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“Good food, nicely served, but what an experience!”

Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 1,585 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Everything that I had read in the other reviews seemed true in spades! Few bathrooms and spread out, only accepts cash, and you choose between 2 entrees. The serving size is huge, easily one order fed us both. The place was incredibly busy for a rainy Wednesday night, but the experience was so worth the minor wait. We sat outside and after our meal took a walk about the outdoor patio. It's huge, and takes up nearly one half of an entire city block. The landscaping is immaculate, the fountains beautiful, and the nearly ubiquitous fans kept the air moving nicely, without feeling like we were being blown away. Perhaps the best part was people watching, as there were so many different kinds of folks there. Some dressed quite nicely, others in more relaxed clothing. The food was good, better than most Tex-Mex I've had, but nothing really stood out as great. Instead come for a good meal, but a great experience!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

First of all, bring cash, they don't take cards. There is an ATM, but you know how the fees go.

Having only 2 menu items is brilliant! It's easy and so delicious that anybody that eats there doesn't complain. The staff is very friendly and the scenery is impeccable.

My favorite part are the margaritas. They look small but they pack a punch! Very tasty, too.

I live in Fort Worth and HAVE to go at least twice a year. I love this place!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Joe T Garcia's has a huge and beautiful outdoor patio. Even in the summer you are not uncomfortable due to the shade. I would always choose to eat outside and not inside. There is usually a long line to enter the restaurant but the line goes quickly due to how large the patio is, so if you see a huge line don't panic! The choice of what to eat is small (you choose between two meals) but you get huge portions of food...it would be impossible to eat it all! The food is good, but not great. The margaritas are good. The atmosphere of the outdoor patio is the reason you come here. You have to pay cash, but they do have an ATM.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I found this place through a co-worker and will not make my yearly business trip to Ft Worth without stopping. Absolutely an amazing experience. There is no menu with only 2 items to choose from. Yet this does not stop the long line from forming as the food is great but the atmosphere is better. Mostly all outdoor seating around fountains and trees. Don't let the line change your mind. It moves very fast.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went there on a Saturday evening, in July (with family, who recommended it). The place was PACKED, and yet we had almost no wait at all. The interiors is huge and open to the outdoors. Just as others have said , there are basically two choices on the menu. Both of which are very good and in huge portions.
Their models is simple and direct, Find something you're good at and stick with it.

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