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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2336
+1 760-729-8565
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“chips and salsa” (12 reviews)
“steak fajitas” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
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2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Garcia's based on a recommendation. The outdoor dining area was very pleasant but the meals were very ordinary. The food was fine but it lacked visual appeal; it appeared to be just thrown together on the plate. The wine prices were...More

Thank adesso2636
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best mexican food around - Menu recently changed by organization and price increases - it is still good quality for the food value - service is always good

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch indoors because it was a bit cool outdoors. The margaritas were very pricey but good. The beer was reasonable. We split steak fajitas and I'm sure glad we split it. The steak was cut kind of big and we had to cut...More

Thank BunnieinOregon
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I must say living east of the Mississippi I have long missed the authentic flavor of old Mexico. Garcia's does it right. I enjoyed the street front garden dining and the warm friendly service. None better!

Thank pb2823
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We stopped here after browsing the farmers market on Wednesday afternoon. The margaritas and guacamole were very good. The salsa was good - does have some “kick” to it! We sat on the patio which was lovely, good people watching and very nice live music....More

Thank Gail K
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great service. Super good chips and salsa. We’ve eaten here many times when we have been in town and we have enjoyed it each time. Our recent visit was a few days ago. We had the ground beef burrito and it was delicious! It’s nice...More

Thank Antoniaswan
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Luch was good but didn't really care for the brown sauce they put on the top. Next time I would ask them to hold that sauce or put it on the side. The Garcia Margarita was light and refreshing. Could have drank a pitcher of...More

Thank RonSana
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great outdoor seating & Pet friendly! Wide range of Mexican fare with superb drinks! There are many small shops to browse through after your lunch/dinner!

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I am not a foodie but I must say the food and overall experience was les than even one star. The salsa was void of taste other than a high infusion of garlic and no salt whatsoever. I did mention it to the waiter. He...More

Thank Leonel H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went there for lunch based on a whim. we found it to be very good and the service was very good. We would go there again, maybe for dinner next time

Thank Wartfang
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-8565
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