I've stopped a few times at Kiosco on the way back from hiking in the mountains and was always satisfied with this restaurant. In fact, I saved in in my GPS so I can easily get there, even though I rarely go to Greensboro. It is conveniently located right off I-40 at the Greensboro Coliseum exit (206) and so makes an easy stop while passing through on the interstate. The prices are reasonable for Mexican food, the food is very good, and the service is quick and friendly, even with large groups. One time, we didn't arrive until after 10 and still got good service. The chips and salsa were fresh and tasty and the servers made sure our bowls were refilled throughout our meal.
Favorite Dish: Fajitas. I always end up getting fajitas at Mexican restaurants; they're my favorite dish. And the fajitas at Kiosco have lived up to my expectations every time we stopped here.
When I was a child growing up in America, it was always called a ‘Doggie Bag’. Today it is often called a ‘To-go Box’. What is it? Any food you don’t finish eating in a restaurant can go home with you. Just ask the waiter and they will wrap it up for you (in good restaurants) or they just bring you a polystyrene container.
Yes, in my youth this was usually a paper bag and it was to take home food to the dog. Nowadays it is a container that will keep your food warm until you get home and place it into a microwave using the same container. There is no requirement to actually own a dog or two! So the next time you think you can’t eat anymore – put the fork down! Take it home and eat it when you are actually hungry. Healthier that way as well.
This place is like a Mexican Restaurant for beginners. Better yet, it’s a Mexican restaurant run by families for families. Mexico restaurant was originally set up in 1988 by 3 families from Mexico. They now have 4 locations. My review is about the nice location near my mother’s house. You are always greeted at the door with a smile and lead to a bright table in an interior that is a riot of bright and happy colours. Service is attentive and fast. I have eaten here several times and always have chips and salsa (pictured) on the table before the take my drink order. They have every kind of Mexican beer, including Pacifico. In fact the bar is designed to look like a house complete with Spanish roof tiles. So why beginners? Their menu explains everything you need to know about Mexican dishes complete with excellent pictures. They also have a huge menu and their food is flavorful without being too hot for kids. A class Mexican restaurant.
The chicken nachos are a must have appetizer. I have always enjoyed their fajitas and burritos. The last time I tried their new Burritos Texano (pictured).
Make sure you wash it all down with a 60 oz pitcher of Margaritas!
BONUS POINTS: * 101.5% Sanitation Rating * Smoke Free * live sports on TV.
I had the Burrito Texano which has beef, chicken and shrimp covered with cheese sauce. This wash accompanied by a cold Pacifico beer (and lime!) and a large margarita on the rocks. MMM......
Driving by I saw the 2 big fire pits and patios outside. Very inviting! Had a craft beer flight (4 small beers) at the heated outdoor bar. Then went inside and sat in the elevator seat that overlooks the restaurant. Very large portions. Cool space - bar is a central feature with lots of activity. Liked the beer and wine program - so many choices and all can be done in flights. Server was really helpful and checked back often. The jail themed bathroom was hilarious. Had the Shrimp and Grits for my entree and Beignets for dessert -- felt like I was in New Orleans. The Beef Ribs were huge - much larger than pork ribs, but more fat and flavor. Would come back often.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp and Grits - creamy local yellow grits and a tasso ham sauce with big plump shrimp. Just like New Orleans, LA.
My own mother told me this place was great. In my opinion avoid this chain restaurant! They could not have taken less care to build my ‘Signature Sandwich’. If that was a signature, I would call it a forgery. I ordered a West Coast Ruben. It is supposed to be, according to their website/menu: Turkey, ham, Swiss cheese & 1000 island slaw on grilled corn rye. Cold is what it was. The melted cheese was like superglue it was so cold. And 1000 island slaw? No sir. I had dry cabbage on the 3 sections of the sandwich. One section had some 1000 Island dressing on it. Shockingly poor for a sandwich that is $10 with tax and tip. Not impressed. It was lunch time and quiet. How could they have messed up this much? I think a distinct lack of care was involved. The dry cabbage should not have been used for any purpose.
