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Explore Greenville's Top 5 Budget-Friendly Restaurants: From Tacos to Sushi, Affordable Culinary Delights Await!

October 31, 2023

Greenville is a foodie paradise. While the city has a reputation for fine dining, it also houses a number of local, budget friendly eateries. Luckily, affordability does not mean compromising on quality in Greenville. These restaurateurs pride themselves on their dedication to fresh ingredients and original menus. In this guide, we unveil five delightful yet affordable eateries in downtown Greenville that promise a flavor-filled experience without breaking the bank.

Shrimp Style tacos at Papi's Tacos

Papi’s Tacos: A Taste of Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Papi’s Tacos is a self proclaimed “food truck without wheels,” on the bank of River Street in downtown Greenville. Its humble menu features tantalizing tacos, mouthwatering tortas, spicy salsas, and more, all made from scratch. Jorge “Papi” Barrales opened Papi’s in 2013, and he continues to invent new creations in the kitchens with his family to this day. Don’t miss their special happy hour deals on weekdays from 2-5 pm and $1 off tacos every last Tuesday of the month. Check out Papi’s today! 

Platos Fuertes (Entre) at Saches Cafe

Saches Cafe: Latin American Flavors on a Budget

For authentic Latin American food, there is no better place than Saches Cafe. Only the freshest ingredients go into their platos fuertes (entres), such as Columbian sausage, fried sweet plantains, avocado, and steak. With lunch specials available until 2pm daily, Saches is one of the most bang for your buck restaurants in town. Top off your meal with a refreshing fruit juice or flan; you will not regret it! 

Sushi Go on Main Street

Sushi Go: Your Go-To Destination for Sushi

Conveniently located on Main Street, Sushi Go is a one stop shop for all things sushi. They offer authentic Japanese style cold, steamed, fried, and grilled delicacies. For a cheaper visit, customers usually enjoy traditional and house special sushi rolls. The lunch menu and bento boxes are also budget friendly and delicious. It's time to go, go, go check out Sushi Go! 

"Nashville Style" Hot Chicken Sandwich from Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack: Southern Comfort Food at its Best

If looking for Southern cuisine, look no further than Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack. With its menu of fried pickles, Mac Poppers, collard greens, fried chicken, and more, it is the ideal Sunday lunch spot. Meals can be purchased “family style” with affordably priced chicken platters and pint/quart sides. Not a fan of “hot” chicken? Have no fear; customers can order the degree of spice for their chicken, ranging from “plain” to “extra hot.” Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack will always be a beloved staple to Greenville natives; it is a gift to be shared with the world. 

Famous SHake at Grill Marks

Grill Marks: Indulge in Gourmet Burgers and More

At Grill Marks, the menu speaks for itself. Smash burgers are piled high with beef patties, American cheese, caramelized onions, and more, crafted to customers’ orders. They are enjoyed, usually with a side of Truffle Parm fries, and finished off with a Famous Shake. Of all the restaurants in Greenville, Grill Marks has a track record of providing fast, friendly service with a wide range of budget friendly options. 

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