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Santi's Restaurante Mexicano

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1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-2633
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this friendly authentic Mexican food ! Happy hour is great with deep discounts on draft beer and margaritas. Love the salsa, just enough onions and spices too!

Thank marylou72
Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A birthday celebration brought us to Santi's. Our family and friends enjoyed a fun atmosphere, great food and a friendly staff. Our waiter engaged our children in Spanish having been told they are learning the language in school. Every entrée was delicious. Burritos, enchiladas even the salsa was great.

Thank Exchange1771
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Santi's is located in what used to be a Huddle House. It sits on North Morrison Drive, nearly in North Charleston. When it first opened, we thought it might be dicey. Now, many years down the road, it's still as good as it always has been. More authentic than most, they serve a wide variety of dishes. My favorites include... More 

Thank Teresa J
Columbus, Ohio
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My son loves this restaurant because he can get a vegan entrée. It's one of his favorites and he takes everyone who visits there. Food and drinks are good and so is the service. We enjoyed sitting outdoors.

Thank Patsy D
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I was recommended this place by a chef of a local smokehouse who was a mexican food aficionado. I was glad I listened. I went for supper the place was packed. I managed to get a seat outside on their patio which was really busy and festive. the chips and salsa were fresh and tasty I ordered the Camoromes ala... More 

Thank Aleks_57
New Jersey
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188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Quick update. Went again and still great. Fresh food, reasonable. Great margaritas. They just keep it real

Thank NewJerseylovedGreece
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

By authentic I mean it's okay. Good and solid average Mexican. They like to put lots of cheese on tamales and burritos, which is fine if you like it. Margaritas are good. Service is great. Atmosphere is of a hard working family restaurant. I had the pork enchiladas with green sauce, and ate it all happily. Not too salty and... More 

Thank Chris B
Charleston, SC
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Santi's is popular, and for good reason. The menu is Mexican: rather that the typical "stuff rolled up in a tortilla with a side of pulverized beans", it's actual Mexican cuisine, and it's very good. Service is very attentive. The problem for some is a great thing for the owners: it tends to be very crowded on the weekends.

Thank Joseph W
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Love to bring out of town guest to Santi's. Have never been disappointed. Seafood soup is the best. Fresh salsa and pico de galllo. Come hungry...leave happy.

Thank Linda F
Beaufort, North Carolina
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

My dad usually orders tostadas, so the headline is saying something. The restaurant won best cheap meal and best Mexican multiple years in the Charleston City Paper. The tostadas were exceptional. At the waiter's recommendation, my dad and I chose the beef, pork, and lamb tostadas, which were excellent. The beans and rice were sort-of an after thought and the... More 

Thank cgflea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: (843) 722-2633

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