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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible3%
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“mexican food” (6 reviews)
“great food” (3 reviews)
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3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4823
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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

Thank MarktheBrooks
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
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Mexican food at its best. Outstanding value. Best Mexican in Charleston. Good deals at lunch and drinks for happy hour past, I think, 4pm.

Thank bhcastle
Reviewed March 1, 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in the Charleston area. I go here at least once a month, probably more. Great, authentic food. I'm from the west coast where there are a lot of great Mexican places, and this one holds their own to any and all...More

Thank bhcastle
Reviewed January 7, 2016

The service was ok but when we said what we wanted we ended up getting something completely different which tasted good at the time but later on my husband got sick to his stomach and was out of commission for the rest of the evening....More

Thank Kelly R
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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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