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National taco chain to open second state location in Mount Pleasant

Ross Norton //November 1, 2023//

National taco chain to open second state location in Mount Pleasant

Ross Norton //November 1, 2023//

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The Ancho Orange Chicken Taco is one of the restaurant's signature dishes. (Photo/Provided)Condado Tacos is bringing its own entry in the taco game to Mount Pleasant.

The restaurant group, based in Columbus, Ohio, specializes in what it calls unique tacos, margaritas and tequilas in a “colorful and energetic atmosphere,” will open its second South Carolina location in Mount Pleasant Towne Center. The first opened in Greenville earlier this year.

The Mount Pleasant location with have a grand opening celebration on Nov. 4.

The 4,000-square-foot restaurant will feature 225 seats, including 110 seats in the dining room, 15 at a stand-alone bar, and another 100 seats on a large outdoor patio. 

Guests toast their meal at one of Condado Tacos' existing restaurants. (Photo/Provided)Condado considers their queso to be one of their signature items, along with best-selling specialty tacos that include Lucy’s Fire and Blue Dream, both with “secret shells,” the news release said. In addition to their menu of signature tacos, Condado offers build-your-own taco options, with a variety of taco shells and a choice of proteins including steak, pork, chicken, ground beef, brisket and plant-based options with a number of different toppings and sauces. Condado Tacos also features a full bar with an assortment of 100% blue agave tequilas and specialty margaritas such as the Gran Clasico and Handsome Devil. 

“We are thrilled to bring our innovative, craveable, preservative-free tacos and margs to Towne Centre and continue our growth and expansion throughout South Carolina," Chris Artinian, Condado Tacos president and CEO, said in the release. “At Condado Tacos, we offer a full-service dining experience that matches your speed, for either a sit-down dining experience or to-go and delivery. For this level of freshness and quality, Condado provides an amazing value for under $20 per person, which includes an average of two tacos, a dip and a margarita. We are proud of our "come-as-you-are" culture with this unparalleled experience."

The Harvest Pear Margarita is a Condado Tacos twist on tradition. (Photo/Provided)Condado Tacos in Towne Centre will be open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. 

During Condado’s grand opening celebration in Towne Centre, the first 100 guests in line on Nov. 4 will be awarded with a “Year of Yum” — one free taco every week for a year. Additionally, Condado Tacos will serve their signature margaritas for $5 all day long, and all guests in attendance will receive a free taco with any purchase. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for the grand opening event following a confetti cannon celebration.

“We are thrilled to welcome Condado Tacos to Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and further our fantastic dining offerings for our customers,” Kathi Herrmann, marketing director of Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, said in a news release. “With its delicious tacos and upbeat ambiance, we know it will be the perfect fit for our community here at Towne Centre.”