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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

1st time at Garcia's and the food was amazing. I had a bowl of menudo with fresh homemade tortillas and a garne guisada taco. The service wasn't so great, we sat for almost 45min before getting our food. I think the waitress was new or just had to many tables, however she was very sweet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Jamie H
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Arrived late Service ok Food family style Average quality No attention or effort on presentation Best item was the guacamole Would return for the price but not because the food or service was exceptional

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San Marcos, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There is only one thing I get every time I go here. The Nachos Garcias. Big plate of nachos on the appetizer menu, big enough for a hearty appetite like mine. I have had other items on the menu and all are very good, but I gravitate towards the nachos every time I visit,

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Seguin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Its Garcia's but just average today.. Had to wait in line.. Not long. But why wait inline to eat Avg. Felt rushed.. There is another place just down the road..I'll go there from now on.. It was great... I won't name the place on here.. But it is on Hunter Road. Much more room there. And better..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

1st time at Garcia's and the food was amazing. I had a bowl of menudo with fresh homemade tortillas and a garne guisada taco. The service wasn't so great, we sat for almost 45min before getting our food. I think the waitress was new or just had to many tables, however she was very sweet and apologetic for her service.

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have eaten here many, many times and have never once been disappointed. The food is consistently excellent, service is fast and friendly and prices are very affordable. The manager, Horacio, is always there and is usually greeting customers, helping his staff and doing whatever it takes to provide an excellent experience for his customers. This is one of our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Not the greatest food and don't expect to drink anything but wine based margarita. The price was cheap but I will say San Marco Mexican food not the greatest.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Chips and salsa are good and food is also pretty good. Prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is family friendly. I had enchiladas and they were tasty. Someone in my party had fajitas, but they weren't served traditionally on a sizzling iron plate. They were served on a bed of onions (no bell peppers) on a dinner plate. I can't say... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Was heading through town on IH 35 and wanted local Mexican Food. Garcia's is a small, family style place. Friendly service, lots of waitstaff and lots of locals. Had enchiladas, tacos, guacamole salad and chips. The fried tortilla chips were fresh and outstanding. The other food was good, not great. All food tasted fresh. The hot sauce was very mild.

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not quite sure about the locations, on Trip Visor this is the only Garcia's Mexican Restaurant that comes up, but the location on the receipt says 403 S. LBJ Dr. Any way this is just a little restaurant tucked away in a old neighborhood and the shopping center is kind of run down, but don't let that fool you. Don't... More 

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Edgewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Chips and Salsa is to die for. I would come here for just chips and salsa. Large portions of food, always good and the atmosphere is always great. The wait staff are trained very well.

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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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