. 👏👏👏👍👍👍😁😁

Photo of Ursula Lobacz Ursula Lobacz
May 15, 2019 5

Large dining room and covered outdoor seating provide plenty of space for patrons to eat. There is a fully stocked bar with a friendly bartender and lots of TVs for viewing inside. The food is great and we love the tacos, and especially the salsa bar.

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Mar 14, 2019 5

I love this place! The food is good as well as inexpensive. Nice eating areas inside as well as a extensive salsa bar for your chips! The nice thing to is that you can either order at the counter or sit at the bar and be served there with drinks. Parking is easy as well.

Photo of Mike Marchetto Mike Marchetto
May 23, 2019 5

Chubby's is a Durham classic. The tortillas especially taste fresh and authentic. All the chip sauce/salsa options are always a hit. An easy choice if you unsure about dinner or want a place to bring company. Very reasonable prices for the quality.

Photo of N W N W
Feb 14, 2022 5

I really want to thank the lady that took my order when I came in about 7:40pm. I'm not sure how she knew I was feeling down, but she really made my day. I won't say how but she knows and I am so very grateful! I'll definitely be back in for nachos and queso dip. She really made my day. This is the best place ever!

Photo of Nijah Patton Nijah Patton
Feb 7, 2022 4

Super welcoming and friendly staff. If you're looking for a decent, and quick basic taco place, this is your spot. My only complaint is that my rice was dried and chewy.

Photo of Zach Prichard Zach Prichard
Dec 31, 2021 4

A delicious medium between Americanized Mexican food and authentic Mexican. The Chubby Changa is a delight. The tacos are good but, and to be fair I've only had them takeout so far, they are a bit dry.

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Dec 24, 2021 5

Stopped by for a quick lunch. I ordered 2 vegan tofu tacos (trying to eat better) they gave me chips and my drink was a water. Grabbed my number took my chips and water, grabbed some salsa from the salsa bar, sat down and one bite from the chips I was hooked. Warm chips, toasted, seasoning on them and wow. Then my tofu tacos were dropped off. Wow, these were great, tasted great, and I almost ordered some more but had to go. This is a great place for some super tacos.

Photo of Bhasker Dave Bhasker Dave
Sep 7, 2021 4

Great regional chain that feels very 'local'. The staff was friendly. They kept everything we could see clean and everyone was wearing masks. Their food was very good and they had a decent selection of vegetarian options including the vegetarian-friendly black beans and refried beans (no lard). They couldn't offer either of beans as a protein option on their famed chimichangas which was a bit of a disappointment however they said they were working on it. Their fresh salsa bar was a treasure trove and added to the meal experience. Would go again and recommend to anyone asking.

Photo of Booki S Booki S
Nov 27, 2021 3

Chubby is not bad or good just middle of the road. The prices are jacked up like crazy. Expect to pay through the nose for adding any protein. The only good thing is the salsa bar but it does not make up for the high prices. You are much better off going to Moe's.

Photo of Anne Dudenhausen Anne Dudenhausen
Sep 28, 2021 5

Great staff. Always friendly and fast service. The food is a great price and filling. Their homemade salsas make everything as spicey as you like.

Photo of Katt Daddy Katt Daddy
Sep 5, 2021 3

I ordered here go Grubhub the tacos where very good. My only dissatisfaction was that the fish tacos had like no fish on it one small piece and no cabbage. I also received a big bag of chips but no salsa to be found which I was looking forward too trying the salsa. They presentation was a F and portions although the tacos where good. Will try again

Photo of Mark Easley Mark Easley
Aug 5, 2021 5

Fast casual concept that is cool. Easy if you are on the go but interior ambiance is nice if you want to dine in or meet up with friends. Good menu variety. Decent patio seating.

Photo of Kenneth O Kenneth O
Jul 19, 2021 4

This place would be my new go to for Mexican food, but it's too far away! That's my only complaint. Everything I had was great, my nachos were soggy. So, I guess that's two complaints. 👌🏿

Photo of Nick Romanos Nick Romanos
May 24, 2021 5

Our favorite place in South Durham for a quick bite. The salsa bar is amazing and Kim is always so sweet with our daughters. Always a highlight of our week!

Photo of Micah Doyle Micah Doyle
May 17, 2021 3

Got takeout so maybe the food would be better fresh. The queso, chips and salsa were great though. They were very behind with orders and even though I ordered ahead, I still waited at the restaurant for 25 minutes for my food. There are apparently some regulars in the area though, so I expect they were just having an off night.

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Apr 27, 2021 5

This is a regular spot for me and my friends and family. The prices are so reasonable and everything is always delicious. I love the salsa bar as well. The best deal is the nachos for only $5, which are big enough to share.

