Saturday, November 6, 2010

Zia Taqueria (James Island)

I'm obsessed about this place to be absolutely honest with you. Living on the opposite side of town does not stop me from experiencing this marvelous place. Zia Taqueria is one of the best tex mex restaurants in Charleston. I would even venture to say it's one of more ethnic places to eat in Charleston. I can only tolerate the Southern influenced cuisines so much. All menu items are fantastic, but just to talk about two...
Carnitas Tortas (fresh baked telera bread, sliced open and toasted, layer of black beans, caramelized onions, crisp lettuce, tomato, avocado, and cilantro jalapeƱo spread, served with roasted corn on the cob).
Carnitas Tortas
Also, please please do NOT miss the Portabello Quesadillas.

I cannot boast enough of Chef Kevin Grant's passion in creating delicious, authentic food from fresh ingredients. The steps that he takes, the extra mile that he goes, can be tasted in his dishes. 
The bad: The drive I have to make, from my house, because I have a Zia craving. 
The good: Fresh, authentic ingredients make up perfection.  Could this place actually become habit forming, like an addiction? 
The conclusion: Yes, it is one of the best, authentic tex mex restaurants in Charleston. Have it for lunch, have it for dinner, go after the movie (next door is the Terrace). Oh, and don't forget the Palapa Mas! Thank you so much, Chef've made my mouth happy:) 

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