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“Still mediocre food with slow service”
Review of Bubba Garcia's

Bubba Garcia's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Still mediocre food with slow service”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Don't expect authentic Mexican nor traditional Tex-Mex, it's more like comfort food Tex-Mex twist.
It really is overpriced for the quality, atmosphere, and service - I can't understand good value ratings for this place.
Service is still very slow but I think attitudes are a bit improved.
The entire place is still dirty but what do you expect from a cramped, mostly outdoor place with a cable spool for a table (they should clean the restrooms occasionally).

If the weather is good: lower your expectations, let your hair down, use the restroom before you go, and enjoy a bohemian tex-mex experience.

Second floor expansion makes it less cramped!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BrewsterPug
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English first
St. Simons Island Georgia
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you like dining with flies”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a Mexican bar and restaurant. Emphasis on bar. The place is full of flies so I don't know how it passes food inspections. They keep the back door open for kitchen smoke and have indoor and outdoor dining but the open doors invite the flies. The food is nothing great and don't ask to change anything. The cooks are Mexican so maybe language barriers in kitchen with staff? Sometimes great service sometimes not. It's cheap but if you want good mexican food go to nachos or chili peppers.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank traveleaze
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Laid back excellent Mexican”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Sat in open air and enjoyed a happy hour yummy margarita, and mexican shrimp tacos with my husband and boys. Very flexible menu and friendly wait staff. Reasonable prices. Will continue to return!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Heatherryanmorse
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Not the best”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Need to clean and spruce up the place. Food was not of a high quality or wait staff seemed uninterested in The Customer.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Judy W
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Moore, South Carolina
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3 reviews
“Great margaritas!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Food was really good but the margaritas were FANTASIC! "Beachy" atmosphere. Will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kaci_powell
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