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Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

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2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 750-8990
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Small place but has the BEST Mexican food. I love Mexican so I know what is actually good and not. Will eat here again! Very decent prices too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Jessica C
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small place but has the BEST Mexican food. I love Mexican so I know what is actually good and not. Will eat here again! Very decent prices too.

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south carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in an old 7-11 building. The décor is shabby. But, the food is excellent. I love the chimichangas and their refried beans. There is always a crowd and often a wait. Go early for lunch.

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CT
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

An excellent meal in a no-frills table service restaurant. Freshest fajitas I've ever had. Nice chips and salsa in advance. A nice serving of guacamole with the fajitas at no extra charge. Beans and rice were forgettable - but they often are. Very reasonable prices. Fast service.

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Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are from the Southern San Joaquin Valley in California. We have 50 plus Mexican restaurants in our home town. This restaurant is the real thing--great place to get sampling of authentic Mexican cuisine. As other have said it is not fancy. It is family run place and the food shows the care and love for the business of the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My friends and I love Real Mexico. We go there whenever we get the chance. The service is always great and the food is really good and authentic! The environment makes you feel like you're in Mexico. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Irmo, South Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just ate here a few days ago, I'm impressed. The food is really good! I had a burrito that was really pretty dry, but my fiancé had fantastic enchiladas with green sauce. The flavor was amazing. We shared a tamale because we just had to try it. It did not disappoint. I highly recommend the tamale! Make sure you go... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

In town for work and looking for a decent place to eat....found Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda...it does look like much from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised by the food and the margaritas on the inside. The staff was friendly and fast. The food was authentic and tasted great. I will definitely go back soon.

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

They place looks like a remodeled 7-11from back in the day but the food and margaritas are amazing. The salsa is the best and queso to die for! The fajitas are really good.

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Elizabethton
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

For fresh guacamole, delicious cheese dip, moderately spicy salsa, and excellent service, this is the place to go!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I’ve eaten here several times over the past year and just now getting around to writing a review. When you drive up don't let the exterior fool you. The restaurant is small with limited seating and the decor leaves much to be desired. The place is always clean. There are several TV’s … if you like soccer. The food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 750-8990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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