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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

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2446 Corning Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1044
+1 607-737-7695
11:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been coming here for years and I'm pretty picky about my food. This is one of my very few go-to restaurants in the area. Friendly atmosphere too.

Thank Laureen Q
Elmira, New York
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Quick and cheap. Burn got charged an extra $1.50 for sour cream which we were not expecting nor told of the charge until the bill came out.

Thank Annie W
Corning, New York
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The service is spectacular! The free basket of chips and salsa are wonderful tasting .. Our food was out in under 10 minutes for lunch! I had the fried chimichanga and they were delicious. This is the first time I have ordered this. A TERRIFIC place to stop!

Thank Barbara S
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Is this the only Mexican joint attached to a bowling alley in America? It very well could be, but the beer is ice cold & they have a full bar. They are pretty stingy with the chips & salsa...plan on running out & begging for more. The food is fair to above average, but they give you a lot of... More 

Thank OilerATC
New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I eat at this restaurant at least once a week and I have never had a bad meal. I've ordered so many things I can't narrow my favorite down to just one. The burrito mucho is huge & good. The chimichangas are awesome. The super nachos are fantastic. The chicken quesadilla's are delicious. Like I said, everything I've tried is... More 

Thank vski21
Tower City, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican, nice clean environment. Staff was super pleasant and helpful. The menu was extensive.

Thank j3pup
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Garcia's long enough to see to see their other restaurants open and close, but the Elmira location remains. Amazing food and friendly staff. Be sure to try the Carne Asada tacos or Tamales.

Thank Pokey1028
Hollister, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Being from California and a frequent traveler to non-tourist-trap parts of Mexico, I am very picky about my Mexican food and usually avoid it in places like upstate New York. However, after trying Garcia's, I am very impressed. I had the chile relleno which was done just like they make it Puebla, Mexico. The service was good, the portions ample,... More 

Thank Amy A
Corning, New York
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165 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were there last night just before closing time with a party of 7. They were great! They never made us feel like we had to hurry because they were closing, the food tasted wonderful. The chips and salsa are always very good, the employees are friendly every time and make you feel welcome.. If you are not sure what... More 

Thank Barbara S
Elmira, New York
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very nice family owned restaurant. Nothing like a chain restaurant. The food is very good. The staff is very friendly and the prices are very reasonable.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2446 Corning Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1044
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-737-7695

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