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Semilla

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30 May 2019

Love this place so much. I've been a ton of times and have tried a little bit of everything. My favorite is definitely the queso flameado. It's a constant on their menu. I usually end up ordering one for myself so that I don't have to share! This is a pretty substantial appetizer so I can normally only eat 1-2 more tacos. I've had just about every taco, and they're all delicious. The duck carnita, fish, and shrimp tacos are all excellent. I've had enchiladas, whipped queso fresco, peach and strawberry apps, the pork ribs, and multiple desserts including the churros, dark chocolate flan, and strawberry tart and everything has always been delicious. They also have an extensive wine and beer list and make awesome sangria. This is a locals place. Super friendly staff and people walk in throughout the evening and don't have to wait long. Free parking on the street. And bottom line, the food is phenomenal. More...

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1 May 2019

Had a fun dinner at Semilla last night. My friend and I arrived at 5 when they opened. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. Chris, our waiter, was great. Made some suggestions and all our food was delicious. More...

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30 April 2019

I just love this place! Today was Taco Tuesday and Chris did a great job waiting on us- just the right attentiveness. We had the always-delicious-home-made-and-chunky-guacamole with the strawberry appetizer. I wasn't so sure about having strawberries as an appetizer but it was delicious. We also had the oxtail taco- not sure I would get those again- and we finished with the short rib- so good!!!! More...

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25 April 2019

Great food, a variety of flavor combinations,  the oysters, the wings, every bite was a pleasure.The chefs clearly understand flavor and texture. This is think outside of the box Mexican style food.Pleasant customer service but parking limited. More...

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7 April 2019

One of the best in charleston!!!

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4 April 2019

Good atmosphere, service with a smile, the chile Rellenos 'sabroso'/delightful but we have to work on the price point.  The mushroom sauce really brings out the carnitas.  Strange a Mexucan reataurant NOT have beef soup aa an entree..  Ill remember to stop by next time i'm in town... More...

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27 March 2019

My wife and I stopped in here last night for dinner after work.  We parked out front on the street and walked in to find that we were the only customers in the restaurant.  So of course we picked the best seat in the house by the window.  We were promptly greeted with a smile and menus by one of the restaurant owners.  For an appetizer, we chose both the guacamole and the queso.  The guacamole is made fresh once it is ordered and tastes amazing.  So smooth and flavorful.  The queso is mixed with chorizo and once it arrives at your table, they light it on fire.  I guess it helps to melt the cheese, but it's just cool to watch.  Either way, the queso is amazing and comes with about 4 small tortilla shells to eat it with.  It happened to be Taco Tuesday last night, so there was a separate menu with about 5 different tacos to choose from.  I chose the shrimp, the chorizo, and the oyster mushroom tacos.  I was very pleased with all three of them and it should be noted that the shrimp taco has a bit of a fiery bite to it.  Be prepared.  For dessert we split an order of the churros, which come with a raspberry sauce and chocolate sauce for dipping.  The churros are crunchy and sugary on the outside, yet warm and fluffy on the inside, and were a perfect end to our meal.  On a side note, this place is a gem and needs more advertising (or a sign outside), because while we were there, only one other couple came in to dine.  I hope that the traffic is better on other days of the week to help keep this location open for a long time. More...

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20 March 2019

I have to say, I am (now officially) a huge fan of Semilla! My first experience was so good, and I am already imagining what will be on Spring 2019's menu! The venue may not be upscale but there's a quaintness and coziness about Semilla that I appreciate. We visited Semilla on Saturday evening (with a reservation). There was a not a wait. I assume that this will become an issue when Semilla startsGrilled Oysters (5/5) - We started with grilled oysters. Usually we cannot share grilled oysters because cheese is heavily used in this dish as a topping, and dear husband is not a fan of cheese. Luckily, Semilla's version only uses crema; we were willing to give it a try, and we are so glad we did. The poblano peppers, Mezcal, crema, breadcrumbs, and lime toppings were dancing in my mouth. Such great flavors! I only wished the oysters were larger! Tacos (4/5) - I opted for the three tacos for dinner. Since there were three to choose from, I got one of each (i.e. Carne Asada, Pescado, Crispy Brussels Sprouts). Although the carne asada and pescado (fried fish, in this case) were both delicious, there was definitely a winner! Surprisingly, my favorite was the brussels. I did not think a brussels taco could taste just as flavorful as a meaty taco. The combination of the crispy brussels and the slices of apple is sublime! I could've definitely eaten a few more brussels tacos.Crispy Duck Leg (5/5) - My husband thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I tried a bit of the duck, and it was tender and fall-off-the-bone delightful. The sweet potato mash was so good that I told my husband, "I would've been a less fussy baby if baby food tasted like that". The staff was polite and provided great service. The food was bursting with flavor. Semilla lends itself to be a perfect date or double date spot! We had the opportunity of tasting Winter 2019's menu and cannot wait to return when the menu gets rotated for the next season. More...

