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Tio’s Serves Authentic Mexican & Latin Favorites - Tio's Latin American Kitchen- Bluffton, Bluffton, SC

Tio's Latin American Kitchen- Bluffton

4.3
4.3
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Chef Lynden Zuniga never let anything stop him from following his dreams. From a young age, he knew that owning restaurant would be what made him happy and it was! After marrying Sally and working on their own idea together for years they finally opened Tio’s Latin American Kitchen on Hilton Head Island in SC. The locals loved the delicious food as well as tourists who visited too! And now there is another location open at Bluffton, SC where you can enjoy this great kitchen for yourself!

We focus on fresh. We focus on value. We focus on family. Just like our marriage, our friends and our beloved island, Tío’s is a fusion – of Latin food. When Latinos get together to celebrate, we are often surrounded by people from Mexico, central and South America and Spain.

Our menu emulates that of our extended family and friends. Chef Lynden soon partnered with Chef Logan McManus to continue to grow and evolve our restaurant and brand.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Mexican, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 757-8467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lynden Zuniga

  • Neighborhood

    Bluffton

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MS

    MitchS

    Savannah

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food, great service. The food was great as usual. unfortunately the restaurant was practically empty by the time we had our dinner. I wish there were more people there to enjoy the restaurant as much as we do.
  2. RB

    RalphB

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My wife had Marisco Burrito and I had the Sandwiche Cubano. Both were excellent. Will be going back for sure.
  3. HH

    HiltonHeadIsland

    Charleston

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great little Mexican restaurant in Bluffton. A little pricey but the food is awesome.
  4. C

    Calla

    Savannah

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal! Everything was so tasty! Our waiter Marcus was awesome and coerced the bartender to make me a perfect margarita for this Texas Girl. The four of us cannot wait to go back and try more things on the menu. I had the poblano peppers with Borracho sauce, (so yummy), others had carne asada, seafood burrito and tacos. All good!!
  5. DR

    DianeR

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum!! Everyone was happy with their meals! Food is fresh and served hot. We'll be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining outside on the patio on a nice evening
  7. W

    Wontbback

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Great location, very good service and thats where it ends. The margaritas are so bitter you can’t taste the alcohol, even when you ask for hi-end spirits you can’t get past the bitter mix. Margaritas are easy Easy, tequila, fresh squeezed juice, simple syrup, an orange flavored liquor, weather it’s triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Add the salt, it’s pretty simple. “Rib Eye” Fajita? It was so overcooked and salty. The vegetable were overcooked but accountable compared to the “ribeye”. The taco salad was average. Price extra for chips and salsa....
  8. JK

    JerryK

    Savannah

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place for families and the type of cuisine served
  9. JE

    JimE

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is good but a little steep in price. 3 tacos and beans and rice cost $16.
  10. C

    Cavalier50

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Ropa Vieja. Food came out fast and was delicious! Marcus, our waiter was terrific.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last minute don’t decision and it was great. We ordered supreme chicken enchiladas and carnitas tacos.. best carnitas I’ve had in a long time. Our waitress was lovely.. I can’t remember her name but she was very pleasant to talk to and she interacted great with our son. We sat outside and it was perfect weather for outdoor seating/dining - noise level was at a minimum even with live music inside.
  12. HH

    HiltonHeadIsland

    Charleston

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Mexican food in Bluffton. Probably the best around. Just a little too expensive. Two people for dinner, one drink, $65 with tip.
  13. JK

    JerryK

    Savannah

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was Terrific- great family place!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I sat outside. We had the patio to ourselves. Brandon, our server was amazing. He was there when we needed him and was not there when we did not. We ordered an appetizer of guacamole and it appeared in 5 minutes. We ordered chimichangas and they appeared in 10 minutes. All was delicious. I would highly recommend Tio’s all around.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always!
  16. w

    wendyo

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing meal. Everything was cooked to perfection and delivered to the table with a smile. My friend and I never felt rushed throughout the meal.
  17. B

    Beauserboy

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You can tell that quality ingredients are used throughout. Almost every restaurant works hard on great entrees but few put the same care into their sides. My ropa vieja was very good, but the black beans and fried plantains were outstanding compared with other places. No problem with paying $2 for excellent salsa and chips rather than “free” stuff out of a jar and bag.
  18. RO

    ROBERT

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food good place to eat.
  19. J

    Jean

    Charleston

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tito’s was a great experience with one exception the noise. Food was delicious starting w the seafood ceviche and the great corn chips. My husband had the marinated chicken, so moist and flavorful and I had Cuban pork w roasted peppers,amazing. Our accompanying beans and rice were delicious. Nice cocktail list , along w beer and wine. Our server was Randy and he was efficient and friendly. We will be back maybe during the week and hopefully it will be less noisy.
  20. RV

    RVAWm

    Charleston

    268 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    High ceiling loudness, varied menu selections, average server knowledge, touristy venue, unimpressive ovrtall.
  21. F

