On our last night, the boys and I ventured over to Sullivan’s Island for a quick bite to eat. Sullivan’s Island is probably my most favorite Charleston beach, and while we’ve never managed to stay on it, we have definitely managed to eat and hang out there.
When visiting the tiny tiny strip that is Sullivan’s Island, it is a general must do to grab a burger at Poe’s Tavern. We’ve done that with every trip, however this time, we posted up across the street at Taco Mamacita’s.
Taco Mamacita’s was exactly what we were looking for that night – an easy little spot to grab a quick bite with a baby in tow. With patio seating and an energetic vibe, we waited all of five minutes for a hightop and high chair. (And before I get into the food, please note the featured image – the top of Harry’s head barely crests the table. We were nervous about him being so low, but he was honestly the man the entire time. He just sat there and chilled, while we sipped Coronas and munched on tacos. I swear, Harry comes through in the clutch nine times out of ten.)
My order was excellent as it was tacos (which are second only to shellfish as my most favorite thing). I had one Baja (panko breaded tilapia with Naba cabbage, authentic Mexican white sauce, pico de gallo, sliced radishes, and cilantro) and one General Homeboy (panko breaded shrimp with a sweet Thai chili sauce, shredded cabbage, sliced radish, green onions, and cilantro). Of the two, the Homeboy was the real MVP, but both were consumed in like four bites.
Kenny went with the Brisket Rancheros enchilada (chipotle braised beef brisket topped with mild Mexican tomato sauce, sour cream, cilantro, and monterey jack) and a side of sweet potato fries. He did not love his as much as I loved mine, but it could have been due to his saltiness for me not really wanting to hold out for Poe’s (the wait was forever!).
But in the end, I am glad to have tried it. We now know Taco Mamacita’s, Poe’s, gogogreens, and that knocks out three of the five good options on Sullivan’s Island. Now I’m just looking forward to trying High Thyme and The Obstinate Daughter on our next visit!