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Closer to Mezcal and Tacos in North Central


Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Forthcoming Mexican restaurant named after a Willie Nelson and Merle Hagard song, Pancito & Lefty, just took the next step to eventually opening the doors. Over the weekend, movers carried kitchen equipment into 708 King St. “Almost time to start cooking,” the restaurant’s Instagram account exclaims.

Pancito & Lefty comes from restaurateur Jimmy Poole (The Alley) and chef Robert Berry (formerly of Indaco). The duo have battled to get the space open since 2015. It looks like 2017 might be their year. Berry said back in 2015 that he wanted to offer a non-Americanized version of Mexican fare, an extensive tequila and mezcal list, as well as trying to keep the prices low.

At this point, they can just leave the old Zappo’s Pizza signage and feed Charleston good tacos at a fair price, and no one would care what it said on the outside of the building, but these guys are pros, so keep waiting (somewhat) patiently.

Kitchen equipment installation day. Almost time to start cooking. #Charleston #Mexican #Flavors

A photo posted by Pancito & Lefty (@pancitolefty) on

Pancito & Lefty [Instagram]
Pancito & Lefty Will Bring Mexican Flavors to Former Zappo's Space [ECHS]