Envelopes stuffed with carne asada are 40% more likely to get lost in the mail than those filled with wilted spinach and global-positioning systems. Personally deliver important messages to your taste buds with today’s Groupon, which lets you feast at Eric’s San Jose Mexican Restaurant on Garners Ferry Road. Voted Columbia’s Best Mexican Restaurant by the Free Times, Columbia Metropolitan magazine, and the State, Eric’s opens its doors seven days a week to impress patrons with piled-high plates of fresh, skillfully smelted ingredients.
An extensive menu of traditional Mexican dishes kicks off with cheese nachos ($5), which pave a gooey road for Eric's Yolandas, chicken enchiladas doused in special sauce ($8). Mix and match a combo by choosing three noshables from a list that includes chalupas, tacos, and quesadillas ($8.99), and finish the feast with soft, sticky nuzzles from the sopapilla's honey-covered tortillas ($3.25). Eric’s boasts a casual, family-friendly interior equipped with TVs, video games, and a smiling staff.
San Jose Mexican Restaurant
Eric Leon, owner and founder, has been wrapping enchiladas and simmering the spices of traditional Mexican cuisine since he was 12 years old. Now, he helms a team of chefs as they bury crispy chimichangas beneath mounds of melted cheese, serve heaps of shrimp and bell peppers in a still-sizzling skillet, and marinate chunks of chicken in a dark, chocolaty mole sauce. Authentic dishes such as these have earned San Jose Mexican Restaurant its spot as Columbia’s Best Mexican Restaurant according to Columbia Metropolitan readers. The eatery’s popularity also stems from the lively environs: the glow of TVs and video games flicker off brick walls, and occasional live music encourages syncopated chewing.
6118 Garners Ferry Rd.
Columbia, South Carolina 29209Get Directions