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1 March 2019

What a great find. Wonderful neighborhood gem, amazing food, friendly service. So glad to add to my roster of fabulous places for locals and visitors

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26 February 2019

They have done - Jill and her brother , team done a fantastic job- Great job by Scotty -also the Director/Management from Charleston Yelp area - all like super super - cant describe the words. Jill was extremely busy even to take her own dishes pictures, but she went out of the way to do Veggie item in spite of her busy schedule. This kind of gestures should never be forgotten. if i sleep without this, karma and consicous would sleep -tomorrow something happen... Touched by all their gestures including the team, Yelpies and people on our table also - all of them like Tim//Tom, Sarah B, Jackie etc... super great people - Amazing... Good work - You should be applauded and recognized- i would be feeling tired with the way you walked, helped and what not Good work, Outstanding - Great job - all of them loved the food ..this is the best and great Elite Event for Yelpies This happened on February 25th 2019- Monday at CHS, SC More...

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24 February 2019

Outstanding food and service. I lived in California for many years and appreciate great Mexican food. This place nails it and the owners and staff are A-plus!!!

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21 February 2019

My friends and I went in for dinner last Saturday and were blown away. The owner is right back behind the bar in an open-kitchen concept preparing all of the food right as you order it. The vibe, presentation, and most importantly the flavors are all incredible. It honestly feels like you're going over to your friends house- but your friend happens to be a badass chef- and this is his tasting menu party. We tried just about everything- standouts on this early 2019 seasonal menu were:- Ribs - Pork taco- Queso (lit on fire for crispy top)- All hot sauces Most unexpected award goes to Brussels sprouts taco. Super crispy, meant to be eaten right away. Got some cool textures going on. More...

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17 February 2019

After just one visit, Semilla is on my favorite list--one of the most incredible restaurants I have been to. This was the best spot we dined at this weekend, and to me deserves more hype than Husk. Semilla has a great concept, flawlessly executed with delicious food and drink, excellent service and ambiance. I generally think all "good" guac tastes the same but theirs is next level. Their brussel sprout taco is what dreams are made of. So much love packed into each bite. (Can't imagine how cumbersome they are to make!) The rice bowl we ordered was also exceptional. Can't wait to return, and tell everyone I know visiting CHS. If I lived in town, Semilla would be in my regular rotation for dining in and takeout. More...

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13 February 2019

I had a severe craving tacos and I'm not even pregnant! Semilla fulfilled my hankering with carnitas, Brussels sprouts, fish and brisket tacos! Even though we arrived 5 minutes before happy hour ended, they granted our drinks with happy hour prices. I even requested the happy hour taco as one of the entree tacos. The order must have had a little hiccup, but they easily fixed it by bringing out the requested taco immediately so I got to try 4 different tacos! I enjoyed their food so much when their truck stopped by MUSC the following week, I had to have another round of tacos for lunch! More...

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10 February 2019

We stopped in for some dessert. Had Tres Leches and some Churros. They were both amazing. Can’t wait to go back for some tacos!

Reviewed on Facebook

8 February 2019

Fantastic tacos and fried chicken! Best Guac EVER! Serves Cava and Topo Chico, my faves! Stylish interior w/ cozy atmosphere!

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30 January 2019

We happened in on Taco Tuesday. Try the Brussel Sprout Taco!!!

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12 January 2019

Best tacos in Charleston and $5 32oz Victoria Lager at HH

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12 December 2018

The happy hour prices alone would get me in the door, but the food was genuinely so delicious. I tried a variety of tacos, which I understand change seasonally, and all three were so creative. Currently they have a crispy Brussels sprout taco that was my favorite. My bf and I also tried the mini quesadilla which was hatch chili’s and sweet corn and I could eat 50 of them happily. It was my first time at Semilla and I will most definetly be back. More...

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5 December 2018

Amazing food. Owners are wonderful

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27 November 2018

I will be dreaming of those Brussel Sprouts tacos for weeks! Thank you, Semilla, for your responsiveness and making this event special. Really appreciate your willingness to accommodate--moving the truck when it started raining--and your communication. Recommended! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

15 November 2018

Friendly staff, yummy food!! I’m a huge fan of this spot and highly recommend!

