Taco Spot Downtown and Apartment A are no more

Crying tamale-flavored tears


Apartment A served tamales with Keebler crackers - JONATHAN BONCEK
  • Jonathan Boncek
  • Apartment A served tamales with Keebler crackers
The promise of nachos and tamales was enough to lure dozens of people in the door of Jason Vaughn's Apartment A during its first weeks in 2015. Vaughn brought tastes of the Delta to his Coming Street restaurant, serving three homemade salsas (mild, hot, and tomatillo/green) with tamales and ... wait for it ... Keebler crackers.

As critic Vanessa Wolf wrote in her review, "the steamed Mississippi tradition dictates that the cornmeal/meat combo be spread on a cracker and topped with more hot sauce. Whether you oblige or not, the results are still delectable."

But apparently the intriguing culinary tradition was not enough to keep the restaurant going.

"We sold our leases to Tapio, LLC, who lost their lease on Spring Street at the end of December," says Vaughn in an email. "We put the leases for sale to see what happened and got a great offer. We are happy to focus on our location in West Ashley and will soon offer our tamales in West Ashley as well. We don't have any other plans for expansion at this time, except to expand the hours in West Ashley to open earlier & stay open a little later (11 p.m.)."

The West Ashley Taco Spot, however, endures. "We're still open seven days a week," says Uricchio.

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