We love a good Cinderella story.
Spanglish — the Workshop stall
turned prolific pop-up
turned brick and mortar reality
— is officially opening to the public Tues. Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. Lynda and Tomas Prado, the couple behind the Cuban/American concept, hosted a friends and family teaser Labor Day weekend, with a soft opening this past Fri. Sept. 6.
Located at 652 St. Andrews Blvd. (former home of Bluerose Cafe) Spanglish will serve up Tomas' Miami/Cuban/Lowcountry-inspired dishes six days a week for dinner, with weekend brunch and possible lunch and breakfast service in the future. Lynda says that while they're still waiting for their license, they do have a full menu of "sick mocktails." "It is important to me — I'm that awkward girl with the soda usually. Now I feel fancy and I still get to enjoy my meal." So, BYOB for now.
The Prados first moved to Charleston to set up shop at Pacific Box & Crate's fancy food court in spring 2018 (Workshop posted
on Instagram congratulating their former tenants). Since then they've hustled; Lynda said of their experience back in spring 2019, "It's been a lot of heavy lifting, not only the physical, but the mental — but it's worth it."
Get your empanada, Masitas de Puerco, flan, and frijoles negro fix this Tues., and keep up to date with Spanglish hours — and liquor license status — by following them on Instagram