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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

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879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-1151
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
New menu

Garcia's is one of our regular "go-to" places in Cortland. They have changed their menu adding some new items and upgrading their presentation. They make a really good mango salsa and they use lots of fresh ingredients, although for my taste I think that the Tacos Carne Azada was overpowered by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Homer
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250 reviews 250 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Garcia's is one of our regular "go-to" places in Cortland. They have changed their menu adding some new items and upgrading their presentation. They make a really good mango salsa and they use lots of fresh ingredients, although for my taste I think that the Tacos Carne Azada was overpowered by the amount of onions and fresh cilantro. The interior... More 

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Cortland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Garcia's is my favorite restaurant in town. I used to live in the Southwest, so I can't rate it as "great" but it is certainly good. I love their crisp chips & salsa (the "hot" isn't really hot, but passable). A favorite entree is La Bandera - different kinds of enchiladas with verde, cheese and red sauce on them. A... More 

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Homer, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Living in rural upstate NY it can be challenging to find good Mexican food, but this is it! I have tried most of the menu items but I keep going back to the chimichangas. The waitress was also excellent!

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have eaten here twice in the last few months and both times the food was wonderful. Hot, tasty and delicious. Service was very good. Prices are reasonable. Definitely a good choice for a date night or family dinner.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My family of five enjoyed our meal at this place very much. We all agreed that it was some of the best Mexican food we'd had out, and wished we had a place like this in our home town. My son, who is a vegetarian, particularly liked the fact that there were a lot of vegetarian options - for once... More 

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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just finished my yearly dinner at Garcia's in Cortland, NY. Great food with a wide variety of choices.To top that off the value for your dollar is great. I only get there once a year because that's the only time I'm in Cortland. If I lived closer I'd be there much more frequently.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been going to Garcia's Mexican Restaurant for 1-2 years now. It is the only one I like in the Cortland/Ithaca area. Ithaca does have a "Mexican-like" restaurant, but I have been there three times and have been disappointed twice. The last time I found there taco salad slightly better than average. So, if you are interested in good... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten here and after lasts week night mare in Johnston, RI (see review) tonight's meal was fine given I am up in Cortland, NY. Hence given it a low 4.0 rating. They do not have Victoria beer yet NO real Mexican restaurant should be without. I looked for it at the local beer... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've always liked everything about this Mexican Restaurant. Many of the staff speak Spanish, and I love that. Makes the atmosphere better.

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Binghamton, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

More authentic than most Mexican restaurants. Enchiladas, tamalis, all very good. Could be just a bit more flavorful and spicy for those of us who like it a bit hot. The food comes out very fast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: (607) 753-1151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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