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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
+1 607-753-1151
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Freeville, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I live in the Ithaca area and we love, LOVE Garcia's restaurant in Cortland. The staff are so friendly and are one of the best parts besides the food! We both order the ground beef chimichangas with salsa verde. Every time it's fresh and delicious! We crave Garcia's and we recommend highly!

Thank SusieMitchell77
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the restaurant based on the reviews. I ordered the beef burritos which were good. The rice was ok and the Salsa was very plain. I like a spiced salsa. This is the only meal that I tried at the restaurant.

Thank Mary ann M
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, good variety on the menu and excellent margaritas! Staff was friendly however atmosphere was so so as the decor definitely needs updating, furniture pretty run down however, didn't take away froom good food.

Thank TwinJo
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was hoping for more. So-so food. Waitress may have been new so will cut them some slack! Would try again next time we visit up there.

Thank CorrieD123
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Texmex is not mexican food.. who ever designs the menu should really study authentic Mexican food. Prime example I ordered a pork Torta, I received a bun with pork ,lettuce, mayo and 3 strips of Avacado. lol NO TOMATOES, QUESO FRESCO, NO WHITE ONION AND NO RED CHILIES. the pork was bland with 0 flavor. only thing mexican about the... More 

Thank daneboy84
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, nice assortment, as authentic as you can get on the East Coast. Friendly staff, pleasant southwest atmosphere .

Thank Juliasharron
Rochester, New York
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223 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the area - good food, cold drinks, good service and not a national chain. Yes, the furnishings are a bit worn but it's still a great place to take children.

1 Thank Julie T
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have had some great meals here but the past few meals were a disappointment. Sadly, I won't go back unless I hear some improved reviews. Management needs to keep focus. Please work on improving. I miss the good meals.

Thank JoBu L
Andover, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Been here a few times while visiting family in the area. Margaritas are just ok poured from the spigot. I avoid them. Food is normal Mex, ok but not great.

Thank Rich B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Large variety on the menu. Good service- attentive, and friendly. Meals were delivered speedy and hot, accurate and tasty! Able to carry a conversation without being distracted by other conversations from other patrons. Favorable experience!

Thank WS H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-1151

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