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Experience Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Joe T Garcia's in Fort Worth

Experience Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Joe T Garcia's in Fort Worth

105 reviews between May 17, 2021 and Sep 16, 2023.

Joe T Garcia's in Fort Worth offers a unique and authentic dining experience with a limited menu. The atmosphere is great, especially in the garden area. The food is good, although some dishes may not meet expectations. The restaurant only accepts cash, so come prepared. Despite some mixed reviews, the service is friendly and efficient. Overall, Joe T Garcia's is worth a visit for its ambiance and traditional Tex-Mex cuisine.

Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

105 reviews between May 17, 2021 and Sep 16, 2023.

 
  • A Great Mexican Food Experience

    Great atmosphere great food! Margaritas are sensational and strong! Cash only!!!(They do have an ATM on site) . Menu is limited, which is great. Everything is fresh. The guacamole is to die for! Sit on the patio if weather permits, they also have indoor dining....You can take the family or have a great dinner with friends!More You can take the family or have a great dinner with friends!

    Sentiment
    • Positive
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    • Food Quality
    Sep 16, 2023
  • Nice experience

    After our granddaughter and great granddaughter arrived on the train, we brought them to Joe T's for the outdoor dining experience. Although it was very hot that day, the patio area is pleasant with fans moving the air around. The food was awesome and we...all enjoyed our dining experience. Oh, the margaritas are awesome too!More all enjoyed our dining experience. Oh, the margaritas are awesome too!

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Outdoor Dining
    Sep 10, 2023
  • Old School Tex-Mex

    Food 4 / Service 4 / Ambiance 4

    This was a first visit to Joe T. Garcia's, but I've known about them for years. We were in Ft. Worth, so took the opportunity to give them a try.

    We got that right at 11:00 am,...so there was no wait and we were seated immediately.

    I think there are two entrances, which we were unaware of, so we did go in the inside seating entrance, but were close to a window and the outside/patio seating was very lovely and if I return I might sit outside.

    I did notice a sign when we walked in that said cash only and that there was an ATM, but when our waiter came over to greet us, he asked if we'd been there before and did explain they were cash or check only.

    I ordered the small enchilada dinner which had a Cheese Nacho, which is really a tostada covered in cheese and a great salsa, so not a single "chip" nacho.

    That dinner also had a Cheese Enchilada, which had an enchilada sauce, that I personally didn't care for as, to me, it had a very tomato sauce flavor...it wasn't bad, and I ate it. The actual enchilada was really good.

    It also had a Beef Taco, which had no cheese, but a homemade taco shell and the beef was more shredded than ground and that taco, with a little salsa added was excellent.

    My daughter got the Tamale dinner, which had three sizeable pork tamales, covered with chile con carne. I did have one and they were very good, a little thick on the masa, but overall really tasty.

    The rice and beans, tortillas and salsa were all great!

    Our server was nice and attentive, he was really busy, but he paid as much attention to us as we needed, so thumbs up to him.

    I would recommend giving them a try, keeping mind the two entrances (so inside or patio seating options) and that you do need cash.More so there was no wait and we were seated immediately.

    I think there are two entrances, which we were unaware of, so we did go in the inside seating entrance, but were close to a window and the outside/patio seating was very lovely and if I return I might sit outside.

    I did notice a sign when we walked in that said cash only and that there was an ATM, but when our waiter came over to greet us, he asked if we'd been there before and did explain they were cash or check only.

    I ordered the small enchilada dinner which had a Cheese Nacho, which is really a tostada covered in cheese and a great salsa, so not a single "chip" nacho.

    That dinner also had a Cheese Enchilada, which had an enchilada sauce, that I personally didn't care for as, to me, it had a very tomato sauce flavor...it wasn't bad, and I ate it. The actual enchilada was really good.

    It also had a Beef Taco, which had no cheese, but a homemade taco shell and the beef was more shredded than ground and that taco, with a little salsa added was excellent.

    My daughter got the Tamale dinner, which had three sizeable pork tamales, covered with chile con carne. I did have one and they were very good, a little thick on the masa, but overall really tasty.

    The rice and beans, tortillas and salsa were all great!

    Our server was nice and attentive, he was really busy, but he paid as much attention to us as we needed, so thumbs up to him.

    I would recommend giving them a try, keeping mind the two entrances (so inside or patio seating options) and that you do need cash.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Ambience
    Aug 07, 2023
  • Tiny Margaritas and a lot of wasted food!

