Básico, a poolside taqueria, opened this past Thursday in the Mixson community in North Charleston. According to a press release, the restaurant will feature an "ever-changing lineup" of house-made menu items coupled with some classic standbys like tacos, tortas, and margaritas.
The Charleston City Paper had the inside scoop on what co-executive chefs Leila Schardt and Italo Marino will be cooking up:
During the dinner hours, the menu expands to include platos grandes with dishes like Michelada Seafood Boil (shrimp, mussels, squid), Pescado (local grouper with honeydew, avocado, pumpkin seed, pickled green papaya, and cilantro), and bone marrow with cilantro gremolata, grilled bread, and micro salad. Tacos are $3/per and tortas are $9. Platos range from $12-$15.
The drink options, per Eater Charleston, include sangria, tequila and mezcal flights, signature drinks and sangria.
Básico is located at 4399 McCarthy Street. Hours are 11 am until 10 pm Monday-Saturday and 10:30 am to 5 pm on Sundays.
The restaurant is paired with the members-only Mixson Bath and Racquet Club, which also opened on July 4th. Unlike the club, the restaurant is open to the public.