There’s a gnarly, new #TacoTuesday spot surfing into town this week. Maui Tacos Mexican Surf Grill is set to have its grand opening this Thursday, January 17.
Located on Meeting Street, Maui Tacos is a franchise originating from the island of Maui. Celebrity chef and restaurateur, Mark Ellman, opened the first Maui Taco in 1993 with several other locations soon following. The restaurant exploded all over the Pacific and is now branching onto the mainland. Charleston will be the restaurant’s second location outside of the islands of Hawaii, the first was in Las Vegas and a third will soon open in Reno.
Bringing the Maui-Mex cuisine to the area is Charleston native Mike and Jen Seltzer. With a combination of Mexican foods and Hawaiian tastes, Maui Taco was once listed as one of the top twenty taco spots in the United States by ZAGAT. Alongside their famous tacos are options including burritos, salads, platters, vegetarian options, a salsa bar, desserts, and other Mexican traditional dishes.
Their drink selections include beer, wine, and unique specialty drinks with a totally awesome happy hour, and when at Maui Tacos, you get a taste of island life which means it’s happy hour all day, every day.
As if we haven’t already talked you into heading to Maui Taco, you could possibly win free tacos! Every Tuesday they pick one winner on Instagram. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself, your friends, or your food and upload it to Instagram, then tag @mauitacos and hashtag the post #mauitacos. Pics or it didn’t happen dudes.
The grand opening will start at 4 pm with $3 frozen margs, $3 draft beer, $3 tacos, and giveaways.
Surfs up, dudes. See you there.