We usually go downtown to meet out in-laws at the other location, but since we live closer to here, we've gone here the past few times. We like the one downtown, we love this one. While the menu is the same (a little variety or daily specials would be a sweet addition to these places), the food in my opinion is slightly better. The space is bigger and you aren't as on top of each other as you are downtown. They bring two salsas, the standard tomato based which has a real nice kick to it, and a raw onion, tomato, cilantro concoction that blows my socks off every time. Recently we went there and had the steak ranchero, tamales, and a taco for the kids. Great stuff, almost more food than we could handle without sacrificing quality, well cooked and plated. Although there is too much meat to be authentic, I'm sure the most will not mind how generous they are. The prices are simply dirt cheap for that type of quality. When I can feed a family of four for 30 bucks and the wife can get a margarita with it (3 bucks from 4-7 Tues - Thurs), this Summerville location is a winner. Service was friendly, loose, and not intrusive. My only comment is that in an open kitchen, hide the microwaves! The effect of the gas stove in the front is lost when you can see them around the corner.
It is wonderful to see a locally-owned restaurant in Summerville serving healthy food options. Summerville needed this! On my visit, I had a tasty strawberry and field greens salad. The two who joined me for lunch loved their dishes, too. Looking forward to going back!
Some of the most legit BBQ in charleston. Wednesday is rib day, definitely hit it up! The sides are stellar and the cornbread is soft and moist. Didn't need any sauce at all, i did put some hot sauce on the collards though, mostly because i can't have a meal without hot sauce...
We visited Uno Mas on a Monday evening and they weren't very busy. It was our first time eating there, and we had seen a few bad reviews online, and some good reviews. We didn't know what to expect. But, we loved it. My husband had Spicy coconut shrimp (served on a grit-cake) and I had Mexican Spaghetti (fettuccine with a tomato-cream sauce with shrimp). The flavors were wonderful. My husband ate every morsel of his, and I brought home a small box because I couldn't eat it all and didn't want to waste a single bite. Please don't believe the bad reviews. We had excellent service and an enjoyable experience. We will be going back and recommending it to our friends.
I'll only give JB's 4 stars because they still use all disposable plates & silverware, including STYROFOAM!! IMO, this is not very 'green' behavior especially when there's biodegradable throw away plates & silverware available in the Lowcountry!
All you can eat local oysters on Sundays. $10. Yes.
Lunch menu is excellent! If you like it spicy, this is the place. I've had the Jumbalaya, Shrimp Etouffee, and BBQ sandwich. All were great. My only suggestion for Cheri's is to stay open later! Hard to stop by and pick up something for dinner when they close at 6. Extend your hours to 7 and you will probably see more business.
Good grief, Taco Boy---did you guys make someone mad? That's the only reason I can see for the litany of awful reviews here. So, you wouldn't find Taco Boy in Houston. I'm glad to know all Mexican-ish restaurants in Houston are perfect. I'm also glad to know it is the pinnacle of Mexican cuisine. Who knew?
What Taco Boy is not:
1. Authentic Mexican.
2. Overpriced (Have you guys eaten anywhere in Charleston? How much cheaper can you make a taco when its ingredients go beyond the basics?)
3. A five-star gourmet establishment.
Taco Boy is a great spot for happy hour, lunch, or dinner (sorry--never tried brunch). The general decor is clever and eco-friendly, and the ambience is sort of lively yet laid-back. Yes, there are college kids (because some college kids are old enough to drink and all of them are old enough to eat), but there are also 30-something singles, parents with children, and everything else.
There aren't a ton of tourists (yay!) because it is, admittedly, in a sketchy area. Don't leave anything of value in your car, and don't hang out unnecessarily by the side of the road. Biking to this area at night seems imprudent to me, but I still see people doing it.
The service is generally okay--usually, great; other times, not so much. The food is very consistent. Guac is awesome. Considering you get a vat of it, I don't think it's too expensive. Frankly, every Mexican restaurant I've ever been to has better salsa, so don't feel bad about skipping it.
The Taco Boy Salad (Note: Not to be confused with a Taco Salad, which isn't even on the menu) is fantastic. I order it frequently as a meal, and that's something I never do anywhere else. The slice of Tres Leches is huge, and the michelada (Tex/Mex style beer) is not to be missed.
This is a great place for groups, with ample parking and long tables that can hold quite a crew.
Give it a try. At least go for cocktails. And if you hate it, stay home. I'll be happy to take your place in the courtyard.
Craig D, you're talking about Thai House. But Taste of Thai is awesome!!
We ate here for lunch today and it was really good. I got the pork chop, macaroni & cheese, and collard greens with sweet tea. All perfectly seasoned and exactly what I was hoping for. My friend got the fried whiting, red rice, collard greens, and sweet tea and was not disappointed. This is our ne "go to" soul food stop.
Chicken Tikka Masala, rice pudding and some bread; always love the food, the lunch special buffet is great, as is the Sunday lunch buffet with the extra special offerings! Like that you can order the 'heat" to your specifications.
There is a new chef in the kitchen and for fans of now defunct Coco's Cafe in Mt. P, you'll recognize him right away. Yup. I can't wait for him to add his own spin to the menu.
I saw this play over the weekend. I am so in love with it! This group of actors has choosen to do a play that puts the trail of Daniel Duncan right in your face. There are some in your face racist parts in the play that makes you see why this person was hung. The cast is very funny having one side of their face white, and one side black. All the actors play both black and white characters as well as role reversal. This is an eye opening play that you should come and see. Also it is a true story that happened 100 years ago, and 10/10 was the date of the trial of this poor man. Come support the arts and see a play that might make you change your mind!!!
Great little place and an extensive drink list. We sat in the front toward the door so it was hard to hear what kind of music they were playing, if any. That would be my only suggestion for them--get a better sound system and/or bring in some live fun music. Even better if you could open the doors to the patio out front. We'll be coming back for sure!
I took my sweetie here for our wedding anniversary on Tuesday. We were very pleased. I had the veal special with pasta; she had the chicken piccatta. Her only complaint was that it was a tad heavy on the capers. We will definitely return.
I love Saffron. It's not "precious" but honest value for the price. We got my daughters b-day cakes here many years (chocolate mousse cake) and we also love the veggie curry. The owner is a kind hearted person who gives to the community.
Hardcore downtown "suits" happy hour crowd. Pool, darts, foul language, stiff drinks, mostly hospitality and hotel industry regulars. Except they're all friggin' Boston fans. What's up with that?!
Drinks are absolutely fantastic and the staff is very friendly and knowleadgable. The drinks are more expensive than your average establishment, but they are worth it.
Perfect place to have a few pre-drinks or grab some late night snacks. The chocolate pie with pop rocks (yes, pop rocks) is heaven on a plate.
When I think of Basil, two words come to mind: crowded and hot. The crowded part is a plus and a minus, as it's great to busy and popular, but place is a hole in the wall. It was hotter than hell in there, both in terms of temperature and spiciness. But the food is great and above par for what I've eaten in this genre in the US.
I've always been a fan of Page's. Good southern cooking at a reasonable price. I've only had minor problems with the service, but it had more to do with staffing than anything else (1 server for 10 or so parties is a tad unreasonable in my opinion). The food is excellent, and I really loved their German nights a couple of months ago. It's just high quality local stuff, and they do run out of the good stuff quick, so you are best advised to come early. I hate the parking lot (there are more ruts and holes leading up to it than I could ever imagine), but the location is convenient in Mount Pleasant and generally there isn't a line to get in the place.
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