TB is OK for meeting some friends for drinks. But food? Way over-priced for what you get. Unfortunately, this is what passes for Latin fusion these days.
Being from Texas, I expect Mexican food to be delicious and somewhat cheap. Taco boy is neither. The carnitas tacos were pretty good, but $3.25 for a taco? Seriously? And in my thirty years on this earth, I have yet to go to a Mexican restaurant that charges for salsa... yet Taco boy charges $3 for a half-full basket of chips and 3 small bowls of salsa (no refills). They are also too good to have Happy Hour pricing on anything. Get off your high horse people. For great authentic Mexican, at affordable prices, go to Santi's that is just down the road. Or even the Taco Truck on Ashley Phosphate!
3 friends and I showed up on a Thursday afternoon, it was slightly busy. We were seated almost immediately....and we just sat. After 15 minutes of sitting there with no response from ANY waitstaff, we got up and left...and went down the street to Santis.
Went to taco boy after a long, hard day at work. We had heard great things so we decided to check it out. We were promptly greeted by our server, who had the body of an Aztec Warrior, and our drinks were delivered. He recommended the frozen screwdriver, which was almost as delicious as his muscles ripping out from his shirt. Next, we ordered the appetizer trio, which my colleagues and I imagined smearing all over his oiled-up abs. For my entree i ordered the carnitas plate, with double cowboy beans on the side(fantastic!!!!). You have to get it with extra onion relish and several sides of nuevo remoulade to finish it off. Overall it was a great experience and would definitely return,(at least to see those rhinoceros-like calves just one more timeee!!!!)
average food, average menu, and smoke from the bar at no extra charge
Great food. Weekdays they have a super lunch buffet from 11 to 2:30 for less than $6 and a nice salad bar included. you will get fat ! :-)
Great atmosphere and enjoyed the service. But extremely overpriced. $9 for guacamole and $3.50 for Bud Light in a bottle and no specials on margs during Friday Happy Hour? Seriously? Enjoyed the pineapple margarita but not enough to return. Seems busy enough though so good luck to them.
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.
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