Seeking Good Latin Cuisine on the Grand Strand? Look to the Sun and Moon

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While Latin America may be quite the international trek away from the Carolina coast, hungry visitors to the Grand Strand won’t need to break out their passports to score some authentic Latin dishes — in fact, they can let the sun and moon lead them to an array of tasty Latin delicacies right in Myrtle Beach. Opened in March 2018 by the restaurateurs behind Myrtle Beach’s popular Crave Italian Oven & Bar, Sol y Luna Latin Cantina is bringing Latin treats such as empanadas, fajitas, carne asada, tacos, Mexican street corn, yuca fries, plantains and more to Myrtle Beach’s Carolina Forest area.

Found at 4270 River Oaks Drive in the West Lake Commons shopping center, Sol y Luna offers a menu filled with dishes that range from spicy to sweet to savory, and that hail from countries throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Honduras, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and more. Most of the menu items are house-made daily using fresh ingredients, and one particularly unique feature of the restaurant is its in-house sugar cane extractor, which allows for healthy and sweet sugar cane juice to be used in several drinks and even offered by the glass.

To kick your appetite into high gear, take a look at this sampling of Sol y Luna’s unique menu offerings:

From the Starters lineup, the Shrimp Ceviche features fresh shrimp in citrus juices with onions, cilantro and pepper; the Latin Chicken Wings come tossed in a Spanish dry rub, traditional hot sauce or mojo garlic sauce; and the Pupusas feature a Salvadoran corn tortilla stuffed with queso.
The Tacos can come stuffed with your choice of carne asada (grilled steak), camarones (grilled shrimp), cauliflower, pollo (grilled chicken), pescado (fried or blackened fish), fried avocado, al pastor (marinated pork & pineapple), or carnitas.
The Pinchos/Skewers come in chicken, steak, shrimp, and steak & shrimp varieties.
The Chuletas Asadas feature grilled pork chops with a garlic mojo sauce.
The Churrasco features grilled flank steak with a house-made garlic chimichurri marinade.
The Sol y Luna Paella features clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp and sautéed chorizo.
Bonus! Sol y Luna serves a range of creative spins on Latin breakfast and lunch classics during its weekly brunches, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To explore Sol y Luna’s full lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour menus, visit, and check out the cantina’s Facebook page to keep an eye on in-house happenings.

After taking in some of Sol y Luna’s Latin delicacies, head back to North Beach Plantation to enjoy the resort’s comfortable accommodations and wide-ranging amenities while resting up for another day of Grand Strand exploration. Book your North Myrtle Beach getaway today, and start making your plans to soak in the sun, the moon and all the best that the Grand Strand has to offer.