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Mojito's Tropical Cafe

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Cuban
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1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
803-779-1717
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, great fun

Good place to stop by after work with some friends. Food is very tasty and many unique dishes. Mostly lighter plates and some nice apps. Great atmosphere, friendly family owners. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!! Cuban sandwich and the cilantro chicken are my favorites here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
davidhal
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good place to stop by after work with some friends. Food is very tasty and many unique dishes. Mostly lighter plates and some nice apps. Great atmosphere, friendly family owners. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!! Cuban sandwich and the cilantro chicken are my favorites here.

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Lugoff, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've been to Mojitos twice in the last year--really enjoy it! Love the Cubano sandwich! And the spicy mojito!

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Augusta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My husband and I stopped by during a night trip we took to Columbia from augusta and we wanted to find something close to our hotel. Mojito's was walking distance. We tried the signature mojito and the blackberry * I highly recommend that one * and they were both awesome, very fresh and authentic. I had a French dip sandwich... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Cuban food! Very friendly service! Will definitely go back next time in Columbia, SC! Pork was very tender and full of flavor! Wonderful authentic meal! This place does it right!

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We've walked right by Mojito's Tropical Cafe for years. It's in the Vista and surrounded by other restaurants whose signage draws your attention far more than the modest neon sign announcing Mojito's presence.. We'll overlook it no more! I am no authority on island food but everything our party of three had was very tasty including the signature cocktail. Service,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This small Cafe really does have great mojitos. If you are like me and you occasionally enjoy a mojito you will like a visit here. However they are a little pricey but most mixed drinks out are that way.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I csme to this restaurant because we are visiting from Myrtle Beach and it has great reviews on trip advisor. Upon entering the restaurant I liked the environmemt immediately. It had the feel like they would have great authentic cuban cuisine. They were busy and we had to seat ourselves, this was fine. It took 10 minutes... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great food. Rice and Beans taste like real Puerto Rican food! Best Hispanic restaurant in Columbia! Service was awesome and owner is so sweet!

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I always consult TripAdvisor when out of town and found Mojito's highly rated. When I started eating my lunch, I understood why. Oh my! I had the pulled pork tacos and they were off the hook. In fact everything on the plate was some of the best food I have ever eaten. There was even one thing, I think was... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The food was delicious and I give it a 5/5! Very pleased to find Cuban food in the Columbia area. However, the service was not very good,I'd give that a 2/5. Asked to have extra maduros instead of the yucca. When the server brought it out, she said she she forgot to put no yucca, but that I still received... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1004 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-6102
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-779-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?