This week Mount Pleasant’s Coleman Boulevard added another notch to its growing portfolio of high quality restaurants with the opening of The Americano. Located at 819 Coleman, just a few doors down from the Red Drum, The Americano offers a unique twist on Latin American dishes in a casual, 1940’s Cuban inspired atmosphere.
There are high expectations for The Americano and rightfully so. The owner John Adamson also owns the trendy, retro-style diner and cocktail bar Rarebit in downtown Charleston which has garnered high praise from critics since its opening. For The Americano, Adamson decided to focus on a mixture of Cuban style and Latin spice infused with traditional Lowcountry ingredients like the chili spiced Mahi with black beans, sauteed spinach, and pineapple and mango salsa. The menu also contains a variety of traditional Latin-American dishes including empanadas, tacos and tortas.
The Americano features an extensive cocktail list which is no surprise considering Rarebit’s excellent drink menu. The Americano is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out an early review by Charleston City Paper: First Look at The Americano’s menu.