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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
(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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Central Florida, Florida
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I moved away from texas, I crave tex mex. Visited friends, and decided on this for a late lunch. No wait, almost excellent service, and everyone enjoyed the food. It wasn't the tex mex enchiladas I crave, but my cheese enchilada and carne aisada was good. Flour tortillas are fresh, home made. Had to ask twice for them, but... More 

Thank luvtodive2004
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very particular about the Mexican food I eat. I owned a Mexican restaurant at one time so I know what's good. I had been told that Garcia's was the best but I was skeptic. What a wonderful surprise it was to find that my friends were right! Even the hot sauce was good and I am really particular... More 

Thank Kay M
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run of the mill tex-mex restaurant. Nothing special. No wow factor. Edible for sure but not amazing.

Thank Sarafina R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the new location as recommended by a member of our hotel staff. Besides the wait and initially being seated in front of the kitchen, the food was great and the service as well. Our request for another table was readily accommodated. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank RLV2
San Marcos, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it depends on the day! Sometimes, great and other times way to salty. Great chips and salsa!

Thank Karen A
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a small place, convenient to get to, can be crowded but wait is usually quick. It's not fantastic but it's not bad. Not where We go if we are wanting a margarita though. Chips & salsa is good.

Thank Pam M
Big Spring, TX
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112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

There are two Garcia's in town and the one on LBJ is my favorite. I ate there on a Sunday, which meant it was busy. However, the wait time was minimal. The staff were friendly and the food came out quickly. It was hot and tasted great! I'll be back next time I'm in town.

Thank Janet79720
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Does anyone realize how rare it is to find a Mexican restaurant that makes it's own flour tortillas? You won't notice the difference until you have had both. But get this Garcia's makes it's own corn tortillas as well! I had breakfast tacos , my wife had Migas Nortenas, we both had corn and flour tortillas...Excellent! Service was exceptional, very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The original Garcia's on LBJ has received excellent reviews, but due to the smaller size our family decided to go to the larger Garcia's at Dutton Drive. We were a party of six so there was a variety of food ordered, but everyone remarked that their Mexican food was really substandard. We have eaten at many traditional and Tex-Mex restaurants... More 

Thank wizone
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Good Mexican food and very cheap. Restaurant is small, not fancy but food is good. We ate fajitas and they were good. Friendly staff

Thank Jessica M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 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?