New taco spots are taking over the Upstate’s foodie scene. Ranging from traditional San Diego style tacos to eccentric, food truck tacos and over the top creations, we’ve got your taco cravings covered. A newbie to the taco frenzy, Farmhouse Tacos, opened about two months ago in Travelers Rest and is fully equipped to offer you something a little different than the rest.
What sets Farmhouse Tacos apart from other loved taco spots? Their dishes are understated and fresh with a southern flair. “Hand Crafted. Locally Sourced. Made with Love.” That’s the motto at Farmhouse Tacos and it’s the first thing you’ll take note of when tasting their food.
Farmhouse Tacos is committed to providing customers with the Mexican classics we all love such as the ever-popular trio of guacamole, salsa and queso to hold you over until your entrees arrive. But, Farmhouse’s guacamole is house-made, their salsa consists of charred tomatillos, and their queso has a building heat from the fire-roasted green chiles.
When it comes to tacos, Farmhouse has a little something for everyone, and, trust me, I tried almost Every. Single. One. Leaning towards pork? Try the tender Verde Braised Pork Shoulder topped with charred tomatillo salsa, pineapple and red onion. This taco is a little bit of sweet, little bit of savory, and a whole lotta flavor.
Prefer something on the lighter side? I’d highly recommend the Chile Rubbed Tuna, which also happens to be my favorite taco from Farmhouse. The tuna is served rare and melts in your mouth. Underneath that beautiful tuna tower topped with chipotle aioli, you’ll find sweet corn, a poblano relish and fried avocado.
Can’t get enough of that southern fried chicken? Go with the Travelers Rest Hot Chicken for a spicy kick served with cornbread croutons, pickled okra, and buttermilk dressing, or the classic Farmhouse Buttermilk Fried Chicken served with a buttermilk slaw, micro greens, and a honey jalapeno crema. Both tacos are mouth-watering with their tender on the inside; crispy on the outside fried chicken.
The sides at Farmhouse Tacos are not to be overlooked. Basically, they are all southern staples such as collard greens, corn on the cob, and cornbread, but with a Mexican twist that simply can’t be beat. I tried the Southern Collard Greens with green tomato chow chow, the Jalapeno Mac N’ Cheese, and the Charred Corn Cob. I must say, all the sides had noteworthy flavors, but I’ve been craving that corn ever since. They rub the corn cob in a spicy aioli, then top it with green onion and cojita cheese. Mmmmmm…trust me on this one!
Everyone loves a quesadilla. Juicy meat and melted cheese placed inside a tortilla and dunked in salsa and sour cream…what’s not to like? The Steak Fajita Quesadilla from Farmhouse is no exception. It comes stuffed full of citrus glazed peppers and onions, perfectly cooked steak, and ooey-gooey, melted cheese.
Farmhouse Tacos’ vision is simple: No-nonsense food, elevated southern flavors and farm-fresh ingredients. Combine that with a killer atmosphere and an awesome bar equipped with craft cocktails, and you’ve got an ideal dining destination for all. Farmhouse Tacos is located at 164 South Main Street in Travelers Rest. They are open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 -9 and Sunday from 11 – 4.