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El San Jose

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1034 Chestnut St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 535-4200
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The place needs to be refurbished. Staff would walk by but never stop to take care of our table. Friends of the staff had come by to chat and that was their attention was on

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Thank fMkonopko
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went here around 2 pm on a Saturday afternoon. There were very few patrons in the restaurant but the staff seemed to be having a party in the back where the tv and bar are located.We were seated immediately and waited about 10 minutes for our drinks. Once we ordered, it then took over 30 minutes (tacos and enchiladas)... More 

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Thank Shar1965
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The food in this restaurant is tasty and pleasing. Their chicken soup is very good and freshly made and the portions are generous. Prices are very reasonable

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Thank Ruben1945
Orangeburg, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I went into the restaurant on 2 occasions that the atmosphere was not good. The first time on Friday night, my sister( visiting from another state) her best friend and I went into the restaurant. The service was horrible, the portions were small and I had to BEG for service. Tonight, I went in with my husband to enjoy a... More 

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Thank marilynnstacey
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Huge selection, great prices, and the food is always amazing. Been going here for years and you can trust every visit here will be fantastic!

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Thank Collin S
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very good selection of Mexican food & margaritas. White queso dip is a great appetizer! Food is always as fast as a true fast food restaurant.

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Thank CUAGRGRAD
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We went here for a mid afternoon meal. We were a few minutes too late to order from the lunch special so we ordered from the regular menu. When the food came out it was cool, like it had been sitting out. We ran out of drinks about half way through the meal and were never offered refills. There were... More 

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Thank Shar1965
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant. The food and service is WONDERFUL!! The waiters really make you feel at home. Quality of the food is GREAT. Temp. of food is good. I have eaten at several other Mexican restaurants but greatly recommend this one.

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Thank drwes401956
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

the chips and salsa are great, also the pollo ranchero and the pollo loco are good dishes with the melted cheese over the rice.

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Thank robert d
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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297 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good Mexican food served fresh and hot at good prices. I love going here. The service is good, the food is fresh and hot. The menu is huge!! I cannot imagine not finding something you want to eat. There are combinations, dinners, and entres. The atmosphere is festive and clean. They do a good job running this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 Chestnut St, Orangeburg, SC 29115
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Orangeburg
  • Phone Number: (803) 535-4200

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