Cha Cha's is a creeper. You can walk in to this lost strip mall joint and not expect anything at all. You can walk in and expect the typical American version of "authentic" Mexican. Or, you can just walk in and take it for what it is and then some. They have something special happening there. I've been going since they opened, and that was a rough start to say the least. they've really pulled the quality up by the bootstraps. I once had crappy service from a dum-dumb server at a table in the pool table room, that we kinda got forced to sit at, but never at the bar and never anywhere else with table sized parties.
Just tonight, the bartender smiled at me when I ordered another special cocktail. Like, I genuinely felt as if he was happy to make the drink rather it be an insult to his workload to make a $3 margarita. He was sincerely being gracious and hospitable.
The other major part about this place is the food. (going back to what to expect from authentic or americanized) It is what it is, and it's all good!! Bacon studded guacamole? You really can't go wrong with that. That may have just been a special, but it sincerely shows and proves that there is someone in the kitchen that truely cares about food.
Other than that, three words: Pork Belly Taco.
It will change your life......no really, it will.
(as long as they keep the pork belly portion well off)
Amazing authentic Mexican food on the cheap.
Bad all the way around.
Authentic, fast and cheap. I can feed a family of 3 there for 17.00. GREAT FOOD! I knew I was on to something when I was the only gringo there. This is the real deal!
Best Mexican in the Charleston area.
There may be better in California or Texas, but this is South Carolina...and moe specifically Charleston. La Nortena is the best.
Was not impressed with the food nor the service. 15 mins once seated to have the waitress take our drink order, 10 minutes to get those (non-alcoholic ones at that), then once food was order everything came out with onions on it although wasnt specified on the menu. I personally do not like onions and picked them off. Waitress noticed me picking them off but didnt feel the need to ask any questions.
finally a replacement for Buffalo South, the place has a great elevated bar, Happy Hour is superb.... we keep going back you should too, Tecate & salsa, what ever you order on the menu is nutrition with a buzz, what more can you ask from a sports bar ?
well, if they're "comparable to Zia" I definitely won't try them. Zia is horrible.
cheaper than Taco Boy, comparable to Zia, not quite as original as Taco Spot. Fun atmosphere. Taco list does have room to grow, but doing extremely well so far.
Just another Taco spot. Well I can't say that, because the real Taco Spot is just down the street. Overpriced food and lacking decor. They're definitely going to make it though. How can you not when you charge so much for a bland taco and beer.
Bleh. Nothing more to say. Just bleh. Maybe a yawn. Bleh.
Don't believe this halfway to Halloween costume party coming up. We went to the one on Halloween and they decided not to give out any prizes since they didn't get enough entrants. I spent 2 hrs hand painting my husband as a skeleton and when we complained they offered us one shot of fireball. Boo! Ps. Not each, just ONE shot of fireball.
I've been four times now and I love the place. The food is fantastic and great beer selection. They have good service and nice atmosphere. I'm really impressed with the quality of the food. Between the people I've been with and myself we've tried a decent sampling of the full menu and I haven't been disappointed with anything.
Good every time we go. We live in Mount Pleasant and don't get down Dorchester that much, but we sometimes make the special trip.
While we like several menu items, I have to say my favorite is the tongue sandwich. Yes I know! "Tongue?!?" That's the typical American response anytime I suggest this menu item. I'm a "normal" American redneck and I can't get enough of the tongue sandwich at this place! Seriously!
Be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone every now and then.
Wonderful experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food!
Love the style and the location is great in Avondale! Great beer selection and the food that I ordered was very good, albeit the presentation was a little lacking. I was however, a little disappointed in the margaritas. They taste wonderful, slightly sweet and tart, but when I think of a Mexican restaurant, I really picture large margaritas - not a small cynlinder glass filled with mostly ice. I want a giant margarita - at a good price. Otherwise, they seem successful and I hope that it continues!
Mexican restaurants come in a variety of styles and flavors and this is a much needed addition to the Charleston food scene. This is Baja Mexican style which I have spent a fair amount of time sampling in the San Diego and Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Charleston finally has a fish taco done right with stand out guacamole and filling salads as well as lots of other options as well. I have not tried everything yet but what i have had is really very good and value priced. Great place to bring kids and did I mention that the beer selection is solid as well. This is the type of place my family and I will eat at often. Please open one in MT P area.
The food I tried was bland. I tried the chicken taco and the Baja fish taco. Both were bland compared to Taco Boy. My friend had the Grilled Mahi taco and the Carne Asada taco. He agreed that the food needed more punch. The service was great and I liked the surf videos. Won't be back anytime soon.
Santi's is more authentic mexican than your standard 'chain' mexican restaurants. Their salsa is the best, their tacos use better ingredients as I'm sure all of their other menu items do.
Their chips and salsa beat out everyone else in Mount Pleasant. We go there once a week and never gets old. Highly recommended!
El Dorado is delicious! But. . . they recently started selling 24 ounce beers as 32 ounce beers. If they want to sell smaller beers, that is fine, but don't price it and sell it as 32 ounce beer. . . .
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