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Garlic City Cafe

7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
+1 408-847-7744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“garlic soup” (21 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“omelette” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cream of garlic soup is outstanding. It's Gilroy, after all. Calamari steak sandwich was also garlicky and delicious.

Thank IntrepidinCal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had chicken with garlic and leeks. Very tasty. Servers are very attentive. My only complaint: they don't serve wine.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moderately priced especially for the high quality of food coming out of the small kitchen in downtown Gilroy. This small family business builds value with the quality of dishes. Leave room for dessert. I love the peppered New York steak.

Thank ScottyCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the freshly made garlic soup, with just the right amount of garlic to spark one's taste buds. Hot sandwiches are always very good, no matter which one is selected.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten the food from Garlic City Cafe before, when at Bella Viva wine bar. We have always enjoyed it. Very good food, whether ordered at the wine bar or the restaurant . Friendly wait staff, good prices.

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 stopped for lunch looking for garlic on the menu! The Garlic City Cafe didn't disappoint - freshly and well-cooked food, good variety and plenty of garlic for those who sought it! Great prices too, and service was friendly and quick. What else...More

1  Thank barnhols
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Food is always great! We have enjoyed the food every time no matter what is ordered. Nice, clean place and atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank mb2015
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Passing through Gilroy & hungry for lunch, we found good reviews on Trip Advisor, so we decided to try it. Good choice. Downtown friendly cafe with excellent, personal service. We both ordered the garlic calamari sandwich. It was yummy, served on what looked like Dutch...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times when working in Gilroy and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend the calamari with the tomato sauce and capers. I usually order the Chicken Marsala or blackened salmon and I haven't been disappointed yet. The food is served hot...More

Thank TAV910
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We usually go to Garlic City Cafe for breakfast! The owners are sweet! The music is awesome! The menu is incredible! The food is scrumptious and is huge!

Thank Christopher J
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8 July 2017|
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Response from garliccity | Reviewed this property |
I think because it's a husband and wife team and those are non-peak dining hours they close for a bit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-7744
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