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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
Closed now
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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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  • 40
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 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
Great Mexican Food

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 7 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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