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Zia Taqueria

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1956A Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2126
+1 843-406-8877
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11:00 - 22:00
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Melville, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambiance is okay, as it is at the end of a strip mall, however, outdoor tables are nice. The food is another story. Very delicious guacamole and amazing beef barbacoa nachos will definitely be going back for more.

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Thank Cyndala
Manhattan Beach, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with the husband for a late lunch. We ordered at the bar and paid there. Then we took a table outside on the patio. The order-taker-cashier-bartender was professional and efficient. The server at our table was very nice and helpful. The husband had carne aside and I had the carnitas plate. The portion was large! The sides (corn... More 

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Thank ScubaLynch
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Generous choices/interesting mexican cuisine. Great cocktail and wine/beer list. Casual dining. Order at counter and food is delivered to table. Very reasonable prices.

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Thank MermaidH0use
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the happy hour here. And some of the best staff on James island! Joanna gave us great service at our last visit. Will be back soon!

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Thank Mathew L
East Boothbay, Maine
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't have noticed Zia's tucked in a strip mall but the flower shop next door highly recommended it. Terrific margaritas. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was very good. We sat in the bar area and had full service. We will definitely return before our Charleston stay is over. Wish they were in my neighborhood. They obviously care about... More 

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1 Thank Molly P
Valparaiso, Indiana
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stopped in for appetizers and drinks. First, it had frozen margaritas which is a big plus for us. The margaritas were very good as was the guacamole and queso dips. They have a typical selection of lighter small plate offerings as well. We sat outside in front. Since the parking lot is a few rows wide you are back... More 

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1 Thank Bill L
Charleston, South Carolina
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Some of the best Mexican comfort food available in the Charleston area. Free chips and salsa and house margaritas that aren't sickly sugary make a nice start to dinner and a movie date nights. The set up can be a little less relaxing than you'd want it - walk up to the bar and order (for the majority of tables)... More 

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Thank skbmjh
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I often come here with friends and the food is very good and the service is friendly. But sometimes I run in alone to catch a quick dinner. And the service I receive when dinning alone at the bar is insanely bad. Tonight as usual I sat down and no one spoke or offered a drink. I had been waiting... More 

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Thank Minnie_Mae_Price
Zia T, Public Relations Manager at Zia Taqueria, responded to this review

Dear Minnie, Thank you for taking the time to write us. Here at Zia we strive for excellence in service. We believe that this was just a miscommunication of sorts and the bartender simply did not see you first and you would've been served immediately after the couple. We hope you swing back by, since this was an isolated incident.... More 

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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Joanne took great care of us. Great service from whole staff. Really great tacos also and the guacamole was fantastic. One of my favorite places on james island since they opened!

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Thank Mathew L
Venice, Italy
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What do you do for food when you arrive in Charleston for the first time ever and you have a very hungry family. You go to Mexican place, can't be wrong .... And we did good. Excellent food, good service, lot's of flavors and aromas. Inexpensive place, you'd want to come back.

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Thank IgorR302
Zia T, Public Relations Manager at Zia Taqueria, responded to this review

IgorR302, We're so glad you stumbled across us and had such a lovely time! Hope you make it back to Charleston and pay us another visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1956A Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412-2126
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-406-8877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?