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The once-sleepy town of Chapel
Hill is growing at a staggering pace,
with the usual afternoon traffic snarls
a testimony to its occasional failure
to keep up with itself.
Another area in which Chapel Hill
has lagged in its growth is nearer to
the stomach . namely, in ethnic
1 restaurants. Mexican and 'Chinese
restaurants can be found on Franklin
Street, but for the most part close-to-campus
pickings remain sparse for
students with a craving for interna
tional tastes. -
Papagayos, located in NCNB
Plaza on Franklin Street, offers
typical Mexican fare including appet
izers such as nachos and Mexican
pizza and entrees such as burritos,
chimichangas, enchiladas and tacos.
Diners can choose to eat on the
colorfully decorated outside patio,
which offers live entertainment at
night, or inside, where the atmos
phere is more intimate. There's also
an attractive bar for the . legal
The one drawback is the cost
Papagayos is a bit expensive for the
penny pinching college student.
Appetizers run from S3 to $5, while
entrees are S7 to J8.
-: '.The service is friendly and prompt
The food itself is delicious, but may '
be a touch spicy.
A slightly less expensive Mexican
restaurant is Tijuana Fcts, at 403 W.
Rosemary St. From nachos , and
guacamole . salad to burritos and
excellent refried beans; almost' any
type of Mexican meat, including
vegetarian dishes, can be found.
The prices are reasonable for the
large portions, averaging from $5 to
$8 for a typical dinner of an appetizer
or salad, entree and beverage.
Newly redecorated, Tijuana Fats
is not the place for an intimate date,
but its atmosphere is conducive to
a leisurely gathering of friends who"
like Mexican food.
One excellent Mexican restaurant
that is a bit outside of the main bustle
of campus is Majdilena's, located at
508 W. Franklin St. The tasteful
decor, which is dimly illuminated by
candlelight, promotes a leisurely
dining pace and lends the inexpensive
restaurant a pricier feel.
Magdalena's menu is extensive,
including all of the usual Mexican
favorites, and daily specials are
posted on a blackboard. The most
highly recommended entree is the
. taco salad, a plentiful mixture
Tijuana Fats on West Rosemary Street
MARIO'S IS STILL COOKING
HOMEMADE ITALIAN DINNERS
All ABC Permits
Take Out Available
ITALIAN RESTAURANT Rrt , -
11:30-10KK)Mon.-Thurs. - Elliott Rd. 15-S01
11 30-1 0-30 Fri.-Sat " r ' c rrr Two doors down
In-OOStm; FamOUS Since 1965 from Harris Teeter
"Your Source for quality furnishings at affordable prices"
Ram's Plaza 967-7060
15-501 By Pass, Chapel Hill M-F 10am-8pm Sat 10am-6pm
including chicken, beans, cheese,
avocado, lettuce, tomato and sour
cream' in an edible taco shell. The
prices are comparatively low. ;
Inexpensive Chinese food is also
available in Chapel Hill, and Fbur-Five-Six
and The Golden Dragon
both on Franklin Street vie for
top honors among UNC students.
. - " 4 0 " :
Veal Parmigiana Egg Plant
Veal Marsala Shrimp Scampi
Veal Cacciatore Shrimp Sorrento
Veal Scallapini Shrimp Messina
ALL FRESH VEAL Chicken Marsala ;
929-9693 Chicken Cacciatore
Available in a variety of prints
The Daily Tar Heel
Both restaurants are small ; and
starkly decorated, and both offer the
usual stock of sweet-and-sours and
eggroll menus at affordable; prices
The food is prepared beforehand at
there is always the danger of receiving
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Bring this handsome notice, Sunday through Thursday,
until Sept. 25 and get two entrees for the price of one
on 3-course dinners.
The Orient Express is
5 minutes from Chapel
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145 E. Franklin
Thursday, September 1 1, 19869
In the'l Chinese foodw&r, the
consensus iseems to be that Four-Five-Six
gLVeS more foodbit Golden
Dragon's tastes better. The rolls,
though, are highly reconunecded at
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These revjews were cbrsr piled by
Lynn Phillips and Amy HzrrJton.
, geared; to the
elusive Tarheel Mentality:
Four-course early dinner special,
every evening from 5:30-6:30: $10.95
Free champagne for each 6th table
. on our by-now-legendary Boardwalk.
at 20 1 E. Main, St., Carrborb
Hill. Reservations: 967-8933.
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11 am-10 pmig:
11 am-11 pm ?
12 noon -10 prnglf
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