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Garlic City Cafe

7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
+1 408-847-7744
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“garlic soup” (22 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“omelette” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7461 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020-5823
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am usually a breakfast person, I decided to eat at a local spot before I headed home. I didn't have any problems finding parking. I was greeted at the door and seated promptly. Menu choices were plentiful. I ordered Cream of Garlic soup which...More

Thank Marlen Z
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is garlic city so must eat garlic! We came here for dinner and I must say the food is great! The chicken pinacata (hope I spelled it right) was fantastic and the cream of garlic soup is top of world. The only regret the...More

Thank holmiumz
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If your only concern is fantastic food and you don't care about the surroundings, this place is for you! The quality of the food here rival four and five star restaurants anywhere. What is lacking is the commensurate atmosphere. It presents itself as a low...More

Thank Buenoman58
Reviewed 20 October 2017

My boyfriend and I were in Gilroy after the Salinas Air Show and decided to stop at this restaurant after reading the reviews. The decor is very pleasant and the waitstaff are welcoming and attentive. I ordered the seafood cappellini. My boyfriend got the chicken...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Cream of garlic soup is outstanding. It's Gilroy, after all. Calamari steak sandwich was also garlicky and delicious.

Thank IntrepidinCal
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I had chicken with garlic and leeks. Very tasty. Servers are very attentive. My only complaint: they don't serve wine.

1  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Moderately priced especially for the high quality of food coming out of the small kitchen in downtown Gilroy. This small family business builds value with the quality of dishes. Leave room for dessert. I love the peppered New York steak.

Thank ScottyCA
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Love the freshly made garlic soup, with just the right amount of garlic to spark one's taste buds. Hot sandwiches are always very good, no matter which one is selected.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten the food from Garlic City Cafe before, when at Bella Viva wine bar. We have always enjoyed it. Very good food, whether ordered at the wine bar or the restaurant . Friendly wait staff, good prices.

Thank Marty S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 stopped for lunch looking for garlic on the menu! The Garlic City Cafe didn't disappoint - freshly and well-cooked food, good variety and plenty of garlic for those who sought it! Great prices too, and service was friendly and quick. What else...More

1  Thank barnhols
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Valerie M
27 October 2017|
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Response from garliccity | Reviewed this property |
I think because it's a husband and wife team and those are non-peak dining hours they close for a bit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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