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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Texas Hill Country
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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62 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
New Braunfels, Texas
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134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We love eating Mexican food here for both lunch and dinner. Great food, good service, clean & nicely decorated restaurant. Lunch is a real treat as the plates of food are quite large for only $6.95. Their chips are addictive.

Thank Holidav
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The maria plate: mashed potatoes were from a box. They were nasty. The patty was not fresh. It was a frozen patty heated on a grill. Looked like a Sysco food restaurant in my opinion

Thank Israel G
San Marcos, Texas
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is very efficient, but there might be a bit of a wait during busy hours. The food tastes just like any other Mexican restaurant in the area. It is nothing special, but the price is right if you get the special.

Thank princessnannykins
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the staff. Will visit when in the area again. Salsa was a little spicy, but very good. Food was good, portions were fair.

Thank David D
Austin, Texas
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270 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited Garcia's on a Sunday for lunch. The food was very good and the service was attentive. We waited about 20 minutes for a table and hear that this is normal at peak times. San Marcos is a college town and I believe a lot of students visit here with their parents. The service was attentive and our server... More 

Thank Moved2Texas

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?