RuRu's Taco's & Tequila- Charleston

3.9
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30 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Delicious Food. Authentic Atmosphere.
RuRu's Taco's & Tequila is your place for the ultimate selection of fine tequilas, thirst-quenching margaritas and delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine. Whether you want to enjoy our famous hand-crafted cocktails al fresco, dig into a plate of sizzling fajitas or are in need of the perfect party spot for your next event, The Ru is always the place to go!
What 30 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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25% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and table service were great! BUT bar service was so so slow. It took forever to get drinks

g
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous skinny margaritas and the queso and chips were so yummy!!!!
Great service and great drinks made for a fabulous evening with friends.

AN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The drinks were great, staff was friendly, atmosphere was fun. However, we had to ask for someone to serve us after being seated for 20 minutes. Appetizers were delicious (we got the trio of dips). Entrees were just okay and it took us an hour to get them. Quesadilla and burrito were pretty basic, nothing special considering they were $12-$14. Not expensive for the area but a Taco Bell steak quesadilla has more flavor. They were very considerate and comped the appetizer because of the wait without us even asking. Just not the type of experience I would recommend to a friend considering the great dining options available in Charleston. I would go back to the bar for the jalapeno-cucumber cocktail though!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Showed up with reservations. Seated 30mins late. Took 40 mins even get appetizers so we didn’t even order entrees. Won’t be back.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentines Day and it was absolutely packed. Despite this, the servers and hostesses were so nice to us and made sure our experience was excellent. While things were a little backed up in the kitchen (presumably b/c of the restaurant being basically at capacity), the food was excellent. The guac and the queso were probably the best I’ve ever had and those didn’t even compare to our entrees. 10/10 would recommend to anyone in Charleston.

JT
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Had a reservation on Valentine's at 8p. Told 8 other couples ahead. Got Fake Chow and a margarita with chips and red salsa at the bar. Chow was awful, but margarita and salsa good. Finally seated at 8:40 at table by door. After 15 minutes because we had drinks and chips, asked hostess to send a waiter. Nice guy who had been there a week knew very little about the menu. Ordered tacos and white beans. After almost 30 minutes, manager came and apologized and offered guacamole on the house. We passed. Finally, food came. Shrimp tacos were great and wife enjoyed the veggie and white beans. Tuna taco was bland. I trust with V day, they weren't on their game. Disappointing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Crowded popular place with young people. Our service was fine but the tacos were mediocre at best. At least it was inexpensive otherwise I would be pretty irritated

TM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ate at Ruru’s for Valentine’s dinner. We chose it because it had availability at the time we needed to fit our schedule of other events for that night. It was an utter disappointment.
Upon our arrival, the hostess went to clean off our table and then tried to seat another group there before us. After being seated, our server did not greet us for several minutes. Once we were able to order, it took a very long time to get our food, which was overcooked and rubbery. My shrimp taco had only 2 shrimp and did not have the correct other ingredients.
The restaurant is extremely loud, which makes it difficult to hold a conversation.
Overall, we felt the service was terrible, the food was poor quality and overpriced, and the ambiance was lacking.
The only positive I can share is that they have lots of available reservation times on OpenTable, which seems to be a rarity in Charleston. In the future, if it was the only restaurant with a time available when we needed it, we’d opt for sandwiches from the grocery store or fast food rather than returning.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious tacos and skinny margaritas!

h
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

BB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My waitress was very rude. She told me her name in case "I wanted to give her a bad review."
Service was very slow.

v
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos were delicious and service was very attentive

MB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We gave this restaurant 2 stars primarily because of the rude attitude of the hostess. She answered questions with one word answers making it very clear that she wasn't happy to be there. The waitress service was slow although I can say that the waitress was a bit more friendly. Food was average but the staff needs training in customer service.

DK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great queso and tacos!

j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot for tacos and tequila. I love the catchy names and variety of different taco choices. The ghost pepper tequila was quite hot and hit the spot. If you’re in the area stop and check it out.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The taco salad was great! The service could have been better. The waitress was not very informative. When I ask about the Choices.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really loud. But everything else was very good.

OT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Would recommend!

GC
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were good, a little over priced for amount of food.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was slow & inconsistent with an empty restaurant.

EW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hit or miss. We’ve been there a few times and it is not consistent with the foods. D

SJ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at RuRu’s, and it was a great experience- we will definitely go back! The service was professional, and our server Brandon checked in on us at perfect timing intervals. The manager, bar tender, and other staff stopped by to make sure everything was good, as well. We started with the 3 amigos appetizer: chips, salsa, guacamole, and Queso Blanco ( pic attached). All were freshly prepared and distinctive - great flavors. I neglected to get pics of our meal, but my wife really enjoyed the “it’s all ball bearings,” marinated grilled chicken breast bowl, and I had a sampling of their tacos; cilantro marinated skirt steak, sautéed southwest shrimp, and crispy Mahi Mahi. Really well seasoned with a nice kick, but not overpowering at all. Look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We’re on our honeymoon :)

MH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. For an East Bay restaurant on a Friday night we expected more.

OT
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was average service was fine but for a slow night could have had more attention like refilling water

ES
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place! Our server was really great and super friendly. The guacamole was tasty, and the margaritas plentiful. Just know that when a description on the menu says “hot” they mean it!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica was awesome! Frank the tank was down which was sooo sad :( But still great!

CF
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point, and drinks were well made and delicious. Overall a wonderful experience.