Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a welcome addition to the West Ashley dining scene. The restaurant may not be near the water, but it’s got a huge surfer vibe (i.e. the kitchen is separated from the bar by a wall constructed of surfboards). This is a new venture for Jack Hurley, owner of Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, and diners won’t leave disappointed. The Baja-style eats beckon the hungry, and the impressive tequila list opens the door to a whole slew of fun. An array of tacos, quesadillas, and tortas make up the entrees, with the addition of tasty bites like guacamole and Mexican street corn. We’re partial to the Baja fish tacos and carnitas torta, but the Baja bowls are becoming a local favorite. Don’t forget to try one of the bangin’ cocktails. With Morgan Hurley’s creative infusions like the Tequila Mockingbird, you can’t go wrong. —Eric Doksa Dish (Summer 2013)
Think Mexi-Cali and you've got the right idea. Plus tacos, tortas, quesadillas, Baja bowls, craft brews, and margaritas.
Features: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: L&D, Late Night
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs 4pm-7pm: $5 Specialty cocktails, $4 Well liquor, $3 Mexican beers, $2 Mexican ashtrays