A quick and tasty lunch or dinner!

I was out antique/vintage shopping with my girlfriend Adrienne in Cornelius and we were hungry for lunch. We didn’t have a lot of time and I remembered one of my favorite quick lunch spots — Osito’s Tacos & Tortas. Osito means little bear and the decor includes plenty of paw prints! You should also bring your hungry appetite because you’ll want to try a little of everything!

Order at the front counter, sit down, and then they bring it out to you.

Tacos or Tortas?

Most everyone is familiar with a taco but what is a torta? Tortas are Mexican style sandwiches served with guajillo ranch seasoned fries. We were both in the mood for tacos and Osito’s has some of the best.

Bright and inviting, there is plenty of seating at Osito’s — both indoors and out.

Who can eat just one taco? We each tried two!

The tacos arrived piping hot with fresh, delicious ingredients. It was a marvelous lunch!

Santo Lazarus

Al pastor port tenderloin, cabbage, charred pineapples, avocado poblano crema, and pickled red onions.


Fried black bean croquetas, lettuce, pico, and avocado poblano crema.

Miguel and Santo Lazarus Tacos

Ol’ Fred

Masa fried green tomato, chorizo, pimento cheese, osito sauce, radish and cilantro.

El Fresco

Masa fried fish, southern coleslaw, green tomato pico, and chipotle crema.
Ol’ Fred and El Fresco Tacos

In addition to the Cornelius restaurant, they have a food truck!

Outdoor seating area and the food truck.
My friend Adrienne holding Osito’s Take Out Menu. Notice the cute bear paw planter in the background!

We enjoyed our lunch tremendously! We hope you try it.

I have been to Osito’s several times. Each time I try something different. Each time the food has been delicious! Try to save room for dessert, their churros are yummy.

Ellen Stafford

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Review and photos by Ellen Stafford

Ellen Stafford is the former managing editor for LKNConnectCommunity.com. Making and eating delicious food is one of her favorite pastimes! She also loves great conversation with family and friends.

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