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rivers avenue, Charleston, SC
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Food

My boyfriend and I decided to check this place out based on Tripadvisor reviews. The establishment was great with great food and great service. I had the Texas Fajitas, which were DELICIOUS and priced well for the portion, especially for what they came with (Shrimp, chicken, steak, bell peppers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2012
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World Traveler
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I had the Steak La Nortena which was quite tasty but a little over the top in saltiness. I found most of the meal and the appearance of the food uninspiring. They do however make a very nice margarita. The decor could use a boost and the pricing was a little bit high but the service was friendly. If you... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great Mexican restaurant! Reasonable too! 32 oz Dos Equis $4.50. Good size portions too. A must go in Charleston. Not so fancy, but very good .

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

While visiting North Charleston on business recently, a colleague and I discovered this place by accident, and I'm glad we did. Despite going in well after the normal lunch hour both times, the service was prompt and friendly, the food was fresh and hot, and the best Mexican food I've ever had. My buddy, who grew up in Mexico, told... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I decided to check this place out based on Tripadvisor reviews. The establishment was great with great food and great service. I had the Texas Fajitas, which were DELICIOUS and priced well for the portion, especially for what they came with (Shrimp, chicken, steak, bell peppers. Rice, beans, salad, and guacamole). The partner in crime had the... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

My wife & checked this place out on the suggestion of several friends. Definitely a new favorite spot for us! The server arrives with a quartet of hot sauces, tortilla chips, & salsa. The salsa was very flavorful--good tomatoes, either really good canned or a combination of canned & fresh? Either way, very good. We ordered a guacamole while we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My fiancee and I wanted to try something other than a "chain restaurant" when we were in Charleston last week. La Nortena had great reviews on Restaurantica, etc. so we thought we would give it a try. As someone else mentioned, the outside looks a little rough, but don't be fooled! The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and the staff... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

fabulous food! Im a fan of Mexican food and I mean a huge fan. Service is not always the best but, the atmosphere is lively but, not too busy to bring in your family. it is very clean and very dressed up. Go for it!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Amazingly great food. A wonderful menu with a huge variety of traditional "Americanized" Mexican food and traditional Mexican. Huge servings & great prices.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Three out of four of our family members eat a chicken dinner/taco and later paid for it. It was not the spice just something else??? We have eaten there before and enjoyed it but this time was not a good time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We heard great things about this restaurant from some friends and were sooo happy we drove out to North Charleston to check it out. Our server was very polite and attentive! We really enjoyed the free chips and salsa, not just salsa but also served four additional kind of fantastic hot sauses! WOW!... Best advice, be adventurous! We order four... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rivers avenue, Charleston, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?