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Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda

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2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
+1 803-750-8990
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here do to the Trip Advisor recommendations and they were correct. Huge portions of food and great drinks. Everyone there seemed like locals and all the dishes I saw on tables looked great. Will definitely go back when I am here in Columbia.

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Thank RSMartin2014
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Mexican food in Columbia area! Food is fresh and cheap! We usually go for lunch and service is fast!

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Thank cerraa1
Grapevine, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped since reviews were good on here. Food was great! Hips and salsa were excellent, beet was cold!

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Thank Katie E
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean. Good Service. The El Cancun grilled fish with pineapple and avocado was delicious. Chips good. Sweet Salsa. Fruity Margherita.

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Thank Rjkono
West Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I finally got around to trying Real mexico for lunch after all the rave reviews. Big mistake, no wonder I always stuck with San Jose. I ordered to go, you would think even though you order to go chips & salsa would come free if you order up to a certain amount. WRONG I had to pay extra for chips... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Was in Columbia on business and needed an early 4:00 pm dinner. Found this joint right off I-20 and would not have stopped but for the favorable reviews on TA. It looks like a long closed dive bar on the outside and only somewhat better inside. It has limited seating and parking lot appears to accomodate adequately. But folks, if... More 

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Thank JMVPI
Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My son and I went to Real Mexico for Christmas tamales! Conveniently located just off I-20, the tiny parking lot was packed, but we got a departing diner's space in our first pass through. The friendly service was rápido y eficiente and the food (a very generoso queso and chips w/red sauce, followed by tamales, an Al Pastor taco, toquitos... More 

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Thank whitejrw
Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food. Definitely not a corporate restaurant. Décor is very Mexican. Not a large place so you may have to wait on a table at peak times. Low prices.

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Thank Inspro2014
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Good eats & prices. Friendly & fast service. Many lunch combo choices. Try it out. My friend had the diablo burrito and said it was great

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Thank KevinRaff
Rockaway, New Jersey
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We are from out of town looking for a non-chain restaurant. This place is great though the only complaint is the tiny parking lot. Being originally from So. Calif. I love Mexican food. My daughter probably had the best dish on the menu the"Molcajete" it had grilled beef(looked like skirt steak), chicken, onions and peppers and cactus served in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?