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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

) #84 of 273 Restaurants in Carlsbad ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-729-8565
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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2968 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live music and an outdoor patio make this a very special spot! The chips and salsa are fresh and delicious. We had enchiladas, flautas, and tacos - all were wonderful! We have been coming here for years and love it every time:)

Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The service is always great and the outdoor seating is a fun and vibrant place to people watch. This place has been here since 1960 and it just keeps getting better.

Thank 808BarbE
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The food was great, the margaritas delicious and the service was good. Hard to find parking as with any beach city. The local police even warned us about being towed away during street fair.

Thank Rmassoudi
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had copious plates of nachos, soups, salads and a humongous dessert at Garcia's. We sat on the terrasse and enjoyed the colourful atmosphere. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient too.

Thank demo51
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Carlsbad and again we frequented Garcia's numerous times in our 9 day trip. We love the chips and salsa and margaritas! Everything we've tried is delicious! We will be back our next trip to Cali.

1  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was a first time visit at Garcia's. Was within walking distance from where we are staying in Carlsbad. The drinks and food were excellent and will go back.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Always good service! Always chips, delicious salsa, margaritas of many flavors, and tasty tacos, burritos, and other staples! They have outdoor seating with heaters which is great to enjoy the outside ambiance! Service is always attentive and good. Food can be a bit salty, but...More

Thank 4snickers
Reviewed 8 March 2017

THE portions are good but the food is not great and very salty, There are better mexican food restaurants close why waste your time here

Thank 19037Travel
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have eaten here since 1984. Since I was visiting Carlsbad, I went back to Garcia's for old memories. Not only was the food cold, it was not even warm! The tamale had no maza coating but the meat looked red and raw! I left...More

Thank HelmetHead
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

Thank JR_Boulder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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