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Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
+1 803-750-8990
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (20 reviews)
“tortas” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (17 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would come back for sure!! Staff was amazing and tentative. The food was about the best we've had since moving here, can't wait to try this place again

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Texan needing a great Tex-mex fix. This is a winner! Chips & salsa, guacamole and fajitas are perfect! Been here twice while in west Columbia.

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hole in the wall kind of place. The food was good, but not overwelming. The best thing I can say is it is cheap!

Thank langead
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered the pollo loco, it was delicious, loved the smoky flavor of the spinach and chard onions. My husband had the enchiladas platter. We were both very pleased with our food.

Thank Laure M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Wow, long lines, had to park across the the street. All Entrées were great. Definitely worth the wait. Will be back.

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We have eaten Mexican food all over Mexico - east coast, west coast and just over the border. We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem of a restaurant during our recent trip to Columbia, SC. Parking is next to impossible during busy times...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Some people rave about this place, but honestly I haven't fallen in love with it. The past few times I have gone it has only been average and the chicken has been somewhat flavorless. I'll give them another try and order something other than a...More

Thank TravelinBeth86
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This has been one of my family’s favorite restaurants but today I was a bit disappointed. We ordered the bean dip with chorizo and it had no flavor. I ordered the chicken with chorizo and it was also blah. I tasted just the sausage and...More

Thank Senatorwho
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I haven't had this kind of food since I left El Paso. Tasted very much like homemade. The chees enchiladas were great and were topped with a ranchero sauce that was delish. The place is not much to look at but you will find great...More

1  Thank columbusJO
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My family ate here on a Saturday night during our Hurricane Irma evacuation. There was a wait, but they got us in pretty quickly and were able to seat 8 of us at two adjacent tables (the place is pretty small). The service was friendly...More

Thank sseaton68
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Questions & Answers
20 August 2017|
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Response from Shirley T | Reviewed this property |
No is the simple answer. There is not usually a long wait. While busy they move things along. It is always worth the wait. If you really can't wait there are outside tables under cover.
christopher s
24 July 2017|
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Response from A1n2thony | Reviewed this property |
Yes and unlike a few nearby restaurants sold alcohol was well!
4 August 2016|
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Response from Roy J | Reviewed this property |
Molcajete for takeout?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-750-8990
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