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Below you’ll find some of the best Mexican restaurants in Columbia and Lexington area. We relied on our own experiences dining at these places before including them in the list… but also made sure that each of them had excellent reviews on Yelp, Google and TripAdvisor. Click on the words “Yelp”, “Google” or “TripAdvisor” within the restaurant’s listing to see what people say about each.
The restaurants are listed alphabetically.
Single location Mexican restaurant in Lexington on US Hwy 1. Known for its adherence to traditional Mexican cooking styles, and offering authenticity in its menu. Popular with Mexican families. Good reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Google
Cocos & Beer Authentic Mexican Grill
This locally owned restaurant is known for its huge portions and quality ingredients. Located just outside of downtown Columbia near Midlands Technical College. This restaurant has excellent reviews on Yelp and Google.
Cecilia’s Mexican Restaurant
El Jimador Restaurante
Takeout & Delivery | Menu
Hola Mexico Authentic Mexican Restaurant
Indoor & Outdoor Seating | Take Out
Publico Kitchen Tap
Publico Kitchen & Tap in Five Points isn’t really Mexican, but its menu gets a lot of its inspiration from the bolder flavors of Latin cuisine. Tacos are anything but typical… they have a truly inventive menu. Call 803-661-9043 for pick up or @publicokitchenandtap.com @chownow @ubereats @grubhub @bitesquad. Great reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Google.
Real Mexico Restaurant Y Tienda
This place gets top reviews on Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google. It’s authentic, fresh Mexican food and the service is top notch. They have some unique menu items that make them stand out from typical Mexican fare. They don’t have a website, but you can view their menu on Facebook.
San Jose Mexican Restaurants
San Jose Mexican Restaurants are family-oriented and you’ll find crowds of kids with parents or little league as well as people hanging out after work. They have lots of locations so there is one nearby most anywhere in the Midlands. They have solid reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp and Google. (each restaurant is reviewed separately)
Limited outdoor seating | Takeout | Menus