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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

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401 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1216
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Rochester, New York
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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
Finger Lakes
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 slowly declining ever since. Tonight's dinner was the last straw for me. It was a... More 

Thank Tracy W
Ithaca, New York
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 soda, etc. Disappointing. Not going back any time soon.

2 Thank GWS154
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Covington, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 day. The food is great and size of the portions are perfect. We love the... More 

Thank dumont17
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181 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This local Mexican restaurant serves decent Mexican fare at a good price, with a friendly smile. Who can complain about that? Definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner.

Thank OK2BU2
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

I've had the chance to enjoy Mexican food throughout Texas, where they know a thing or two about it. Garcia's always nails it. Our dinners were HUGE and delicious. Very tasty. Our only critique would be their mild salsa--it's missing something and could have almost passed for a marinara. The spicy salsa was spot on. Maybe just an off batch... More 

Thank Steven G
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

The food here is very good and it is a very nice spot to stop for dinner. They have nice outdoor seating to enjoy the views of watkins glen.

Thank Kyle W

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Restaurant Details

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E 4th St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1216
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen

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