Author Archives: Minero

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. 

New Restaurants in Charleston

The restaurant trend in Charleston this fall seems to be smaller, casual, eateries, often with counter service. We’ll take it – makes it easier to get in and out and to try them all quickly. Several long-time local chefs are stepping outside the box and digging deep into their culinary souls to open places that […]

Sean Brock’s new Mexican restaurant, Minero, to open Friday

The team at Minero, a new casual Mexican restaurant from chef Sean Brock, tasted 40 kinds of corn before selecting three varieties for making its signature tortillas. Friday, diners will have their first shot at assessing the choice. 

Everything You Need to Know About Sean Brock’s Mexican-Influenced Minero

Perhaps you heard The Neighborhood Dining Group unlocked the doors to Mexican-influenced Minero this weekend? From the first minute, Charleston chorizo-seekers were lined up at the door and the praise and food photos continued all weekend.

Upcoming Taco Stop Minero Gets a Sign on East Bay

The name is on the awning at chef Sean Brock’s newest venture, Minero, and every taco-loving human being can ramp up their excitement for the opening. There’s no menu or set completion date yet, but a sign is a good start. Keep eyes on Eater for more information on Minero, as it comes our way.

Minero Menu