Franklin >Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Aluminum Foil, Mass Confusion and Over Charged.
Let me preface this by saying, I hate doling out my information to join a user forum. Feel free to consider this hypocritical as I often utilize this particular site's reviews. Official business:
This evening I visited Garcia's Restaurant on the recommendation of several co-workers. Immediately, I was struck by the awful cover music sung by a male/female lounge duo. My wife and I sit down for a nice meal, order drinks and a cup of cheese dip. We tear into the chips, salsa and cheese dip with vigor as our stomachs were empty. Both were mediocre. The waiter takes our order of crab cakes and a chile relleno de pollo. He leaves and immediately returns with another waiter who asks, "?You order two crab cakes and two chile relleno de pollo?" I was confused by the question and said we had just one order of each.
Here is the kicker. We receive our food, begin to eat and I am struck with the overwhelming feeling of chewing aluminum foil. Dear reader, those of you who have chewed aluminum foil know the horrors it brings.
My wife calls the waiter over to the table, I send the plate back and ask for the check. The bill was the final straw. We were charged for two orders of crab cakes and the chile relleno de aluminum foil. The restaurant manager was fair about the bill (though an "on the house" was warranted) but added insult to injury by asking my wife, clad in a skull cap, if she had cancer.
Needless to say, I will not return to Garcia's. I can chew aluminum foil at home. Aye yie yie!
Great Mexican!. Coming from California, I have been looking for a good Mexican restaurant since I moved to TN. While it's not exactly what I remember, it's definitely pretty close. The food is excellent, the staff is very nice, and the atmosphere is great. It is a little small though and extremely crowded, so go early or expect about a 30 min wait. Also, try the Queso Fondu Dip they have, it's really good, or the Poblano Pasta if your up for a little Avocado and Spicy mixture!
One of the best. You would never gess that this unimposing restaurant would hide such a wonderful menu of mexican food. As the owner told me on his visit to our table it is family owned and everything is fresh. The fajitas with stake chicken shrimp and pork was the best. It said that it was for two but can feed three. Also the bananna barreto was very good but needs more chocolate.
Looks can be deceiving. It's in an ugly strip mall, but don't turn away. Tis is not your run-of-the-mill Mexican place with the same menu everyone else has. Fresh seafood, excellent sauces, good steaks, and a nice gourmet touch makes this well worth the drive to Franklin. Very surprising.
Great Salsa. I absolutely love Garcia's salsa. It has the freshest taste! All of the menu items are delicious.....especially the soups. Garcia's stands out from the normal crowd of mexican restaurants. Try the chicken fajitas. They're always a favorite!
Great Fondito!!!. Garcias is a fantastic restaurant. We frequent there for the best flaming fondito in town. Their strawberry margaritas are some of the best as well. The atmosphere is quaint and family oriented. The service is very friendly and the prices can't be beat!
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