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English first
Columbia SC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Search for my favorite Mexican food is finally come to an end!...great food, great prices...will defiantly be back!!! Thank you!!

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our long quest for truly authentic and fresh Mexican food has come to an end. We made the 15 mile drive from Blythewood and will gladly do it again. If you're really wanting Mexican food and are anywhere in the Columbia area, just make the drive. It's completely worth it. The chile relleno was the best I've had outside of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From a Texan who knows her Mexican food, my group found a goldmine right here in South Carolina. We experienced Mexican food that equaled what we longed for from San Antonio and Fort Worth. The menu offers anything you could want. The ftaste of the food from the main choice to the beans and rice was excellent. Everything tasted freshly... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cecilia's is authentic Mexican food. The dishes are prepared just right and the portions are heaping. The amount of food for the price charged is unparalleled in Columbia. The restaurant appeared clean and the staff was friendly. My dining experience would have been perfect if the service was better. We were checked on once during the entire meal. One beverage... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Cecilia's food is some of the best Mexican available in Columbia. The kitchen produces tasty,generously sized entrees and even pays attention to presentation, something that many others in our area don't. The location in a strip center might make you suspicious, don't be! Cecilia's is a small space, seating about 50 and is pleasantly decorated. We were waited on by... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you like Mexican food, you really must give this restaurant a try. We had excellent, friendly service. The food was delicious and bountiful, not to mention a great value. We mentioned to our server (maybe Cecilia?) that we were celebrating our anniversary and friend's retirement and even though we were too full to order dessert, she brought us a... 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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