    Fabuloso

    Charleston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First - love the decor and tables/chairs. So fun!! The food is really good!! I was impressed! Coming from Texas, I didn’t expect to find decent Mexican food here in SC. Only thing I didn’t like was paying for chips and salsa. That’s just….Weird. And cheap. In Texas, chips and salsa is always FREE. I’ll be back, but won’t order the queso again. It was too watery.
  22. S

    Scgirl1957

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Unattentive employees at host stand (4 of them basically all ignored us upon arrival), food was just okay but overpriced for what we got. I had 2 very small tacos, some lukewarm rice and beans. He was delivered a huge burrito on a plate…that’s it. No accoutrements. Weird. We could have gotten better tasting food with larger portions elsewhere..for less. It is great to have a place very close to home but we are unlikely to return.
  23. SE

    SteveE

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service, and entertainment to boot!!
  24. RS

    RandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool vibe, clean and very nice staff. A little on the pricey side but everyone's food was amazing. We will definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    the owner manager who helped with the reservations and our server were both wonderful…the reason for the 3 is a complaint about an extremely rude, arrogant bartender who when i questioned the freshness of our wine flat out lied telling us it was the same bottle he had been pouring all night… every glass prior was fine.. he wouldn’t open a new bottle saying it wouldn’t taste any different. finally i said “ the wine is paid for open a new bottle right here in front of me and i will drink it either way”! he did while smirking at his friend who was sitting at the bar being a complete jerk. well my new glass of wine was perfect…… everything else was awesome.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was fine. They had a live band and they were amazing
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food is great! We love it because it’s not typical “Mexican “ and has more of the Latin American flavor
  28. HH

    HiltonHeadIsland

    Charleston

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice place, good food, fresh. Sorry about the strong new paint smell. Hopefully goes away soon. Prices are a little higher than usual. Had to pay for chips and salsa but worth the $2. Will go back.
  29. A

    Anthony

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We ate at 5:30 pm with few other patrons and the music was outside. I would not recommend the queso, it was too watery for my liking. We order drinks which were good and delivered in timely manner. No more than a few minutes after the appetiser arrived, our entre’s arrived. The rush detracted from our experience. They need to work on that. However, the quality of our main course was very good and we will definitely return.
  30. V

    Veggielover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoyed the veggie nachos, veggie tacos and veggie plate. We would come back!
  31. GC

    GreggC

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being celiac makes it beyond difficult to find a safe place to eat. Was absolutely astonishing they had so many Gluten Free options! Food was incredible and the wait staff understood my health condition. Which that itself was a beautiful blessing. Looking forward to making this my new favorite safe place to eat!!
  32. L

    Luvgoodfood

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Knowledgeable about Celiac and many GF options.
  33. CD

    CharlesD

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We opted to sit outside because it was too loud inside formy mother! I had ropa vieja Which was good but salty the rice was hard the plaintains were good the corn tortillas were hard on the edges I ordered a mandarin soda She brought it without offering a straw or a glass of ice I requested a glass of ice and it came in a plastic tumbler that smelled like Clorox This was our second time there we probably will give it a break and not go for a while
  34. DP

    DavidP

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful update on Latino food. Nice surroundings, good service, excellent food
  35. BV

    BonViveur

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    First visit to this local Latin. Not too busy on a later weeknight. Very good Blood Orange Margarita. We had the Guacamole and the Ceviche for a first course - both very good. We had Roasted Poblanos (Cuban Pork) and Roasted Poblanos (Seafood) for main courses. Both very good. Only issue was that our main course came out when we were just half way through our first course, for which there is no excuse. Our service was very good, other than that issue. We will be back, but we won't order our main until we're ready.
  36. JC

    JamesC

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    My wife's entree came out wrong which was corrected a couple of minutes later when her correct order was delivered to the table. My chimichanga which I specifically ordered without beans came loaded with them.
  37. T

    Terry

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Good Food! Atmosphere is too noisy, music too loud, we will not return.
  38. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tio's Latin American Kitchen Bluffton and Tio's Latin American Kitchen Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island locations serve up Latin American cuisine that begins daily with fresh ingredients to include wild caught (delicious) salmon and fresh local seafood, fish and produce.
  39. M

    Monique

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Service person unresponsive to care drink order. Manager underwhelming to resolve customer concern. Then charge customer credit card adjustment fee. Otherwise each person enjoy their meal. Kudos great menu selection.
  40. KC

    KarenC

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Food was great! However, we were unable to hear each other talking because the tables were so close to one another. Forget any semblance of social distancing. If I return, I will choose outdoor seating as I believe it may be less noisy sitting next to a parking lot.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tio's Latin American Kitchen- Bluffton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 757-8467.

Tio's Latin American Kitchen- Bluffton is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bluffton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Mexican, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lynden Zuniga

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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