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Tios Tex-Mex Cantina

921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201
+1 803-252-7229
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“burrito” (5 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“queso” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
921 Sumter St, underneath the Cornell Arm building, Columbia, SC 29201
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Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Good service, better than average drinks, great food (and a lot of it). Been here several time and have a never been disappointed. Highly recommended!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 28 February 2017

You would be hard-pressed to find a source for more authentic and delicious Mexican food, north of the border! Our waitress was a sweetie and our dining experience was superb! A must try kind of place! :)

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Did an impromptu visit after a class before an open mic at Cool Beans. The wait staff was attentive and lively. Seating was quick. The place was full of all types, students instructors, couples... and campus security having a bite to eat. The area around...More

Thank LJClark34
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We decided where to take our lunch break from the conference by committee, so we ended up walking to a little Mexican restaurant near the USC campus. The best thing I can say is the tortilla chips were some of the best I've had. The...More

Thank BailsB43
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Vegan beans and vegan cheese. You can get lots of things made vegan here. Just ask for help. The veggie wet burrito with vegan cheese is pretty good. Nice area of downtown.

Thank UncleGonzo
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Tio's has the good fortune of being within walking distance of the SC State House, the USC Horseshoe and Town Theatre. We have eaten there more times than I can count, and meals have the welcoming "somewhere where everybody knows your name" ambience. The servers...More

Thank Sandi B
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Restaurant Details

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