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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

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879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-1151
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL FAST FOOD MEXICAN.......EXTREMELY GOOD!!!

Per the manager's (Elizabeth) recommendation, I had a beef chimichanga (soft). I can with lettuce, sour cream and guac on top and beans. I ordered a side of rice and one taco (just because I wanted one!). It was EXCELLENT!! Real manchago cheese and great flavor to the beef! My server, Jose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
kjt96
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Sherburne, New York
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Cortland, New York
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been here about 20 times. I'm always pleased with my meal. I can't remember a time where I was disappointed. If you like Mexican this is the place for you.

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Sherburne, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Per the manager's (Elizabeth) recommendation, I had a beef chimichanga (soft). I can with lettuce, sour cream and guac on top and beans. I ordered a side of rice and one taco (just because I wanted one!). It was EXCELLENT!! Real manchago cheese and great flavor to the beef! My server, Jose, was very attentive and friendly. The service was... More 

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Thank kjt96
Cincinnatus, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

WE just celebrated my wife's birthday at Garcia's. We had ten people including grandchildren. The food is always good and reasonably priced, The staff is pleasant and helpful, and there was room for the little ones to be kids.

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Thank Bigarym
Syracuse, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Having travelled through Mexico numerous times over the years, I've come to expect that American Mexican restaurants will be rather generic. Garcia's is one of the few exceptions. The meals are either authentic in flavor or are far better than the Tex-Mex standard one would expect. (An example would be red sauces. Just as in Italian cooking, there are numerous... More 

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Thank R R
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love the food. We even took friends from Mexico who claimed this was authentic and good Mexican food. My husband, who loves Margaritas, doesn't get them here.

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Thank Deb D
Cortland, New York
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I like Garcia's a lot, and I've been there quite a few times. I think the only reason I don't go more often is because it's not downtown and we forget about it. Anyway, I think the food and serving size is great and very reasonable for the price.

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Thank n02578845
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The services was very friendly. The food was not bad it was ok. To me it needs more flavor for being latin food. Prices were a little high and dint like the smell of the place.

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Thank Go32
Eugene, Oregon
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I guess I am spoiled, being from the West Coast. I judge a Mexican restaurant by the Chile Rellenos. The chiles were good, but I am used to a frothy egg coating on a chile relleno and these were completely naked ! Perhaps it is some regional variation which I am not aware of, but I have never seen this... More 

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Central NY
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My kids and I have dined regularly at Garcia's for over ten years. We appreciate the simple salsa, and each have our own favorite dishes: son loves the beef fajitas, daughter the beef chimichangas (soft), and I love the chicken chimichangas but currently have been ordering the calabacitas. There is a kids' menu as well as a few American options,... More 

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Thank TMMM
Central New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We eat here often, meet friends and family for special occasions, and always feel welcome. The variety of offerings include very mild to relatively hot and spicy, and vegetarian options as well as a children's menu. The Mexican music in the background and interesting and attractive décor, add a lot to the ample, attractively-presented meals. If you wish, Spanish conversation... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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