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410 E. 4Th. st., Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #14 of 37 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Corning, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Our first and only visit here was NOT good. The service was slow. The food was nothing like out Elmira NY one. Just was not at all what we had expected!

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We had never been to a Garcias before, my son and I being fans of Mexican cuisine thought we would try it for lunch. Big mistake Everything was so soupy and obviously was reheated out of a five gallon bucket. Apparently a burrito is only supposed to have chemically spiced ground beef inside. Disgusting. I've had better retried beans at... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wow- we got here just in time- just before a huge rush came in. (Friday nite) Had a yummy Pomargarita w/ chips n salsa. I wish I would not have eaten so many chips ( we were very hungry after hiking!) because wow- the dinner was huge! I had one of the combo plates. My hubby had a dinner w/... More 

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Lewiston, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went for lunch, we were the only couple there for an entire hour. Big portions, quick service, average food. Meals with Beef were extremely salty. Not very exciting, but probably the only Mexican place in town.

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Rochester, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Garcias was plan B after our first choice had a band so loud, conversation would have been impossible. Sooooooo... we spotted a sign on Main Street pointing up the side street to Garcias. Being the adventurous sort, we said "why not" and hiked the 3 blocks East from Main Street. Later on a Saturday night restaurant was not busy and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Garcias serves good Mexican and plenty of it fried. The plates are not small. Family friendly, easy going and relaxed. Good Margaritas, too. Servers are attentive.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The salsas were either too mild or too spicy. Other than that, the shrimp were fresh and there was more than enough food in the Yolandas to feed a small Canadian army. Their burrito mucho was huge! Had to skip dessert though!

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was fresh and tasty, with just the right amount of spicy. Service very friendly. Atmosphere nice enough. Great picture of Emiliano Zapata!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife had fish tacos and they were average. I had veggie dish #1 and it was terrible. Guacamole and chips were good. Service fast.

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Vestal, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here while enjoying and alternative to cooking at our campsite. The service was fast and the food was excellent! I really have nothing bad to say about this place. Stopped here on a whim and I do not regret it!

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Additional Information about Garcias-Mexican-Restaurant

Address: 410 E. 4Th. st., Watkins Glen, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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