With its second published review, newcomer Scratch Taco Boutique has made improvements since City Paper's Eric Doksa critiqued the taqueria. This week, Charleston Scene reviewer Deidre Schipani gives the place a spin.
Schipani likes the feel of the restaurant—how could she not, with a remodel by local architect David Thompson (he also did The Ordinary) and branding by design notable Jay Fletcher. But as she looks closer at the concept of "elevated" tacos with "pop-luxe ingredients," she isn't completely sold.
Schipani states, "[t]aco lovers want cheap, simple, restrained tortillas preferably with a side of something not to mention salsa and oh, yeah, those chips!" She is fairly adamant that "[t]ruffle fries and buttermilk dressing-laced loaded fries" shouldn't be served alongside a food typically reserved for street fare. She doesn't have anything bad to say about most of what she samples (except for when items are missing), but can't get over the mismatched side pairings. Her conclusion is to go for snacks.
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