Phat Burrito

★★★★☆
  • 1537 Camden Rd

    Charlotte, NC 28203

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  • 704-332-7428

About Phat Burrito

Hours
Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am, Sun 11am-8pm, Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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I have lived in Charlotte for over 4 years & have always heard how great this place was. I decided to try it out finally. I believe I would have been better off going to Taco Bell. Seriously. I got chips & queso, and a chicken quesadilla. Wow. Absolutely no flavor to the chicken. The quesadilla was skimpy. The cheese was almost not there. The chips? Literally Tostitos. Someone went to the grocery store & bought Tostitos.The queso dip was cold & stiff. The sweet tea was good. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with PB, & to top it off, the quesadilla was over $6 by ityself. Maybe I went on a bad day, but wow what a waste of money.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have lived in Charlotte for over 4 years & have always heard how great this place was. I decided to try it out finally. I believe I would have been better off going to Taco Bell. Seriously. I got chips & queso, and a chicken quesadilla. Wow. Absolutely no flavor to the chicken. The quesadilla was skimpy. The cheese was almost not there. The chips? Literally Tostitos. Someone went to the grocery store & bought Tostitos.The queso dip was cold & stiff. The sweet tea was good. Needless to say, I was very disappointed with PB, & to top it off, the quesadilla was over $6 by ityself. Maybe I went on a bad day, but wow what a waste of money.

Pros: Cool Vibe

Cons: No flavor, mediocre service at best, Chips, Overpriced

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Phat Burrito is so good. We've gone during the Art Festival and got so much food for the money. One burrito is enough to split among some little ones.

4
★★★★☆

Phat Burrito is so good. We've gone during the Art Festival and got so much food for the money. One burrito is enough to split among some little ones.

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Great spot for a good lunch. The chicken bbq burrito is GREAT. Everything else I've had has been very good, hot, and fresh. Seating can be a bit cramped, but it's convenient from downtown on the light rail.

4
★★★★☆

Great spot for a good lunch. The chicken bbq burrito is GREAT. Everything else I've had has been very good, hot, and fresh. Seating can be a bit cramped, but it's convenient from downtown on the light rail.

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This place is the best in Charlotte. The salsa makes everything better, so go for it. The meats are good cuts, i can even eat the steak here, which i always steer clear of at mexican or chinese joints. The only two problems i've had are a couple sell-outs. 1. They went away from the tri-colored chips to the crappy round ones many years ago (or am i making this up? been too long)... 2. Last time i went the cups were wax paper, the worst insulator on the planet. No one wants a watered down drink after 5 minutes.. Nothing beats a nice cold drink in styrofoam to accompany my spicy food ! Maybe they just ran out and had to go to back up, but couldn't they have easily had styrofoam back ups??? ha.

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★★★★★

This place is the best in Charlotte. The salsa makes everything better, so go for it. The meats are good cuts, i can even eat the steak here, which i always steer clear of at mexican or chinese joints. The only two problems i've had are a couple sell-outs. 1. They went away from the tri-colored chips to the crappy round ones many years ago (or am i making this up? been too long)... 2. Last time i went the cups were wax paper, the worst insulator on the planet. No one wants a watered down drink after 5 minutes.. Nothing beats a nice cold drink in styrofoam to accompany my spicy food ! Maybe they just ran out and had to go to back up, but couldn't they have easily had styrofoam back ups??? ha.

Pros: Simple menu, GREAT Salsa

Cons: Chips & Drink Cups Sell-out! Will never touch Black Cat

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I got the fish taco, and it was great! However, I would hesitate to recommend this place because of the terrible service. It was 2pm when I went in so it wasn't crowded, yet the workers acted like I was an annoyance. They never smiled at me or seemed remotely polite. They just stared at me like "what do you want?" I asked for a couple chips with my meal and they were bothered again! It was so bizarre that I literally almost asked them if it was supposed to be one of those restaurants where servers are jerks on purpose, like a shtick or something...

