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Cosmic Cantina

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128 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3616
+1 919-960-3955
11:00 - 04:00
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CH, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been eating lunch (and sometimes supper) here since it opened. They are my family. I have watched their children grow up.

Thank SeanW301
Houston, Texas, United States
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What I actually ate was fine, but had to settle for something different from what I originally ordered. I asked for nachos and got chips with unmelted shredded cheese. The guy says "oh yeah we are our of melted quest." Really??? You could have told me when I ordered and let me make the decision. I asked if it could... More 

Thank Trotter83
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We came here for a family meal and it was great. Delicious mole for parents, quesadillas for kids. Very inexpensive. The staff were super friendly and nice. The dining area could use a good scrub but it was OK. The salsa was mild enough for the kids too.

Thank Lynne S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Cosmic is my go-to place when I need to quick meal, day or night. They have won the best late night eats award fro so many years I am not sure anyone else even competes anymore. I love the deluxe vegetarian burrito.

Thank MarkPeifer
Tromso, Norway
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Always good burritos and chips. Solid. Great for after the bars, but also nice for a relaxed, fun and quick dinner with friends. Right in the heart of downtown. Nothing fancy, but hip for the Chapel Hill scene. Lots of students and locals go here.

Thank American_in_Tromso
Clemmons, North Carolina
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374 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Cosmic is open most of the day, but it's a classic late night hang out spot just off the UNC campus on Franklin Street. It's your classic cheap Mexican food, but it's definitely a step above Taco Bell and other such places both in taste and authenticity. My favorite thing to get is the steak quesadilla with no salsa, but... More 

Thank Andrei S
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

The one place that is open after mid-night. The price is very reasonable for students. I love its chicken salad.

Thank FTravelerNC
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351 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Consistently awesome, the Cosmic Cantina delivers great food at very reasonable prices. I like some things better than others. I'm not a huge fan of their beef. The chicken is fine. But to be honest, a deluxe vegetarian with a little of their own hot sauce inside is practically perfect. Great mission-style burritos, but don't overlook the quesadillas and chimichangas.... More 

Thank EdRockster
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Wanted to try because I had a coupon. Unfortunately, it seems that this is a family operated location and I would rather have good news to report. The food was not very flavorful and should have been made fresh. Dry burrito, chimichanga not fresh, quesadilla okay. Much too expensive given the quantity and quality.

Thank famelee
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I am so in love with this place. Their portions are generous, and all of their ingredients are flavorful (I can never go back to Chipotle). Swift, excellent service. Free wifi and they make you feel at home. It will make you fall in love with burritos all over again. Get the supreme chimichanga and a side of queso for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-960-3955

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