Photo of Jessica Stofko Jessica Stofko
Apr 5, 2021 5

TRAVELERS ON i-40 --- GREAT QUICK EATS that is not fast food. I get the veggie burrito and it comes with chips and salsa. HUGE burrito and quick service! 1.5 mile off of 40,,,, worth it to not get the typical fast food

Photo of Ron Parrish Ron Parrish
Mar 8, 2021 3

I just came in and ordered and realized I j left my wallet in my office. They gave me my food anyway. I eat here all the time and the service I'd always great and the food is very good. If your hungry this is where you need to eat. !!!

Photo of Melissa Barnett Melissa Barnett
Feb 10, 2021 5

So I’ll be honest, I have never been inside this place. I only eat it via Uber eats, but it is WONDERFUL. The tacos, chips and rice is always tasty. They are quick to make my food and pack it well. Love this place and plan to visit in person once the pandemic ends.

Photo of A. Catalina Parraga A. Catalina Parraga
Jan 18, 2021 5

Spoke to Rudy and he is great! He solved all the issues. We are so happy to continue to order from Chubby's Tacos! THE FOOD IS GREAT!!

Photo of Jamie Robbins Jamie Robbins
Dec 7, 2020 5

The BEST mexican food around! Authentic, delicious, and so reasonably priced. We've always had fantastic service and overall great experience. Great outdoor seating option as well. We love Chubby's Tacos!!

Photo of lovey allen lovey allen
Sep 19, 2020 4

Their Burrito the best

Photo of Heather Heffner Heather Heffner
Sep 12, 2020 5

So good! Will be returning in the future. Thank you

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Aug 20, 2020 5

Had a great dinner before heading home was really good and got plenty of food. Got two tacos which had Hardy portions of meat definitely were very filling and they definitely did not short me on the free chips! Definitely a nice relax spot to get lunch or Dinner. Also had a nice small bar which is perfect for meeting a few friends for drinks. I love this place and come here often!

Photo of Amy Catlin Amy Catlin
Sep 25, 2020 5

We're from Ohio, we pulled off to get out of traveling in the rain for a while and came across this place—What. A. Find! Delicious food, all the different sauces you could want, the tacos were amazing, everything very fresh and SPOTLESS. Thanks for the great experience!

Photo of Hunter Jackson Hunter Jackson
Sep 6, 2020 5

Best tacos in all of durham/raleigh!

Photo of Whitney Murphy Whitney Murphy
Sep 5, 2020 5

They're taking good care re covid and the food is amazing!

Photo of Gabriel McCrea II Gabriel McCrea II
Aug 18, 2020 4

Some of THE best Mexican fast food in Durham! And their sauces set them apart from Taco Bell!

Photo of Kristen Jones Kristen Jones
Aug 14, 2020 5

Amazing place wish we had one in Cali! Great staff amazing food. Pandemic? Hell no, forget about it for a while. Thank you for making our visit amazing Michael, Ed, and rest of staff you guys Rock!!

Photo of Melvin Serrano Melvin Serrano
Jul 11, 2020 5

This place never disappoints. Whether it's this location or the one on Lake Boone Trail, service and food are always on point. I recommend the tinga tacos and the chubbychanga.

Photo of sai balu sai balu
Jul 13, 2020 5

Chubby"s has become our go to Mexican restaurant. The loaded nachos are yummy and cheap. The people who work there are friendly.

Photo of Anna Avery Anna Avery
May 22, 2020 4

The food is great! The prices are high on some items. The guacamole is $1.75 for 2 ounces! Its great for tacos and basic Mexican fare.

Photo of Lillian Hagmann Lillian Hagmann
May 14, 2019 4

All I can say is Chubbychanga with chili is amazing. I know I never would've expected those words to come our of my face...and yet here we are. Oh and even though I've been here 3 or 4 times I just found out about the salsa bar. 😂 Anyway do the thing y'all!

Apr 7, 2019 5

Great food excellent service,they have beer now. Also lot of different sauces to try. Loved the habenero sauce, really flaming hot

Photo of Hadiya Noor Baloch Hadiya Noor Baloch
Feb 28, 2020 4

Generally, I love Chubby’s. They serve good food and they do it quickly. Though there’s a bar, I don’t smell alcohol and I appreciate that. The place is extremely kid-friendly, making it a good place for a fast dinner with a family. My main complaint would be that there isn’t enough vegetarian/vegan options, and some of the service can be prickly, but though that doesn’t bother me that much, it can bug others a lot.

Photo of Christina Falcone Christina Falcone
Jan 25, 2020 3

We called to place a pickup order and were immediately put on hold. We had been on hold for so long we decided to drive to the restaurant to place our togo order in person (while still staying on hold). When my husband arrived to the cashier, we showed his phone being still on hold 15 minutes later. The two girls look at their phone, at each other and just shrugged - not even an apology was given. The food is good but I am giving a three star review because of their average customer service.

Photo of Mark Joseph Mark Joseph
Jan 8, 2020 5

Food was very tasty. Portions were generous, served quick and hot. Salsa bar has some tasty offerings. Good draft list (for on-site consumption). Fast-casual, so order at the counter or take a seat at the bar. Non-beer available as well, including adult cocktails

Photo of Andrew Keegan Andrew Keegan
Dec 30, 2019 5

The burritos are amazing. Don't forget to load up on the sauces! Could give more chips for to go orders

Photo of sunshine love sunshine love
Dec 14, 2019 5

Love the 🌮 s . this is one of my favorite places. The salsa bar yummy . so many choices. The plantains are The best ever.

