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Santi's Restaurante Mexicano

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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good quick lunch.

I have eaten at Santi's many times over the years. Having read a number of mixed reviews by other Trip Advisor writers, I have this to say. First of all, the parking is free, the chips are free, and service is usually pretty good. The restaurant is usually very busy at peak lunch time, so most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Timothy E
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad usually orders tostadas, so the headline is saying something. The restaurant won best cheap meal and best Mexican multiple years in the Charleston City Paper. The tostadas were exceptional. At the waiter's recommendation, my dad and I chose the beef, pork, and lamb tostadas, which were excellent. The beans and rice were sort-of an after thought and the... More 

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Thank cgflea
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Always love their authentic chips, far better than most Mexican restaurants. Usually get chimichanga or a couple tacos, never disappointed. My husband loves their soup!

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Thank KJanelleTravel4Fun
Foz do Iguacu, PR
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Every time that i go to charleston this Place is definitely one of my stops, I don't even look at the menu, I always get the sea food soup, vuelvo a la vida

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Thank thiagofegies
Vernon, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were looking for a quick lunch and were hopeful for authentic Mexican lunch. Had the avocado salad which was tasty and fresh. However, my friend had the shrimp cocktail although the shrimps were good the sauce was too sweet and thick.

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Thank Charlene E
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Santi's is great food, all the time. The best Mexican you will find in town - great for takeout (I do this for work lunch a lot!), or if you are eating there, they have a nice outdoor patio area. Very friendly staff - bring your appetite!!!

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Thank Alysia O
charleston, sc
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Santi's is consistently good... better than good. Their salsa is so fresh that you can taste the cilantra. They make everything daily, including the chips. It's one of our "go to" places.

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Thank rsb80
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Santi's many times over the years. Having read a number of mixed reviews by other Trip Advisor writers, I have this to say. First of all, the parking is free, the chips are free, and service is usually pretty good. The restaurant is usually very busy at peak lunch time, so most people must think there... More 

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Thank Timothy E
Dayton, Ohio
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64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We saw this restaurant on 10best USA today. If this is number 1 Mexican in Charleston, I would not like to know how bad number 10 is. Food was as cold as warm as my room temperature beer. No wonder, the food is sitting on top of a cold stove. Service was poor. The best way to describe the food... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Went to Santis for lunch on a Friday. Took me twenty minutes to get there. I sat down, ordered my food, and was eating it in less time. The chimichanga was delish and so was the rice and beans. Service was quick and friendly, the portions were generous, and the price was very affordable. Definitely would recommend anyone to go... More 

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Thank BigJakeTheSnake
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Although Santi's does appear to have much competition in the Charleston area, it does provide a nice Mexican dining experience. The atmosphere is pleasant; the menu choices are numerous and well prepared; the service is superior; and the refreshments are tasty. Since it was very busy during the weekday when I visited that is a very good indication of its... More 

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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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