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Welcome To Cosmic Cantina

Cosmic Cantina was first introduced to me soon after Burrito Blog's inception. There are three locations: Union Square in Manhattan (Map), Durham, NC (Map), and Chapel Hill, on the UNC Campus (Map).

This place boasts organic burritos. I suppose I can't argue with that.

They steam their tortillas like Anna's Taqueria, Boca Grande, and others, but then they wrap them in foil and put them on the stove for a little burnt flavor. It's interesting.

The New York location has a liquor license, which is nice, and has a bar-ish atmosphere to it. Here's the secret sauce: the NYC Cosmic Cantina closes at 5am.

This entry is filed in Cosmic Cantina.

Thursday, May 19, 2005 by Jonah.


my name is Kyra, and i am THE cantina expert. im sure, if u have eaten at the nyc cantina i have waited on you, or youve seen me drunken in the corner eating mini chimmis. NYC cantina rocks my world. get the best cheapest sangria ever and make your own anything. look for me on the wall....fruit-o-hols are COO!

Posted by: Cantina Waitress at August 4, 2005 05:34 PM

Loved Cosmic in Durham when I was in grad school there. Great quality, great variety, awesome atmosphere.

Posted by: Joe at January 27, 2006 02:57 PM

Cosmic Cantina, Durham is where it's at. Awesome back porch, cheap drinks, and beans to go around. How could you go wrong? However, it's only one of an endless variety of local, independent Durham taquerias.

Posted by: Kevin at April 26, 2006 11:49 AM

I must agree with everyone. The Durham Cosmic Cantina is the best Cosmic. Not only are the prices absolutely reasonable. I can tell that the NYC one wasn't the 'real' deal by looking at the pictures. The Durham Cosmic Cantina burritos are even wrapped and stuffed differently. Dude, you've got to come to Durham to experience Cosmic for real.

Posted by: Indhira Udofia at March 18, 2009 10:16 AM