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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

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  • 36
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A satisfying family welcome!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
The_Mighty_Mekon
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have been fans of Cecelia's for several years.This is a family run, non-chain restaurant that offeres excellent food and service. Cecilia and her husband(the chef) work very hard to be sure you want to come back. My favorite dish is the Shrimp Vera Cruz. If you like really hot sauce, ask for the green salsa. It is excellent, but... More 

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Columbia South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have always loved Cecilia's but didn't want t put out a review for fear of people finding my jewel. But word is out. Only minor complaint is the inconsistent service. Seems like the staff is always changing. But the food I much, much better than the local chains and they have been in this business for many years. Try the... More 

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Columbia, SC
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131 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have grown tired of the same old same old sit down Mexican food offered by the 2 or 3 chains in the midlands. Before last night we had decided to avoid Mexican restaurants in the area altogether. Thankfully another couple talked us into trying Cecilia's. The atmosphere was nice and the service was excellent. If we had any complaints... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I visited Cecilia's for the first time last night! The service was fantastic and friendly! The food was absolutely awesome! We had two different types of the chimychanga's that were unbelievable. The food was very fresh and homemade tasting. Highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again. PS....The portion sizes are very generous!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

went last week... and as usual was just amazed.. it was so very good .. tired something different. The whole table did... seafood enchilada, a steak, and the best pico and guacamole.. Outstanding.. will be back..

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Columbia SC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We drove over here for our first visit to Cecelia's and arrived at 5:30 pm on a Friday night. The restaurant had only a few diners and were quickly seated. I went with the waiter's recommendation of the Himi special and absolutely loved it! The rice is to die for - I could have eaten a bowl of rice alone!... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My boyfriend found this place driving around town one day. He had heard good things about it, so the next time I came to town we gave it a try. We were certainly pleased with everything. The service was alright. The food was fabulous. So many Mexican restaurants take short cuts that cut down on the quality, but this place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

After reading reviews, was excited to try. It was just OK... And that is being generous. Chips were stale and the food was bland.... Plentiful.... But bland.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We've been going for several years, just never wrote up a review. She has gotten a wine/beer license now which we like. If you order a second cerveza, you get a second frozen mug. Often we get the veggy burrito, although we're not vegetarians. It's just that it's really good. Plenty big enough for us to split. She doesn't mind.... More 

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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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