Cosmic Cantina has long been a popular place for UNC students. But unlike other restaurants in the area, it’s almost always packed late at night from Thursday to Saturday. And that makes sense, because our readers say it’s the best meal after midnight.
Open until about 4 a.m. most nights, Cosmic is the perfect place to go when midnight hunger sets in. Offering a variety of Mexican food including tacos, quesadillas and chimichangas, the restaurant’s convenient hours have marked it as a go-to for locals. And with relatively low-priced menu items, like the $6.29 chicken burritos, students and community members alike can take advantage of their great food at almost any hour.
Tucked away in an alley off of Franklin Street, Cosmic Cantina represents the perfect combination of convenient, cheap and delicious.
Whether you’re looking for a late-night snack or are feeling hungry after a night out, Cosmic Cantina’s a great choice if you’re looking for a meal after midnight in Chapel Hill.