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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

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6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
803-772-7154
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great TexMex!

We moved here from Texas and had tried many Mexican restaurants but found none as good as back home until we found Cecilia's. So good! While we completely respect their choice not to be open on Sunday, we always wish they were because we eat out every Sunday after church. It's good anytime you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lauri W
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia South Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Have always sworn by this place and actually reviewed it in the past. The food is really very good and the prices are great too. But historically the service has not been good. For some reason, they hire staff that are not people that should be servers. Many speak very little English, which is typically OK, but if you have... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We moved here from Texas and had tried many Mexican restaurants but found none as good as back home until we found Cecilia's. So good! While we completely respect their choice not to be open on Sunday, we always wish they were because we eat out every Sunday after church. It's good anytime you can go though!

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food is excellent and large portions. Staff are very knowledgeable of menu and try to make your visit a wonderful experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

They messed up both my husband and sons order. When confronted about my husbands order (the waitress who is also the owner)... Argued said it was what he ordered.... Wasn't until he mentioned that we heard him order that she even apologized. We didn't mention that she also messed up sons order... She offered to make the new meal which... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Cecilia's is probably the best Mexican restaurant in the Columbia, SC area and overall, one of the best Mexican restaurants I've eaten in. The food is fresh, plentiful and delicious. It's a family run business with a very pleasant atmosphere. Cecilia greats all patrons and makes sure everything runs smoothly. The service is excellent. I eat here often.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. They have your ordinary menu items like burritos and fajitas, but they also have specialty items, like goat. The owners wait on tables and cook the food, so it doesn't get much more personal than this restaurant. I highly recommend Cecilia's if you are in the mood for great Mexican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food is awesome. Food looks just like ot does in the photos. Nice ambience, great service. I will be back soon.

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Prosperity, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Cecilias has the best Mexican food I've eaten on the east coast. It's a family run restaurant with some unusual menu items and all are delicious. It is one of our dinner clubs favorite destinations.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is awesome. We have been looking for an Authentic Mexican Restaurant and it was found today. The Enchilada's are excellent. This is real mexican food. I love the table clothes and the lady who served us was so friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Normally, on our last night with family in Columbia, we head to a barbecue place. But this time, my wife fancied some Mexican. Having narrowed in down to the top two on Tripadvisor, we choice this one (even though lower in the rankings) because it had fewer average or poor ratings. We are so glad we did! The family who... More 

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Additional Information about Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

Address: 6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
Phone Number: 803-772-7154
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-772-7154

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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