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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” (16 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Mexican and when we moved here from Tx we weren't sure if we would find a good place. Well we did. The food was authentic and delicious!!!! And the Margaritas are also important and they didn't disappoint. We will definitely...More

Thank asmith832
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited again - this place never disappoints - the food is authentic and fresh! Have taken our teenage son and he liked it too. Very casual and busy atmosphere, friendly service. Small parking lot so get there early. You will...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had the tacos al pastor and they were perfect! Amazing flavor. We all left satisfied and looking for an excuse to make the 3 hour drive to Columbia so we can dine at Real Mexico again. If we make it back this will be...More

Thank katiecat42
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Fish tacos were fresh and tasty. My husband had a mix of entres and he said that it was the best Mexican food he ever had. The decor is simple, nothing fancy but the food is authentic. Service was just okay.

Thank Queen_Audrey_
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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