Service is good though with attractive waitresses. Go in and ask for water.
Open 7 days a week 7 AM - 10 PM
Favorite Dish: The waitress was beautiful. That's it.
Although they have a clearly labeled vegetarian section on the menu, I found out today from an extremely helpful waitress (a vegan) that some of the "vegetarian" items are made with chicken stock. The only reason she knew is because she saw the items being made. There is no mention of this whatsoever on the menu.
Favorite Dish: Vegetables and Shiitake Mushrooms sans chicken stock
Zaytoon has a wonderful new location. Last time I was in Greensboro, it was out in the suburbs behind a Sonic. Yucko. NOW it is in the courtyard of the US Trust Building downtown, corner of Elm and Bellemeade. It is around the corner from the O. Henry statues. The food is fresh, often organic, and made with attention to detail. This is a take/out type place where your food is sit down quality. There are even stevia leaf packets for your coffee. Great juice selection and wonderful baklava. The food is so much more than what you expect from lunch place. Perhaps this is why catering is available. One taste of the hummus and you'll be hooked on freshness.
Favorite Dish: The falafel is delicious and a good deal at under 5 bucks.
This place is a campus mainstay at UNCG. Most evenings it can be found packed with students studying. Opened in 1993 by Matt and Ann Russ, the shop sells fair trade organic and shade grown coffees and of course you can get yourself a latte or a cappucino and all that. But the shop's attractiveness, to me, comes from the atmosphere. The staff are nice, there's live music on some nights, there's always local art on display and the walls are just covered in history.
Listed next to the regular menu are specialty lattes that people have come up with over the years, for example, the black and tan, a latte with caramel, vanilla and chocolate, the travelling wilbury, a latte with raspberry, mocha and irish creme, the neopolitan with, of course, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. The list goes on and the local Spring Garden Bakery brings over a myriad of baked goods from tarts, pies, cookies, brownies and scones to the famous roman soldier, (basically a giant pizza bun).
I've worked at the shop for about four months now but have known the owners for several years as I frequented the shop during my undergraduate years.
Favorite Dish: I like to get a raspberry tart and a double tall cappucino and go sit in the armchair at the back of the shop.
This is a great shop that just opened up next to Tate Street coffee this year. They boast an entirely vegetarian menu with several vegan options as well. The fare is mostly thai and asian fusion and all of the "meat" is textured soy protein. Really good and filling meals that, I think, would turn any meat eater vegetarian at least once a week. That's what happened to me. They also sell a made to order drink known as bubble tea, a drink famous in Asia, and just starting to permeate places here in the states. They dub it "Boba Tea" but it looks like a fruit smoothie and tastes like one too with the obvious addition of large tapioca bubbles floating in your drink.
The atmosphere is great here, perfect for a date. And one can always hop next door and get a coffee if one so chooses.
Favorite Dish: Mixed Bowl. hands down, and it's the cheapest. consists of vermicelli, sauteed onions, and textured soy protein that one can order as resembling "chicken", "beef", or "shrimp". I haven't tried the "shrimp" yet but the other two are pretty good.
This is a great place where you can get excellent brews and reasonably-priced yet interesting food. It also is a wonderful place to enjoy a pretty Carolina day on the patio with a Buckhorn Ale. It has a few vegetarian options and also ofcourse BBQ and other meat options. It's my kind of place between formal and informal atmosphere. If you are in town and clothed it's a good place to eat. The waitstaff is fast and helpful and nice without being obsequious.
Red Oak is home to one of North Carolina's most famous brews, Red Oak. The beer is brewed according to the 1516 Bavarian Law of Purity. In addition to the classic Red Oak brew, they also have a Munich-style brew (slightly sweet) and a brew called Battlefield, which is a dark, rich beer. Another specialty is the beef. The owner, who lived in Germany and learned his brewing techniques there, raises his own Angus beef on his property in Greensboro. In case, you're wondering, I learned all of this information from reading the menu and by talking to the barteander who was born in Belgium!!
Favorite Dish: I had a Swiss-Mushroom Burger with fries and a Munich Brew. Good stuff!