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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
(512) 392-7600
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Katy, Texas
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! I love good Mexican food, and this place has it. You can tell it's a local place as soon as you walk in. I ordered the tamale dinner, and it was excellent. Everything from the service to the chips and salsa to the dessert was wonderful. I will definitely come back if I find myself in... More 

Thank Amy R
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have great Mexican food and there is plenty of people watching. Don't worry if there's a long line it moves quickly. Or if you just don't want to go to the one we used to call our order in and pick them up.

Thank Diane H
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have order several times from this restaurant sadly I noticed that I was being charged extra for some items. After asking why I was getting charged extra they informed to me that they charge the costumers 50 cents extra for each Styrofoam plate when ordeing carryout. I was in shocked, since then I dont order from them carry out.... More 

Thank Raymond G
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Autentic Mexican food, we enjoy the home made tortillas, tacos, are amazing. Pozole it's the best, really good food no matter what u get

Thank 713zacariasg
New Braunfels, Texas
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love eating Mexican food here for both lunch and dinner. Great food, good service, clean & nicely decorated restaurant. Lunch is a real treat as the plates of food are quite large for only $6.95. Their chips are addictive.

Thank Holidav
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The maria plate: mashed potatoes were from a box. They were nasty. The patty was not fresh. It was a frozen patty heated on a grill. Looked like a Sysco food restaurant in my opinion

Thank Israel G
San Marcos, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The staff is very efficient, but there might be a bit of a wait during busy hours. The food tastes just like any other Mexican restaurant in the area. It is nothing special, but the price is right if you get the special.

Thank princessnannykins
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the staff. Will visit when in the area again. Salsa was a little spicy, but very good. Food was good, portions were fair.

Thank David D
Austin, Texas
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256 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited Garcia's on a Sunday for lunch. The food was very good and the service was attentive. We waited about 20 minutes for a table and hear that this is normal at peak times. San Marcos is a college town and I believe a lot of students visit here with their parents. The service was attentive and our server... More 

Thank Moved2Texas
Coronado, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Garcia's for more than 2 decades. Every visit is a pleasure. We love their homemade salsa and tortillas. You can get some breakfast items all day, and they have the best migas. (TRY THEM TOPPED WITH CHRESE!) We now live in California, but every time we come home to visit family, a trip to Garcia's... More 

Thank theskyprincess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (512) 392-7600

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