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El Cerro Grande

Mexican Restaurant in Garden City

 
El Cerro Grande
Rated: 3.2 out of 5 with 29 Reviews

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El Cerro Grande
3021 Hwy 17 Business
Garden City
843-651-0950
Hours: N/A
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El Cerro Grande
Posted: Mar 17th, 2013 at 7:08 pm
From: Garden City , SC
By: st


Avg. Rating:1.7
Have been dining at El Cerro for years and the quality of service has gone down hill as of recent. The food which we waited for close to an hour for was cold and of poor quality. Would rather go to taco bell. Although I think they are all owned by the same people, the Garden City location gives the other locations a bad name.
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El Cerro Grande
Posted: Jul 28th, 2012 at 8:50 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: jl


Avg. Rating:3
Worst resturant ever! Went to dinner with seven people, four dinners came out then waited 20 minuts another two more meals, had to ask several times to receive the last meal. To add insult to injury the management was extremely rude and the food all tasted like it sat under a heat lamp the whole time we were waiting. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
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Posted: Jul 05th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
From: Murrell Inlet , SC
By: nh


Avg. Rating:4.2
We eat here often as locals, the bean burittos are awesome!
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El Cerro Grande
Posted: Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:51 pm
From: Hawley, PENNSYLVANIA
By: pg


Avg. Rating:5
Fabulous menu, including typical favorites and specialties. We loved it. Pitcher of Sangria cost more than our 2 meals combined-but that was our drink of choice. Service, quality and quantity of food, etc-all excellent.
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Posted: Sep 16th, 2011 at 4:50 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: am


Avg. Rating:4.2
A good place to eat. Good food & good service.
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Posted: Sep 01st, 2011 at 9:17 pm
From: Garden City, SC
By: mlb


Avg. Rating:4.5
I am a local and meet friends for lunch quite often for the last 7+ years and have never, ever had any kind of problem with the taste of the food or service. Always satisfied. The person that suggested El Patio...no please...been there and they don't measure up by comparison at all.
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El Cerro Grande
Posted: Jun 24th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: mh


Avg. Rating:4
We get food "to go " from them at least once a week. Usually chicken chimichangas. I also love the quesadillas. Mushroom and spinach is my favorite. The cheese dip is great. I use my own peach/mango salsa , my husband prefers theirs. We enjoy the margaritas . The staff is friendly too. Can't beat the prices. There is none better in the area.
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El Cerro Grande
Posted: Jun 22nd, 2011 at 1:37 pm
From: Moore, SC
By: rdm


Avg. Rating:2.3
If you are used to eating at good mexican restaurants in your hometown, you will be disappointed in this one! My wife ordered chicken fajitas and it was 90% peppers and onions. I ordered chicken fajita nachos and it only had about 4 small pieces of chicken on the whole plate. The service was poor too. Our glasses stayed empty the whole night.
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Posted: Jun 03rd, 2010 at 6:56 am
From: Augusta, GA
By: jsm


Avg. Rating:3
Party of 4.One couple ordered chicken fajitas for 1, to share, without guacamole. They brought beef & chicken fajitas and guacamole was on the salad. (Mexican wait staff should be required to understand English, so they will get the orders right.) Other couple ordered the mixed fajita. It was right, but the guacamole had too much cilantro and tomato in it. Meat was a bit overcooked. Cheese dip had no jalapenps in it, mostly bland. Beans had a :funny: taste compared to what we are used to. Chips and salsa were ok. Margaritas had wwayyyyyyyy too much marg. mix and waytoo little tequila and triple sec. Extremely sweet. We did not finish. Would not go back.
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Posted: Feb 27th, 2010 at 3:40 pm
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: bw


Avg. Rating:5
El Cerro Grande is the best, I have been eating here for over 10 years and my entire family loves the place! There hasn't been a time that I wasn't pleased with the service or the food....Great place, great food everytime....Besides where else can you get a margarita that big for only 3$ come one....lol .............
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Posted: Nov 08th, 2009 at 8:55 am
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: kb


Avg. Rating:5
Very good food for a great price. AMAZING cheese dip! we go there at least once a week. the servers may be a little freaky if your a female. they love to hit on woman. but overall great restaurant
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Posted: Sep 10th, 2009 at 8:14 pm
From: GARDEN CITY, SC
By: rws


