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El Mercadito Mexican Restaurant

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3575 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4823
(843) 559-7216
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank David E
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank meghanfish
Ontario
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 as well. The reality is that this place is your typical "mom & pop" restaurant... More 

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Thank JukeboxMama
Charleston, South Carolina
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 of them.

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Thank bhcastle
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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. Wouldn't make a return trip.

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Thank Kelly R
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is between and average place to a good place to go, haven't find a dish that I can say it is good enough to my expectations. They need to put some more effort in the customer attention.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very friendly staff. Large dining area. But the food is somewhere between below average and average. Drinks tasted weak and spotty service.

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Thank Bill D
Johns Island, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Fast service. Consistently good no matter what we order. My 'go to' for a quick meal on the island!

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Thank JanHumphries
Johns Island, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

nothing fancy, but good. service was very fast, food is typical mexican and good. atmosphere is so-so but great for large group. very large beer and margaritas

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Thank Steve A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: (843) 559-7216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?