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El Cerro Grande

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3021 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7627
843-651-6705
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 29
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  • 16
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  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Meal!

First night at the beach and we headed out for Mexican. El Cerro Grande is just a few miles away and we have always had a great experience eating there at least once almost every year on vacation. It is good that some things never change: we had to wait just a few minutes and they got our party... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jeff R
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Pauline, South Carolina, United States
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The best mexican food that is not too expensive that we have had since moving here from Atlanta!. They alter their menu to suit your tastes (they added habanero peppers to my food to spice it up). Their carnitas are great!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Awful service, waited 30 minutes for our waiter to take our drink orders. Then we waited even longer for our food to come out which wasn't even good. We sat outside and the people who work there neglected to clean up the food after people left so it was fly infested! GROSS! I came here with a friend who says... More 

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Pauline, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First night at the beach and we headed out for Mexican. El Cerro Grande is just a few miles away and we have always had a great experience eating there at least once almost every year on vacation. It is good that some things never change: we had to wait just a few minutes and they got our party of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have been to this restaurant quite a number of times as a local, but the past number of times the wait time has been much longer then should be expected. I believe it is because the restaurant is shortstaffed. I'm hoping they will hire more to accommodate the larger crowds in the summer.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

good food, good prices, we love eating on their outdoor patio. Tired of seafood buffets? Get some yummy and affordable mexican here!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

el Centro is the he best Mexican food we have found in the area so far. Very busy in season. Service was friendly and fast, portions were very reasonable. Food was great! The decor was "authentic shabby Mexican". I'm not convinced it's by design so thus the 4 stars. We will definitely go back Thanks to the reviewer that suggested... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

WORST PLACE EVER. I had hair on my food and they never get my order right. I would not recommend this place! It's always a disappointment

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West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have eaten here before and liked it. While the food was good, please do not sit at the table that is to the left of the entrance! We were looking for a spot to go with good food where we could "chat". We got this table and felt that we were eating in the waiting area-in fact, one little... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went here for dinner as we were both craving Mexican food. On the whole it was a good experience. Food was tasty and portions were adequate. The restaurant itself was clean, waitstaff attentive. I wasn't blown away by anything, but everything was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We come to the area once every year and we usually have one meal at El Cerro. We are big Mexican food fans and there really isn't much to choose from in the area. There is a far better Mexican restaurant up on Rt 17 but it's about 20 miles north of here, so if you're staying in the Murrells/Surfside... More 

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Address: 3021 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7627
Phone Number: 843-651-6705
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Address: 3021 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7627
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: 843-651-6705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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