Charleston's Favorite Food with an official entrance on President Street.

Tacos &

Tortillas & 




we are westside.

Semilla is neighborhood-focused and neighborhood-driven. We want you to come, gather, linger and repeat. Semilla is your spot in Charleston's Westside neighborhood. Grab a quick bite for lunch on Tuesday, hang out with a group of friends over mezcal and margaritas on Thursday night and enjoy an intimate dinner on Saturday. You'll get everything you expect, while discovering new flavors you've never seen before. 

Eat Together



We are two siblings passionate about food. Inspired by neighborhood street carts and mobile food venues in Mexico City and Oaxaca, Semilla delivers something unique. At Semilla you'll get everything you expect from your neighborhood Mexican spot, plus a ton of new and exciting flavors you've never seen before. 



The team


Macready downer


Macready is an award-winning chef, formally trained at the Scottsdale Culinary Arts Institute. He has extensive experience working in high-end, formal dining establishments. His expertise are in molecular gastronomy, butchering, charcuterie and saucing. Macready has trained under James Beard Award winner, Jose Andres and James Beard Award Nominee, Kevin Binkley.

Jillian Schenzel


Jill is an experienced digital media professional with 12 years of experience in digital marketing, social strategy and user behavior with expertise in social marketing, user acquisition, and community development. Jillian left the marketing world in 2015 to focus solely on managing the planning, launch and business development for Semilla.



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