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South of The Border Mexican

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322 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 565-4848
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local basic

As a local I really appreciate this place. In a town where good food is hard to come by, this is a nice go to place for simple and delicious food. Owners are always nice. This place is no frills but the food is spot on. Skip the chains and visit this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
T D
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Williamsburg, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

we went there today for lunch and the owner of the restaurant was our server. When we first walked in the owner directed us to a table without even greeting us to the restaurant. We sat down and waited about 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Our food arrived and my taco were ok. My wife had... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've always been told to judge a Mexican restaurant by the number of Mexican clientele. But that may not be true--- they may just be "Mexicans" in appearance only and don't know true Mexican food. In short, best in the area but if you're looking for authentic Mexican (not "Americanized" with heavy sauces, large portions, and flavor provided by grease/fat)... More 

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Waukegan, Illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The food at this restaurant was your typical Mexican food. The service was good and so was the food. However they didn't have a few items that we wanted to order, so that was a downer.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here for an early dinner tonight after seeing that the reviews were good. There were only 4 tables full during our visit and a man who seemed to be the manager was our server. He was sitting at the bar on a laptop the entire time and only came to check on us if we... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited this place just based on trip advisory reviews I normally come to Va once a year I live in Nothern california where we have lot of very good Mexican Restaurants and I had visited here in Va very good Mexican Restaurant that are way better on their meal preaparation the food was blen lacking on flavor it would... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

All you can eat! No "watch for sticky fingers and hot breath" buffet! Yes, I'm a fan. Typically I stray away from all you can buffet lines. So when I went to this establishment and saw that it was all you can order and eat...(must eat or they may charge you extra), I was astonished. They have more on the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

As a local I really appreciate this place. In a town where good food is hard to come by, this is a nice go to place for simple and delicious food. Owners are always nice. This place is no frills but the food is spot on. Skip the chains and visit this place.

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Knoxville, TN
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Decided to eat here based on the good TripAdvisor reviews and it was very close to the motel. The building and decor are very standard for any Mexican restaurant and well-kept and clean. As soon as you are seated they provide you with the standard chips and salsa and also a cheese & bean dip, which was a nice surprise.... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on TA feedback that it was the best spot in Williamsburg for mexican food. In hindsight, we left wishing we had tried somewhere else. We found the staff to be somewhat unfriendly - even putting scalding hot plates down in front of our toddler when our meals arrived. Their salsa was good and our meals... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant serves not only Mexican food but Salvadoran. They were not able to provide the pupusas when we were there but the enchiladas and chile relleno we had were great. We enjoyed the beer. The prices are amazing. The food is very reasonable and delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 2nd St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: (757) 565-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?