Update: Garcia’s Tacos is now closed
Sometimes you wake up and just have a craving for certain types of foods, earlier this week I just had to have a taco. I wanted something that wasn’t bland and boring; I wasn’t looking for your run of the mill fast food taco.
So headed over to the Wichita By E.B. Facebook page and asked for requests on places to go for tacos. Thank you to everybody who posted as I eventually decided on one of the suggestions.
Garcia’s Tacos was the eventual selection. This is a locally owned Mexican restaurant at 2138 N Market Street. You can’t miss the building driving down on Market as a big sign sticks out while you’re driving north on Market Street. They are only open during the day from 9-3 pm so take notice they are not open for dinner.
The place is very quaint and somewhat small inside. There are about ten tables and the entire menu is displayed on the back wall of the restaurant. They have an assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, and other items you could probably imagine; all cooked with an authentic feel.
For my lunch, I decided to go with an asada (steak) taco and an al pastor(pork) burrito. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Tacos are $2.39 each unless you get a platter and the burritos are $5.49. You can get them with asada, pastor, lengua (tongue) and alambre.
The chips and salsa I received were very delicious. Chips came out as if they were made right then and there and the salsa was a spicy green salsa with jalapeños . The salsa at Garcia’s was some of the best I’ve had. I’m pretty sure I went through two bowls before my food even came out.
So how about the food? The taco while small was surprisingly very filling. They loaded on plenty of meat and toppings that made it remarkably bigger than the original look of it. I think two or three of the tacos and I would have been full. The burrito was delicious as well; filled to the brim and bursting with flavor. I’m wondering if I drowned out some of the flavor though because I kept pouring that delicious salsa on there.

All in all, Garcia’s Tacos was an enjoyable experience and somewhere I’m going to bring some friends to in the future. The food was great and the service was just the same. I asked a couple questions here and there and was answered each time with a smile.

If you want some authentic Mexican food, take yourself over to Garcia’s Tacos. You won’t be disappointed.

 

If you’ve gone before, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. Happy Dining.

Update: Garcia’s Tacos will be closing it’s doors on May 31st, 2015. Sad day for Foodies.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I've had Garcia's and it's good. But if you want a taco… you've got to go to the truck at 21st and Wellington. They don't keep regular business hours, especially during winter, but Fridays they are usually open. Asada tacos $1 a piece, and really good.

  2. WE have gone there several times. My husband likes the menudo. Ive had the chili verde, but it is with beef instead of pork. I wish they would make a pork chili verde. Then my Sundays there would be complete!

  3. Hello!

    I am moving to Wichita the end of March and I am a foodie, so naturally, I want to know where the best places are in town to eat.
    I came across your blog and read your newer posts, but you didn’t seem to like the last 3 places as much as this one, so I’ll put Garcia’s, as well as the comment above mine (21st and Wellington’s taco truck?) on the list of food places to check out once I move.
    My fiancé is moving with me (obviously) and he loves to try new foods as well (what man doesn’t?)
    I did notice that not many of the places you review are upscale…is that because there are not that many nicer restaurants in the area or they are not that good? We would like recommendations for date-night restaurants, Valentine’s Day kind of restaurants, etc. Not that we like fine dining a lot, but every once in a while it is nice to do. Thanks for the information!

    Angie

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