    Overall they did not meet expectations. We were searching for the cheese in our cheese enchiladas but never found it ……all we found was a yucky greasy red sauce. The tacos were uneventful as it seemed like they had been sitting out in the sun....The refried beans were reminiscent of canned beans. The only thing we liked were the cheese quesadillas. Oh than frozen margaritas were so small that they looked like sippee cups! Earlier that day we had been at lunch at Benito and it had better quesadillas and better frozen margaritas!!! And Benito was a lot cheaper! If you are simply going for food and margaritas then Benito is a better choice!More The refried beans were reminiscent of canned beans. The only thing we liked were the cheese quesadillas. Oh than frozen margaritas were so small that they looked like sippee cups! Earlier that day we had been at lunch at Benito and it had better quesadillas and better frozen margaritas!!! And Benito was a lot cheaper! If you are simply going for food and margaritas then Benito is a better choice!

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    • None
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    Jul 25, 2023
  • Save your money

    The food is bland. I don't think they spend any money on spices. I got quesadiIIas. My daughters got Fajitas, My son in law also got Fajitas. The wait staff was earnest but the food and the timing of the plating meant it took more...than 30 minutes to serve 12 people. I was served the wrong entree 3 times. When we were leaving there were at least 80 people waiting to get in and we were like WHAT? Won't go there again. Name any mexican restraunt, it's better.More than 30 minutes to serve 12 people. I was served the wrong entree 3 times. When we were leaving there were at least 80 people waiting to get in and we were like WHAT? Won't go there again. Name any mexican restraunt, it's better.

    Sentiment
    • Negative
    Content
    • Food Quality
    Jul 22, 2023
    • Joe T’s is awesome !

      Joe T’s was awesome ! The Patio was cool and shaded, the Beef Fajitas were awesome, the service was awesome , what a great place to relax and have a great meal ! We will be back !

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      Jul 22, 2023
    • A FW oasis

      On a hot summers day, Joe T Garcias was a great FW oasis for someone a long way from home. Friendly staff, great food and cold beers at a reasonable price. Love Fort Worth.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      Jul 20, 2023
    • Great food and service

      Great food, excellent service and very affordable. I had the enchiladas and they were perfect. Even the chips and salsa were good. Our server was amazing.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jul 02, 2023
    • Good food

      Had dinner here with the family. Great drinks and large patio. I got the fajitas. The order is big and there is plenty. Good atmosphere and food!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Menu Variety
      Jun 09, 2023
    • Worst food ever

      Food was horrible and the service sucked. We were at our table waiting for almost 20 min until we finally saw someone to flag down. Maybe the patio would have been a better choice, but if you want real Mexican food…head to west Texas

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      May 30, 2023
    • Writing from the toilet.

      I appreciate the history and the family run business aspect of this place. The patio is great (assuming it isn't 100 degrees).

      The food should be an absolute embarrassment to the owners. It's like Taco Bell threw out its expired food and then a homeless...shelter got the ingredients out of the trash cash and served it to people. I challenge anyone to make worse food. The 1980s school lunch "taco day" was 100 times better than this place.

      The beans were burnt. We couldn't tell the difference between "beef" and "chicken" fajitas.

      The margs are a bag mix of crap ingredients that produce an almost instant hangover and might be one of the worst drinks I've ever had.

      It would take just the slightest bit of effort to improve the food and or drinks but nope this place has been the same for decades.More shelter got the ingredients out of the trash cash and served it to people. I challenge anyone to make worse food. The 1980s school lunch "taco day" was 100 times better than this place.

      The beans were burnt. We couldn't tell the difference between "beef" and "chicken" fajitas.

      The margs are a bag mix of crap ingredients that produce an almost instant hangover and might be one of the worst drinks I've ever had.

      It would take just the slightest bit of effort to improve the food and or drinks but nope this place has been the same for decades.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      May 27, 2023
    • Awesome

      You really must try this place out.It has limited menu, but the food was well worth it, and you don’t leave hungry. You also want to get there early before they open, there was a little line, but when we left there was a huge...line down the sidewalk.More line down the sidewalk.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      May 13, 2023
    • Horrible, don’t go!

      The waitress had a don’t give a crap attitude, the chips were stale and the hot sauce was bland, the tacos were inedible, the beef fajitas had a fish flavor, and the cheese enchiladas awful! We heard good things about this restaurant so we thought...we would try it. Regretfully, we wasted $80. Worst restaurant I have ever been to. Btw, they only accept cash and check. Not told up front!More we would try it. Regretfully, we wasted $80. Worst restaurant I have ever been to. Btw, they only accept cash and check. Not told up front!

