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El Salto Restaurant

1801 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206-3423
+1 803-851-5244
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1801 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206-3423
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food at this little restaurant. Lots of places on Decker St, but this is one of the better Mexican restaurants in the area. Friendly staff and lots to choose from on the menu.

Thank Taylor V
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I wish I liked the food but it’s just not that great :/. I do however really like the owner, he is super friendly! I think they have potential to be great but they’re not there yet.

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Went for dinner at El Salto for the first time last night and it was so good!!!! The salsa was amazing (it has a kick to it)! We had the bean nachos and beef chimichangas and every bite was delicious! The staff were very friendly...More

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We live in Forest Acres and have been coming to El Salto for several years. The Chile Relenos are the best I have had anywhere. The food is fresh and they have a broader range of menu items than your basic Mexican restaurant.They have a...More

Thank abmsc
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Israel, the owner, is a tremendous man. We knew him when he worked at a Mexican restaurant on Forest Drive 20 years ago. He has an attention to detail, tasty food, quick service, and a friendly demeanor. This restaurant is good for Families, friends, and...More

Thank Chapzap
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This was a great place! Our go-to Mexican restaurant closed and we tried El Salto on a whim. They cooked everything perfectly, the chips and salsa were refilled without asking, and the staff was friendly. Kid-friendly (they serve pizza, burgers and things like that for...More

Thank 722Jenn
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Went to El Salto after hearing a friend rave about it. The place is small and dumpy looking. The parking lot was fairly empty considering it was lunch time. The staff was extremely polite and for the most part, attentive. The owner stopped by several...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

El Salto consistently serves delicious food. I've had the Taco salads, and several quesadillas. The excellent food and service have made me a regular at El Salto. They serve the best Mexican food in Columbia.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Don't be fooled by the location or the exterior - eat here. Just do it. I love eating in restaurants where the owner is passionate and proud of their food. If you never venture past enchiladas and burritos, you likely won't understand but this place...More

1  Thank ejchron
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Terrific food, friendly service. Make sure you ask for the hot salsa with the chips, it comes with like a jalapeño Guacamole, pico de Gallo and hot salsa. The fried ice cream and fajitas are wonderful.

Thank Dan H
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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Decker Blvd, Columbia, SC 29206-3423
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-851-5244
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