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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 #4 of 827 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Columbia,SC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Used to be good. Not anymore. They have problems in the kitchen, the orders come out wrong, no one tries to correct the problems. There are other places and we will start going there.

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Other than the service being a little slow (kitchen, not wait staff) the food was great, I am a mexican food snob having grown up in the southwest, and they nailed it! My wife had the seafood burrito and from the 1 bite I was able to swipe from her it was heavenly. I had the #11 which had a... More

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south Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a whole different kettle of fish from the typical chain Mexican restaurant. It is one of a kind with the owners acting as chef and as maitre'd. The ingredients are fresh and include home made refried beans. The lunches are quite large, portion-wise. The menu is also expansive. One can sense that with each dish, the chef/owner makes... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Recently moved to Columbia & where we are from, we had the best authentic Mexican restaurant in the South! I give 4 stars. Ate here at least 10 times & always good food!!!

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