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Service
      May 09, 2023
    • Overrated

      Stood in line for an hour. Finally sat 6 of us down in full sun table. Very hot. Didn’t offer an umbrella. Menu is very limited. We got enchiladas & fajita dinner. The fajita’s were very good. I would not recommend the enchiladas though. I’ve...had much better. These are probably some of the worst ones I’ve ever had. And I’m an enchilada connoisseur for 70 years. This place is very overrated and expensive.More had much better. These are probably some of the worst ones I’ve ever had. And I’m an enchilada connoisseur for 70 years. This place is very overrated and expensive.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Wait Time
      Apr 08, 2023
    • Bad Experience

      We have gone here several times over the years. Never had a bad experience until today. Ordered family style. Family style is usually served with a bowl of rice and a bowl of beans. A plate of enchiladas, tacos and nachos.
      People brought nachos to...our table. Then after awhile they brought 2 tacos. There were 3 of us. The table behind was then brought out what we usually were served as family style.
      Then an enchilada plate was brought out. When our waiter came over to see how we were doing I asked why we only got one plate. He said he would go check. I sent back the single plate. He came back and said it was straightened out.
      After about 10 mins. an enchilada plate was brought out. Thinking maybe we were all getting separate plates my husband began eating. He finished his plate and the waiter took it away. Then another plate was brought out after my husband's plate was taken away. When the waiter came back I asked about another plate. Again the waiter said he would check it out. Finally I received a plate.
      It was not an enjoyable meal at all. It appears the people who brought out the food in the beginning gave the family style to the wrong table since they had what appeared to be for 3 people.More our table. Then after awhile they brought 2 tacos. There were 3 of us. The table behind was then brought out what we usually were served as family style.
      Then an enchilada plate was brought out. When our waiter came over to see how we were doing I asked why we only got one plate. He said he would go check. I sent back the single plate. He came back and said it was straightened out.
      After about 10 mins. an enchilada plate was brought out. Thinking maybe we were all getting separate plates my husband began eating. He finished his plate and the waiter took it away. Then another plate was brought out after my husband's plate was taken away. When the waiter came back I asked about another plate. Again the waiter said he would check it out. Finally I received a plate.
      It was not an enjoyable meal at all. It appears the people who brought out the food in the beginning gave the family style to the wrong table since they had what appeared to be for 3 people.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Service
      Apr 01, 2023
    • Recommended by a business associate, I will never listen to him again!

      This was terrible! The salsas sucked, the tamales had no flavor and the margaritas were undistinguished… my friend had flaunts which were awful. Sometimes places that have been around for a long time get a reputation that they ride on. They should be bucked off!...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Mar 28, 2023
    • Average food, limited menu, cash only

      This place is apparently a Ft. Worth legend. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to it's hype for us. There were 3 menu options. No menus. Service was average. Cash only. Lines are long and I wouldn't recommend unless you sit outside on the patio and...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Ambience
      Mar 16, 2023
    • Nice building, subpar food

      I don't understand why this place is so popular. Restaurant was beautiful, food was subpar. Very limited menu, in fact there were no menus, we were read the two specials, had to ask for a menu. Menu was a QR code scanned from the servers...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Menu Variety
      Mar 16, 2023
    • Locals and family don’t always know best.

      Time for Joe to make sure his family recipe is being followed. The food is beginning to taste like a cafeteria food.
      The beans, rice, and cheese needs attention. The food is arriving to the table at cool temp if your having a lucky day....More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Feb 28, 2023
    • Great

      The food was great. We got the enchilada meal for two. It was good. We also had a good frozen margarita. Our waiter was very nice. Recommend.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Feb 25, 2023
    • 1st wedding 💑 anniversary

      The atmosphere and view was delightful, the service was awesome, the food was delicious and had generous portions, the margaritas were super strong and we could only drink one, and the price was very affordable. I can't wait to go back. But this time I...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      Feb 24, 2023
    • Historic Tex-Mex meets its legacy!!!

      Apparently this place is a rite of passage if you visit Fort Worth. First thing, take cash, they do NOT accept cards. The wait staff will tell you before you order. ATM onsite.

      The portions are huge, if you have an average apatite, plan on...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Cash Only
      Feb 22, 2023
    • I don’t get it

      I don’t have a clue why this place is packed all the time, went tonight for an event. I mean they have a menu with two items, you would think they would be awesome since they only have to do two plates right. Not the...More

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      • None
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      Feb 18, 2023
    • Terrible!!!! Not a shadow of what they used to be

      We went for dinner on January 27th, 2023, and the food was so horrible!!! Joe T Garcia's used to be delicious, and after having been away from TX for quite a few years, I was so exited to be eating there again! Was I in...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Feb 09, 2023
    • DON’T there’s better

      Terrible , and they do not care that their food is awful. This is and has been a very old Fort Worth establishment.
      Pros-
      1) nice out door atmosphere
      2) if your standards for food are super low , this is a good place to...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Feb 05, 2023
    • Stockyard Lunch

      CASH ONLY! We were wandering around the stockyard and decided to have lunch. It’s a bit of a walk from the main area but worth it. Although the menu choices are limited the food is definitely good. My husband and I shared a “Family Style...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jan 12, 2023
    • SO TERRIBLE! AVOID, there are way better places to eat!

