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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 392-7600
Today
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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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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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
Awesome Salsa,Good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Buda Texas
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Marcos, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Garcia's is one of my favorite restaurants in San Marcos. The food is delicious! We eat there at least once per week.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the managers at the hotel we were staying at recommended this restaurant. You get the feeling that this is a family run business that has been here for decades. The atmosphere is not going to knock your socks off but the food was amazing. The wait staff was more than polite and entertained my stupid questions. I wanted... More 

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Victoria, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Service was very quick and courteous... Seated a table of 10 in about 2 minutes !!! Food was great also... good flavor and adequate quantity

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San Marcos, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 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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11 reviews 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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