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Bright orange and green patio.
The patio at Minero.
Mike Ledford

Giant Burritos Are Back With the Opening of the Johns Island Minero This Thursday

The wait for giant burritos and Valentina-soaked wings ends this week.

More than two years after the closure of downtown Charleston burrito spot Minero, Neighborhood Dining Group, will reopen the Mexican restaurant at 3140 Maybank Highway on Thursday, June 9.

Chef Shamil Velazquez (also of Delaney Oyster House) will bring back Minero favorites like the charcoal-grilled wings covered in Valentina hot sauce, benne salsa, and the super-stuffed burrito covered in Oaxaca cheese. (These were staples of the menu, back when chef Sean Brock opened the restaurant in 2014.) Velazquez added new menu items to the lineup, like fajitas, Yucatan-style fish with pibil sauce, shrimp and snapper ceviche, and a breakfast burrito on the weekends.

Behind the bar, Minero returns with the frozen El Satanico cocktail and adds a frosé sangria.

The space is light and airy with Oaxacan alebrijes (wooden figures) decorating the walls. The climate-controlled patio is bright with neon orange and green seats surrounded by plenty of plants.

Minero be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Take a tour of the space here, before the opening.

On the wall are alebrijes, hand-carved wooden figures from the Copal tree, painted by artists in Oaxaca.
On the wall are alebrijes, hand-carved wooden figures from the Copal tree, painted by artists in Oaxaca.
Mike Ledford
A dining room with luchadora masks outlined on the walls.
Luchadora are painted on the walls at Minero.
Mike Ledford
Booth seating with Valentina hot sauce on the table.
There’s hot sauce on every table in Minero.
Mike Ledford
More Oaxacan art on the walls.
Mike Ledford
Wooden bar with steel stools.
The bar has an indoor and outdoor seating area.
Mike Ledford
An outdoor bar with red stools.
Prime outdoor seating for sipping a frozen margarita.
Mike Ledford
A patio with bright orange and green chairs.
The patio is climate controlled for year-round seating.
Mike Ledford
Minero opens on Thursday, June 9.
Mike Ledford

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