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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: Sports Bar

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

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)

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Posted by Frugal Gourmet on May 10, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

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 ?

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Posted by Larry Carter Center on April 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

Bleh. Nothing more to say. Just bleh. Maybe a yawn. Bleh.

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Posted by Paul Cheney on April 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

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.

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Posted by CarlyW on April 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Decided to try the I'ON location with my best friend here visiting from from Texas. Of several places the two of us visited during his stay in town, O'Brion's actually did all of the basic things to make a customer feel like a necessary part of the business equation correctly. We managed to get a seat at a nice comfortable high top table, were greeted within seconds by a very lovely young lady (Eva) who was actually smiling and glad to be there, placed and received our beer order which arrived within a couple of minutes icy cold along with well chilled pint glasses, had our questions about the menu answered confidently, and proceeded to enjoy sports on the many quality flat panel screens without the annoying nuisance of loud blaring volume while waiting for our food. The food arrived quickly despite a sizeable crowd and my friend described the burger as the best he had enjoyed in Mount Pleasant. Likewise, the Cuban sandwich I received was total perfection on a plate. As a bit of a connoisseur of this particular sandwich, I must point out that this is the first time I have ever received a "true" Cuban made properly in this town and it tasted spectacular. My friend and I were quite happy that we were able to enjoy our experience at this O'Brion's location from the minute we walked through the door until we left feeling very satisfied that at least one place in Mount Pleasant actually has what it takes to earn the business and insure the return visit of its patrons.

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Posted by The Super Saturn on December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Wings Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Hey peeps DJ Mike the Knight here. Come join me tonight from 8-12 for some karaoke. Come have some hot wings and cold drinks. Hope to see ya there tonight.

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Posted by Michael Schibetta on November 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

Terrible service!! Food was okay but service was terrible (and I've been there several times). When I went looking for a manager one of the bouncers told me to "fuck off". I was fucking amazed!! Too bad because the food is not bad, but in Charleston where the restaurant business is soooo competative they won't be around for the long run. Skip this place and go to one of the MANY other places that have servers who actually give a shit about taking care of customers.

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Posted by Tom Hall on November 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Salty Mike's

POS bar with only overweight dudes everytime I have been there. Good luck.

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Posted by ChasMe on September 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

I've been to Condon's on a number of occasions, and find the food adequate, but certainly not Irish. The best thing about the place is the draft beer selection. Although expensive, it allows one an opportunity to sample beers from all over the world. The music at night is entertaining and peppy, but Condon's is definitely set up for the occasional tourist visit. It appears to be doing well in that regard.

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Posted by localhutch on September 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Tommy Condon's Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Apparently the food is only good on weekends. We went last Monday and I had to send my steak back because it was nothing but fat. My husband's shrimp and grits were gritty. There was trash and flies in the windowsill while the waitstaff stood around and talked. Not to mention the table was sticky. Very dissatisfied.

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Posted by IOP girl from TN on September 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

I'm giving it three stars only because I know it can be more consistent. I know they had a rough start and I was hearing some really bad things about the food, but the last three times I've been in it's been really spot on good.
I think they had some serious kinks to work out, but as far as somewhere new, affordable and good to go on James Island, I've been loving it at Cha Cha's.
I mean: Pork Belly taco with roasted bananas and crunchy peanut butter!!
I like non traditional approaches to food and they are making some really interesting and good combinations.

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Posted by Frugal Gourmet on September 13, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Wings Neighborhood Bar & Grill

This Place has the best food

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Posted by Dino on July 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

, I'm giving it 4 stars based on my experience. The happy hour is excellent: plentiful free pool tables and $1 Tecates (and when those ran out, they upgraded to a Costa Rican beer called Imperial.) The food is very good, especially for a place that identifies itself as a sports bar. We enjoyed the homemade tortilla chips and salsa and had no trouble getting to an open pool table at 5 pm. It appears as though renovations may not be complete yet...but the Mexican Day of the Dead murals that adorn the walls help set a fun vibe, as do the hand-painted, glowing skulls on the bar. We really enjoyed our appetizer sampler--the surprise hit for me being the fried pita bread. The Bacon-wrapped jalapenos were quite tasty too. My wife, who used to tend bar at a Latin bar, was blown away by her first rocks margarita, but had to ask them to remake the 2nd one...meaning it depends on who makes it. (Nicolette made the best one.)

The most important thing we noticed is that we could truly feel that everyone there is trying very hard to make this something good. Dollar beers and good food will get me in the door once. The attitude and effort being put forth have already brought me back for repeat trips.

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Posted by Jimi257 on June 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

Love it! Cool atmosphere! Much better than Charlies ever could hot to be. Great tacos too.

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Posted by Anthony Placebo on June 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

My hubby and I went to check the place out for the first time tonight, and I gave it 3 stars bc I did like the atmosphere. We thought the chips and salsa were yummy, as the salsa was good and spicy with some kind of fruit in it? Good stuff! The frozen screw driver tasted was not too good, and I thought my margarita wasn't too good. My husband's lamb taco was really good! My fish taco was fishy though ugh, so that was disappointing. We live on Ji, so appreciate the JI vibe, but for food sorry but we both agreed we'd stick to Zia. The place is new though, so hopefully the food will get better! Overall cool joint to hang out!

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Posted by Charleston1923 on June 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Cha Cha's Mexican Grill

Tried it out for the first time this week. Was very impressed with set-up, HH deals, and the tacos were great. Free pool, $1 Tecate, $2 tall boy PBR during HH (4-7pm). My two tacos were a lamb chorizo sausage wrapped in bacon with crispy onions and a spicy sauce, and a tempura baja fish with fresh red cabbage and cilantro n onions. Both huge, both super-tastey, 2 for $7. What's not to like there?

I'm sure some hyper-critical foodie D-bags will have something to say about this place (they always do...) To them I say tuck your Brooks Bro. shirt in, go eat at husk for the 3rd time this week en route to IOP for your beach day. This place is chill, friendly, good F&B at great price points. Should fit in nicely with the JI and FB crowds.

Well Done!

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Posted by ChesterCopperPot on June 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Buffalo Wild Wings

The wings and boneless wings are really good. Go to the bar not the bar area, children running through the isles constantly with no parental control. Its more of a FAMILY RESTARAUNT then a so called sports bar. If want to hear children while your trying to watch your favorite team play then you might as well stay home.

Posted by drillsgt72 on May 4, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Charleston Beer Works

Went to CBW to watch NCAA tourney... had a burger and FF. It was awesome, hand ground burgers and hand-cut french fries. Huge selection of beers and a bunch of Holy City drafts. I am honestly impressed. One of the patrons told me that the cheese steaks were extremely good. I know what I will be having next time... Keep up the good work

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Posted by norml912 on March 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Re: “The Roost Bar and Grill

I knew there would be a eating contest!!!!;)

Posted by Faithy Faith on March 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Bighorn's Sports Grill

so.... wyjess how long have you worked there?

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Posted by pissedoff yankee on February 9, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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