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★★★☆☆

I got the fish taco, and it was great! However, I would hesitate to recommend this place because of the terrible service. It was 2pm when I went in so it wasn't crowded, yet the workers acted like I was an annoyance. They never smiled at me or seemed remotely polite. They just stared at me like "what do you want?" I asked for a couple chips with my meal and they were bothered again! It was so bizarre that I literally almost asked them if it was supposed to be one of those restaurants where servers are jerks on purpose, like a shtick or something...

Pros: tasty tacos, cool outdoor area

Cons: how rude!

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I have a special place in my heart for Phat Burrito - it was here before Chipotle, Qdoba and Salasarita's took over town.

The burritos are large and delicious - the chicken has fantastic flavor. The brownies they sell are divine! The chips are the one thing lacking - they are bagged, not freshly made/warmed. But the burritos more than make up for the chips!

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★★★★☆

I have a special place in my heart for Phat Burrito - it was here before Chipotle, Qdoba and Salasarita's took over town.

The burritos are large and delicious - the chicken has fantastic flavor. The brownies they sell are divine! The chips are the one thing lacking - they are bagged, not freshly made/warmed. But the burritos more than make up for the chips!

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I've been going to PB for years now, at least 1-2 times a week for lunch. The food is awesome and the salsa bar is to die for (gotta have salsa on each bite of burrito). The atmosphere is great and relaxed with good music all the time, unless Leonard is playing his Pet Shop Boys megamix.

But, I have to say the people are the best part. V is just a cool, fun person...Leonard is about as chilled as they get, and pretty cool as well....Steve (the owner) is a great guy that likes to talk sports and shoot the sh*t.

Can't go wrong here if you want a great place for lunch at a great price with great people.

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★★★★★

I've been going to PB for years now, at least 1-2 times a week for lunch. The food is awesome and the salsa bar is to die for (gotta have salsa on each bite of burrito). The atmosphere is great and relaxed with good music all the time, unless Leonard is playing his Pet Shop Boys megamix.

But, I have to say the people are the best part. V is just a cool, fun person...Leonard is about as chilled as they get, and pretty cool as well....Steve (the owner) is a great guy that likes to talk sports and shoot the sh*t.

Can't go wrong here if you want a great place for lunch at a great price with great people.

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I really don't know what to write about this place. It's OK, certainly not bad, but nothing amazing either. It's a very middle of the road burrito. For Charlotte, I suppose it's quite good, but Charlotte has no good burritos. Always crowded, so somebody must really like it, but the two times I've been here I just didn't see what the hype was. I love burritos, but this was just very middle of the road.

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★★★☆☆

I really don't know what to write about this place. It's OK, certainly not bad, but nothing amazing either. It's a very middle of the road burrito. For Charlotte, I suppose it's quite good, but Charlotte has no good burritos. Always crowded, so somebody must really like it, but the two times I've been here I just didn't see what the hype was. I love burritos, but this was just very middle of the road.

Pros: Decent burrito for Charlotte. Lots of food.

Cons: Decent for Charlotte doesn't mean it's very good. It's mediocre.

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I went here for lunch today. I was really excited because the reviews were sooo good and I have seriously been craving a burrito. I could not have been more disappointed. The ingredients did not taste fresh at all, and had NO flavor whatsoever - VERY bland. It tasted like the tortillas had been frozen and reheated, the sour cream tasted warm and disgusting, and the cheese was very likely government cheese. The steak - really tough, I could barely chew it. While I was waiting for my order (which, btw, was wrong) I saw the manager or whoever dip his dirty paws - without gloves - into the ingredients and make a makeshift burrito to scarf down - he took a bite and then PUT DOWN THE HALF EATEN BURRITO on the counter where they were making food!!! GROSS!!!! I don't understand what the hype is about this place - don't waste your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here for lunch today. I was really excited because the reviews were sooo good and I have seriously been craving a burrito. I could not have been more disappointed. The ingredients did not taste fresh at all, and had NO flavor whatsoever - VERY bland. It tasted like the tortillas had been frozen and reheated, the sour cream tasted warm and disgusting, and the cheese was very likely government cheese. The steak - really tough, I could barely chew it. While I was waiting for my order (which, btw, was wrong) I saw the manager or whoever dip his dirty paws - without gloves - into the ingredients and make a makeshift burrito to scarf down - he took a bite and then PUT DOWN THE HALF EATEN BURRITO on the counter where they were making food!!! GROSS!!!! I don't understand what the hype is about this place - don't waste your money.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Unsanitary, tasteless, I probably ate feces

