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El San Jose

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1034 Chestnut St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 535-4200
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
My Favorite Mexican Place

Good Mexican food served fresh and hot at good prices. I love going here. The service is good, the food is fresh and hot. The menu is huge!! I cannot imagine not finding something you want to eat. There are combinations, dinners, and entres. The atmosphere is festive and clean. They do a good job... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2014
ACW2243
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very good selection of Mexican food & margaritas. White queso dip is a great appetizer! Food is always as fast as a true fast food restaurant.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went here for a mid afternoon meal. We were a few minutes too late to order from the lunch special so we ordered from the regular menu. When the food came out it was cool, like it had been sitting out. We ran out of drinks about half way through the meal and were never offered refills. There were... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food and service is WONDERFUL!! The waiters really make you feel at home. Quality of the food is GREAT. Temp. of food is good. I have eaten at several other Mexican restaurants but greatly recommend this one.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

the chips and salsa are great, also the pollo ranchero and the pollo loco are good dishes with the melted cheese over the rice.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good Mexican food served fresh and hot at good prices. I love going here. The service is good, the food is fresh and hot. The menu is huge!! I cannot imagine not finding something you want to eat. There are combinations, dinners, and entres. The atmosphere is festive and clean. They do a good job running this place.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Best little Mexican restaurant in town! Lots of fun and meet all your friends at this popular place to eat!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

i love this place. i had my first mexican resteraunt taste at this resteraunt when i was little. i cannot tell you how much it has changed. the people are sweet. the food is amazing.

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Elloree, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican food in Orangeburg by far. We have been to San Jose a number of times. From simple enchiladas and burritos to carnitas and tacos de lengua, my wife and I have always enjoyed eating here. The prices are fair and the staff has always been friendly. I do agree with an earlier post that the beer could be... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were charged for items we did not order or receive. The atmosphere is chaotic. I have never been back.

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Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Several girlfriends and I get together here every few months to celebrate each of our birthdays. We enjoy talking, meeting new friends, eatting and the margarita's here are one of a kind and the best anywhere around!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Chestnut St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Orangeburg
  • Phone Number: (803) 535-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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