Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
In 2012, Dave and Chrissy Lorenz opened Mex 1 Coastal Cantina near the Avondale area of Highway 61 in West Ashley, SC. Since it's inception, the goal has been to serve fresh, flavorful Baja Mexican fare and premium tequilas in a friendly, laidback, 'come as you are' atmosphere - a vibe that embod...
The gist: The weather in South Carolina is unpredictable, which means a nice, warm beach day could be in your cards in January. Or not. Whatever the case, you can always hit up this lively eatery a few blocks away from the beach for reliably delicious Mexican fare.
The food: An endless selection of tortas, tacos, quesadillas, and more dominate the menu. The taco section is filled with classics like Carnitas and Carne Asada and there are several types of fish tacos to satisfy any craving. The Fresh Catch is a must, but the Santos Shrimp hits all the right notes with Baja-spiced shrimp, shredded cabbage, chipotle crema, and corn-black bean salsa. If hunger strikes, the Bangin’ Shrimp Torta (AKA the sandwich version of a shrimp taco) and giant nachos will leave you in a food coma. Happy hour draws in a crowd Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, when $5 infused Margs and $4 Queso and Chips come out to play.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.