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Zia Taqueria

December 27, 2014

Last week dad and I went to the local cinema to seeย Birdman. It’s not a new release and it’s darker than most films I usually watch, but I would definitely recommend renting it.

Afterward we headed out next door to the Mexican restaurant, Zia Taqueria. The best way I can think to describe the atmosphere of the restaurant is hipster cool with amazing tasting food. There are locations in the Charleston area, as well as in Asheville, North Carolina.

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You order at the bar (which I think threw my dad off at first) and then seat yourself. The restaurant wasn’t crowded by the time we walked in for lunch, although the bar was packed.

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We decided against ordering margaritas and instead started lunch out with a basket of chips and salsa. As I’ve said before, chips and dip are a necessity to enjoying a meal so I was more than happy to devour them.

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For my meal, I ordered a Chicken Yucatan taco and a Baja Fish taco with a side of a half of an avocado. Dad went with their carne asada Tortas Mexicanas, which the bartender assured him was one of his favorite dishes on the menu.

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The Chicken Yucatan taco was deliciously spicy and adding the avocado added a much needed creaminess to each bite.

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The real MVP of this meal, however, was the Baja Fish taco. I tend to be wary of fried fish butย oh my God was this taco good. Each bite was a little heavenly, with the cabbage giving a crunch and the traditional Baja sauce gave a kick.

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Here’s a close-up shot. The fish was super tender and I enjoyed every mouthful more than I probably should have!

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Overall, I really enjoyed our dining experience and would definitely stop in again if I was ever back at the cinema. There are a couple other restaurants in the plaza though that I’d like to try as well. Zia Taqueria has my stamp of approval!

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  • Katelyn

    The tacos look so yummy!

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