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“Awesome food, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chico Feo

Chico Feo
Ranked #13 of 35 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome food, but...”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Like the title says, the food was incredible. But this is someone's back yard bar so keep in mind there will be smoking, drinking, and language if intending to bring the family. When we were there no one was being obnoxious with the alcohol, language was minimal and we were not downwind of cigarette stench. Thank goodness. The wait staff, well, there really is no wait staff except for the bartender that took our orders and also served us. Now the food, which was the best part of the entire experience. If you are a foodie, this place is a definite must on folly beach. excellent! The soft shark tacos were great, the curry goat exploded with flavor (be mindful of the bones), and the rice and beans was a perfect complement to it all ...wonderful. uploading some pics too. Check them out.

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English first
Suwanee, GA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Reminds me of a place Hemingway might have liked.”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

After several hours at the beach, we were ready to find a 'nice' place to eat - but while we were at a small island store, we spotted a sign for Chico Feo right across the street - and decided to give it a try. We wandered over to the back yard of what looked like a two story home where a dozen or so people were enjoying some draft beer - wondering if we were in the right place (if there was an entrance to the place, we never saw it). The bartender welcomed us, assured us that if we wanted a great taco or black bean dish and/or a beer, we were in the right place. So, we figured what the heck. We grabbed an outside table and ordered two shark tacos, pork tacos, a bowl of beans, and a beer (plus several glasses of water - the only thing to drink on the 'menu' is beer). Our bill, for four, was $39.00.

The place reminded me of how I envision the Florida Keys might have been like 80 years ago. Very laid back - and where everyone knows everyone. Folks kind of strolled in and out of the 'backyard' bar area - and/or changed seats at the bar in order to chat with someone new for a few minutes, before striking up a new conversation with someone else.

I don't think the selection of can/bottled beers was very extensive - but the draft orange wheat beer was, according to our son, very, very good.

As long as you like soft tacos and either water or beer to drink, I highly recommend Chico Feo. If you're looking for a burger or fries, this isn't the place for you.

  • Visited July 2014
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Roswell, Georgia
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great way to finish our day at Folly Beach”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great little casual place to grab a bite to eat while you're at Folly Beach. We sat outside, under the trees, ate and listened to a fun little band. We enjoyed shark tacos, goat curry and beans and rice all of which were very tasty and perfectly spiced. They also had some good craft beer choices. You order at the window, and they'll bring your food to you when it's ready. I would definitely eat here again!!

Visited June 2014
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
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365 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Interesting Crowds...Everyone is a celebrity just ask Brad Pitt!!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have travelled all over the world...lived in fox holes and the Helmsley Palace...Interesting conversation from dorks to doctors and surfers to country clubbers!!!

Cold Beverages and its right across from Bert's and the ABC store...you cant go wrong!!!

Visited June 2014
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moldycrouton
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5 reviews
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“One of the coolest places I've ever been”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Looks like someone's backyard with a great canopy of trees. You can sit in the shade, have i ice cold beer and enjoy the atmosphere. The food was also fantastic. I had curry goat and dominican red beans, my wife had the shark tacos and both of us loved our food. The menu is small but everything is really well done and the atmosphere is priceless. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited May 2014
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