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Phat Burrito is right outside of uptown and is pretty similar to the other burrito spots such as Johnny Burrito and Salsaritas. I order mine without the tortilla, and again, ingredients are pretty fresh and the marinade that the chicken is cooked in is good. Easy access, but easy to miss if you're not looking for the building.

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★★★☆☆

Phat Burrito is right outside of uptown and is pretty similar to the other burrito spots such as Johnny Burrito and Salsaritas. I order mine without the tortilla, and again, ingredients are pretty fresh and the marinade that the chicken is cooked in is good. Easy access, but easy to miss if you're not looking for the building.

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I got a chicken burrito with black beans and guacamole for around 7.50. The salsa was really good and you can take it to go on the side, so I brought some home, ate it w/ chips and it was fantastic. The tomatoes in the burrito were not as fresh as I would have liked and I ended up having to put salsa on the burrito to spice it up and give it more flavor. I think overall I would recommend the burrito but don't expect anything to unbelievable. I say this having only eaten there once, so maybe I caught them at a slow time around 6 or 6:30. I bet it's better at busier times of the day when the ingredients are moving and haven't sat out for awhile. I'll go back and give them another chance, its a pretty cool place and for the price definitely worth it.

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★★★★☆

I got a chicken burrito with black beans and guacamole for around 7.50. The salsa was really good and you can take it to go on the side, so I brought some home, ate it w/ chips and it was fantastic. The tomatoes in the burrito were not as fresh as I would have liked and I ended up having to put salsa on the burrito to spice it up and give it more flavor. I think overall I would recommend the burrito but don't expect anything to unbelievable. I say this having only eaten there once, so maybe I caught them at a slow time around 6 or 6:30. I bet it's better at busier times of the day when the ingredients are moving and haven't sat out for awhile. I'll go back and give them another chance, its a pretty cool place and for the price definitely worth it.

Pros: Value, Pretty Good

Cons: Not so fresh

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The burritos that is the restaurant's namesake, truly are phat and fat. Made from quality meat that has a hint of spice in it, beans, and rice. You will be very lucky to come away with no leftovers after a visit to phat burrito. The price is very reasonable and cheap forming the awesome cheap and delicious combo. The music has a nice unique feel to go with the unique interior filled with cut out comics pasted on interior beams and walls. Another cool thing is the plastic covering on the tables: the customers are encouraged to leave business cards or whatever other small cards or advertisements under the table coverings, which is very neat since you leave your imprint on the restaurant . The worst part by far is the parking. Only able to house eight or nine cars, you may find yourself looking to find other places to park. Leaving the parking lot is tough as well, so you may want to walk from another lot. Overall it is the best burrito place in town in my opinion.

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★★★★★

The burritos that is the restaurant's namesake, truly are phat and fat. Made from quality meat that has a hint of spice in it, beans, and rice. You will be very lucky to come away with no leftovers after a visit to phat burrito. The price is very reasonable and cheap forming the awesome cheap and delicious combo. The music has a nice unique feel to go with the unique interior filled with cut out comics pasted on interior beams and walls. Another cool thing is the plastic covering on the tables: the customers are encouraged to leave business cards or whatever other small cards or advertisements under the table coverings, which is very neat since you leave your imprint on the restaurant . The worst part by far is the parking. Only able to house eight or nine cars, you may find yourself looking to find other places to park. Leaving the parking lot is tough as well, so you may want to walk from another lot. Overall it is the best burrito place in town in my opinion.

