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“Good food and good service”

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 81 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oak Island, NC
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Nice place the locals go for Mexican, lots of space to park and many booths and full bar. Chips and salsa are good and the food is good, steady Mexican. It is a popular destination for the locals in the Southport/Oak Island area.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Mooresville, NC
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellente”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Not many mexican food options left in the area, but this one is a good choice! I hope it stays around.
The chicken and chorizo is very good... enough to split. They are pretty heavy handed with the cilantro in the salsa and it is a bit watery but it has ok flavor.

Visited May 2014
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Thank TravelsNC
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Restaurant Review for San Felipe Restaurante Mexicano By OI Cuisine Commando”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

When to visit: Lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Type of Food: Mexican

Ambiance: Dark wooded southwest with a touch of the beach so Corona, Dos Equus, and Margaritas spoken here. The separate lunch menu can get you in and out quickly. Drink and food specials come daily and are usually displayed on a banner outside the building. This is one of several restaurants of the same name in North Carolina. As such, they have the standard Mexican fare of tacos, burritos, chimichangas and tamales. Most Americans would like the offerings as they lean toward the lightly spiced. I prefer more seasoning so ask for a bottle of hot sauce. Kids alternatives are scaled down Mexican options of taco and burrito, a Quesadilla with fries, and chicken nuggets.

Difference Dividend: Mexican is a nice break from beach fare, though technically San Felipe is in Southport and not Oak Island. It is on Long Beach Road. There is no Mexican restaurant currently on Oak Island.

Service: Lots of amigos on staff though my service was not as quick as the others in a restaurant.

Vegetarian value: They have a whole section of vegetarian combos on the menu which is a nice change from places that only offer vegetable side dishes. A section of seafood on the menu offers other meat alternatives.

Also try: The Huevos con Chorizo is a nice alternative for time other than breakfast, especially as I like the spicy pork sausage. Their seafood dip with shrimp, scallops, and melted cheese offers a nice starter for dinner.

Pay: On your way out.

Always check for business hours as many places close for the winter, close for a couple hours in the PM, or can't be found when the fish are biting.

  • Visited May 2014
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Belleville
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My Regular Dinner Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

This is where I go when I'm ready for a consistently delicious experience. 36oz Mexican beer, $5.55 Don Julio shots, and Hawaiian Pork all the way!

Visited March 2014
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Thank Anthony A
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“Sooo good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

This is the Second time I have came here and wasn't disappointed either time! Waitor was fantastic. Food was even better! And was cheaper than expected! Will go again!

  • Visited November 2013
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