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Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant

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6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
+1 803-772-7154
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Some of the best Mexican food I have ever had. They have your ordinary menu items like burritos and fajitas, but they also have specialty items, like goat. The owners wait on tables and cook the food, so it doesn't get much more personal than this restaurant. I highly recommend Cecilia's if you are in the mood for great Mexican... More 

Thank Jessica G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Food is awesome. Food looks just like ot does in the photos. Nice ambience, great service. I will be back soon.

Thank G W
Lexington, South Carolina
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Cecilias has the best Mexican food I've eaten on the east coast. It's a family run restaurant with some unusual menu items and all are delicious. It is one of our dinner clubs favorite destinations.

Thank Hassett41
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

This place is awesome. We have been looking for an Authentic Mexican Restaurant and it was found today. The Enchilada's are excellent. This is real mexican food. I love the table clothes and the lady who served us was so friendly.

Thank Cheryl J
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Normally, on our last night with family in Columbia, we head to a barbecue place. But this time, my wife fancied some Mexican. Having narrowed in down to the top two on Tripadvisor, we choice this one (even though lower in the rankings) because it had fewer average or poor ratings. We are so glad we did! The family who... More 

1 Thank The_Mighty_Mekon
Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have been fans of Cecelia's for several years.This is a family run, non-chain restaurant that offeres excellent food and service. Cecilia and her husband(the chef) work very hard to be sure you want to come back. My favorite dish is the Shrimp Vera Cruz. If you like really hot sauce, ask for the green salsa. It is excellent, but... More 

Thank Joanne125
Columbia South Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Have always loved Cecilia's but didn't want t put out a review for fear of people finding my jewel. But word is out. Only minor complaint is the inconsistent service. Seems like the staff is always changing. But the food I much, much better than the local chains and they have been in this business for many years. Try the... More 

Thank allwdwfreaks
Columbia, SC
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281 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

We have grown tired of the same old same old sit down Mexican food offered by the 2 or 3 chains in the midlands. Before last night we had decided to avoid Mexican restaurants in the area altogether. Thankfully another couple talked us into trying Cecilia's. The atmosphere was nice and the service was excellent. If we had any complaints... More 

1 Thank Mountaineer_Steve
Lexington, South Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited Cecilia's for the first time last night! The service was fantastic and friendly! The food was absolutely awesome! We had two different types of the chimychanga's that were unbelievable. The food was very fresh and homemade tasting. Highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again. PS....The portion sizes are very generous!!

1 Thank J_Tedder
Columbia, South Carolina
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

went last week... and as usual was just amazed.. it was so very good .. tired something different. The whole table did... seafood enchilada, a steak, and the best pico and guacamole.. Outstanding.. will be back..

Thank Sassycat119

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 11, Columbia, SC 29212-3146
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-772-7154

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