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Santi's Restaurante Mexicano

1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-2633
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Ranked #331 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Friends who live in Charleston took me to Santi's since its their favorite Mexican restaurant in the city. It was very authentic, with excellent guacamole, salsa and chips. I had mama's soup which was very good. My friends enjoyed the tacos and burritos. If you want a break from Southern food in Charleston, this is the place to go.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Still one of the best for Mexican in Charleston. Very fresh and authentic cuisine. Everything is good, fresh chips and guacamole.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Want to hang with the locals in Mt Pleasant?? Come for the excellent chips and guacamole, and the even more excellent margaritas. Beware-- they are made strong, and drinking more than one on a hot day will definitely make you woozy. The Fro Burriti and Wet Burrito are both very well done. Skip the soups--they aren't as good as the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

just had lunch or at least tried to. Ordered one of my favorites, Menudo, boy was it horrible, had to send it back, got two tacos instead, seriously, the steak taco was not hot and so, so salty, the pork taco was served with a huge clump of pork on the tortilla, the beans tasted burnt. I spoke to the... More

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I went to Santi's Mt. pleasant location Monday and it was full of locals.The food was very authentic and flavorful,the service was fast and friendly.

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Whittlesea, South Africa
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A friend and I asked son to go to lunch with us and he recommended something Mexican close to his apartment. Fine. Most Mexican food I've sampled looked like food but had the flavor of cardboard and potato chips. Forget all that when you head for Santi's Restaurante Mexicano. The all male staff made me think I might be south... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We've been told that Santi's has the best Mexican food in Charleston, and my wife and I planned to eat here for several months and finally had the opportunity to eat dinner at the Meeting St. location last weekend. When we arrived around 5:30pm the restaurant was relatively empty and we were promptly greeted and welcomed to sit anywhere we... More

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