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1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
+1 760-942-1262
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  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
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1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch menu is nice! Good chips and salsa. Enjoyed the one item combo with beef taco, which was awesomely full of beef. Service was very good - drinks refilled in timely fashion, etc. I will be back!

Thank sactraveler2014
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Garcias has become our go to place for Mexican food since moving to Southern California. There are no shortages of Mexican restaurants, but this one delivers on all counts. Great food, great, friendly service, good value AND a spotless restroom! The shredded beef tacos are...More

Thank JulieMonroe
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Garcia's is a nicely decorated Mexican Restaurant. The food is good and they have all of the usual Mexican dishes and combination plates and of course a full bar. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner which is a plus.

Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This is a Mexican restaurant. I had lunch here with a friend. When we walked in, I immediately liked the looks of it. The host was very friendly and showed us to our seat. He took our order for beverages. My friend had a soda,...More

Thank chai-tee
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great atmosphere and food tasty enough. Nothing to write home about although they have a reasonably good selection from the menu.

Thank jo w
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Being a native Californian, I've been tempered by great crispy fresh fried taco shells with delicious shredded beef, chicken or shrimp topped with ample cheese, lettuce cilantro and white onions. This you can count on at Garcia's. Their Margheritas are second to none as well....More

Thank steveslater
Reviewed 22 November 2015

I've been here a couple of times. In both cases I found the choices of food (e.g., chicken with mole sauce, tilapia tacos) to be great. The staff were always efficient, the food was delivered to our table quickly after ordering, the quantities were more...More

Thank SanDiego_MK
Reviewed 16 September 2015

My daughter and I decided to try to the Sunday buffet at Garcia's. We were surprised when we arrived to a nearly empty parking lot around 11 am. The place was only about ten or fifteen percent occupied when we entered. We had our choice...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We had the Huevos Rancheros. They were okay, but at $13 a plate, not a good value. The salsa was good. At those prices and with average quality food, I can understand why the place was empty for breakfast.

Thank jsearle99
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Typical Mexican restaurant though the dishes did have large pieces of chicken rather than what you usually get. Great salsa but again nothing special, good but not specially good.

Thank BLP_9
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-942-1262
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