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“It's a chain, so what do you expect?”

Garcias-Mexican-Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 43 Restaurants in Watkins Glen
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Elmira, New York
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“It's a chain, so what do you expect?”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

There are Garcias (about 8-10 ) of them in the area. Ithaca, Horseheads,etc. The quality of the food is not consistent. The waiter at this particular one did not speak English and could not keep the orders straight. It is not the cleanest place that I have dined at either. Needs a lot of improvement!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Cobourg
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“quaint and vozy”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We walked to the restaurant from the hotel where we were staying. It is wheelchair accessible which was great! It was so warm and cozy and the food was perfect. What a wonderful relaxing spot. Would definitely recommend this great mecican food

Visited September 2013
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Thank Debby K
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Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Chips and salsa was good. Get the hot salsa. The mild tastes like ketchup. Taco salad and Texan fajaitas is what we got. Not bad. Needed more sour cream but other than that it was good

  • Visited September 2013
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Somerville, NJ
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of the best in WG!”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The food is great and the value is exceptional. I can't believe how great the prices are. It's one of our favorites and we eat here
a lot.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mstitley
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Burlington
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, neighborhood style, Mexican food.......”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

What more can you say....."Dos Equis" Beer on draft.....Good translation of Spanish terms on the front of the menu.
As for the food, some will say it's Tex-Mex, but it's as close as you can get to "Mexican" without a 5 hour flight.....
We were there for lunch, and the lunch portions are perfectly acceptable, if you're really hungry, by all means order the dinner size dishes. We enjoyed it, and........wait for it.......the bill for 3 of us, with one beer each, just under $30.....We will be back...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank AmigoBert
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