Carmen y Juan’s Homestyle Mexican Food is a refreshing break from the countless cookie cutter Tex-Mex joints that blanket the Lowcountry. Instead of numbered combinations with endless permutations, the menu is slim, and everything on it is made from fresh ingredients using homestyle recipes. From the thick, fragrant mole rojo to the fluffy and filling tamales, everything is a little bit better than you might expect. The carnitas are marinated in fresh orange and pineapple juices, and the thick chunks of pork pull into beautiful long strands. There’s always a daily special, too, like a home-style bean soup, pozole, and even menudo, the traditional Mexican soup made from beef stomach. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)

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Homestyle Mexican fare from ceviche and molletes to tortas and sopes.

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