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Armadillo Bar and Grill

Map97 Abeel St.
Kingston, NY 12401
  • Food & Drink
  • Burritos
  • Dog-Friendly Restaurant
  • Margarita
  • Shrimp-stuffed Jalapenos


Tucked away near the historic Rondout district, this friendly Tex-Mex spot is run by Merle Borenstein, who opened it back in 1986. Armadillo features Southwestern and Mexican cuisine with a Nuevo Latino twist. All items are made to order using fresh ingredients — even the salsa is created in-house, says Borenstein. The menu includes everything from tostados to tacos, enchiladas to fresh fish, and what Borenstein refers to as Armadillo’s “bodacious burritos.” There’s a big variety: grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, pork tenderloin; vegetarians often choose the black bean, goat cheese, and avocado burrito.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Editors' Pick — Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant

2015 Readers' Pick — Best Margarita
2014 Readers' Pick — Best Margarita

2011 Editors' Pick — Best Burritos
2010 Editors' Pick — Best Margaritas
2009 Editors' Pick — Best Shrimp-stuffed Jalapenos
2008 Editors' Pick — Best Shrimp-stuffed Jalapenos

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
County: Ulster
Pick: Editors' Picks
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