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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
803-772-7154
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Ranked #5 of 828 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have eaten their often since it opened... it is consistently GREAT... fresh.. fast... great service.. flavors are just excellent and lots of variety... it is a Gem and just awesome Mexican food...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had never found a Mexican restaurant that I really liked, but after moving to Columbia I thought I would see what a bigger city had to offer. After doing some research I settled on Cecilia's and I'm glad I did! I had a Burro Especial with chicken and my husband had a Chili Especial with beef. Both were delicious... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This seemed to be real Mexican food to me. It was so fresh and tasty. I had the chicken quasdila and it was total different than i was used to. It was great.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What a pleasant surprise for my wife and I; and so close to our home NW of Columbia SC. We just spontaneously popped by (our first time there - hadn't noticed it before), and enjoyed a delightful lunch at Cecilia's on 'Easter Eve'. This little gem of a place is casual and comfy -- not designed for elegance, but a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I LOVED the authentic flare! I ordered the seafood chimichanga and it was delish!!!! Its the real deal, what a chimi is supposed to be.....I LOVED IT! Its a must try.

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