The Post and Courier checked out James Island's new, budget-friendly Mexican place, Zia Taqueria.
They gave it a thumbs up 3.5 out of 5 stars. In part:
The bebidas ($1.95-$2.75) are worth a trip just to be able to purchase Mexican Coca-Cola, the "real" Real Thing made with cane sugar rather than the U.S. version made with corn syrup. The Jarritos Sodas also are sweetened with cane versus corn. Zia serves a fresh mint lemonade and a Palapa Mas ($6) that blends that same lemonade with Creme de Cassis and tequila blanco for a drink that refreshes and quenches your thirst.
The Charleston City Paper went back in November and also liked it, particularly the tacos and the lack of corporate marketing shtick.
They're located at 1956 Maybank Highway on James Island. Open seven days a week 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (843) 406-8877.
You can check out their full menu online.
I need to try it myself, but I'm still a little disappointed that Fez didn't make it (Zia took over their old spot).