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El Cerro Grande

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3021 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7627
+1 843-651-6705
11:00 - 19:45
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Sun 11:00 - 19:45
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our food was more than ample and was delivered with a smile and personality. We tried several dishes (three) and they were as good as we've ever had. The ambiance was typical - not too loud but happy and our server always was right there with what we needed and always with a pleasant attitude. Will go there again when... More 

Thank Laura J H
Lexington, NC
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I lived in San Diego for six year where we Had many excellent Mexican restaurants to choose from as the city borders Mexico. When we moved to Lexington, NC we were amazed at the large Hispanic population and again, we had a fabulous Mexican restaurant. Now we live in the Myrtle Beach area of SC and once... More 

Thank ZeldaL
Fenton, Illinois
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503 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We thought very highly of this restaurant. Our waitress was Brenda and she did a super job. She was efficient and friendly. I think friendliness will always bring a better tip. Our food was just plain delicious. I had the El Favorita and it is well named. It has a small chimichanga and a quesadilla. It is accompanied by quacamole,... More 

Thank peonyrose
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's edible, service was good, but this is not Mexican food. Lacking flavor. The salsa was typical restaurant salsa out of a can. I would be shocked if they even eat this at their own homes.

Thank j r
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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270 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went there for lunch with a few people and the portions were generous for lunch. Corn chips instead of flour were good. Queso was a bit watery. They didn't have a vegetarian section as most Mexican places do :(

Thank Mark M
surfside beach, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant! Good size portions, authentic taste, and prices are reasonable. Their salsa is the best we have found and very fresh! The best time to go and avoid the crowds is anywhere from 2pm-5pm.

1 Thank Kim C
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here and weren't very impressed. Some people in our group liked their food and others did not. Pretty average over all. The service was not good. It took forever to give our order and get our drinks.

Thank Lindsey U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner while on vacation with family after a local told us it was the best around. Total experience was great! Restaurant is clean, service was wonderful and attentive and food was excellent and very fresh. Potions were good and chips and salsa warm and tasty! Prices very modest and we would surely go back!

1 Thank Cyn R
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Average experience here at El Cerro. Sorry but the service was less that average and the food was just...average Mexican. It's hard to mess up Mexican food. The beer was also less than cold.

Thank Dwain Y
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken chimichangas and my husband had the burrito deluxe. The meat was outstanding. The beans were a little too mushy (kindof looked like they were put in a blender) but all and all the food was awesome. The only issue we had was service. It wasnt busy but we only saw the person who took our order,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3021 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576-7627
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: +1 843-651-6705

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