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“Worth the Walk”

garcia's restaurant bar
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Matamoros
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Near the International Bridge
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Description: Near the International Bridge
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

If you’re contemplating walking over the bridge for lunch in Matamoros look no further than Garcia’s!

Drop 4 quarters into the turnstile at the Gateway International Bridge and it’s a 60 second walk to the front door of the restaurant once you’ve crossed into Mexico.

This restaurant was phenomenal. We tried the chicken enchiladas and a pasta dish. Both were out of this world good. The salad bar came included for one of us, but the portions were so generous that we only got one soup from there. I also received the largest margarita I’ve ever had! The service is very friendly and attentive.

After lunch they have a large shop where you can buy merchandise and pharmaceutical needs.

We decided to hop in a taxi (they line up outside the restaurant) and asked the driver to take us on a 20 minute trip around downtown Matamoros just to see the city. He was very happy to show us around his hometown and then dropped us right off at the bridge again to walk back over to Texas.

Make sure you save 1 quarter for the walk back! There was zero delay crossing on a Thursday around 3pm.

Safe, Clean, Friendly and a lot of Fun!

1  Thank Matt M
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We were taken here by a tour guide, Dave, for a lunch stop. Food was good as well as service provided. Nice restaurant with music that was not too loud. We had 2nd floor window table and could look across and see the border fence, about 1-2 blocks away. Shopping in next room was also a plus on this cold windy January day.

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Garcia's encompasses some real old school charm! Including some quality service offered only at the kind of private restaurants from days of old. This fine establishment still offers to flambé their prized dishes at table side!
Weather your here with friends, family or a date... It's a welcomed change of pace!

Thank Tony T G
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Good place because you can eat well, service is fine but also you can follow line to the border. So in case of long lne you can take a while and eat good tex mex food.

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Thank M K
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This place really takes me back to the days when my mom and dad romanced themselves at these kind of restaurants!
Located a short five minute walk from the International bridge (or a short drive less than a minutes drive). It has a well guarded private garage parking.
During lunch they serve up some popular Mexican platters and cocktails at affordable prices! An ambiance set with a pianist playing in the background. Excellent service.
Garcia's is also well known for having multiple shops attached to it. Everything from textile shops, souvenirs, authentic Mexican clothes, discounted liquor store and a pharmacy for purchasing heavily discounted medicines.
Overall Garcia's is a very convenient spot to catch a festive meal and shop for some authentically cool clothes!!!

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Thank Tony T G
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