Friday, August 26, 2011

Taco Mamacita (Sullivan's Island)

Take the main drag to Sullivan’s Island, and you’ll see it when you head toward the beach. Next to Dunleavy’s Pub, Taco Mamacita provides a colorful Mexican atmosphere with a menu that would satisfy any craving. However, there are no quesadillas on the menu.
Salsa sampler-house made salsas (mango jalapeno, salsa verde, and roasted tomato salsa). Roasted tomato salsa won in our book.

Mexican Chopped Salad and Oy Vey Taco (Beef brisket, Mama’s Ranchero Sauce, lettuce, pico, monterey jack cheese, guacamole, escabeche)
What is Escabeche? It's a meat that has been poached or fried, marinated in spices. Spanish in origin. I had to google this one.

The Memphis Taco (Braised pork, onion, dill pickle, jalapeno corn slaw, dry rub seasoning, BBQ sauce)
Blackened Mahi Taco (Mahi, jalapeno corn slaw, grilled pineapple, cilantro, tomatoes, baja sauce)
Side of Mexican Street Corn (Reminded me of Steven from Nacho Libre, when he carries the cob around with queso covering his lips)
Good: Fast service, got our chips followed by the entrees fast, within 15 minutes probably. However, we did go on a Friday around 2PM. Extensive selection of Tequila, note to Tequila lovers. Tops in the meal I had: Memphis Taco, Blackened Mahi Taco, Mexican Street Corn, and Roasted Tomato Salsa.
Not So Fabulous: No quesadilla on the menu. Also, the tortilla chips were thicker (maybe fried longer than what I would prefer). I also understand the value of house made salsa so, yes, you do have to pay for chips and salsa. 
In Conclusion: American style Mexican restaurant with a variety of options. It’s nice to have some Mexican fare at the beach too. Choose your taco’s fun.

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