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First Word on Mexican Eatery Pancito & Lefty

Margaritas and guacamole are early favorites

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Andrew Cebulka
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

After years of waiting for mezcal-infused Pancito & Lefty to open in the former Zappo’s space, it finally happened this February. Poised to be a hot spot even before it unlocked the doors, this Mexican-influenced eatery pulled in the hip, social media-savvy crowds on day one. To see what Charleston has to say about this North Central newcomer, Eater turned to Instagram and Yelp. Here are a few of the highlights and lowlights.

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To review: good mezcal (or too much mezcal if you believe Yelp member Lacey G.), depending on the review, tamales are “bland, boring, and pasty” or “Spicy, flavorful but a bit skimpy,” and the same goes with the waitstaff, as it is phrased as excellent or lacking. Pancito & Lefty has only been open a few weeks — plenty of time for it to adjust and figure out the services before the professional critics come calling.

Pancito & Lefty Serves Up Crispy Fish Tacos at 5:30 p.m. Today [ECHS]

Pancito & Lefty

708 King St #1, Charleston, South Carolina 29403 Visit Website