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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 392-7600
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Homemade Mexican Food....yum!

Food is really good and the prices are great. Building is small, I feel it's worth the wait. Service is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is really good and the prices are great. Building is small, I feel it's worth the wait. Service is very good.

Thank dftexas
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the spinish enchiladas plate and they were very tasty, the enchiladas were excellent with the white cheese. Beans were also very good but was disappointed with the rice, it was very bland and was tasteless. Service was excellent and a great atmosphere.

Thank torino7788564
Houston, Texas
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a great lunch on a Saturday. Wait was about 5 minutes. I had the beef quesadillas and she had a bowl of menudo. Only issue and likely since this is a college town after all, they charge you for extra tortillas, and additional chips & salsa after the second refill.

Thank vs1houston
Waxahachie, Texas
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good lunch at this strip mall location off Wonder World Drive. Smallish dining room but prompt and courteous service. Food definitely above average, chicken enchiladas very tasty and the burritos very large. Good chips and spicy salsa.

Thank Gary W
San Marcos, Texas
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

2 locations in San Marcos. One is old town other is new area. Both have wonderful TexMex food. Very affordable too. Quest and chips to start. Any dish is very authentic with super service.

Thank Linkay3
Fort Myers, Florida
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237 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The food here is ok. The salsa with the chips is super spicy which is a great thing if you like it hot (I do). The three enchiladas plate was very nice. The quesadilla was also very nice. The service was really good. We would eat here again.

Thank Ken S
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We took our daughter and her sorority sisters here for Sunday lunch parents weekend. The chips and salsa were made in house and really really good. I got the nachos made with fajita meat and they were excellent and more than I could eat. Of course, they were made with those awesome tortilla chips.

Thank Kelli L
San Marcos, TX
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There are several locations of this restaurant but the one we go to is on Wonder World Drive. It is our go-to restaurant and has been for 9 years. The food is consistent, delicious and authentic and the atmosphere is relaxed. Everyone is friendly and pleasant and the place is always clean. I am used to wonderful texmex food as... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

All of their food is good. In particular we enjoy their chorizo and egg tacos. Their menudo is also some of the better that I have had. We enjoy the young staff they have who are college students working their way while attending school. Always clean.

Thank dipina78666
Wimberley, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My wife and I stopped for a late breakfast and we were served by Blanca who has served us many times in the past. Gracia;s is a very popular restaurant by all the locals in San Marcos and the local vicinity. It is well known and is convenient to stop bye and have meals at any time of the day.... More 

Thank TexasFullHouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (512) 392-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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