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San Jose Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
801 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC 29229-6553
+1 803-419-8862
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
801 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC 29229-6553
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great atmosphere. The four of us were seated in the unoccupied rear dining room, which was great for a quiet visit with friends until we realized we'd been forgotten. Fortunately, we had no intention of rushing though our time together, and once the server was...More

Thank BenWagg
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Recently dined here with a large group. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken. The chips and salsa were the standard Mexican fare, nothing special there. When our food came out, mine was the incorrect dish and they had to remake it. However...More

Thank onlythebest2007
Reviewed 22 August 2016

the food is always great and can be customized the way you like it. The staff is very nice and after you've been there a few times you get greeted like you are part of their family. Just a great place for good Mexican food.

Thank davidbutlerh
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My daughter stopped here on a Friday afternoon for a casual late lunch/early dinner. Our server, Manuel, was quick to take out drink orders and assured my daughter that they could, indeed, make her a "spicy" Margarita. Prepared and delivered exactly as ordered! Our Fish...More

Thank sallysue1279
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We come here at least once a week because the food is incredible and the service is consistent! Ask for Sergio , Beto, Iris, Miguel, or Genarro..these guys are awesome and will ensure that you have a great dining experience! Portions are quite large and...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The margaritas tasted horrible, bought a whole pitcher and had two sips. They were out of steak......,my food was really salty, and service was slow. Monterey's in the vista is probably the best typical Mexican place right now.

Thank Gaineya
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I stayed locally and the hotel suggest this restaurant and it was a good choice. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Everyone in the family enjoyed and good and prompt service

Thank Donald T
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I came once before and walked out because of the inability of the staff to serve me, I had to seat myself (at the bar) and still was ignored while some black guy tried to rip them off for a drink with his buddy. Great!...More

Thank melbatoast24
Reviewed 21 February 2016

San Jose Restaurant was on our way so we selected it for lunch--over several other promising options in the same area. The meal was great--I had a lunch special consisting of a variety of burritos and my wife had a taco salad. She delighted in...More

Thank johnmoncure
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The San Jose on Sparkleberry Lane is by far one of the best (if not THE best) Mexican restaurant in town. The restaurant is very clean, the staff is always very nice and super attentive, the food is always hot, fresh, and consistently delicious! What...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC 29229-6553
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-419-8862
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