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“Great for a large group” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 913 Restaurants in Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lac La Biche, Canada
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great for a large group”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations of a Saturday night and were greeted at the door. The restaurant was very busy with families. Service was a bit slow but it was okay since we were catching up on family news. The chips and salsa and dip disappeared as the drinks made it to our table. The margaritas were smooth and hit the spot! We were all served at once and the food was hot and all 10 of us enjoyed our plates of food. With all the dietary restrictions our party had, all of us had a few choices from the menu. The tamales were perfect! Most of us finished our meals but the portions are large. We had no room for the ice cream!

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Wixom, Michigan
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The food was OK but the service was VERY POOR”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stopped by the Mexican restaurant because it looked very busy for an early Tuesday evening.
We were greeted at the door and was given a booth. We received some water and chips and salsa very quickly, but it was a LONG wait until a server arrived. The server seemed very unorganized as we saw him going from different tables but not combining his trips to save some steps.
We finally got the server and ordered our meal and drinks. After a long wait we asked our server where our drinks were and he said he would get them. He then came back and had to ask me again what we ordered for drinks.
The meal was finally served and the food was very good.
Overall the meal was very good but the service was poor!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard R
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Gunnison, Colorado
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209 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“LARGE PORTIONS & GOOD TASTE!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Ate lunch at Garcia's after 2 locals recommended this restaurant. We had such large lunch portions filled with so much chicken & beef that I took 1/2 home. Service was good. Only had one type of salsa - too hot for me! This location was located in a motel, we ate late & it was not busy!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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AZ
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296 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Christmas Eve Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is our second year in a row dinning at Garcias for Christmas Eve and it sure did not disappoint! We brought a friend along this time. We ordered one of their signature Garcias dishes the Pollo Fundido - Wow! The Green Chili was equally amazing! Seasoned just right. Our friend enjoyed her Tortilla Soup. The children enjoyed their Bean & Cheese burritos as well. Of course, I must mention the complimentary made fresh daily chips, bean dip & salsa which are to die for! We go through several bowls of chips, bean dip & salsa while waiting for our entrees. Be sure to ask about the special hot salsa - yum!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bluelagoon
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Mesa, Arizona
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Poor service; Burrito with mouthful of flour”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

No hostess to greet or seat us. However, the waiter who seated us had a nice smile. We had to ask for chips and salsa before they came. But the salsa was very fresh.

The burritos had 4 layers of tortilla and very little content. The amount of ground beef they put in it was minimal. So when you bite into it, your mouth is filled with nothing but flour. Very disappointing. We felt shortchanged. If you use that large a tortilla, at least fill it with meat and be generous.

There was a choice of refried beans or black beans. Waiter never asked which we preferred. We got refried beans by default. Waiter never came to ask how things were after food was delivered, and never checked back on us till we were done. Our water glasses were never refilled, so we were left with empty glasses.

The restaurant was only half-filled, so it was not so busy that he could not handle it. He seemed much more attentive to another table with 6 people who ordered drinks.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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