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“Fresh Food at a Great Price”
Review of Publico

Publico
Ranked #54 of 1,081 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 4 - USD 15
Description: Publico Kitchen & Tap promises to be one of the newest and hottest bars and restaurants in the Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, SC. Whether you're looking for craft beers, patio dining, or fusion cuisine, you'll find it here. From tasty tacos to savory salads and so much more, we have it all. Check out one of the 54 different local & craft beers that we have on tap, or chill with your friends while snacking on apps. No matter what you're in the mood for, we know you won't be disappointed.
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Description: Publico Kitchen & Tap promises to be one of the newest and hottest bars and restaurants in the Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, SC. Whether you're looking for craft beers, patio dining, or fusion cuisine, you'll find it here. From tasty tacos to savory salads and so much more, we have it all. Check out one of the 54 different local & craft beers that we have on tap, or chill with your friends while snacking on apps. No matter what you're in the mood for, we know you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Very progressive environment with terrific bar food. Cuban sandwich, quesadillas, along with appetizers all met the mark. Friendly service in a clean upbeat environment. We will return!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michael D, Manager at Publico, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

It is great to read this feedback, and to know that you enjoyed your meals with us! Thank you for sharing these kind comments about your experience, and for stopping by. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon.

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5 - 9 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This was my fourth time to Publico's and have never been disappointed. The restaurant can get very crowded so be prepared. Food has always been excellent. My son and I shared the five taco and two sides for $20. We had the pork belly tacos, the chorizo tacos and the classic taco with edamame side. All were phenomenal. Great beer selection as well. Service was superb. For those traveling to Columbia, SC this is a must stop. Only issue is that parking in five points can be a bit challenging but worth overcoming that challenge.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michael D, Manager at Publico, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for the review, John! We are so happy to hear that you always have a great time. We appreciate your repeat business and we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

I was disappointed by the dismissive attitude of the manager. When I made our reservations for our group of 30 (out of towners in for wedding brunch) I was told we could sit outside underneath a covered patio. In reality, half of us fit under the covered area and the remainder sat under umbrellas that provided only a small amount of shade....because it was morning and the sun was still low. I asked the manager to please move us indoors...there were only a few customers there...but he flatly refused...giving me an explanation that defied any understanding. It took forever to get water and drink orders out....we knew it would be warm and would have appreciated a little relief with water. However, our waitress, Hayley, did her best to accommodate us. I think she could have had some more help. Don’t order the avocado toast if you expect more than a teaspoon of a green smear on the baguette.. the food is so-so in general.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My husband and I take our 5 year old twin boys to Publico most Sundays for brunch. We enjoy the food and drinks, but we especially like that the atmosphere is lively and the noise level is such that our energetic boys are not a disturbance.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Michael D, Manager at Publico, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for the excellent review, Shannon! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family always have a great experience and we look forward to welcoming you all back. Thank you for your business and your kind recommendation.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Huge selection of craft beers - many on tap! Unique food was VERY good! Our guys ordered tacos and loved them! I ordered avacado toast it was delish!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Michael D, Owner at Publico, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the selection of beers and enjoyed the tacos and toast. We appreciate your business and we hope to serve you again sometime soon. Thanks for stopping in!

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