Rebel Taqueria opening a new location on Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston this summer

Tacos, tequila and cold beer

[embed-1] Food truck and recent Workshop tenant Rebel Taqueria announced the upcoming opening of their permanent brick-and-mortar location at 1809 Reynolds Ave. in North Charleston, former home of The Codfather. 
[content-2] "This was our goal from the start," said Rebel chef and owner Lewis Kesaris, who started the concept with Paul Nettles seven years ago. "We've been looking for a spot for two years, and this place just worked out for us."

Kesaris and Nettles debuted their Cali-style tacos at Workshop in September 2018, occupying the largest stall until the coronavirus pandemic temporarily closed the rotating food hall. Although they did not return to Workshop, Rebel's food truck has continued to roam the Lowcountry during the pandemic and will remain operational for select events once the restaurant opens.

Fans of Rebel's specialty tacos, burritos and beverages will be pleased with the restaurant's new menu.

"Our motto is tacos, tequila and cold beer, and we will continue to focus on that," said Kesaris. The expanded offering will feature food truck favorites and hits from their Taco Tuesday Takeover at The Brick, a weekly residency that's been going on for three years.

Kesaris said he hopes to have the new restaurant up and running within three months.

Support the Charleston City Paper

We’ve been covering Charleston since 1997 and plan to be here with the latest and Best of Charleston for many years to come. In a time where local journalism is struggling, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. We can't do it without our readers. If you'd like to support local, independent journalism:



Bread + Butter launches virtual cooking class series Tuesday

Charleston City Paper Staff

Knife Skills 101 Local nonprofit Bread + Butter kicks off its latest program Tuesday with a cooking class led by Lauren Furey, a personal chef in Charleston. Bread + Butter, which connects Charleston’s hospitality industry with the community through staffing and service initiatives, will host virtual classes each month, with each one focusing on a specific culinary skill […]


Before You Go: New cranes in N. Charleston; Positive rate tops 15%

South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 32 additional confirmed deaths.

Marcus Amaker, Charlton Singleton talk justice in music in new series

Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker and Charlton Singleton of Gullah band Ranky Tanky will release the first three episodes of their new series “Raising the Volume” on Oct. 28.

More than 1 million SC voters have already cast ballots

South Carolina is approaching half the total record turnout it saw in 2016 from absentee ballots alone with a little less than a week until the polls close for good. In total, nearly a third of registered voters in the state have already cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. In 2016, 2.1 million votes […]

10/28 COVID-19 update: 15.5% positive, 636 cases; 32 deaths

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 636 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, with 32 additional confirmed deaths. With 4,096 tests on Wednesday, 15.5 percent came back positive. As of 1:48 p.m. Oct. 28, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  165,477 (+636)Positive tests in Charleston County (total): 16,676 (+27)Negative tests in S.C.: 1,695,189Deaths in S.C. […]