Pros: Price, scrumptious burritos, individuality

Cons: parking

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BBQ Chicken burrito or quesadilla is the ONLY way to go. Great food. VERY fresh. Cheap, & you even get to listen to reggae music while you eat. Portions will leave you in "nap mode".

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★★★★★

BBQ Chicken burrito or quesadilla is the ONLY way to go. Great food. VERY fresh. Cheap, & you even get to listen to reggae music while you eat. Portions will leave you in "nap mode".

Pros: Portions, freshness, value

Cons: Parking

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I saw the reviews on Citysearch and decided to check it out when we visited Charlotte.

This place is off the beaten path and is sort of a hole in the wall. That's what I seek out when I travel. I would gladly go here over Moe's, Qdoba, or Baja Fresh. The concept is the same, order a burrito, watch, eat.

Very kid friendly, fresh ingredients, excellent salsa, friendly service, quick and easy. We went at 6:00PM on a Monday and there was only one other table occupied. We didn't wait at all.

I recommend this place for the burritos and the quesadillas - That's what we had.

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★★★★★

I saw the reviews on Citysearch and decided to check it out when we visited Charlotte.

This place is off the beaten path and is sort of a hole in the wall. That's what I seek out when I travel. I would gladly go here over Moe's, Qdoba, or Baja Fresh. The concept is the same, order a burrito, watch, eat.

Very kid friendly, fresh ingredients, excellent salsa, friendly service, quick and easy. We went at 6:00PM on a Monday and there was only one other table occupied. We didn't wait at all.

I recommend this place for the burritos and the quesadillas - That's what we had.

Pros: Quick, cheap, good

Cons: None!

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Phat Burrito has a wonderful funky atmosphere, great service , and wonderful food made with fresh ingedients. The portions are huge and the price is cheap. The customers are an eclectic blend and the service is friendly. This is my favorite place to get a burrito and the salsa is wonderful. Parking can be tough but luckily I work within walking distance.

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★★★★★

Phat Burrito has a wonderful funky atmosphere, great service , and wonderful food made with fresh ingedients. The portions are huge and the price is cheap. The customers are an eclectic blend and the service is friendly. This is my favorite place to get a burrito and the salsa is wonderful. Parking can be tough but luckily I work within walking distance.

Pros: Price, Fresh ingredients, Great food

Cons: parking

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What makes Phat Burrito so tasty is the simple ingredients. No undercooked cilantro rice here. It's rice, beans (red, black or pinto...your choice) sour cream, great queso, steak, chicken or grilled vegetable. No delivery but a simple menu and quick service. The burrito's are very filling so make sure you save the second half for a late night snack.

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★★★★★

What makes Phat Burrito so tasty is the simple ingredients. No undercooked cilantro rice here. It's rice, beans (red, black or pinto...your choice) sour cream, great queso, steak, chicken or grilled vegetable. No delivery but a simple menu and quick service. The burrito's are very filling so make sure you save the second half for a late night snack.

Pros: Tasty ingredients, overstuffed eats, fresh ingredients

Cons: , one location

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Phat Burrito is the kind of place where you can eat well-prepared, delicious, healthy food amongst business types in their sharp suits, police officers on a break, and moms and dads with their kids. The staff are laid-back, friendly, and many sport some really cool tatoos.

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★★★★★

Phat Burrito is the kind of place where you can eat well-prepared, delicious, healthy food amongst business types in their sharp suits, police officers on a break, and moms and dads with their kids. The staff are laid-back, friendly, and many sport some really cool tatoos.

Pros: fresh ingredients, grilled veggies, great value

Cons: small parking lot

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WE found Phat Burrito on the internet. And we are happy we did. Love finding little out of the way places w/ great food and homey atmosphere. Phat Burrito has it. Not fancy at all but quaint and down to earth. And the salsa / yum!

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★★★★★

WE found Phat Burrito on the internet. And we are happy we did. Love finding little out of the way places w/ great food and homey atmosphere. Phat Burrito has it. Not fancy at all but quaint and down to earth. And the salsa / yum!

 

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