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Charleston restaurants to visit for Cinco de Mayo


El Pincho margaritas | Photo by @deeshereaeats

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We’ve rounded up 6 delicious places to go for Latin food in the Lowcountry — just in time for Cinco de Mayo. While these spots may serve a variety of Latin cuisine, keep in mind that Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican celebration. Dig into your favorite dishes like tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas + help support these community eateries.

Las Lupitas | Monday-Saturday | 1745 Remount Rd., North Charleston | Visit Las Lupitas for authentic Mexican dishes + handmade tortillas.

El Pincho Taco | Monday-Saturday | 616 Meeting St., Ste. B | Head to El Pincho Taco — a family-run restaurant that treats guests to family recipes and fresh ingredients.

El Molino Supermarket | Monday-Sunday | 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 301 | Pick up dinner at this popular neighborhood market and try the birria tacos + mangonada.

Juan Luis | Monday-Sunday | 464 N. Nassau St. | Enjoy Mexican cuisine like crispy gorditas at this eatery in Lewis BBQ’s backyard.

Sabor Latino Taqueria | Monday-Saturday | 139 Red Bank Rd., Goose Creek | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a plateful of tacos from this community taqueria.

La Nortena Taqueria | Monday-Sunday | 16275 Rivers Ave., Ste. A, North Charleston | Sip on handcrafted margaritas at La Nortena like the Pineapple Jalapeño Paloma.

Interested in learning about Cinco de Mayo’s history? Check out this timeline of events.


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