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Monterrey Mexican Rstrnt-La

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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931 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
+1 803-765-1465
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have been numerous times for lunch. Excellent, excellent food. Service is always good, food is always good. This is one of the places in the Vista that should always be on the list to visit.

Thank Elizabeth B
Hartsville, South Carolina
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231 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Standard Mexican fare. The waiter had a hard time understanding our order. One thing we ordered was clearly printed on the menu yet he said they did not have it. We showed him the item on the menu and he shrugged his shoulders and said he didn't know what it was. Very odd. The food was fine - just average.

Thank FunTravelingAround
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This place is very similar to all the other Mexican restaurants, but I feel like this one is the cleanest and has the best service. I always get the grilled quesadilla, mucho bueno. Lots of younger clientele, most likely college kids. Great happy hours- I feel like they last until 8pm. Highly recommend if looking for cheap, quick, and tasty... More 

Thank Gaineya
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

There are several restaurants in the Columbia area that serve VERY similar food. Some of them are called Monterrey; others go by Casa Linda, San Jose or others. I don't know if the ownership is the same or related, but I suspect it might be because the menus are almost exactly the same. That's not to say that the restaurants... More 

Thank Billy K
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125 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Fast service, cheap, delicious Mexican food. Everything you need for a quick weekday lunch break. Highly recommend it!

Thank Colarestaurantfan
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our server was very attentive. He brought chips, salsa, queso and our drinks out within 90 seconds of sitting at the table. The chips, salsa and queso were very fresh and tasty. Our server was also very efficient with our meals. My party of three had chicken fajitas, a chicken quesadilla and enchiladas rancheras. All three dishes were very good... More 

Thank samhgreenspan
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Far less than adequate Americanized Mexican food. Our waiter, an older man, was brusque bordering on rude. No, actually he was quite rude. My order was wrong when it finally came out, and we were ready to leave when the replacement came back. We had to flag down another server to have it replaced. We were there more than an... More 

Thank didibrady
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were in Columbia for a cheer comp & this place was across the street from our hotel, so we decided to try it. There was 7 of us total including 4 cheerleaders. Their happy hour drinks go til 8pm and I got the piña colada & it was delish! The food was just as good. We ALL enjoyed the... More 

Thank craftiecarries
Columbia, SC
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113 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Good management and always a good experience. Quick lunch and good evening dishes. Try the chicken soup on a chilly day. You won't be dissapointed!

Thank GThreeGirls
Playa del Carmen
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This is a favorite of ours, you can't never go wrong with this place for lunch. The people is cordial and the food is great. Prices are very good and the overall experience is just right. Highly recommended for lunch.

Thank Ernie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 931 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-765-1465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?