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Taste of China

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1721 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6019
+1 512-392-5898
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good21%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible30%
1 week ago
Apr 30, 2017
“Ok but not great”
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian
1721 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Taste of China was average, average in just about everything. The food was average. The selection was average. Although the place was clean, it had little atmosphere. The people were nice and I had my water filled several times. That was the only part of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go every week to get meals "to go." My husband loves the Gen. Tso and I love several items on the buffet.

Thank ArtteacherSanMarcosT
Reviewed December 8, 2017

The food was the usual offerings but was not hot only luke warm. Some dishes looked like they had been sitting there for hours and can't say there was even 1 dish that passed. Even the salad carrots looked white and dry. My daughter thought...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed October 29, 2017

Just recently moved to the Hill Country and go into San Marcos for meals. This is the 2nd Chinese place we tried and it is going from so-so to not so great. To start, the hostess was more interested in her phone than her job...More

Thank Buzzoff13
Reviewed October 10, 2017

The food looks overheated and looks not fresh at all, not hot food just barely warm, the second time when they brought a refill of soda came with some white stuff inside the cup, something like food leftover. Was a real terrible experience, it's a...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is an above average Chinese restaurant. It's clean, service is OK and there are lots of food options including ice cream.

Thank Norman L
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Pulling up it is a nice building and when you walk in the it also looks very inviting. Unfortunately the food quality is very sub par. Some reviews stated it had a stir fry section, if so its no longer offered. I personally did not...More

Thank Shane94
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Friday for dinner. At 6 pm there were only 2 other tables full in the whole restaurant. That's bad news at a buffet. You could tell that some of the dishes were past their prime. The sushi looked all dried out,...More

Thank moondog1961
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Plenty to choose from and over ate as usual. Was pleased to see steak on the buffet that was grilled well. Everything else was good and tasty.

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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was really bad it was hard to find anything good! Soup was thin and watery all the chicken dishes were mostly breading instead of chicken sushi was flavorless shrimp tasted more like chemicals nothing positive to say

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1721 S Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666-6019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-5898
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