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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-1151
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Cortland, New York
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189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That's what you'll want to go to Garcia's for. Decor is dated but the food is good and service will take good care of you. Fresh chips and salsa on the table and anything you have off the menu will satisfy if you like Mexican.

Thank Bob_Haight
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped as we were traveling through the area, almost left when we saw the shabby interior. I had the Tacos Carne asada and my wife had the chicken fajitas. The meat in my tacos had been grilled hours before and reheated for my tacos which made it into little chewy nuggets without much flavor. My wife's... More 

Thank Charles F
Syracuse, New York
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Biggest turn off of this place is the interior... the garnet colored carpet isn't very appealing! I was trying to guess what this building use to be.... some sort of steak house, I guessed. Anyway, the service was good. The food was average. The price was average as well. I really liked the spicy salsa they served with the chips.... More 

Thank cnylocavore
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586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

six of us pulled in here for a family gathering, room fairly bright, nicely decorated, service really friendly and prompt... nothing, however, rose this above the ordinary Mexican-American restaurant and the margherita was especially a waste of tequila, no zip at all... chips free but really bland... really prefer shredded beef to ground, as well... fairish, but not planning a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Almost left upon arrival due to dirty old looking dining area...not a smile on server's face and very unsocial...food tasted stale and cheap....only plus was prices

Thank artchienedith
Hollywood, CA
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had a bad experience earlier at our hotel restaurant and decided to drive here for some burritos. This place doesn't offer modifications from their menu, but they truly catered to me and my boyfriend. We are both vegetarians and they made a great spinach mushroom chimichanga for us.The food was delicious and offered big portions. I would definitely return... More 

1 Thank Wrldtraveler365
Near Seattle
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Can you say 'mystery meat'? Ordered one of the burrito meals and it was average, you know...beans, rice and expected the burrito to be the same as everywhere else. It was beef (I'm hoping) but so ground up it was almost as mushy as the beans. It could have been brown tofu for all I know. No offer to replenish... More 

1 Thank Cascadespearl P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Generous portions of food. Good flavor. Reasonable price. Salsa Verde was watery and a little skimpy on the cheese with enchiladas. Pitcher of Mango Margarita was delicious and served two glasses each for three of us.

Thank Philip A
Cortland, New York
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We've had very good food here on several visits, as well as enjoyed take-out from here for family suppers at home. There's a wide variety of dishes, plenty of food at different levels of spice, and fair pricing. Kids are welcome in the restaurant. Taco Tuesday was great when we went, and I look forward to going again.

Thank ked909
Cortland, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Food and drinks are good and are served fairly quickly. We have never had a bad meal there, the staff is friendly and professional. We always enjoy going there.

Thank Cathy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: (607) 753-1151

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?