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El Mercadito Mexican Restaurant

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3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4823
+1 843-559-7216
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4823
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Wife and I were searching for a Mexican restaurant on Johns Island and came upon El Mercadito located in a small shopping plaza. Both of our dishes were outstanding the best mexican food we've had in ages and they didn't skimp on the portions either....More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Food was very good and portions were filling. Service was friendly and prices reasonable.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed August 19, 2017

We had the usual Mexican dishes and all were good; I think mine was a California burrito which was good. I would recommend this place for good Mexican food.

Thank Beaveracres
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We eat here all the time. Let me be blunt it is not in the league of many of the finest eating places we have here in the Charleston area so don't evaluate it on that scale. Yet for just good Mexican food you will...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I'm never one to judge a restaurant on a mistake, but rather how they handle themselves after making a mistake. If I were sure the waitress understood me when I said my girlfriends entree had a human hair in it, this would be a 1...More

Thank Duncan T
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to for authentication Mexican food. Really delicious margaritas and the servers were very friendly. Will be going back again soon'

Thank Brittany b
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have eaten several times at this restaurant. I ask for unsweetened tea and always get sweet tea and have to send it back. Ordering with a language barrier is an issue.

Thank Duchessoflilac
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Stopped in for lunch with family. We all had a very good, nothing fancy Mexican meal. The wait staff are all very fluent in English and were excellent.

Thank David E
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Most of the wait staff has changed, really miss the old crew they were really friendly and always good with the kids. Menu has changed and prices have went up slightly but still great value and the most authentic Mexican food around.

Thank meghanfish
Reviewed March 11, 2016

I admit... it's a little hard to know what to expect of this place when you see it from the outside. It is covered in photos and slogans and looks a little bit scary BUT the food was incredible and the service was quite good...More

Thank JukeboxMama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4823
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-559-7216
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