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Joe T. Garcia s Mexican Restaurant is an authentic Mexican-style restaurant located in Fort Worth, Texas. Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a variety of menu items, including nachos, fajitas, chimichangas, tamales, dinner plates, quesadillas, salads and children s plates. Joe T s also offers outdoor dining, private party service and catering. In addition Joe T s has two separate operating divisions: Esperanza s Wholesale Mexican Bread and Joe T. Garcia s Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant was opened in 1935 with a seating capacity of 16 customers.
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Phone: (817) 429-5166

TollFree: (800) 217-4356

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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, American, Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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I loved the Enchilada's. Enjoyed the experience but have had better. Very crowded and noisy. Don't expect to be able to have a conversation ...All around the food was pretty tasty. Would eat there again.


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Average Food.

I've been going to Joe T's a few times a year for the past 15 years and have always come to the same conclusion. The margarita's are great. The outdoor seating is wonderful. The food is average at best.


nothing special

From FW all my life & I am aware that not loving Joe T's is not legal, but food is just so so & service is less than that especially if it one of the many catered events. They just quit trying & are living on reputation. They are stingy with the servings, ignore simple reqests, & don't even perform basic service functions. Ex: no picking up dirty plates or refill water. Food was "ehh". Good cheese nacos (1only) & guacamole though. Go for the legend not the food or service.


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Family fave

My husband took me here when we started dating. Although the place is beautiful; I had the fajitas. I was not impressed.

But then, I started having the enchiladas. Yummy! I noticed that there is a hit or miss aspect to the place. The best time is lunch during the week since Saturday nights are too crowded and service can be less than stellar.

We have had just the two of us to large groups of 25. Each time went well and food was great...just order the enchiladas!


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below average food, TERRIBLE service

My family had dinner at Joe T's Saturday and it was, without a doubt, one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. I grew up eating in this restaurant and those are some of my fondest memories. I had family visiting from New York & really wanted to introduce my new sister in law to fantastic Mexican food. My husband & I both insisted on Joe T's. Our group was 15 - 7 adults, 6 children. We were seated very quickly and served chips, salsa, and drinks almost immediately. Then it all went downhill. The chips were stale. It tasted like they'd been sitting out overnight and were quickly warmed in the microwave, then served. I hoped it was just my basket of chips, but it was every basket on the table. One end of our table had no plates or silverware and when we asked our server, MORGAN, for more, we were told they were on there way, but they never showed up. Two children ran out of their drinks and we asked for more, but they never showed up. Our meal was served, or thrown onto the table and MORGAN walked away. We had nachos at one end of the table that couldn't be served to everyone because half of our table had no plates! The same happened with our tacos. The enchiladas and fajitas were set out, but those who ordered extra cheese and sour cream didn't get any. There were so many peppers in the fajitas that they tasted candy sweet. The nachos were covered in mounds of grease, so much that my 7 year old got sick from eating them. At this point we were starving and didn't care, so we dug in and ate. Unfortunately, I had no drink. I asked MORGAN, our server, for a refill of water and drinks for the table and she said okay. 10 minutes passed with nothing, so I asked again. Another 10 minutes and nothing. I asked again and she found a spare glass of water on the bar behind our table and slammed it down next to me. I wasn't aware that doing her job was such a chore that it gave her the right to be so rude to me. We had a few questions about how the check was broken down, but Morgan could be bothered with helping us as she was busy leaning against a wall. We paid and left.

I realize that eating at this restaurant at 7pm on a Saturday night is going to be busy. I do not think that excuses the service or experience we had. Our service was appalling. I assume since MORGAN knew that a group of 15 would have a gratuity automatically added to the bill, she decided it wasn't worth her time to actually serve us. All we wanted were enough plates, silverware, and filled drinks so we could eat our dinner. But asking for that caused a hissy fit and MORGAN felt it was necessary to slam drinks down to let us know how unreasonable we were. Our server, MORGAN, was awful. Maybe she was having an off night. Maybe something about our group rubbed her the wrong way. I don't know what the problem was, but the way we were treated was inexcusable.I want to say I'll come back to this restaurant again, but at this point, I don't think I can. It's not worth it to me to risk being treated so poorly.


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Great Fort Worth mexican food

I've been to Joe T's on several occasions, and it's no wonder it is a Fort Worth icon. The gardens/decor are worth the price. Joe and his staff are warm and friendly, and come by to check on you just often enough, without being a bother. The menu is what it is. Nothing fancy, just fajitas or enchiladas. I normally get the Chicken fajitas, and can share one order with my wife. The portions are generous.

One guy here complained the their chairs didn't accommodate his size very well. I had no issues, and assume his situation is rare as this business feeds tons of people every day, and has been for years.


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The sign says Mexican DISHES

The sign out front says ""Mexican Dishes"" - but don't assume that means good Mexican food. I always heard of Joe T. Garcia's and was looking forward to some authentic Mexican food when I took my family of 5 to the restaurant. I didn't know the drill - only two dishes served, no menus, no credit cards. But we rolled with it and ordered beef fajitas and enchiladas. The beef was cubed and was not skirt steak. Looked more like stew meat. The enchiladas were very average. If a restaurant only serves two items, they better be darn good. But not here. Somehow this place has built a reputation - but it couldn't have been built on the food. I read where posters say it's a place to hang out and be seen. If so, then reduce the menu by two items and just serve drinks and appetizers. Can't recommend this joint. Uncle Julios and Cantina Laredo are way much better.


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Great place for large groups

i took a large group to Joe T's since many of them had never been to Texas but several had already heard about this place. We all enjoyed the food and since there are really only 2 menu choices for dinner, it was easy for a large group to make up their minds of what to order.

For a large business group though, it's tough to submit a large expense report paying cash. If they would take credit cards, it sure would make things easier for taking business groups there.

But overall-great place to visit and the folks from out of state had a blast!


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Joe T Garcia's - Tasteless Adventure

There are only two items on the menu and both of them were bad! Taco Bell is better!

The famous margaritas? Loyalty can costs you your tastebuds if you forget to challenge them once in a while.


Not all it's cracked up to be

This may be a legend in Fort Worth, but the food and atmosphere are both over-rated. They need to pay more attention to the details. And the prices are very high for what you get.

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