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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
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Amazing food

Food was beyond this world, only other place a that even came close to this great food would be in San Antonio, Texas. This food was worth the wait and so good and I will be coming back for more real soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CardiacCatFanSC
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It appears that the owner is host, cashier and server. Had to wait to be seated in an empty restaurant. Service very slow. Had tacos and enchiladas. Nothing special.

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Thank BeachLvr646
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was beyond this world, only other place a that even came close to this great food would be in San Antonio, Texas. This food was worth the wait and so good and I will be coming back for more real soon!

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Thank CardiacCatFanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was amazing and although there was a little bit of a wait it was well worth it. Amazing queso and one of the few authentic Mexican restaurants around. Highly recommend visiting Cecilia's it will be well worth it for a great meal and great service!

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Thank Taylor K
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Mediocre at best. Salsa was puréed tomatoes no onions or peppers. Enchiladas were ok, and found myself eating just beans because it was the only thing with any spice or seasoning.

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Thank Jerod W
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Read the reviews and made it a POINT to go there this visit. All I can say is AWESOME!!! It is family owned and run....no chain here. Mom runs the front desk...daughter in law waitresses...and PAPA cooks. Food was awesome...we did have to wait a bit but it was well worth it....Make this one a stop along your way or... More 

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Thank iludalton
Columbia South Carolina
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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2 Thank allwdwfreaks
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Thank Lauri W
Columbia, SC
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Thank golfer8906
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Susan B
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?