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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

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6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
803-772-7154
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hae coming here for several years and have never been disappointed. It is by far the best Mexican restaurant in town. Authentic.

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Thank Judy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 that ordered a variety of selections, taco salad, seafood enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos,and so forth. All where exceptionally good. Drinks were refilled without asking. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. A must stop if you want authentic Mexican food.

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Thank 5er5ter
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant doesn't look like much. It's in a shopping center. Don't let that fool you. The food has ruined me from all other Mexican food. It is delicious. The portions are huge. After eating here I can't go to a chain Mexican restaurant. Nothing compares.

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Thank susan0401
Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I went to take my son as a little mommy and me date. The chips we got served was old and didn't even crunch. The lady taking our order didn't understand English well which is fine because I just pointed to whatever I wanted. The food was not great!

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Thank Christina D
Columbia, South Carolina
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Went out with friends here. The lady taking our order had a great deal of difficulty doing that. My taco was greasy and the shell tasted burnt. You had to wait for your bill and then had to wait to pay. For there to be so few customers, it was way too long.

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Thank Porchpals
Columbia, South Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

It appears that the owner is host, cashier and server. Had to wait to be seated in an empty restaurant. Service very slow. Had tacos and enchiladas. Nothing special.

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Thank BeachLvr646
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Food was beyond this world, only other place a that even came close to this great food would be in San Antonio, Texas. This food was worth the wait and so good and I will be coming back for more real soon!

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Thank CardiacCatFanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was amazing and although there was a little bit of a wait it was well worth it. Amazing queso and one of the few authentic Mexican restaurants around. Highly recommend visiting Cecilia's it will be well worth it for a great meal and great service!

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Thank Taylor K
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Mediocre at best. Salsa was puréed tomatoes no onions or peppers. Enchiladas were ok, and found myself eating just beans because it was the only thing with any spice or seasoning.

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Thank Jerod W
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Read the reviews and made it a POINT to go there this visit. All I can say is AWESOME!!! It is family owned and run....no chain here. Mom runs the front desk...daughter in law waitresses...and PAPA cooks. Food was awesome...we did have to wait a bit but it was well worth it....Make this one a stop along your way or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-772-7154

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