Minero Burrito | Andrew Cebulka

Last April, it was announced that longtime Johns Island favorite Fat Hen closed its doors. But in its place, Neighborhood Dining Group, owners of Husk and Delaney Oyster House downtown, is bringing back its familiar Mexican eatery Minero.

Formerly on East Bay Street, Minero closed in Spring 2020, and after completely renovating former Fat Hen’s space, the Mexican-style eatery and cantina is expected to open late Spring of this year. 

Minero is led by executive chef Shamil Velazquez, also of Delaney Oyster House, utilizing his knowledge of Latin American cuisine. The menu will feature Minero staples such as it’s Minero burrito, charcoal-grilled wings and house-made corn tortillas, as well as an expanded food and drink menu with traditional dishes like nachos, fajitas and freshly juiced margaritas. 

An expansion of its old location, Minero’s new spot features an indoor-outdoor bar, a year-round outdoor patio and family-friendly atmosphere. 

Minero will open late Spring on 3140 Maybank Hwy on John’s Island.