el Thrifty Social Charlotte
- Open Now
I went twice in 1 week & had 2 different experiences. The first time was great. Was seated right away, great suggestions & service from Allison. She is sweet, attentive, & on her game. The bartender made my drink & it tasted beautifully (she had jet black hair & looks edgy yet dope) I had the matador. She even smiled & looked when i took my first sip. The second time the service was blah. But i watched as both came in to later shifts. I'll definitely be returning but only when both server & bartender combo is there!
Super nice bartenders and staff. Pretty clean, super chill love the outdoor seating and all the games, the music is always bumping lol. Only thing is they forgot my queso fresco on my elote .
Love the drinks, definitely the el Thrifty margarita and the Paloma. I always go on Tuesdays for $1 beef and chicken tacos. They're really good but small so order at least 5-6.
The drinks were good, the food was good, and place was beautiful, and atmosphere was great, but the one thing that would bring me back to this place was the short curly-haired gentleman who served us. His friendlyness and helpfulness was a 10 out of 10. I love a server who you can put your trust in. I really hope this gets to someone who who can give that man a 'pat on the back'. I was a tourist, but this was my favorite spot I visited.
This place is AMAZING!!! As soon as you walk in, the decor just took my breath away. It's exactly how I would design my restuarant (or house or any space I owned). It was spacious and the host was friendly. We were able to get seated right away. Due to covid, everyone wore masks and gloves and we were more separated from each other. Ariel was our waitress and she was so sweet. She gave awesome recommendations on the food. We enjoyed white peach frozen sangria and El Matador cocktails. The guacamole and taquitos apps were to die for. It was all seasoned and prepped so well. We enjoyed the Al Pastor and Braised short rib tacos. Our fave was the short rib tacos. Delicious! I could've eaten about 5 of those! They have a fantastic outdoor and indoor space. Great for just cocktails at the bar or parties. They even have another room with duckpin bowling and pool tables and arcade games. I am definitely coming back here.