As soon as the hint of summer rolls around with salty air, sun-kissed skin and sandy toes, I also immediately start craving fish tacos. I really don't think there is a better combo out there. Now that we've been in Charleston for almost a year, we definitely have tried out a taco or two and have our go to spots. So here are a few of our favorites to try out if you're ever in the Charleston area!
Fuel: This former gas station turned restaurant that has an open air concept including an indoor/outdoor bar and huge outdoor patio. If you're downtown, this hip spot has great brunch vibes. We love their Bloody Mary's, grilled tuna tacos, the mahi-mahi tacos, and if you're not into fish, the braised pork tacos are awesome too!
Zia Taqueria: This was our very first spot we got fish tacos at when we were looking for houses on James Island. It has a very modern Mexican vibe and is an order at the counter casual place. Their baja fish tacos are incredible but I also love the grilled fish taco if wanting to feel lighter. They also have great margaritas and chips/salsa. We like to go here now if we plan on going to the movies, because it's in the same cute plaza as a very hip and quaint movie theater.
Taco Boy: The last and probably now our favorite place is Taco Boy! They have a location downtown (which we have yet to go to) but we usually go to the one down in Folly Beach. We love that you can come off the beach and hit the bar for an awesome spicy margarita and guacamole. We LOVE their Mexican street corn here, and have tried so many of the tacos it's hard to narrow down a favorite. I always love the classic fish taco, but the kimchi beef and tempura avocado tacos are also amazing.