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Columbia Mexican restaurant closing one of its two locations

Moctezuma's Fort Jackson

Moctezuma's Mexican restaurant is closing its Fort Jackson Boulevard location in Columbia. Andy Shain/Staff

COLUMBIA — A popular Columbia spot for Mexican food will close one of its two restaurant locations, it has announced on social media.

Moctezuma Taqueria announced in an Instagram post that Jan. 27 is the last day for its restaurant at 4341 Fort Jackson Blvd. in the CrossHill area.

The restaurant will continue to operate its 506 Beltline Blvd. location and its food truck, a frequent draw at events and regular stops including the WECO Bottle & Biergarten in West Columbia.

The restaurant did not list a reason for the closing, citing only "circumstances beyond our control."

The city of Columbia, however, has issued a permit for construction of a new building on the site with a $900,000 value, according to city records. 

The Fort Jackson restaurant was a second location for the company, opening in 2019.

The restaurant also opened a Greenville location in late 2022.

The restaurant offers a variety of street tacos, burritos and other Mexican favorites, plus a large variety of margarita choices.

Another nearby Mexican restaurant, Eric's San Jose, closed its 4478 Rosewood Dr. location in the past year.

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