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1486 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024-2930
+1 760-942-1262
08:00 - 21:00
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Sacramento, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 my personal favorite!

Thank JulieMonroe
Carlsbad, California
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454 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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
Chula Vista, CA
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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, but I wanted a margarita. I don't drink margaritas often because they are usually too... More 

Thank chai-tee
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211 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
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
Miami Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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. A huge tequila selection and really outstanding menu selections. The Jesus is the super typical... More 

Thank steveslater
San Diego, California, USA
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 than ample, and everyone who has joined me really enjoyed their food.

Thank SanDiego_MK
Carlsbad, California
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605 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 of nearly any table or booth. The booth we picked was comfortable, but the leather... More 

Thank Gordon C
San Diego, California
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?