The Market Common

Nacho Hippo


The local legend says the elusive Nacho Hippo (Nachonamus Hippopotamo Maximus) can only be spotted when a true lover of World Class Nachos has given up all hope of finding any. Then and only then, the Hippo may magically appear on a clear moonlit night – trudging through the dunes, ready to help and guide a kindred spirit. If you are one of the lucky ones who sees the Hippo, follow her. She will lead you to Nacho Hippo Cantina Maximo.

Nacho HippoRecent Reviews

Chante Hickey

a month ago

So good!!! We really enjoyed Nacho Hippo. The food was amazing. I highly recommend the Bleep hole nachos. The service was on point. Karen did a wonderful job. The personalized seashells were a big hit with my kids.

Owen Poteat

2 months ago

We have loved this place for a long time. But tonight it was even better. Our waitress, Karen, was here on her first day. We were admittedly her second table. So we had low expectations for service. But boy were we surprised. Best waitress and service we have ever had anywhere. Highly recommend this place.

Kyle Towner

2 months ago

Went for the first time and the food was great. The staff was friendly and the place was clean. The nachos are out of this world! But make sure to come hungry because its a ton of food. Will 100% be going back again

Tracy Stephens

2 months ago

I'll give 5 stars but would deduct a half star, only because its always so busy and you have to wait. Wish they had a larger, main seating area. Great food and good prices. We stop here every time we visit. Busy is always good for business though and is a good sign of how popular the place is.

Beach Kidz Of S.C.

a month ago

Arriving on Saturday night at 7 you know there will be a little wait. We were told 25 minutes and were sat in about 10 which was great. However the table for our party of 6 was seated closest to the door by the connect four game and where everyone stands and waits to be seated. It was very awkward having people stand so close to you while you are eating your dinner first of all. Second of all that table being so close to the waiting area every time the door opened the gust of cold air would hit us dead on. Now the table beside us was a bar style table and had a mini wall beside it separating it from the other side. I recommend you do the same wall beside the table for 6 separating the check in/waiting area and to prevent the cold air from hitting those seated there. My sister and I ordered 2 of the $3 margaritas which were small but fine for the money but they were very watered down it was like drinking lime water. She decided to order a different type of drink and still had the same issue to where she had to order a shot of tequila to even taste it. My taco salad came out and the beef was left off that I requested. I would say the only good experience we had was our waiter he was very friendly and helpful.