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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
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    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 People and Food

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Taylor K
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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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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Columbia South Carolina
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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Columbia, SC
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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