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Garcias-Mexican-Restaurant

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410 E. 4Th. st., Watkins Glen, NY
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
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  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mexican off the Tourist trail

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
rpccc43
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Rochester, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's an okay place to eat, wouldn't recommend if you're looking for a nice place to sit down and dine. I ordered a margarita as they are my favorite. I was disappointed when my drink tasted of pure drink mix, no alcohol. I asked the bartender for another shot, who then informed me a shot would cost additional. Great food,... More 

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Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Service very slow Restaurant not busy Food ok All ala-Karte Bottle & Tap beer over priced Should have had a clue when the huge bar was empty on a holiday weekend Staff was friendly just not efficient. Hubby says No No NO!!

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Corning, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

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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Lewiston, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Philly
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 E. 4Th. st., Watkins Glen, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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