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Garcia's Mexican Cuisine

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1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
760-942-1259
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not sure of the high reviews

Typical Mexican restaurant though the dishes did have large pieces of chicken rather than what you usually get. Great salsa but again nothing special, good but not specially good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Stuttgart
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Typical Mexican restaurant though the dishes did have large pieces of chicken rather than what you usually get. Great salsa but again nothing special, good but not specially good.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant has a nice private area for groups. We had 14 people for our event and everyone loved the food, the service, and the private area.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We are gifted with so many other better Mexican restaurants in Encinitas and Solana Beach that there is little reason to go here.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Always satisfying - homemade, fresh food and very friendly. The owners and Allehandro (the manager) always stop by. They have never flinched to my family's picky tastes and allergies - and we enjoy the family photos mixed into the colorful decor….very colorful. Our family favors the Tortilla soup, beef anything and fresh salsas. When we lived in San Diego we... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Garcias on Encinitas Blvd. in Encinitas, Ca is one of the best mexican restaurants in North County. The turkey tacos are the best. Also their salsa is really good with chunks of onions and cilantro. They are expensive but the turkey tacos are worth it!!

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I had the chicken tostada and was looking forward to something similar to my all-time favorite tostada at a place in L.A. I was disappointed unfortunately. The restaurant is nicely decorated, service is very good. I've only been there once and hate to judge it on one experience but I would probably go elsewhere before I go back here.

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Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I wasn't impressed by the food (very average), but I did like the atmosphere and when one of the margs we ordered tasted a little off, it was immediately replaced...My beef is that it's too expensive. My suggestion is to walk to Bety's, which is just across the parking lot.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The scene and ambiance are great, but being Mexican myself, I have to say that the food is far from authentic. The salsa for the salsa and chips tastes like tomato sauce. The plate I ordered was smothered in a red sauce that I honestly couldn't call authentic. vowed never to return and haven't.

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Encinitas, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ambiance of this restaurant is reminiscent of your aunt's home, family pictures are displayed on the walls and the furnishings are eclectic/funky. The food is wonderful, just a bit too much......so plan to have half of your meal the next day! (Don't pass up the guacamole!)

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Had lunch - Carnitas Burrito and Chicken tostada. I judge Mexican restaurants on their carnitas and Garcia's are way above average. Both quite good. Salsa and chips better than average. Asked for spicier salsa and got it - habanero!! Very hot. Garcia's is a very nice Mexican restaurant. We would go back again and again.

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Additional Information about Garcia's Mexican Cuisine

Address: 1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
Phone Number: 760-942-1259
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-942-1259

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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