Monday, May 21, 2012

Myrtle Beach: Nacho Hippo's & Coccadotts Cupcakes

Last weekend I was at Myrtle with my friend visiting her fam (ugh I miss the beach already) and we went out to a few places. One of the places I was most excited about was Nacho Hippo, just look at their menu, you will be excited too!

I decided to try the Ka Ka Ka Kia Taco (Korean Beef BBQ, seared with ginger, garlic, and scallion, kimchi, spicy chile sauce and sesame seeds) $3.95. This was delicious. I am not an expert on Korean food, but I loved all aspects of this taco.
anddddddd I got a side of their Guacamole $2.95 where I committed the ultimate sin-I didn't finish it (who never not finishes their guac?? usually its a fight between my friends/fam to get every last bit). It just wasn't my favorite type of guac, it was a little bland.
Fear not, I made sure to order a margarita-I mean who goes to a taco place and doesn't order one...certainly not me. I went with my usual, a Mango Margarita. I hated this Marg (made different then the majority of mango margaritas that I have had), and I asked the server if I could switch it out for just a plain, normal one and she happily obliged. I just got the plain house margarita which was only $3, a lot cheaper then the Mango one the waitress told me, def worth the $3.
Lili ordered the Love you Long Time (Orange chili chicken, melon salsa, mixed greens, spicy mayo and cashews) $3.25. I stole a bite of this and it was pretty tasty, but I liked my taco better.
We also split an order of nachos (after it is called NACHO hippo). We chose the *!# (Bleep) Hole Jerk chicken, mango salsa, shredded cheese, black beans, cilantro $9.95. We ordered this without the beans but it was sadly pretty much a disappointment. The chicken was really bland and didn't taste like any jerk chicken that I have had before. The queso on the bottom was the only redeeming quality of the nachos but not enough to save the day.
Lili's cousin ordered the Nacho Hippo Salad (Baby greens, black beans, corn, pico de gallo, shredded cheese,olives, crisp tortilla strips) $6.95 + Chicken $2.95. She said it decent, nothing to write home about.
Service was a little slow, but the waitress switched out my margarita at no extra charge which I really appreciated. She didn't complain or give me a look like other servers can tend to do when you don't like something. Nachos were ehh, but tacos were great, the highlight of the place in my opinion. They also do not give you chips and salsa which is key for restaurants like these. All in all, the food was decent and I would be willing to come here again-however I would not drive the 30 minutes that it took us to get here. This is the type of place you go to lunch/dinner if you are already in the area. 

1160 Farrow Parkway
Myrtle BeachSC 
843-839-9770
Nacho Hippo on Urbanspoon

Earlier that day we celebrated mother's day and Lili's sister picked up some cupcakes for dessert from Coccodotts Cake Shop. She got a random assortment of cupcakes and cut them into quarters so everyone could try different flavors.
First thing I will say is that they do a great job decorating their cupcakes to match the flavor, my favorite in particular was the smore's cupcake which had fondant flame, hersheys bar and marshmallow on top.
The other cupcakes were decent, but being the non cupcake liker I was not super impressed with any of their flavors except for the Boston Creme. I will give them props that all the cupcakes that I sampled were moist-which is a key component in cupcakes. The favorites of the group were the Boston Creme, Carrot Cake and Key Lime Margarita. If I had to provide cupcakes for a party and didn't have time to make them I would def stop by here and order some.  

106 Sayebrook Parkway #2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
(843) 294-2253
Coccodotts Bake Shop on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

  1. The tacos certainly were unique. I am thinking that some of the places around here would do well to have more taco variations. Sounds like both of your stops were ok, but nothing to go out of your way for. Nice of you to at least sample some of the cupcakes and evaluate even though they are not on your favorite list of desserts. Have a great day!

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  3. Hmmm...at least you got to enjoy the cocktail!

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  4. Oh no, now I want a cupcake, or maybe a margarita

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