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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
401 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY
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Ranked #19 of 37 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Cuisines: Mexican
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The food was amazing and surprisingly low prices. The banana margarita and cheese cake desert is a must try!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
“Great mexican in the heart of Watkins Glen!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We've eaten here a few times, and enjoyed our meals both times. Huge selection of entrees, all reasonably priced, and the portions are pretty big! They also have a list of different flavored margaritas, as well as a number of sizes, so if you're looking to grab a margarita and taste some delicious mexican food, stop on in! Both indoor and outdoor seating.

Visited July 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Above average Mexican!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a great little Mexican restaurant in watkins glen. The prices are extremely reasonable and portions are generous. My husband and I both had shrimp dishes and they were both very tasty. Chips and salsa are average. Magaritas are huge! Service was okay and the place was reasonably clean although the carpet could use some cleaning.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“What a find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

In a remote and quiet little town in upstate New York, who would expect to find an exquisite Mexican restaurant? A group of racers from all over the Northeast who have spent many a night in the Glen happened upon Garcia's tonight to everyone's delight. All the dishes were handmade, the ingredients fresh, the sauces complex and spot on, the drinks excellent and the service a delight. We would have been happy to find this eatery in Manhattan, but in Watkins Glen, wow!

There is an Upstate aspect to be sure. A standard Mexican American menu, but wonderfully done. A bit too much color in the Margerittas, but fresh fruit flavors, strong and cold. No fine macros on tap, but very fresh Dos Equiis in giant frozen mugs. Decor? Plain diner. But do give this place a try if you like fine food. We all agreed - it is the best we have found in or near the Glen, by far.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Latham, New York
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47 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Better than the 'Bell”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Not great but if you are looking for Mexican food while in Watkins Glen, this may be the only option in town. It's a step or two above Taco Bell. Fast, friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Good margaritas.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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