Reviewed on Facebook

9 November 2018

Great food, even better people!! I have recently been to a few events where Semilla was showcasing 1 or 2 of their dishes. They have a phenomenal take on Mexican cuisine including great tacos that pack a ton of flavor, nachos with a homemade cheese sauce that doesn't taste like nacho cheese out of the can, and a sweet corn and farro risotto with grilled pork belly. Truly innovative and it was so good I went back for 4th's!! Would recommend checking out their restaurant and go to any event the food truck is rolling up to. More...

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18 October 2018

Beautiful atmosphere. Great staff. Get the flaming cheese and the brussel sprout taco, I can’t stop thinking about them. Love this place.

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30 September 2018

The decor is so great in this hidden gem on the west side! I had a couple tacos that were great and my friend and I shared the queso which was served flaming and was cool and different! I would highly recommend this place! Our server had longish blonde hair and was great and very attentive as well! We went for taco Tuesday so all tacos were $3! They didn't have their liquor license yet but they have wine and beer, which includes a 32 oz Victoria! I would definitely recommend!! More...

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27 September 2018

I did enjoy it...will consider something different next time. I had the quesadilla with Chorizo

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27 September 2018

All I can say is yum! All of it! Order one of everything!

Reviewed on Facebook

27 September 2018

Perfect Cafe Con Leche and the Brisket tostado was out of this world!! Only complaint is I didn't get two

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27 September 2018

Omg loved the brisket taco was amazing! Even my kids devoured theirs! Would def eat again wish there was one in my town!

Reviewed on Facebook

27 September 2018

Some nicely creative combos, and absolutely delicious flavor.

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27 September 2018

Insane food and flavors. Original ideas put to the table. I look for their locations every week! The Brussels and street corn are literally to die for.

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27 September 2018

I had Semilla tonight for the first time at 1000 West Apartments tonight and got the lunchbox. PHENOMENAL!! My tacos were so flavorful and delicious (pork, chicken, & beef) I LOVED their homemade ghost pepper hot sauce. SO GOOD!!! I will definitely have them again... I even got a chicken burrito for lunch tomorrow � More...

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27 September 2018

Chronic tacos!

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27 September 2018

Absolutely love Semilla!! They come to our apartment complex once a month and are seriously so delish!!! Love their veggie tacos, pork tacos with pineapple and their aqua fresca!! Thanks guys!!

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27 September 2018

Phenomenal tacos. The sweet potato taco and the brisket taco are some of the best I've ever had.

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27 September 2018

The flavors are incredible on these tacos. They also continue to come out with new items and new flavors. I love the size of each taco because I can get three and try so much variety. Love Semilla!

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27 September 2018

Tried it at High Water Fest. Best chicken taco I’ve ever had!

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27 September 2018

We love Semilla and eat there every chance we get. They have the most authentic offerings (taco size is even authentic, if you have been to Mexico, it's familiar), the menu changes regularly and the flavors are great. My faves are the squash taco, the roasted cauliflower side and the street corn! Omg the street corn. More...

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27 September 2018

Delicious! The brussel sprout taco, veggie bowl, and street corn were soooooo good! Thank you!

Reviewed on Facebook

27 September 2018

I had the chicken taco and the brussel sprouts taco today at The Town Market on James Island. The chicken taco was yummy but that brussel sprouts taco? AMAZING! The combination of the grilled sprouts, the thin slices of apple and that delicious salsa macha left me wanting more, more, more! Can't wait to catch you again soon! More...

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27 September 2018

Coming from California, I was bummed when I moved to Charleston a year ago and couldn’t find any decent tacos - until today! Just tried out Semilla (after already being a huge fan of Daps) for Taco Tuesday and I am blown away. The tacos, which are normally $4, were $3 each and just incredible. We tried each one; the Barbacoa and the Brussel Sprout was my favorite but they were all delicious. I can’t wait to come back and try the rice bowls. More...

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27 September 2018

I had a vegan bowl at the Nexton Piccolo Spoleto event. It had rice, black beans, red cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and avocado. It was beautifully composed and SUPER delicious. Can wait to find y’all again. Two huge thumbs up.

PS - even the carnivores were impressed by the dish!
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11 September 2018

Delicious food, great service! We had an awesome lunch, the Brussels Sprouts tacos are a MUST.

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11 September 2018

This is a great addition to the Westside! The chorizo queso, ribs, and fish taco were delicious. Very friendly group too. Thanks!

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4 September 2018

Love all their food! Tried every taco, ribs and dessert! fantastic!!!

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3 September 2018

Great new restaurant, I've eaten there 3 times.  The flavors in the tacos explode in your mouth, beer is cold, and the staff is chill.  Looking forward to trying a rice bowl, and the carne asada. More...

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