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El Mercadito Mexican Restaurant


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Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

A short drive from Kiawah Island and not far from Angel Oak- we were happy to happen upon this little gem! Good food, friendly service- perfect combo!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Betsy T
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We eat Mexican regularly everywhere we go. This place honestly ranks as one of the best. During our week in Kiawah we ate here three times!! Their sauces are homemade and delicious, the margaritas were strong and tasty, and the food was consistently wonderful. Plus,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

The place does not look like much from the outside. Hidden in a strip mall with dark windows but well worth a visit. Great food with quick service. Great for a quick lunch. Food is very inexpensive and portions are very generous. Recommend!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dar0898
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Stopped in to try out the place for a late lunch and were not disappointed. While the place is not very stylish inside or out, but the service is great, and the food is too. We started off with guacamole and frozen margaritas and they...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 107BillL
Reviewed April 9, 2018

With a huge menu, there is a lot to choose from. But it is Mexicana Tipica. Excellent draft beer choices and great Margaritas. The best part is that it is a lot of very good food, instantaneous service and very low prices.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Kiawahpapa
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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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.

Date of visit: August 2017
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.

Date of visit: August 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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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

Date of visit: October 2016
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