Don’t let the busy location along College Road, or the simple black and white sign, fool you - Wilmington Taco Factory & American Grill is the UNCW student-approved location for fast, yummy fare on a budget.

The casual eat-in and take-out restaurant is easy enough to navigate. Diners will head to the counter, fill out the slip-of-paper menu, and then wait for their Mexican or American influenced meal to arrive. Options include tacos, quesadillas, and sandwiches like pimento cheese, burgers, hot dogs, and even meatloaf and roast pork, and patrons can essentially “build their own” meal with a wealth of options and add-ons. Popular creations at the Taco factory include fish tacos, shrimp tacos, or chicken or cheese quesadillas, which can be personalized with a nice helping of Pico, sour cream, salsa, Jalapenos, or even olives or cucumbers. Patrons with a burger or sandwich craving can also add on the toppings, like slaw, chili, cheese, and pickles, and / or can opt for a side of slaw, fries or yummy fried okra. All in all, it’s a fun way to order, and it ensures everyone gets exactly what they want.

Best of all, with budget-friendly flavors and world-class cuisine, Wilmington Taco Factory & American Grill can cater to virtually every crowd – from college students to foodies.

  • Monday11:00am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-7:30pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-7:30pm
  • Thursday11:00am-7:30pm
  • Friday11:00am-7:30pm
  • Saturday11:00am-7:30pm
Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.

Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Situated on the edge of the Cape Fear Coastline in between the bustling towns of Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, the Masonboro Island Estuarine Reserve is a unique slice of undeveloped and natural barrier island shoreline that’s an important habitat for countless coastal species. Hard to reach but wonderfully isolated, visitors who make a trip to this literal deserted island will be rewarded with great shelling, beautiful landscapes, and miles of beaches to go around.