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Tios Tex-Mex Cantina

921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201-3961
+1 803-252-7229
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (5 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (2 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201-3961
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The food was okay, nothing special. The service was absolutely awful. I'm pretty sure our waitress was intoxicated on drugs and/or alcohol.

Thank Gypsy-Prince
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We've been there for having lunch few times last month. Food was not the best one I ever ate but no completely a bad one. We came back because of atmosphere and lot of options for vegetarians.

Thank Adventure670425
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We ate for the first and last time. The food was horrible. The service was just as bad. There were only 6 other people eating when I was here so I do not know why service was slow. I would not recommend unless you like...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We came from Sumter because I heard about the vegan options here, they were pushing their restaurant on the local Veg FB. The parking is convenient but not if you drive a truck. We were greeted by a server who did not seem as though...More

Thank JennieO1
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

If you’re in town and need a little Mexican food, head to Tio’s. Fortunately they have parking lot nearby. Good margarita specials. Most things on the menu are very good. I eat there so often, once in a while I get something that’s not super....More

Thank CarolinaCouple17
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone who said it was convenient and good. I notice that about half of the people that go there say the same thing. I would strongly disagree with both. While the location is very central it is right...More

Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Sometimes I have to work crazy hours, TIOS makes awesome chili con queso fries and crispy tacos at a good price and they have never left me waiting over 30 minutes. You have got to try this place one time, if you do you will...More

Thank lavoniaw2017
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch before leaving Columbia to return to Augusta. The food was decent. I ordered the Tios special fish taco and garlic shrimp tacos which were both pretty good. The only problem I had was that I also ordered the not so Grande...More

Thank Angelia A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Tios has a nice offering of burritos and other "Mexican" dishes. They are busy at lunch time but the service is very efficient. In the evening it is nice to have a Sangria and some chips while waiting for your selection. It is affordable and...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I love ordering online on Fridays. There service is always friendly and ready when it estimates online that it will be ready. I've had their chicken tenders and queso fries (which are amazing). Today I ordered the burrito with grilled chicken...it was delicious.

Thank Joy P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201-3961 (Formerly Tios Mexican Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-252-7229
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