An episode of Food Court Wars, featuring Charleston’s own The Taco Spot, aired last week on The Food Network. Since the episode premiered owner J.V. has seen an increase in emails and phone calls. “It’s exciting,” he says, “Food Court Wars is a spoiler show so we had to keep it quiet until the show aired, the publicity comes after.”

The taco joint squared off with Tirado’s Empanadas from Spartanburg at the Spartanburg mall. Due to the location of the competition Tirado’s had an advantage says J.V. “We feel like we won just by being there. It was a big honor to compete for The Food Network,” he says. 

Keep an eye out here for reruns of the episode.