      AWFUL!!!!!! DO NOT GO!!!!! there are many other places to eat, this place was terrible. it is over priced, the manager is grumpy and berating to staff and the food is swimming in grease and oil.
      seriously, one of the worst restaurants I have ever...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Jan 01, 2023
    • It is a Fort Worth institution

      Umm I tried several times to go here. I assumed that the wait was long because of the long lines but it was not a long wait at all. They have like a block of property. The menu was not extensive. They had enchiladas, fajitas,...More

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      • None
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      Dec 17, 2022
    • Disappointing!

      If you are expecting homemade Mexican food this will not be the place you want to eat. Guacamole and Chicken Flautas were not from scratch. The Bistec Salad was little beef with very little seasoning on a bed of shreddded lettuce.

      Sentiment
      • Negative
      Content
      • Authenticity
      Dec 10, 2022
    • Lake Country Dental Christmas Party

      Wonderful service. Food was delicious. Waiter filled my tea glass 5 times during meal. We had a group of 35 but food was hot and served quickly.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Service
      Dec 09, 2022
    • The beef fajita dinner plates does not include any real beef fajita meat, but regular beef!

      I was there Saturday with family for lunch and two of us order the beef fajitas plate. We were very disappointed when we tasted the meat for it was not beef fajita meat, but regular beef. There is a great difference in the quality, taste...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
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      • Food Quality
      Dec 03, 2022
    • Limited options but good. Great atmosphere

      We did not know the restaurant had only two options for dinner, nor that it was cash only. Neither was an issue. But…the option we ordered was enchiladas and should have only ordered one entree. With enchiladas (2) came enough rice, beans, small tacos, and...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Menu Variety
      Nov 22, 2022
    • Terrible

      We were in town for one night looking for a good Mexican food, so disappointed that this is the restaurant we chose. This is by far the worst Mexican food I’ve ever had and I am from Pennsylvania. The rice and beans tasted like nothing...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
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      • Food Quality
      Nov 17, 2022
    • Review of food quality

      We love Joe T’s- it’s been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. We went today and I didn’t remember the food being so bad. I mean terrible bad. The queso tastes like cream of chicken soup and powder. The...More

      Sentiment
      • Negative
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      • Food Quality
      Nov 13, 2022
    • Lunch with family and friends

      One had to wait in a queue to get in as it is a very popular place but we’ll worth the short wait. The fajitas are just delicious. Service is very quick and the price extremely reasonable

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Service
      Nov 03, 2022
    • Not work the money. Especially if you love real Mexican cuisine!

      Up side: Very nice ambiance, art and garden and veranda. Seems very popular

      Downside: TexMex 100%, I am a huge fan of legit Mexican food, and I didn’t find the $30 per person very economical at all. Rice dry and grainy, beans very average, cheese...More

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      • None
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      • Food Quality
      Oct 20, 2022
    • Great Mexican food and Margaritas near Tannahill's and Stockyard

      If you want to avoid the overpriced tourist trap restaurants in Stockyard ( which is walking distance from Garcia's), this is your place! Terrific outdoor seating, crammed with locals, great bar , also very family friendly,

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Outdoor Dining
      Oct 10, 2022
    • Great food

      The food is so good. Great sitting on the patio. So much food, as the portions are large. This is a must do.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Sep 22, 2022
    • Incredible, old-school cool ambience

      Beef tacos. The best, salso, delicious, staff, amazing, patio, a sight to see.
      An incredibly fun experience.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      Sep 03, 2022
    • Reliable and Authentic

      First time back in over 40 years and, other than expanding its seating and its gardens (now 1000 seats, occupying a whole city block), Joe T’s is familiar and reliable. While I miss the swimming pool, I didn’t have to miss the quesadillas and fajitas...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Menu Variety
      Aug 16, 2022
    • Authentic

      Clean (not smothered in grease) authentic taste. Mostly handmade. Service good. Average wait time. Dined off lunch menu.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Food Quality
      Aug 12, 2022
    • I liked it...

      We stopped here with some local friends. We all had Fajitas, margaritas and some chips/salsa.
      Wife was not impressed, however I though the fajitas were very good.
      Our margaritas were also good.

