While hanging for the day at Folly Beach it's always nice to take a little break from the sun, sand and waves and enjoy a little lunch and a cold beverage. Taco Boy, an authentic taqueria/cantina on Center Street in Folly Beach is just the place. The motto of the dive is "skip Siesta, let's Fiesta," and I like to do just that when I am at Folly. All of the decor within the restaraunt is authentic mexican and fun creating a laid back dining and drinking atmosphere that just feels like "the edge of America." It's easy to hang out for one more round inside of Taco Boy at Folly, even though blue skies and beautiful surf await your return to an oceanside perch.
Taco Boy just doesn't look good, they serve good food and they spare no expense on quality hot pepper sauces at the table either. On the afternoon that I stopped by I enjoyed the Carne Asada Taco, a taco made with grilled flank steak, green chille sauce and salsa cruda paired with a side order of Cowboy beans, a spicy combination of beans, tomatoe sauce, onions, bacon and brown sugar. The dish was just perfect paired with a cold beer, and just the right amount of food for a light lunch at the beach. The choice wasn't an easy one though, some of the other dishes that caught my eyes was the Tuna Taco made with seared Ahi Tuna and Chipotle slaw, and the Chorizo Potatoe Taco made with spicy Mexican sausage and potatoe with green chille sauce and cilantro. Taco Boy also offers a huge Taco salad that can be prepared with chicken, beef or shrimp. The salad topped with one of the exclusive Taco Boy salad dressings finishes off a great meal choice, my favorite dressing? The lime/cilantro vinagierette.
As good as the food is at Taco Boy, the real attraction may be the drink menu. In addition to the standard margarita, custom margaritas are available to patrons of legal age. Also on the drink menu, mojitos, sangria and frozen screwdrivers. And if you are a true tequila connoiseur try a tequila flight featuring 100% Agave tequilas served with sangrita, salt and limes. Of course, if you are just in the mood for Cerveza, there are twenty plus beers avaiable.
So the next time you are at Folly Beach, leave the peanut butter and jelly with pickles at home and "have a Fiesta, not a Siesta" at Taco Boy. Taco Boy is one reason that Folly Beach just may be one of the best little beach towns on the East Coast.