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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-729-8565
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 ate at Garcia's on 2 Jan 17. We were immediately seated and offered chips and salsa. The salsa was very good but a bit mild for our taste. They have Negra Modelo on tap and the prices for draft beer was good. The food was good but pricey. Service was excellent; attentive but not overwhelming. We'd... More 

Thank JR_Boulder
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable meal here on our anniversary trip in Carlsbad. The food is wonderful, and comes on large plates with generous portions. The servers and staff are terrific. The walls are decorated with hundreds of photos of family--very eclectic, but fun.

Thank krestona
Oceanside, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Garcia's offers great Mexican food served by friendly, prompt staff. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating and the prices are moderate.

Thank Jeannie E
Encinitas, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Restaurant is very nice but food is average and a little pricey they do have great margaritas, I tried the Enchiladas and just average my wife tried the Burritos she told me it was just average.

Thank 09RayRay37
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We walked to this restaurant after we saw a play in the area. Very charming (& busy) area. I had a margarita which was very good! The service was very good! They were not that busy when we were there. Our food came less than five minutes after we ordered it. My chicken enchiladas were warm but not hot. The... More 

Thank Mary B
Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the better Mexican restaurants in the area among a sea of Mexican wanna-be's. A wide selection of items with good service.

Thank MondialeTravels
Carlsbad, California
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food is very good. Portions are large.. The locals go here and you will know why, after you have a meal. Very good service and food.

Thank Joe T
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The food is always authentically good, the service is great, and the decor is uniquely classy. Whether dining inside or outside, the experience is pleasant. While I am a local, the restaurant makes me feel like I am on vacation.

Thank chrisross1950
San Marcos, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Very family friendly, our favorite Mexican restaurant always friendly prompt service, food always a constant , fresh ingredients have been eating here past five years never disappointed.

Thank Dave A
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was not Tex Mex food but it was very good. I am very hard to please when it come to Mexican food a very tough critic. But for California this was good a bit too spicy but ok. do not think I would make a special trip for it.

Thank Cynthia S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-8565

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