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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

401 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1216
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
10 Jun 2017
“Huge Portions”
9 Aug 2017
“Good dependable Mexican food”
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401 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1216
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

One of several Garcias in the region....a small family owned chain. Service is good, food is fine. Nothing outstanding but good dependable Mexican food.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We've eaten here twice and found the service fine and the food as expected. For a Mexican place we at least expect Tamales and they do not make them.

Thank KestrelHaven
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. The portions were HUGE. Drink refills could have been better. This was our first visit. We will definitely return.

Thank jcarp26
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The food was awesome and portions were excellent! our waitress was great. Music was nice and not too loud.

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 17 August 2015

When Garcia's first opened in Watkins Glen, I was so excited--Tex-Mex is my go-to comfort food, and it's not so easy to find in this corner of the Finger Lakes. It was pretty good when it first opened, but the quality and service have been...More

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Was headed west into Watkins, hungry, and saw Garcia's. Would have been happy at Jerlando's or Chef's, but Mexican sounded and looked good. In the end, the food and the service were just not quite average. Actually a bit below. No server stops to refill...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is an American Style Mexican joint. Good meals, good combos. You're not going to get a traditional style mex meal, but that's OK because the food is pretty good regardless.

Thank Jgp72563
Reviewed 25 June 2015

One of my favorites in downtown. The food is quick but far from fast food. You really cannot get more authenticity than this.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My family stopped in Garcia's before heading up to the wineries in the Finger Lake Region. This restaurant was awesome; great food, great prices and great service!!!

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My friends and I go the Watkins Glen for the nascar race and also to wine taste several times a year. This is a regular place for us to dine as the price are great and the patio is nice to sit on a summer...More

Thank dumont17
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  • Address: 401 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
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