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1301B Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6382
+1 843-225-7426
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San Juan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best tacos in town, burritos beat any Moes/Chipotle/Mexican joint I've had. Taco Boy can't hold a candle to this place-- they have an awesome cheeseburger taco! The steak tacos/quesadillas, etc is amazing. Try the loaded queso, and go on Taco Night for some pretty sweet deals. Love this restaurant and bar.

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Thank Jmckee20
Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't been to Taco Spot in several years, and since they expanded, we thought they must be making good food and thought we'd give it a shot before going to see a movie. We ordered 5 different items. Weren't impressed by any. Food was flavorless-- very bland, not cooked well, and soggy. Service was fine (bartender especially attentive, refilling... More 

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Thank Kutaa1022
Jason V, Owner at The Taco Spot, responded to this review

Hi Kutaa1022, We are dedicated to customer service and will replace any item you find unsatisfactory. If you feel your food was flavorless, bland, not cooked well, and soggy - why did you not tell one of our staff members so we could replace your items? If you want to support small business as you say you do, why would... More 

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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a a great quick but very good Taco place. The staff is friendly and the wait time is short. You can dine in ..limited seating. They offer beer & wine. Defiantly worth tring!

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Thank 2us4girls2boys
Jason V, Owner at The Taco Spot, responded to this review

Hi 2us4girls2boys, thank you for taking the time to leave us positive feedback. We have a full bar with 15 bar seats, as well as a full dining room and a liquor license. We make our own margarita mix from fresh squeezed lime juice and have a cocktail menu. I hope you'll join us for happy hour Monday - Friday... More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great fish taco and would definitely come back to try more. I recommend the crunchy shell as it complimented the rest of the ingredients.

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Thank coloradosuzd
Jason V, Owner at The Taco Spot, responded to this review

Hi coloradosuzd, thank you so much for your positive review of our West Ashley location. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your fish taco on the crunchy corn shell. Thanks for taking the time to write us a positive review. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jason, Lindsey, Family & Staff More 

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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The salsa was very bland, the blackened fish taco was plain, and the blackened steak taco was OK. Most certainly not the best taco in town. Will give it another shot to try the carnitas street taco.

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Thank SCreviewer2008
Jason V, Owner at The Taco Spot, responded to this review

Dear SCreviewer2008, my name is Lindsey and my husband, JV, and I own the Taco Spot. We are very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit at our West Ashley location. We use whole tomatoes, garlic, onion, cliantro, jalapenos in our salsa, so it's really disappointing to hear you feel our salsa is bland. The blackened fish... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny west Ashley secret. On Tuesdays they offer $2.50 tacos. They are delicious! If you like PBR is cheap!! We loved it.

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Thank Darcy N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We all got something different but we all thought there could be a little more protein on them. I get trying to make a profit, but you need people to come back. Have to pay for chips and salsa, but the salsa was good. Also got the Mac and cheese side, very creamy and nice bite.

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1 Thank tjeason
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

First off, the chips and dip are not complementary. So if you want those you will have to order them, they are fairly cheap so its not a deal breaker. The chips have a lot of pepper added to them so watch out for that. The salsa is a bit spicy, which I like. I went with the pineapple pork... More 

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Thank saracbendrick
Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Been twice for lunch in West Ashley. Great service with friendly conversation. The food is always fresh and creative. Great margaritas and all around affordable.

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Thank Chefdac
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I had been seeing the sign for awhile and I love tacos, googled them reviews were good so thought I would stop in to get a taco to go for lunch, It was good, and the service was good, not very large, and you can call ahead, they have other locations, but this is closer to me, will go again...

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Thank 672juanitas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301B Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6382
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-225-7426
Description
East Coast Tex Mex with a lowcountry twist. Fish tacos, chicken, steak, pork, vegetarian & vegan quesadillas, burritos, salads. Full Bar & beer & wine with housemade margaritas & small batch craft cocktails. Locally owned & operated by Johnson & Wales graduate Jason C. Vaughan (96') and Dallas, Texas native Lindsey Collier Vaughan. We prepare our menu daily in house using local & sustainable ingredients. We are dedicated to customer service and will replace any item you find unsatisfactory. Please let our staff know immediately if you are not 100% satisfied and we will do everything we can to correct any and all issues. We are a locally owned and operated small business, paying employees above minimum wage, trying hard to make it happen!

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