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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
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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Augusta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok. Didn't like the chile relleno...it was deep fried. Rice and shrimp was good. Large portions. If we go again, I'd order something different.

Thank tracysapp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The food has an authentic Mexican taste, unbelievably good. I'm from Texas, and there are many Mexican restaurants but none compare to this type of food. The service as well is excellent!!! The price as well is good, definitely worth every cent. Highly recommended 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

Thank Jay T
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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.

Thank Judy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 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.

Thank 5er5ter
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 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.

Thank susan0401
Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Christina D
Columbia, South Carolina
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Porchpals
Columbia, South Carolina
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137 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank BeachLvr646
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank CardiacCatFanSC
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Taylor K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?