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Charleston area reviews

leahinsc | Aug 7, 2008 11:17 AM

Ok, so we went w/ 2 10yr olds so these wouldn't necessarily have been our "date night" sort of places:

Folly Beach - Taco Boy - Many post-ers and friends had said this was the place to go in FB. I found the food pretty disappointing. The guac in the sampler mix (queso, salsa and guac) tasted exactly like a store bought version - not fresh and certainly not bright with any sort of acid or interest. Salsa was just ok - also didn't taste like anything homemade. I had the tempura shrimp taco which I found incredibly bland. At our table we also tried the carne asada and the baja fish and the obrero (vegetarian/bean) tacos...opinions by all were that they were "just ok". Our 10 yr old said that "the tacos at French Broad Taqueria (Marshall) are MUCH better" and I'd have to agree with him. On the plus side....I like the funky, eclectic decor, it's definitely a casual, kid friendly place and the server was very friendly and attentive. I'd go back and try something else and some of their margaritas.
Charleston - Pearlz on E. Bay - this was our 2nd visit during Happy Hour. The staff apologized for the lack of air conditioning but w/ a dark interior and ceiling fans pumping overhead we were fine. Acutally a relief from some of the other hyper-cooled places. We had the fried oyster app and had to order a 2nd helping because it was so fresh and succulent. Loved the spicy dipping sauce. The trio of sliders (tuna, crab and shrimp) also went over very well as did my grilled tuna salad - I love it when they don't overcook it and it is actually barely medium rare. Great service and good prices make this a great place to start your evening for happy hour apps priced at $5-8 and very reaonable drinks or just a good place to stay for dinner.

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