Avg. Rating:2
My wife and I went to El Cerro Grande in garden city, but not any more.it was the worst food we have ever tried to eat.there was no flavor,i don't thing they put any kind of spices in the food.the chips were stale and the dip did not have any flavor to it.we live in garden city and have eaten there many times, but today it was awful and sad that we had to pay $30.00 for that garbage.i would not recommend this place to anyone.the beef in my wife's food was so tough that she could not eat it,and the one taco that I had with my meal was like they just cooked hamburger and put it in a sheel without any kind of flavoring..
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Posted: May 24th, 2009 at 6:39 pm
From: Surfside, SC
By: avw


Avg. Rating:5
I've been eating at El Cerro for at least seven years. And I don't think there's been one time where I was disappointed. There food is always steaming hot and amazing. I think I could survive solely on their chips and salsa. *Also I've never seen any roaches in anything and I go there once every two weeks.
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Posted: Jun 01st, 2008 at 10:06 pm
From: Louisville, TN
By: rf


Avg. Rating:5
We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. We all had the chimachangas, and they were excellent. The service was friendly and very prompt and the value of the food was great. Thank you El Cerro for a job well done!
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Posted: May 11th, 2008 at 12:19 am
From: Ashburn, VA
By: cmg


Avg. Rating:4.8
I have been visiting el Cerro Grande since they first started; in the parking lot in front of were Walmart used to be. I have never, ever had a bad meal. The staff is always very friendly. The prices are great! And so is the food. I live in northern Virginia and visit SC very frequently due to family in the area and always visit at least once! I plan on taking my whole wedding party to el Cerro Grande!

As for the comment regarding the food not being good, I think the person must be confused and thinking of somewhere else or own the competition!

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2008 at 1:39 pm
From: Fredonia, NY, NY
By: kc


Avg. Rating:1.7
I tried El Cerro Grande with a friend and it was the worst mexican food I have ever encountered. The server was rarely seen, I had to seek him out 3 times to get any service at all. The food was disgusting and cold when it arrived and no one came to ask us if everything was ok. The thing is it was after the lunch rush and there was only 1 other table of customers in the whole place! I would not reccommend this place under any circumstances. The food was very bland and the beans and rice weren't palatable. Don't bother dining there. You would fare better at a mexican drive thru.
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Posted: Feb 10th, 2008 at 1:20 pm
From: Garden City, SC
By: kc


Avg. Rating:1.8
My friend and I tried El Cerro Grande and thought the food was terrible. I would not reccomend this place at all. Although the place was Not busy we couldn't get service. It took for ever to get seated, even longer to get a beverage, and longer yet to place our food order. When the food arrived it was tepid and flavorless. The beans and rice were inedible!! When we had finished I had to again chase down a server to get our check. I thought the place was dirty and lacked charm to say the very least! It is worth your while to drive down the road to El Patio where the food, service, and atmosphere are excellent!!!
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Posted: Oct 30th, 2007 at 9:33 pm
From: Knoxville, TN
By: rj


Avg. Rating:4.3
I found El Cerro Grande to be a great value for the quantity and quality of the food that was served. The atmosphere was pleasant, and the wait staff were quick and friendly. The chips and salsa were great, and the food was served hot and fresh. I will most certainly eat here again when we return next year.
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Posted: Sep 25th, 2007 at 4:11 pm
From: Garden City Beach, SC
By: wld


Avg. Rating:4.2
I've been eating here for years. I would recommend it to anyone! The service is excellent the food is great and there is NO wait. You order your food and before you can enjoy the wonderful chips and salsa... your food is on the table. If you've never been there it's a must.
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Posted: Sep 22nd, 2007 at 2:09 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: smf


Avg. Rating:4
Excellent service, very attentive and we have enjoyed the food every time. We are frequent customers of the North Myrtle Beach restaurant. Salsa is wonderful and prices are very reasonable.
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Posted: Jul 24th, 2007 at 12:01 pm
From: murrells inlet, SC
By: ts


Avg. Rating:5
This is one of my favorite places to eat. I go there at least once a week and have always been 100% satisfied. They have some of the best mexican food around and the staff is always friendly.
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Posted: Jun 19th, 2007 at 6:23 pm
From: Simpsonville , SC
By: hfa


