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Santi's Restaurante Mexicano

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1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-2633
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
SO glad we decided to try! Chips and salsa are the best in town

So glad we decided to stop and try Santi's! The salsa was one of the best I have ever tried and the chips were almost like light and fluffy pita....SO good! Everyone enjoyed their meal and plan to go back again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Mindy M
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Summerville, SC
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I have noticed this place over the years and decided to try it out. It was on a Friday early evening, so the crowds had not begun to come in. We had noticed the parking lot was very busy on many times we drove past, so it must have something special, as it is in a rather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

So glad we decided to stop and try Santi's! The salsa was one of the best I have ever tried and the chips were almost like light and fluffy pita....SO good! Everyone enjoyed their meal and plan to go back again soon.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Heading back from the fountains and stopped someplace during rush hour. We split a pitcher of margaritas between 5 of us and ordered queso and cheese quesadillas. The queso had some kick. A couple of us ordered the homemade sangria. It was tasty and only $2.75 a drink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Anything you order will be awesome, seriously. I love the converted building. This is a favorite place to go with friends for the perfect, delicious dinner and the perfect atmosphere when I come to Charleston.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went to Santi's for dinner.I read multiple superlative reviews for the restaurant in different places, so I was excited to eat there. First of all, the salsa is tomatoes with lots of onion. No cilantro or garlic flavor, just onion. I ordered the Queso Fundido. The cheese (Chihuahua) was very good but there almost 0 chorizo in the mix.... More 

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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoy Santi's in Mt. Pleasant and decided to venture over to Charleston. We experienced the same good service and great food in the Charleston location, which we believe is the original location. Love the chips and salsa, margaritas and of course each of the entrees!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This has actually always been my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Charleston but they really dropped the ball today. We have been having rainy weather here so some the chairs outside were wet. My friend who is in her late 60's was attempting to swap our chairs and the busboy came up behind her with the chips and salsa...saw what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We lived in Charleston for over 10 years and this was a weekly favorite. I am a Mexican food junky and this is one of the closest to traditional Mexican you can find in the area with the best Margarita in town to wash it down. I would suggest Mama's Speciality and put all the lovely toppings they give on... More 

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had dinner at Santi's 2 nights ago. I would have rather communicated with the staff there one on one instead of giving them a bad review, but they hardly made themselves available. Inside seating was very loud, so we sat outside, which was nice. Our waiter (gentleman with the beard and accent) was in a miserable mood, never smiled,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I went to Santi's and took his mother. We had raved about it in the past, so wanted to take her for a fun night out. We got there and were rushed from the time we sat down. Our waiter was terrible! He didn't crack a smile, rushed us to order, and was obviously trying to get... More 

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Additional Information about Santi's Restaurante Mexicano

Address: 1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number: (843) 722-2633
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: (843) 722-2633

Price and Cuisine

  • 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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