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West Encanto BLVD, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-272-5584
Today
10:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Chicago
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1,946 reviews
1,266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garcia’s is located inside a shopping mall. I had dinner here with some friends. The food was just average. They had a jumbo margarita special for $3.99 but it was not the greatest. I would prefer to pay a bit more for a good quality tequila. Service was slow, particularly when it came time to pay the bill.

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Thank WorldTravelers34
Goodyear, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I am sorry for this review, but feel it has to posted. My family and I have enjoyed this restaurant for over 35 years, since it's original smaller location further south on 35th Ave. The food use to be awesome authentic home cooked southwest Mexican cuisine, great tasting and within a great atmosphere. But as time passed we moved further... More 

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1 Thank MANNY R
Marion
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489 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Original garcias was highly recommended to me so I had high expectations when my entire family went there recently. My mom is in a wheelchair so I pulled intro the first handicap spot I saw when my brother came running over and told me I was in the wrong place! It was dark and I had never been there before,... More 

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Thank Paul S
Thomasviile, NC
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Very Authentic Food, great atmosphere, good lunch specials. Good pricing, and excellent guacamole!! Lunch is a good time to go, but gets very busy, so get there early!

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Thank Wayne S
Tucson, Arizona
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208 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

After a long day of shopping it was great to come across Garcias. We enjoyed the food the margaritas and the atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly food was tasty and drinks were cold. I go back again.

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1 Thank Loomin8
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

This place was a great find. Nice atmosphere but nothing fancy. Family run business with a focus on great service. The carnitas are slow cooked for 24 hours and are a MUST have. Salsa is good but needs a little kick. I will be back next time I am in town.

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Thank Mark Q
New York City, New York
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190 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

We had a terrible server who disappeared for long lengths of time, brought the wrong food, brought the wrong drinks, and generally was a hot mess. The food was disappointing while the seafood enchilada was quite nice the chicken and beef dishes were woefully under-seasoned. The salsa was surprisingly mild and boring. even the "hot" sauce they brought out failed... More 

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1 Thank John W
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food and service is always good at this family owned restaurant . Tacos and burritos are consistently good.

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Thank Vicky S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Tried the green chili chimi, have not had this in ages. Was very, very good. Not disappointed at all, portions were large, prices average.

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Thank CloudPurpose
Cleveland, Ohio
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

The food is pretty decent, we received our order rather quickly. Their apple sangria is pretty delicious!!! A big place, you can dress casual, I think it's nice for casual get-togethers with family and/or friends.

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Thank StephanieInOhio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Encanto BLVD, Phoenix, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-272-5584

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