Avg. Rating:5
This place is great the food and service was wonderful.I wish we in the Upstate had this place .I can not wait to go back and fill the bread basket.Please try this restaurant you will not be let down.Hot food the waiters are great and plenty of fun with a Mexican feel eat outside if you can.
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Posted: May 25th, 2007 at 1:39 am
From: Garden City, SC
By: rb


Avg. Rating:3
I live across the street from El Cerro Grande in Garden City. I've eaten there twice and once at another branch. As Mexican food, I think it is the pits! Very poorly prepared and inauthentic. I am a native of Los Angeles and have eaten Mexican food since I was a child. I have eaten at both "gringo tourist trap" type Mexican restaurants and also very authentic ones in Mexican neighborhoods. Anyone reading this who feels that I'm full of it, I wish I could take you for some of the wonderful Mexican food available on the West Coast. The benchmark to rate a Mexican restaurant's food -- many believe -- is how well they prepare a chile relleno. To me, those at El Cerro Grande are so horrible they are off the scale. And, the guacamole sucks! I was shocked that the food served there is prepared and also consumed by Mexicans. I would love to be writing this in praise of the restaurant because since relocating to this state 18 months ago, I have found but one decent Mexican restaurant, which is very frustrating. I won't name it here, but it's on Highway 17 Alternate a few miles from Summerville. You may think I sound like a jerk and that I should go back to Los Angeles, which I do twice a year, but I think I have the credentials to know good Mexican food, and El Cerro Grande is malisimo (terrible)!!!
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Posted: Apr 16th, 2007 at 1:47 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: p.s.


Avg. Rating:5
I eat at the Garden City location at least once a week and have since they moved the Surfside Beach location further south. I usually get my food to go, but eat in sometimes. This is the best Mexican I have eaten and I have tried many places in many states. Try the Green Enchiladas, Chili Rellinos, Rice and Beans. The chips and salsa are out of sight. Raymond is the Manager and always looks out his customers. If you don't like this you might as well go to Taco Bell.
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Posted: Feb 28th, 2007 at 6:55 pm
From: Surfside Beach, S.C.
By: j.l.m.


Avg. Rating:3.3
Our experience was way below standard for us. The restaurant was lovely, but if we saw our waiter more than 3 times, it was a lot. The food was luke warm when it arrived and the waiter never came back to check on us. Being all mexican food, we had no idea what most things were and no explaination on the menu. We eat out alot and now think that El Patio is superior to El Cerro Grande. The cost was pretty good, if you knew what you were ordering. They never offered us any sauce to go on our tacos or any condiments, for that matter. We probably will not return.
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Posted: Oct 14th, 2006 at 8:28 am
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: dj


Avg. Rating:4
A great casual dining experience. Food has always be great and many different dishes all with their own unique taste. The salsa are great, be sure to ask for the free HOT salsa rather than the complimentary standard salsa they bring = green salsa if they have it that day. Very good prices, especially during Happy Hour.
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Posted: Sep 13th, 2006 at 5:43 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: dep


Avg. Rating:5
I have eaten at El Cerro Grande since they opened in the late 80's. I have never experienced the problems or service that the person above claims. It is one of the cleanest mexican restaurants I have been in. The food is superb and always hot.
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Posted: Jul 07th, 2006 at 1:22 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: mj


Avg. Rating:5
I'm a local and I love El Cerro Grande. I think they have excellent food. They also have a good variety to choose from. The waiters are always very friendly. It is all around a great place to eat for someone wanting some authenic Mexican food. Everyone I know who enjoys Mexican food loves El Cerro Grande.
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Posted: Dec 02nd, 2005 at 9:46 pm
From: murrells inlet, SC
By: cmb


Avg. Rating:3.8
I have found roaches in my food twice there. The first time was in the nachos and I thought it might be an isolated incident. I informed the server (Frank) and he said there was no extra charge for bugs. The second time was in my entree weeks later when I finally got up my nerve to go back. I quietly told my server and asked for another entree. He came back with food in To-Go boxes. When I got home he had packed up the roach food. There was no language barrier there because he spoke English and I speak Spanish. I am also a 50% tipper so it was not punishment for bad tipping. They just don't care.
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