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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 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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charleston, sc
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Dayton, Ohio
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

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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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
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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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

One of the better places for Mexican. More authentic than some of the other Charleston spots, although not quite top notch. We like to go quite a bit, event the sister one on the way back toward IOP.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They need to clean there facility. The staff sat around looking at there cell phones. The food wasn't what was expected since we were told it would be good. I don't like giving bad reviews to anyone but sadly I am.

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Summerville, SC
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210 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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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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Summerville, South Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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