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Taco Mac - South Park

Not Rated.
Taco Mac - South ParkTaco Mac - South Park
BA SCORE
85
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 21.43%
Taps: 140
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4625 Piedmont Row Dr
Ste 115
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210-2601
United States
phone: (704) 972-0503

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tacomac

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: CBlack85 on 09-01-2010)
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Photo of bcp5296d
1/5  rDev -72.5%

bcp5296d, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of UTvolFAN16
1.65/5  rDev -54.7%

this place sucks the big one. me and my wife went here and ordered our beers from their "140 taps" which wasnt even a good selection. if u want a good selection i would say go to duckworths they only have 60 taps but the 60 they have is better than the 140 that taco mac has... the burger that i ordered tasted like f***ing charcoal it was so overdone, my wife ordered 2 tacos that were way overpriced and came with no side dish... oh and we ordered our beers drank about half the glass then got i.d.ed so if you are A.L.E. go to taco mac and drink.. this place is horribe and i will never go back!!! super expensive for the burger king grade food..

STAY AWAY from taco mac.

UTvolFAN16, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of CBlack85
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%

So the much anticipated Taco Mac is finally open in Charlotte. I have heard so much (good and bad) about this chain, so I decided to find out for myself.

The place has a typical chain restaurant, sports bar appeal. Lots of TV's, if there is a game on you should be able to find it on one of the TV's. When you first approach the place you see all of the outdoor seating, which is nice if you are not interested in the sports bar scene inside. Once you walk in you see that the place is huge. Tons of seating, some of the tables have taps at the table. There is also an upstairs seating area. The place is very chain restaurant esque.

The service was slow and not overly friendly. I don't know if the place was understaffed when I was there or if they are still getting used to thier jobs as the place has only been open for a couple of weeks.

The menu was OK, nothing special, but not bad either. Reminds me of a Ruby Tuesday or TGI Fridays. I ordered a burger and fries, and had no complaints. The beer menu us huge (140 taps), an awful lot of those taps are devoted to Macro. Really there were only a couple of taps that I was really impressed with.

This place was not bad, but I think Duckworths is still the best beer destination in Charlotte.

CBlack85, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of Thomas_Adams
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Thomas_Adams, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

MarkBa, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

I've got to say - I'm not a big fan of Taco Mac. They have a massive amount of taps, but it's more a sports bar than a great place to enjoy a good beer. It's a great place to watch a game and enjoy a brew - but the beers are too expensive and the food (what I've had at least) was pretty average. There are far better beer experiences to be had in Charlotte.

Mantooth, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

HuntDaddy540, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%

The place is really loud -- but I also remember that it is a sports bar. It has like a thousand televisions with every possible game on one of them. They have plenty of craft beer decorations and such and the tables are really clean and the lighting is just right. The quality of the beer and food is really on par and it is one of the better places I have been although Charlotte has plenty of better places. The service leaves a lot to be desired and they are more than slow, but the food was still hot and the beer was cold, so not too much of a complaint. Selection is fantastic as far as American adjunct lagers go. They really cater to the mainstream beer consumer (especially as far as bottles go.) Draft is pretty good and I didn't order anything that they didn't have ready to go. Food was good. Good wings and a great sandwich. So kudos om that. A little pricey, but for the area that is expected.

TheKingofWichita, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
3.64/5  rDev 0%

Aye taco mac, how to review you? On one hand, a rating of 3.35 is absolutely ridiculous. Maybe if this place was in San Francisco it would rate that poorly, but this is Charlotte, and the alternatives aren't abundant.

It currently ranks below places like the Philosophers Stone and Thomas Street Tavern, which are barely BA-worthy, though probably better hangouts.

I knew there was a Taco Mac in Charlotte and i knew it was in the South Park area, but i had no idea idea it was in such a trendy little circle, surrounded by restaurants offering infinitely better food on all sides. Try Georges Brasserie for some of the best dishes in the entire city.

anyways, taco mac is a sports bar. They have a lot of tv's playing a lot of different stuff and theres bad music in the background. Our bartender wasnt a beer expert, but was competent. There is lots of local beer swag on the walls, some of which is pretty cool.

The selection is pretty deep with 140 taps, but as expected, i was pretty on point at ordering things that no longer existed (sculpin, sweetwater dipa). I did wind up with an olde hickory hickory stick, terrapin hoppsecutioner and duck rabbit schwarzbier. The analogy was already posed but it bears repeating - out of 140 taps, maybe 50 are worthy of consideration and when you compare that 50 up against the 50 at duckworths, you start to wonder why you are even at taco mac in the first place.

everthing i ordered was in a pint, none of which were frozen for those that are interested in that sort of trivia. We refused to eat there but did order some chips (from a bag) and salsa (from a jar).

I don't need to go back, but christ, its not that bad.

dirtylou, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

A group of us went for a few beers and a late lunch during a recent visit. Not a big fan of this type of place and I knew why the minute I walked in the door.

Yes-tons of worthy taps, but the cold, corporate feel of this place hit me immediatly. Zero personality and character. Think of a glorified Applebees with over a 100 taps and dozens of flat screen TVs. Food was the expected middle of the road crap (think Applebees again).

When I visit a new town, I'm looking for the comfortable, more homie neighborhood joints, that have more character. Chains like this large, squeeky clean place leave me cold.

Bleh, one and done for me!

Thankfully none of my buddies wanted to go back here as the week continued...

Billolick, Aug 07, 2012
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Taco Mac - South Park in Charlotte, NC
85 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.