el Thrifty Social Charlotte
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Had a chance to check at el Thrifty today. I enjoyed my tacos. Nice atmosphere. Spacious layout. Cool bartender!! I'll definitely be back.
El thrifty is definitely a fun experience! We had a large group reservation so we had the game area with the couches reserved for a few hours before the crowds moved in. Their service was outstanding with very knowledgeable and friendly waitresses. The food was above average but not anything special. I had the brisket taco and shrimp taco that was seasoned well and tasty. For dessert I had the cheesecake burrito which was disappointing. Honestly it tasted like a tortilla had been stuffed with dense cream cheese and not like the delicious cheesecakes I've had elsewhere. They have some fun games here like duckpin bowling, basketball, board games and even a claw machine. I blew several dollars on the claw machine but got a couple of cheap stuffed animals like knockoff beanie babies. Fun place to hang out and chill. But this would not be the place to go for great food.
$4-5 tacos , considering the items inside that isnt a bad price. I tried 2, the zesty shrimp and the brisket. They were both good and had unexpected flavor in them. The bar leaves room for improvement !!! But the server definitely accommodated me w a custom drink that tasted super amazing! Id say to go and try it out!
I have been going to el Thrifty since it was new at Optimist Hall and have always had an amazing service. Jake always provides amazing service and was highly accommodating for my fiance who is vegetarian. Jake also had AMAZING drink suggestions and he's the reason I love Mezcal. I will continue the return to el Thrifty whenever I'm in town!
Came here because the first time I came the food was cold and service was bad but the manager gave us a free drink for the next time we came. Just left trying to use the free drink ticket but come to find out there is a 30 day limit on the ticket. Never was told but instead of the mgr just offering us a free drink bc of our previous bad experience he refused to let us use the ticket. Word to the wise... a little goes a long way! Why not comp two of the 4 drinks we had plus meals?!?! So unfortunate. All the while he was sitting at the end of the bar eating the entire time, while the staff working. Thanks for great service sir!