Author Archives: Minero

The 2014 Eater Award Winners From Coast to Coast

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed […]

He Can Add Tacos To His Resume

He is a New York Times best-selling author, star of season two of Mind of a Chef, a Pappy Van Winkle aficionado, ball-cap wearing Virginia boy. Sean Brock also makes a mean taco. Minero, the newest restaurant by the Charleston, South Carolina-based chef, was one of the hottest “Is it Really Opening?” stories of the […]

HERITAGE, by Sean Brock, now available from Artisan Book.

Chef Sean Brock’s drive to preserve and reinterpret America’s heritage foods has sparked a national obsession. In Chef Brock’s much-anticipated first cookbook, this James Beard Award-winning chef presents all of the sublime dishes that have made him one of our country’s most acclaimed chefs. Read about the book here.    

From humble ingredients to his love of Valentina hot sauce, Sean Brock gives an inside look at Minero

Minero served its first taco on Fri. Oct. 3. In a city relatively free of cronut-like fads and — for a few more months, at least — brisket masters who sell out by mid-afternoon, diners here aren’t inclined to queue up to eat. Still, during Minero’s first week of operation, a line snaked out the […]

The Space

Simple, clean and uncluttered, Minero features white-washed historic Charleston brick walls, hardwood floors, a tin ceiling and worn leather banquettes. Mexican-inspired tiles accentuate the room, along with exposed rafters, and elevated ceilings. Vibrant colors pop throughout and rustic wood tables welcome diners. The space features a 16-seat bar and a 1000-square-foot dining space that accommodates […]

The Beverages

Minero’s beverage program feature’s an extensive tequila and mezcal selection, a small unique wine list, beer, and cocktails inspired by the flavors of Mexico.

The Tortilla

Chef Sean Brock and the Minero team tasted over 40 varieties of corn before choosing their three favorites from three different producers: Masienda, Geechie Boy Mill, and Anson Mills. Using a traditional nixtamalization process to make fresh masa every day, Minero grinds the corn in house, which results in a truly authentic corn tortilla.  One […]

The Name

Named after the Spanish word for “miner”, Minero represents the storied history of the taco, which supposes that Mexican silver miners named the dish in the 18th century. The word “taco” referred to the dynamite miners used to excavate the ore in the mines, which was made of pieces of paper wrapped around gunpowder and […]


Minero is a casual Mexican eatery from Neighborhood Dining Group, located on East Bay Street in historic downtown Charleston, SC. The food is affordable and served in a fun and lively environment. James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brock offers a collection of dishes inspired by the flavors and culture of Mexico.

Mmm, Minero food porn

The CP staffers got our first taste of Minero this week, and after chips and salsa, queso fundido, Valentina-drenched chicken wings, and nearly a dozen tacos, here’s what we can report.