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Garcia's Mexican Food Restaurant

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1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
+1 512-392-7600
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in town and come regularly. Love the fideo and almost everything. I will say the chicken enchiladas are a little dry, but other than that all the food is great!

Thank Bryant W
Buda, Texas
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592 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go here a bit. Small remodled house. Good consistent staff. Good consistently tasting food. Chips and salsa are tasty. Enchiladas are a must. Menudo on the weekends is a treat. A local favorite.

Thank daddymo2
San Marcos, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I could munch on their chips and salsa all the time!! This is one of our go to dinner restaurant's. We enjoy the margaritas, enchiladas, and of course the chips and salsa! My favorite Mexican food restaurant in San Marcos!

Thank Julia S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so good here, I've already been back twice! The first time, I got the steak quesadillas, and they were great, but the last couple of times I got the cheese enchiladas and they are THE BEST!! Their queso dip is also fantastic and they have good chips, which is a huge plus for me (I rate all... More 

Thank Nicole6476
Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This stop was tremendous. From the hostess who greeted us in a welcoming manner, to the service, menu options, and ultimately great tasting Mexican cuisine!

Thank Alexis W
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Garcia's was recommended to us by a local hs student. We were at the hs for a dance competition. We had delicious carne guisada, enchiladas, rice, beans & guacamole. Very tasty salsa & chips too! The perfect spot to enjoy a family dinner.

Thank Glynis B
Paris, Texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I'm a 6th generation native Texan and I know Mexican food and this ain't it. I knew there were going to be issues when the waitress brought the drink, chips and "hot sauce". Chips were fine, the sauce was more akin to a mildly spicy spaghetti sauce. No heat, bland taste. Incidentally, that was the last time I saw my... More 

Thank William H
Joplin, Missouri
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193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice host and server! I think there is just a slice of American cheese in the cheese enchilada. Very dull. The guacamole and the chicken flautas were good. The rice was sort of boring. My son liked all his Tres Garcia's enchiladas! I just like Chuy's better, I guess.

Thank octoberhart
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good food for a reasonable price. Great service. The staff really tries to please the customer . Clean, with plenty of lighting (not a dark ambient)

Thank cristina y
Texas Hill Country
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Dirty restaurant. Bland food. They could do a lot better, but they just don't care to. The menu is filled with carbohydrates, with meat being scarce; the entrees are carbs, carbs, carbs, where's the veggies, for goodness sake, where's the lettuce and tomatoes, where's the meat? We sat in a booth, the edges of the table and the booth itself... More 

Thank PickyPickyEater

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 Dutton Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-5992
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 512-392-7600

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