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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I like Garcia's a lot, and I've been there quite a few times. I think the only reason I don't go more often is because it's not downtown and we forget about it. Anyway, I think the food and serving size is great and very reasonable for the price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The services was very friendly. The food was not bad it was ok. To me it needs more flavor for being latin food. Prices were a little high and dint like the smell of the place.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I guess I am spoiled, being from the West Coast. I judge a Mexican restaurant by the Chile Rellenos. The chiles were good, but I am used to a frothy egg coating on a chile relleno and these were completely naked ! Perhaps it is some regional variation which I am not aware of, but I have never seen this... More 

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Central NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My kids and I have dined regularly at Garcia's for over ten years. We appreciate the simple salsa, and each have our own favorite dishes: son loves the beef fajitas, daughter the beef chimichangas (soft), and I love the chicken chimichangas but currently have been ordering the calabacitas. There is a kids' menu as well as a few American options,... More 

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Central New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We eat here often, meet friends and family for special occasions, and always feel welcome. The variety of offerings include very mild to relatively hot and spicy, and vegetarian options as well as a children's menu. The Mexican music in the background and interesting and attractive décor, add a lot to the ample, attractively-presented meals. If you wish, Spanish conversation... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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