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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food; nice atmosphere.

Two or three good sixzed rooms allow for plenty of seating in this simply, but pleasantly decorated mexican restaurant. We went there to try the tacos and enchiladas, but ended up ordering the fajita special. Not too long after stuffing ourselves with the complimentary salsa and chips, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stop here in Cortland from time to time. Salsas are fresh/flavorable. Tortillas are steamed to perfection. Spanish rice is great. Refried beans were just a hair on the soupy side but I'd rather have that than sludge. Chicken quesadilla was chockfull of chicken. Tamales and enchiladas were great. Huevos rancheros. Perfect. Like this place so much!!

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Martlon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been visiting Garcia's for about nine years. Although the decor has changed, one thing has not: the excellent Mexican cuisine. Be prepared to stuff your face with delicious dishes! Great choices for vegetarians and any lover of cheese. I have never had a bad meal or a bad server. I just left and we are already planning our... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Two or three good sixzed rooms allow for plenty of seating in this simply, but pleasantly decorated mexican restaurant. We went there to try the tacos and enchiladas, but ended up ordering the fajita special. Not too long after stuffing ourselves with the complimentary salsa and chips, the bountiful,steaming platters arrived. Both the beef and chicken fajitas were tasty and... More 

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Homer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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Address: 879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
Phone Number: (607) 753-1151
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
Cuisine: Mexican

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

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  • Cuisine: Mexican

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