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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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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, good service, and reasonably priced. If you haven't tried the tortilla soup, get over here now!

Thank CworthyTX
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good Mexican food but often very busy. Not much atmosphere. Service is reasonably fast and staff are friendly.

Thank Norman L
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do you want to have the BEST and least expensive Mexican food in Central Texas. Well, you have come to the best place. Garcias has two places here in San Marcos and 3 in nearby town. The new Garcia's on Wonder World Drive (or new RR12 Loop) is our choice. But come early or be prepared to wait. It is... More 

Thank Peggy S
Denton, Texas
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Mexican food, my husband liked the food. Even though we visited close to the lunch hour, the food was prepared and served quickly and we were out of there in no time.The vegetables were fresh and crispy and tasted really good.

Thank Pauline T
Central Florida, Florida
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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 July 13, 2016

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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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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 June 28, 2016

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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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, 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 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?