We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

) #23 of 81 Restaurants in Cortland $$ - $$$ Mexican,
879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
+1 607-753-1151
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“salsa verde” (2 reviews)
“cheese sauce” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (69)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Many national chains like Moes or Applebee's serve what is recognized as Mexican food , but if you make your way to Cortland NY, and love Mexican food, you need to check out Gacias. We were a party of eight, ranging from seven to sixty...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live in the Ithaca area and we love, LOVE Garcia's restaurant in Cortland. The staff are so friendly and are one of the best parts besides the food! We both order the ground beef chimichangas with salsa verde. Every time it's...More

Thank SusieMitchell77
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant based on the reviews. I ordered the beef burritos which were good. The rice was ok and the Salsa was very plain. I like a spiced salsa. This is the only meal that I tried at the restaurant.

Thank Mary ann M
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very good food, good variety on the menu and excellent margaritas! Staff was friendly however atmosphere was so so as the decor definitely needs updating, furniture pretty run down however, didn't take away froom good food.

Thank TwinJo
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Was hoping for more. So-so food. Waitress may have been new so will cut them some slack! Would try again next time we visit up there.

Thank CorrieD123
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Texmex is not mexican food.. who ever designs the menu should really study authentic Mexican food. Prime example I ordered a pork Torta, I received a bun with pork ,lettuce, mayo and 3 strips of Avacado. lol NO TOMATOES, QUESO FRESCO, NO WHITE ONION AND...More

Thank daneboy84
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, nice assortment, as authentic as you can get on the East Coast. Friendly staff, pleasant southwest atmosphere .

Thank Juliasharron
Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the area - good food, cold drinks, good service and not a national chain. Yes, the furnishings are a bit worn but it's still a great place to take children.

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have had some great meals here but the past few meals were a disappointment. Sadly, I won't go back unless I hear some improved reviews. Management needs to keep focus. Please work on improving. I miss the good meals.

Thank JoBu L
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Been here a few times while visiting family in the area. Margaritas are just ok poured from the spigot. I avoid them. Food is normal Mex, ok but not great.

Thank Rich B
Nearby Restaurants
Doug's Fish Fry
202 reviews
.71 km away
A&W Restaurant
94 reviews
.17 km away
73 reviews
.57 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lime Hollow Nature Center
23 reviews
3.10 km away
Center for the Arts of Homer
11 reviews
7.05 km away
CNY Living History Center
25 reviews
5.41 km away
The 1890 House Museum
32 reviews
3.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
Response from Juliasharron | Reviewed this property |
You should ask Garcias for their menu.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 879 Tomkins St EXT, Cortland, NY 13045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-1151
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing