Fajitas and margaritas will now be on a nearby menu no matter what side of town residents are on.
Chapel Hill's popular Monterrey Mexican Restaurant opened a second location in Carrboro Plaza Sunday.
Owner Jose Linares said that side of town needed an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Both locations are under the same ownership and will operate in the same way, he said.
“Same food as Chapel Hill, same portions, same service — we try to keep it the same,” Linares said.
But he said the Carrboro location is much bigger than the one in Chapel Hill and also includes a bar.
The restaurant has been busy since the opening, he said.
“People have been waiting for the restaurant to open,” he said. “Word is spreading."
The restaurant's menu will be the same as well, Linares said. Monterrey offers a variety of classic Mexican food options, from tacos to chimichangas to huevos rancheros.