Anything you wait to eat gets soggy, so I don't think that's a fair critique of the Taco Spot considering it was your fault for waiting to eat. The tortillas certainly are not soggy when they are served. the Taco Spot has great vegetarian options. The Spicy Ginger is the best vegetarian wrap I've had in years. Also, the Veg taco on a crunchy corn shell is THE BEST. I also love black bean quesadillas. VERY vegetarian friendly. I love the blackened chicken taco on soft flour. So so so good.
I had the charco-grilled chicken lunch at Pollo Tropical. My chicken was overcooked and dry. I had to cover it with a liberal amount of sauce to make it edible. The sides were bland and uninteresting. I did enjoy an order of their fried plantains, that was the only good thing about my visit.
pupusas are delicious. the atmosphere isn't a 'dining experience' more of an urban authentic gritty feel but the food is legit. will definitely visit again when I'm craving good Salvadoran food.
Authentic, simple, and delicious.
Had some fish tacos and a blackened chicken burrito. The flavor of the fish tacos is good, the flour tortilla does get soggy. The burrito was good. I can see how some people may think it is too spicy, the menu specifically mentions that hot salsa is added.
Two of us went here about 5:30pm on a Friday, it was not too crowded, & we sat outside since it was nice. Once we figured out that we order & pay at the bar inside system, we sat down and decided on what to order. I went inside to order from the bartender. She was not friendly at all. In fact, the conversation went something like me saying Hello & placing my order and her saying,"green or red sauce. chicken or pork. that's $29.00" . the guy who brought us out our chips & salsa was equally without any personality, and walked off without a word or smile when we said hello and thank you to him for the chips/salsa. The only person that was personable and friendly was a guy who I am assuming was the owner (tall blond fellow) since we heard him talking about how old the desk inside in his office was to an adjacent table. He actually spoke to us and asked us how we liked the food and thanked us for coming out. Nice. On to the food. The salsa is good, tasted fresh, and our tacos,etc were all very good as well. I would eat here again, but I wouldnt go for the service or atmosphere. Which makes me wonder, how long can a business last, even with good food, if the service is poor/unfriendly?
I would disgree with the size difference noted above. Have been here twice. Did not like the what I ordered the first time. Went back, I give any place two chances, same thing, did not like food. Obviously what I put in my burrito is different that what others may put in theirs. All things equal my burrito at Moe's is better. Moe's will crush Gringo's when it moves up here.
I have got to agree with everyone else on this one...Zia is the bomb. When I went, the chips were crunchy, the salsa was delicious, and the taco's were also great. I had no complaints. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that i'm not that generous :)
Food was good, not sure it was worth the 45 minute wait. Was glad to see they didn't over use cilantro in anything I tried. My one complaint is that the music was SO loud that I couldn't hear anyone at my table. I tried to tell the waitress several times that the volume was excessive, but she couldn't hear me (isn't that a clue?) so I gave up.
Loved the restroom - men and women in the same room. I could tell the men were more put off than women. LOL
Overall, good food but I'd probably get take out next time to save my voice.
Jessica, I respectfully suggest you give Zia another try. When you actually cook your own chips, sometimes they do get oily/retain oil...that doesn't make them "stale". If you get a "bad" batch, nut up and ask for some more. I also respectfully suggest you re-examine the salsa, which, under any circumstances during my dozens of times happily consuming it, could never be described as "ketchup-y".
Zia is among the very best Mexican/southwest fare in Charleston, and it's one of the things I really miss since I moved to Mt. P.
My boyfriend and I go to Zia's on a regular basis.
The food is always of a high quality, fresh ingredients, friendly staff.
They have the best grilled fish tacos in Charleston!
The best SALSA in CHARLESTON hands down!
actually, your opinion and writing style bore me.
The atmosphere at Taco Boy is fantastic. They were very busy, but we were seated promptly, and the service was good.
The chips were fresh, but the salsa had an overabundance of dried oregano. I had the Taco Boy salad with flank steak and roasted poblano dressing, and it was delicious. My boyfriend had the carne asada taco and the grilled chicken taco, and while they tasted fresh, they were lacking in flavor.
Of the three Mexican restaurants I've been to, I prefer Uno Mas to Taco Boy and Zia Taqueria.
I'm guessing that foodieexperience did not read my 4 and 5 star reviews for Kim's, The Glass Onion, Uno Mas, Cru Cafe, and Samos Taverna.
The previous poster has done nothing but complain about Charleston restaurants since moving here...take it with a grain of salt. I've been to Zia numerous times and have always had great experiences with the food and the service. Zia and Santi are the closest to authentic as it gets. Real foodies order guacamole (made to order) anyway...
The chips were stale and the salsa was ketchup-y, but the tortilla soup was tasty. The woman with whom I placed my order was quite cold; the service could be greatly improved.
Once again, the Nosh Mob gets it right...
This restaurant sucks, it really sucks and has no place in Charleston. The chicken was burnt, service was bad and it was really expensive. Do not spend $1 there, you will regret it. Oh yeah, there was a roach that crawled under my table. Nuff said.
If you love meat cook on a grill this is the place to eat. the chicken and ribs marinated and seasoned and oh so good. Pollo also has fried plantains cooked brown and caramelized with a little crunch, there is also yucca, tostones, black beans and rice. They serve some latin standards like tacos,quesadillas as well as a spicy/fruity shrimp tropical. I have tried the other things but the big bang is the grilled chicken go ahead and order a whole bird so you can take some home. I have used ,my leftovers in quesadillas, soup, pot pie... I could go on about how great this place is but you should try it yourself. During the day you can watch the latin soap opera's with the local latin population or in the evening's they play salsa music. Don't forget to order a mango drink to wash it all down with! Go Now!!
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