Taco Mac - South Park
Taps: 140 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
1.65/5 rDev -56.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1 | $$$$
this place sucks the big one. me and my wife went here and ordered our beers from their "140 taps" which wasnt even a good selection. if u want a good selection i would say go to duckworths they only have 60 taps but the 60 they have is better than the 140 that taco mac has... the burger that i ordered tasted like f***ing charcoal it was so overdone, my wife ordered 2 tacos that were way overpriced and came with no side dish... oh and we ordered our beers drank about half the glass then got i.d.ed so if you are A.L.E. go to taco mac and drink.. this place is horribe and i will never go back!!! super expensive for the burger king grade food..
STAY AWAY from taco mac.
09-24-2010 03:58:37 | More by UTvolFAN16
3.18/5 rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
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.
09-20-2010 13:00:20 | More by CBlack85
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$$
I've got to say - I'm not a big fan of Taco Mac. They have a massive amount of taps, but it's more a sports bar than a great place to enjoy a good beer. It's a great place to watch a game and enjoy a brew - but the beers are too expensive and the food (what I've had at least) was pretty average. There are far better beer experiences to be had in Charlotte.
04-25-2014 20:34:44 | More by Mantooth
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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.
03-18-2011 19:01:37 | More by TheKingofWichita
3.64/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Aye taco mac, how to review you? On one hand, a rating of 3.35 is absolutely ridiculous. Maybe if this place was in San Francisco it would rate that poorly, but this is Charlotte, and the alternatives aren't abundant.
It currently ranks below places like the Philosophers Stone and Thomas Street Tavern, which are barely BA-worthy, though probably better hangouts.
I knew there was a Taco Mac in Charlotte and i knew it was in the South Park area, but i had no idea idea it was in such a trendy little circle, surrounded by restaurants offering infinitely better food on all sides. Try Georges Brasserie for some of the best dishes in the entire city.
anyways, taco mac is a sports bar. They have a lot of tv's playing a lot of different stuff and theres bad music in the background. Our bartender wasnt a beer expert, but was competent. There is lots of local beer swag on the walls, some of which is pretty cool.
The selection is pretty deep with 140 taps, but as expected, i was pretty on point at ordering things that no longer existed (sculpin, sweetwater dipa). I did wind up with an olde hickory hickory stick, terrapin hoppsecutioner and duck rabbit schwarzbier. The analogy was already posed but it bears repeating - out of 140 taps, maybe 50 are worthy of consideration and when you compare that 50 up against the 50 at duckworths, you start to wonder why you are even at taco mac in the first place.
everthing i ordered was in a pint, none of which were frozen for those that are interested in that sort of trivia. We refused to eat there but did order some chips (from a bag) and salsa (from a jar).
I don't need to go back, but christ, its not that bad.
12-28-2010 05:06:11 | More by dirtylou
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
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...
08-07-2012 14:06:55 | More by Billolick
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25 | $$$
The beer selection is awesome and always changing, but the server knowledge is lacking and a little on the pricey side. They have a beer club. I tried Moo-Hoo for the first time here, I will never forget. I love the flights.
The food selection is a little "Bar-y", but they do have other alternatives like salads and such. This a good sports bar with tons of TV's for men to lose their mind on so consequently the place is packed on game nights.
It is South Charlotte, so the parking is a bit of a pain the arse. The parking deck is helpful.
02-15-2014 17:42:36 | More by Kirkman
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Upon entering you realize it's a glorified sports bar, nothing wrong with that but on game nights it gets quite crowded. The food, at least what I had, was so-so. I went for the wings and they were nothing special. This trip was a late lunch and there was a sparse crowd, the service was slow at best.
The beer selection is second to none in Charlotte. With rotating offerings and monthly specials. I opted for a stand-by beer that I had tried before since I was eating, Carolina Blonde. The selection, like I said, was incredible but all was pricey. Ranging from $3.75 a pint for domestic swill beer to over $9.00 a pint for some specialties. I found the prices to be a bit high.
All and all in Charlotte it's a nice stop. I will be back here again.
04-01-2014 04:59:30 | More by coasterfreak75
Taco Mac - South Park in Charlotte, NC
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.