Monday, June 30, 2014

Charleston Edition: Mi Cocina de Amor

Mi Cocina de AmorDuring what seemed like a tsunami, my friend and I made our way to the West Side to try some tacos. It was Friday, and I have heard that Mi Cocina de Amor has some killer fish tacos. As soon as we parked, we ran into the small restaurant, trying to dodge massive rain drops.

Mi Cocina de AmorOnce inside, we were seated along the wall. It's pretty cozy inside, but in the best possible way. It was comfortable and packed. A basket of chips and salsa were delivered to us right away. The salsa was not bland and boring. It had some flavor going on, a little bit of bite, but fresh.

I already knew I wanted the fish tacos. You could get two or three. I went for two.

They were made with Modelo Especial beer batter, topped with fresh cabbage, pico de gallo, house-made cilantro-lime crema, queso cotija and cilantro. Served with refried beans and Spanish rice. All for $8.


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The fish tacos were probably the best I've ever had.

I'm not even joking.

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They're battered and fried, so of course the fish tastes great. And even with the batter, there's still whole, white fish in there. It's great. Then those pieces of fish are topped with fresh tomatoes and cabbage and cheese and herbs, and it's just really, really good. I ate everything on that plate except for some of the leftover cabbage, which was just a mountain on top of the tacos. I'm not complaining. I love cabbage.

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The side of refried beans and rice was a nice side to go along with the main meal. It was like a solid and hearty base to complement. I am very surprised at how great this was. I'll definitely have to be back for this meal.

Mi Cocina de AmorIf you're on this side of town, go check it out. If you're not, get to this side of town so that you can.

Mi Cocina de AmorGrade: A

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