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Las Lupitas


This tiny little taqueria makes up for its complete lack of seating with some of the best Mexican food in the Charlotte area. This well-kept secret has homemade tortillas and meats by the pound, so you can customize your meal and still have plenty to take home for later. Make sure you bring cash to this hole-in-the-wall, and don't skip the selection of homemade sauces, either. They've got everything you need to assemble the tacos yourself, including cheeses, avocados, and pico de gallo ready to take away. And if you're feeling really adventurous, they also sell their raw meats (including pork belly and chorizo fresco) for you to cook yourself.

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