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Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Situated in nearby Sullivan’s Island, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina serves up savory tacos paired with tequila in an atmosphere meant to inspire visiting diners to chill out in a relaxing, surf-friendly environment open from 11:00am to 11:00pm daily. The restaurant gets its name from the name of the Mexican Federal Highway that spans the length of the famous Baja California Peninsula, from Cabo San Lucas at the southern end to Tijuana at the northern end. The highway is known for its premier surfing locales and mouthwatering cantinas and taco restaurants. Learn more about Mex 1 Coastal Cantina below!

The Best Mexican Cuisine in the Region

As you can gather, Mexican food is the name of the game at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. Starters like queso, guacamole made fresh in-house daily, calamari, and Nachos Mamas—topped with seasoned black beans, jalapenos, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, queso, and sour cream—get your tastebuds ready for the flavors to come. The salads are refreshing yet filling, and the quesadillas present the best of surf and turf, with options like Tijuana steak, cilantro lime chicken, and Baja spiced Santos shrimp. Mex 1 Charleston has something for everybody!

Ordering a taco is no simple task at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina because the options are nearly endless. Carnitas, buffalo shrimp, grilled mahi, carne asada, and even barbeque chicken are all options, in addition to the fish and shrimp available with other quesadillas and tortas. Vegetarians can even order a mushroom taco.

The tortas here will fill you up. Choose from lightly fried shrimp, beer-battered mahi mahi, mushrooms, carnitas, or even the Cali Burger—a torta with an angus beef patty and classic burger toppings, finished off with guacamole.

Like the salads, the Baja Bowls at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina also present a healthier, yet no less hearty option. Baja Bowls are layered with brown rice, seasoned black beans, pico de gallo, jack cheese, guacamole, queso fresco, and tortilla strips before being topped with green onions, cilantro, and fresh lime. Order yours with Tijuana Steak, smoked pork carnitas, grilled Santos shrimp, or cilantro-lime chicken.

Wash down your meal with one of the inventive margaritas the restaurant has to offer, or your choice of tequila from the extensive tequila menu.

Mex 1 Charleston SC

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