About a week ago, A, L, and I happily watched our Gamecocks beat Clemson in yet another sporting event. Afterwards, we wanted to celebrate, so we headed to Five Points for some dinner and drinks. Usually our go-to spot is Delaney's, but this time around we decided to try something new. So we went to Senor O'Malley's, the Irish Pub Taco Shack.
Wait. What? Yes, Columbia has it's first Irish / Mexican fusion restaurant. At least that's what I was hoping for. I had glorious visions of shepherd's pie served in a taco shell. That wasn't so much what I got. Instead, Senor O'Malley's offers traditional pub fare - burgers, sandwiches, fish & chips, shepherd's pie, etc. - and an assortment of tacos. Still not a bad combination, seemingly designed for those people who can't decide what it is they want to eat. Or really for those who may have partaken in a bit too much of an illegal substance. Either way, it's an interesting concept, and in an area of town really devoted to college students (and those of us who, despite being out of college for several years, are still too broke to afford to go out in the Vista on a regular basis), it will likely do well.
At any rate. The three of us wandered in to a pretty empty restaurant. Not surprising, given that it was the first weekend of USC's spring break. We sat down and took a look at the menu. But first, given that one of us was not having the best day (hint: it wasn't me), A and L decided tequila shots were in order. I declined. The Hungry Lady is not a tequila fan. She can occasionally be convinced that a margarita is a good idea, but tequila shots are most definitely never an option. When the shots were brought to the table, we had as much of an Irish / Mexican fusion as were going to get: Jose Cuervo served in Jameson shot glasses.
|Bottoms up, friends.|
|Definitely an appetizer to share.|
|L and A's tacos|
|My plate. The carne asada is the soft taco.|
You can find Senor O'Malley's on Facebook or on Harden Street, where Chubby's 2X4 used to be.