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“Better than Herbert's” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 264 Restaurants in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Better than Herbert's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I have eaten here on many, many occasions. The food is always hot and delicious, this is a family owned business and they really do a great job with customer service.
When you walk in you sign in, much like a Dr. Office. Then when a table is open a hostess comes and calls the next name. It could use a good remodel, it appears a little run down. Most of the good ones in San Marcos are.
The food however, is delicious and a great value.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Texas
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, service was good, and reasonable prices. Kind of hole in the wall, family run place. The taste was authentic Tex Mex.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food with a great 2nd location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

If you go to San Marcos and don't have Garcia's at least once you have cheated yourself and now with the 2nd location on RR12 your just one exit down from the outlet mall. I really like that they employ a lot of local college students to help with school expenses. Beware though if you can't handle spicy stay away from the green sauce as it's not for the faint of heart. I suggest anything they have on the menu as it's all good, Cathy and I always take chips and salsa home with us and she loves the green sauce too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Marcos, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Better in the past...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Garcia's on Wonder World is close to home and we used to go there a couple of times a month because of the convenient location. The last two visits have not been up to par; we tend to order chicken dishes at mexican restaurants, and enchilada and chalupa dishes have been incredibly dry. The chips/salsa are always good and the service is prompt.

Visited February 2014
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Thank TXgrl55
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DSergi
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“OVER RATED TEX MEX”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Garcias is a San Marcos standard that produces standard mass produced Tex Mex. While is not bad is simply not up to the standards set by Herberts or Don Lorenzos.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DSergi
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