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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-1151
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Syracuse, New York
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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1,010 reviews
583 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 493 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 60 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 

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Near Seattle
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here after visiting Cortland with my cousin. We heard it was really good and on Tuesdays they had taco Tuesday with tacos being 1.50 We were sold! It was great! Highly recommend. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was great as well. We left with bellies full and happy.

Thank Dana P
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.

1 Thank Michael_Jewett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?