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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“torta” (12 reviews)
“burrito” (20 reviews)
“guacamole” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
2421 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5680
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is pretty good but nothing amazing,, but salsa wasn't that great. I would give zero stars to cleanliness

Thank Abdullah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could nail down what they put in the food that makes it more delicious than all the others, but it really is. If it weren't in such a congested area with limited parking I would go much more often. The parking and...More

Thank LRR2222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Mexican place I have ever been to with very large portions and free salsa and chips. Make sure to try the fajitas!

Thank Karolis P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First things first, arrive early because this place fills up very quickly! Amazing food! Great portion! Friendly/fast service! Will definitely be eating here again!

Thank AMiller121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is SO great! Definitely the best Mexican in town! The guacamole is delicious and love love love the chipotle chicken quesadilla.

Thank Krysten S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Real Mexico for the first time this past Friday. Asked at the hotel for a recommendation for good Mexican and this place he said was a must. Outside doesn't look like much but Yelp and TA gave excellent reviews as well. Being Cinco de...More

Thank RPas81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and fantastic!! This is our first time eating here and we are impressed!! The service is great and staff is friendly. Portions were just right! We recommend anyone who loves Mexican food to come here!!!

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have enjoyed this place many times. The food is great and everything is quality. There are a good many Hispanic patrons and they seem to know the best stuff to order. I see amazing dishes passing by my table and many times I ask...More

Thank irmobill
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem with good food at a great price. The chips and regular salsa are "o-kay." Much of the tex mex is "very good," but the outstanding offerings are the more authentic dishes. My fave is the carnitas (mini tacos with marinated...More

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A very popular traditional cafe style Tex Mex. If you want excellent food in relaxed surroundings at a reasonable price this is the place for you.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I was wondering for those who have gotten take out 1. can i get the Molcajete for takeout? 2. do you get complimentary chips/salsa with takeout?
4 August 2016|
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Response from LouieCAE | Reviewed this property |
What dchadwick said.
I would like to see the menu.
22 March 2015|
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Response from peternuke | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the restaurant and see it there. It's worth the trip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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