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Tios Tex-Mex Cantina

Mexican,
921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201-3961
+1 803-252-7229
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (5 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (2 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
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LOCATION
921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201-3961
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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
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We visited for lunch recently. Our group of 5 was disappointed. Service was very slow, which was later explained when we learned our server was new. The food was bland, and even the hot salsa wasn't very hot. Three of us ordered the taco salad....More

Thank Carolinesc7
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I made the mistake of not making reservations when we were in town for our daughters' graduation, but were lucky to walk in to this place and get a seat at the bar. Good mix of people, what with the capital right...More

Thank Lowpro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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