97 Abeel St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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.