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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
+1 512-392-7600
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This stop was tremendous. From the hostess who greeted us in a welcoming manner, to the service, menu options, and ultimately great tasting Mexican cuisine!

Thank Alexis W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Garcia's was recommended to us by a local hs student. We were at the hs for a dance competition. We had delicious carne guisada, enchiladas, rice, beans & guacamole. Very tasty salsa & chips too! The perfect spot to enjoy a family dinner.

Thank Glynis B
Paris, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a 6th generation native Texan and I know Mexican food and this ain't it. I knew there were going to be issues when the waitress brought the drink, chips and "hot sauce". Chips were fine, the sauce was more akin to a mildly spicy spaghetti sauce. No heat, bland taste. Incidentally, that was the last time I saw my... More 

Thank William H
Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice host and server! I think there is just a slice of American cheese in the cheese enchilada. Very dull. The guacamole and the chicken flautas were good. The rice was sort of boring. My son liked all his Tres Garcia's enchiladas! I just like Chuy's better, I guess.

Thank octoberhart
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food for a reasonable price. Great service. The staff really tries to please the customer . Clean, with plenty of lighting (not a dark ambient)

Thank cristina y
Texas Hill Country
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Dirty restaurant. Bland food. They could do a lot better, but they just don't care to. The menu is filled with carbohydrates, with meat being scarce; the entrees are carbs, carbs, carbs, where's the veggies, for goodness sake, where's the lettuce and tomatoes, where's the meat? We sat in a booth, the edges of the table and the booth itself... More 

Thank PickyPickyEater
Katy, Texas
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is awesome! I love good Mexican food, and this place has it. You can tell it's a local place as soon as you walk in. I ordered the tamale dinner, and it was excellent. Everything from the service to the chips and salsa to the dessert was wonderful. I will definitely come back if I find myself in... More 

Thank Amy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They have great Mexican food and there is plenty of people watching. Don't worry if there's a long line it moves quickly. Or if you just don't want to go to the one we used to call our order in and pick them up.

Thank Diane H
Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have order several times from this restaurant sadly I noticed that I was being charged extra for some items. After asking why I was getting charged extra they informed to me that they charge the costumers 50 cents extra for each Styrofoam plate when ordeing carryout. I was in shocked, since then I dont order from them carry out.... More 

Thank Raymond G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Autentic Mexican food, we enjoy the home made tortillas, tacos, are amazing. Pozole it's the best, really good food no matter what u get

Thank 713zacariasg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Dutton Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?