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“My son was right!! Some of the best Mexican food to be found...”

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Lily's Mexican Market
Ranked #178 of 273 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

I've learned over time that sometimes the best food is found in unexpected places. Lily's Mexican Market is such a place. Located in the corner of a strip mall, it is very unassuming from the outside. Walking inside and past the foodstuffs, you will find a small commercial kitchen. The menu with pricing is in English. There is a small sitting area with seating for 15 people. There isn't any ambiance, just good food. Not knowing better, I ordered both Tacos Al Pastor and Tacos Chirizo. I didn't realize that each order was for four tacos! The meats were flavorful and wrapped in double soft tacos. The Al Pastor was fantastic with bits of pineapple grilled along with the pork. The Chirizo was chopped sausage with just the right amount of spice. Next time, I'm going back for the Tacos lengua!

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Thank larryell
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

If you would like to experience REAL mexican tacos, or guisados, Lily's is the place. Quodoba, Chipotle is not even close to this.

If you just want to try, do the carne asada (grilled steak), or tacos al pastor (marinated pork), but if you are adventurous, try the cow tongue tacos, very nice.
Puerco en salsa verde (pork in green sauce) is also good.
they have a Tortilleria (where they make the tortillas FRESH) at this place.
each taco is served with 2 tortillas, so you can actually split into 2 tacos. each taco is $2.50.
Do not expect a restaurant with servers, and some people serving may not speak English, but they are very friendly, and would like to help you.
This place is also a market and a Meat Deli, so you can buy Latin products/produce and meats, like chorizo, or fajitas meat.
Experience the real Mexico, and enjoy.

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Thank viajadorMex
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is primarily a market, not a restaurant. Although it has a number of items not found in traditional grocery stores, even in the Mexican section, staple items, such as beans are very expensive here, so unless you need those specialty items, save your money and go down the street to Wegman's.

Thank TripLady5
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