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“Fun with a party, but not for a date”

Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 1,562 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fort Worth, Texas
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun with a party, but not for a date”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Parties are good. Buffet on the patio. Other than that I don't go. Limited menu and not that good. No where to park in a not so great place.

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Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Huge Restaurant, Wonderful Restaurant Experience”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We think that Joe T Garcia's is the best Mexican restaurant in Fort Worth, and perhaps the best in Texas. While the menu selections are limited, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is festive and lively. Bring cash and avoid traditional mealtimes if possible, as the lines get very long. Joe T's is a huge restaurant, but is most often packed to capacity.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dallas, TX
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always great and worth the wait”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you visit Fort Worth you have to eat here. They only take cash and the menu is limited. Also expect a LONG wait. However, it is worth it. Be careful with the margaritas! They will sneak up on you in a hurry.

Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The BEST Mexican food I have ever had! Joe T Gracia is known as the best Mexican restaurant in Texas, situated in Fort Worth it’s about a 35min drive from Dallas.

We took my mom there so that she could get a true Mexican food experience and she was not disappointed! This place is huge – with various sections by the pool, outside garden, inside and 15 spots in between. I can just see a big fiesta dancing around the fountain – I will need to think of some excuse to have a party there! The food was so tasty and spicy albeit wayyyy to much!

If you are ever in Fort Worth and love Mexican food – make sure you visit this awesome place!

  • Visited June 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Big place - average Mexican food”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had dinner with my daughter here. It's near The Stockyards, and if you want Mexican food it's worth the trek up the hill. My daughter raved about it (she lives in Dallas - I'm from Illinois) before we got there. I'm not a Mexican food fan. I don't mind spice, but I just find most Mexican food to be so much slop. However, this place is quaint. It's also HUGE! You'll get a seat when you go. It reminds me of an old popular neighborhood Italian place in Chicago, except it's Mexican and in Fort Worth. The prices were relatively reasonable unlike many other places I've visited in north Dallas and Plano. I don't know that the food was exceptional for Mexican food, but it seemed to be a really good value. By the way, my daughter loves Mexican food and really liked the dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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