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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

403 S L B J Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 353-0099
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Ranked #9 of 223 restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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54 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Seabrook, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Not very big so prepare yourself for a wait if you go for dinner. Went for late lunch and we walked right in. Enchiladas were awesome. Salsa was very good. Service was excellent.

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Dallas, Texas
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371 reviews 371 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is where the locals go in San Marcos for Mexican food. The enchiladas are fabulous and they have good margaritas, there is something for everyone, all ages of our family like the food, and again is the choice of locals which means there are LINES a lot of the time so be mindful of when you go if you... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My daughter goes to school in San Marcos, and she had discovered Garcia's. When I visited her she couldn't wait to take me here for some good Mexican food. The place was a little hard to find, and it didn't look like much from the outside or inside. But, the service and food were great. I loved the Green Chicken... More

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Austin, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I had been to Garcia's years ago with family while on vacation and remember having the HOTTEST food in my life - made me cry! I went yesterday for a quick lunch with my boyfriend. I had to get back to the office really quick and after reading reviews wondered if it was going to happen because so many people... More

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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ate here for Sunday's lunch which was also Father's Day. Great food - recommended by our guide at Wonder Cave - and after a slight wait, we were taken to a nice table. Everything was great - tea, chips & queso. Were stuffed when we left & enjoyed every bite!

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McKinney, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We absolutely loved Garcia's! The food was incredible. The guacamole and queso were to die for and the service was stellar! It is a hole in the wall place a little off of the beaten path; but, it's so worth it!

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southaven, ms
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was dissappointed. First, they charge you if you have have more than 2 little bowls of salsa at the whole table! Not everyone even gets their own salsa! The water was un-drinkable. I was forced to order us all drinks as the water was beyond "bad". I ordered the sour cream enchiladas and they were awful! No sour cream... More

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have eaten here on many, many occasions. The food is always hot and delicious, this is a family owned business and they really do a great job with customer service. When you walk in you sign in, much like a Dr. Office. Then when a table is open a hostess comes and calls the next name. It could use... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We enjoyed the food, service was good, and reasonable prices. Kind of hole in the wall, family run place. The taste was authentic Tex Mex.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you go to San Marcos and don't have Garcia's at least once you have cheated yourself and now with the 2nd location on RR12 your just one exit down from the outlet mall. I really like that they employ a lot of local college students to help with school expenses. Beware though if you can't handle spicy stay away... More

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