Photo of Patricia Hays Patricia Hays
Nov 19, 2019 5

Authentic, fresh, delicious, inexpensive, and they have a liquor license. Homemade food at fast food prices. Two of us ate a nice lunch and left a 20% tip for under $25.

Photo of Richard McDonald Richard McDonald
Nov 14, 2019 4

Tacos are good. I only been once but i might go tomorrow. It's that good Everyone in here knows what they're doing. wish I could go everyday

Photo of E Almazan E Almazan
Nov 7, 2019 4

Great concept. Definitely looks more restaurants should this days. Salsa bar was great idea!

Photo of Kate Marchetto Kate Marchetto
Oct 30, 2019 5

Prices are great, food is always awesome. An excellent Durham classic! We love the fresh tortilla chips and salsa bar, as well as all the classic menu options. Chorizo taco bowl was a great decision last time, and our three-year-old loves the black beans. One of our favorites!

Photo of Theda Claire Theda Claire
Sep 7, 2019 3

Food is good, but I've never had the same order filled the same way twice. One tiny bag of chips, or two huge ones? Taco actually filled up, or two shreds of slaw on a fish crumb? Will we get the hard shell taco we ordered, or a soft shell? Entirely different order, or something in the ballpark of what we asked for? Believe me, I understand that working in food service sucks. I don't care if things aren't perfect. I just wish I knew what to expect.

Photo of Alex Comer Alex Comer
Oct 14, 2019 5

We love Chubbys! They always have delicious food and excellent service. We recently used them to cater a work event for 25 people and they provided everything we needed down to the serving utensils and cutlery. The manager on site was there every step of the way to ensure our order was correct! Can’t wait to order more tacos.

Photo of Andrew Turnier Andrew Turnier
Aug 19, 2019 4

I love this place. They make just the best simple tacos. They serve tacos the way they should be!

Photo of Darcy frields Darcy frields
Aug 19, 2019 5

My weekly haunt. I love their chicken tinga taco salad and salsa bar. They are close to work, the food is good , the service is fast and prices reasonable

Photo of P Fekt P Fekt
Jul 18, 2019 4

This was our first visit to this location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food tasted great. We only gave 4 stars because all the sides were warm, not hot though. Ordered the 3 Taco and Seafood Samplers. Happy with both. The lemonade is a must! We will be going back.

Photo of Wiliam Turner Wiliam Turner
May 26, 2022 5

My experience here is for the most part is good, my last visit was great! What changed? The energetic staff member who was super nice, thoughtful and very friendly. I love when the staff engages us instead of take your order and have a seat type of atmosphere. We'll done to the new lively human! 😊

Photo of Phu Tran Phu Tran
Jun 1, 2022 5

The food is delicious, self serve bar after order. Which is very comfortable. Nobody bother while you eat or talk. I got the Spicy Tinka Chicken and it was GOOD……! Definitely recommend for friend again.

Photo of Rasheen Glasgow Rasheen Glasgow
Jun 14, 2022 5

Great food. Got what you paid for. Loved the salsa bar! Manager on Duty was very good even while training. This is the night of June 14th. She had on a pink shirt! Kudos to her. Was my 1 st time she didn't make me feel rushed and offered great suggestions! I loved my meal!!

Photo of Annette Alston Annette Alston
Jun 26, 2022 5

The shrimp tacos were excellent and prepared to my specifications. The staff are all awesome. My last visit we arrived 10 minutes prior to them closing and they treated us like they had just opened!!! How rare is that?

Photo of Felicity Lilley Felicity Lilley
Aug 19, 2022 3

I'm confused about this place. My husband ordered loaded nachos which looked great and were served on a nice plate, but this was my lettuce bowl. I wish I took a photo of how it first came out because it didn't even have the lettuce, just a few beans, a scoop of rice and the chicken. No tomatoes, cheese, sour cream or guacamole. I'll maybe be back, but I wouldn't order any of the bowls again.

Photo of Carl M Carl M
Aug 16, 2022 4

Always at least 'good' and often 'very good' food with an above average atmosphere. I like pretty much everything here. The tacos are good, the torta, the burrito, etc... but the beans keep me coming back. I think they must make them from scratch (not from cans)... because they're just really good.

Photo of Kenya H Kenya H
Dec 1, 2021 3

I was visiting Durham and had eaten here a year ago. The taco are delicious made to order and the salsa bar is a nice added touch with the varieties they offer. I always stop by here when I'm in the area. I got the chicken tinga tacos.

Photo of NYC033 NYC033 NYC033 NYC033
Aug 20, 2022 3

Our first time here the Food was good but the portions were small. We really didn't care for the plastic plate.