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Garlic City Cafe

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7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
+1 408-847-7744
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving through Gilroy...was looking for small place for a breakfast. As walking down the street, saw this place...looked ok from outside. Went in; the servers were very kind/prompt. I ordered vegi omelette...loved it...I thought it was best tasting omelette I had given in long time...very fresh and taste + very good price. I highly recommend..

Thank Daniel k
Monterey, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day shopping at the many Gilroy outlets, this was a perfect stop instead of visiting the chain restaurants. The food here is excellent, reasonably priced, and the perfect portions. I highly recommend this to anyone. Food. We had the veggie wrap and Chicken garlic sandwich. Both were delicious. Recommend ordering a side of garlic fries and the potato... More 

Thank JimmyD098765
Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Of course you would expect a place called Garlic City Cafe in the heart of the garlic capital of the world to offer plenty of garlic-encrusted options, and you would be right! Excellent choices are the Garlic Chicken and Eggplant Pannini with smoked mozzarella and the Garlic Calamari Steak sandwich. Also don't miss the garlic fries and garlic bread! Great... More 

Thank DanFam3
Gilroy, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I went to the Cafe for breakfast for the first time and were pleasantly surprised to find a menu full of so many choices that it was hard to decide. I had the Tuscany Omelette filled with sundried tomatoes, cheese, and more. My son had another yummy omelette with feta, spinach and more. Both came with potatoes... More 

Thank Lori K
Riverside, California
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2,145 reviews
1,179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant was the location. We stopped here because this is the garlic capital. Waited several minutes to be seated. Service was efficient but not what I would call friendly. Lemon in the water was a small half wedge (skimping is never a sign of hospitality). Food was prepared fresh and took about 30 minutes: omelet,... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Indianapolis, Indiana
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605 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived about 11:30 AM.....before the luncheon crowd. We were seated inside but had the option to sit outside. The waitress was not the friendliest but she did do her job. By the way, there was ample street parking, but there also is parking behind the restaurant and there is a rear entrance. We ordered garlic soup and garlic bread.....both... More 

Thank gold-vintner
San Jose, California, USA
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We love everything they offer. Their dishes are very flavorful. And I have not found any dishes I did not like so far. The only drawback is that we often need to wait for so long to be served.

Thank Kashi9
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have eaten both lunch and dinner here. Both are very good. Large portions and very tasty. Someplace the whole family can dine.

Thank Nancy G
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Simply terrible, arrogant staff. We were left standing in the doorway, waiting for a table. We waited for 25 minutes and were completely ignored by the wait staff - they never came by to ask if we wanted anything, or offer even a glass of water. We went to them to ask where our order was - they had completely... More 

Thank alwaysoffline
Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small family owned diner in the city of garlic, Gilroy, California. We tried several things on the menu, the garlic appetizer, garlic soup, chicken Marsala... All of it was delicious! The chef is also the owner of the restaurant and his family is the wait staff. Wonderful restaurant! It's worth driving to Gilroy!

Thank Ruth R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
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: 7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: +1 408-847-7744

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