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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 392-7600
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 32
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Mexican food at a great price!

Good for breakfast lunch and dinner. Low cost and great food--a wonderful combination! Can't be beat, both locations are terrific! I think you'll like it. Been here many times,never disappoints.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Alice L
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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good for breakfast lunch and dinner. Low cost and great food--a wonderful combination! Can't be beat, both locations are terrific! I think you'll like it. Been here many times,never disappoints.

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Prosper, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We sat outside and I guess that was a bad idea because we barely got service. The queso was good, chips good. Got the beef fajitas and the beef was tough and barely flavored. They only give you 2 tortillas with the fajitas unless you want to pay an extra price. It was a good portion for the price.

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Mesilla Park
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was visiting San Marcos and decided to try some Mexican food. I am from southern New Mexico, where chile is grown and famous. The place was not on the main track but was fairly busy, a good indication. Staff was very friendly and I was waited on quickly. I ordered a combination plate with a beef enchilada. Chips and... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Just starting dining here. Love the food and the very friendly staff. They treat you like family without making you clean up the kitchen!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We liked the food but it was pretty average. The chips were good but not exceptional. The salsa and queso needed a little more kick. The fajita meat and fajita norteno was tender and had a good taste but the onions, peppers, and jalapeños needed to be grilled longer and have more flavor. Overall good but not great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited Garcia's because it had good reviews in Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed! We enjoyed excellent chicken quesadillas, spinach enchiladas and beef tacos. My picky teen enjoyed a huge plate of chicken strips, fries, and Texas toast. The chips and salsa were delicious as well. The service at Garcias was also very good. Our server was very attentive... More 

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Buda Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We are locals and eat here regularly. There are a lot of Mexican restaurants to choose from but this is one of the best. They have wonderful breakfast tacos as well as lunch specials, and wonderful dinners. They have the very big plate for $9.99, which has all your favorites. Nice big selection of plates to choose from. Have always... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For many years this has been our Mexican restaurant of choice in San Marcos, where we live. There are light plates like the Mama's Specials, and generous, tangy plates like the fajitas Norteñas, great with a cold beer. It's the real deal, if you like Tex-Mex.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We eat Mexican quite often. We recently tried Garcias (normally we eat at Maria's). I ordered the "Brisket fajitas", my wife ordered an enchilada assortment. The "Brisket" tasted like overcooked roast beef - dry, tough, and no brisket flavor. The refried beans seemed to be fresh from the can. My wife's enchilada plate was just OK...nothng to brag about. Her... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Would have given 5 stars, however, the service for our party seven was a little less than desirable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (512) 392-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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