      The food came out VERY fast, and they only accept cash.

      Bottom line...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Service
      Aug 10, 2022
    • Bit of a wait

      But we’ll worth it! Food was hot fresh and authentic! The patio was nice, service was great! I definitely recommend this place, just be patient getting in depending on the time 😁

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Aug 07, 2022
    • Amazing food and atmosphere

      First time here and LOVED this placed. Had a group of 11. Sat outside to enjoy the beautiful landscaping and patio designs. Started with pitchers of margaritas. Loved the food and the service was great. The server started to see rain clouds forming and she...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Ambience
      Aug 05, 2022
    • Atmosphere is fabulous. Everything else is fair.

      This is a great place for the atmosphere! The gardins are fabulous and so enjoyable to sit in and eat. However, it's pretty easy to see that to get as many people through, they minimize their menu to just a few items, and then mass...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Menu Variety
      Jul 22, 2022
    • Amazing

      We have ate here a couple of times. It has been a highlight every time. We had dinner. There was not a wait, the service was exceptional, and the food was amazing as always.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jul 17, 2022
    • Excellent!!

      This is a must do if you like good Mexican food and margaritas!! The patio dining is an excellent experience during milder weather. Indoor seating gives you a nice option if it’s really hot or cold out. The menu is short but the food is...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Jul 17, 2022
    • Epic

      Happy to find this amazing and historic place is still around. It has been way too long since we walked through the kitchens and took in the kost amazing Texmex food on the planet

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Authenticity
      Jul 17, 2022
    • We enjoyed a great meal inside and away from the heat!

      We enjoyed a sample of things to eat and enjoyed them all as well as chips and salsa. The reasonable price was a great part of our lunch experience. More than enough food for all of us! If it wasn't so hot, we would have...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jul 10, 2022
    • You go for the courtyard,

      I was told that this place has a long line and wait time. Not when we went at 1:30. The courtyard is beautiful, the drinks were good except the sangria margarita. The food was good except the tamales. They were not soft, they were dry...More

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      • None
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      Jun 27, 2022
    • Excellent California style Mexican food

      Such reasonable prices for such delicious food!! Restaurant inside is beautiful and the patio outside is huge and has so much ambience. Most Mexican restaurants in the area are Tex-Mex. This one is different and oh so good!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jun 23, 2022
    • Large rehearsal dinner

      There were about 75 people at this event which was nice enough to be an actual wedding as the setting was so pretty. The food was yummy & plentiful. The idea of a buffet line is easy & practical. The staff were very pleasant. The...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jun 21, 2022
    • Cash Only for This Experience

      Our first time here after a recommendation from a friend. We opted to sit inside because, in case you didn’t know, Fort Worth gets freaking hot in the summer. There are two lines when you go in and one for inside and one for the...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Wait Time
      Jun 20, 2022
    • The best.

      Look, you’ve read the reviews and you don’t need me to tell you again… but I WANT to! Our service was top notch, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere so dreamy. We ran into the manager? owner? on the way out and she was...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Jun 11, 2022
    • Fantastic experience at Joe T Garcias, and Caden was amazing!

      Recommended this restaurant by a Texan friend and it did not disappoint! Food was fantastic, portions were amazing and service was brilliant! We had a server called Caden who was absolutely brilliant. Highly recommend!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Service
      Jun 08, 2022
    • Excellent!

      Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! Will be back! My only complaint is they only accept cash or checks, but they do have an ATM.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Jun 01, 2022
    • Amazing food and environment!

      The food is so authentic and so yummy ! And oh my gosh the environment is wonderful. The garden area is beautiful! Cash only so be sure to come prepared!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Authenticity
      May 20, 2022
    • Great after at least 50 years

      Short menu with huge servings. Chili relleno was superb. I mistakenly ordered steak fajita nachos. Huge serving enough for 4. Great but more than most could consume.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      May 07, 2022
    • Beautiful place with great food

      Great Food, service, drinks and a nice crowd, Can be very busy at times. Located in a very cool section of town.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      May 07, 2022
    • Still great after all these years!

      We probably ate at Joe T's 30 or 40 years ago, before the patio was added and when you walked through the kitchen to be seated. It is still the same great cuisine!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Authenticity
      May 07, 2022
    • classic

      Must when in Fort Worth. Always sit outside and have a margarita. Get the Dinner and enjoy the beautiful courtyard.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Outdoor Dining
      May 01, 2022
    • Cool environment, very average food,

      So many other food choices in the Stockyards, I do see the uniqueness quotient but the menu is limited and our chicken fajitas were dry and overcooked. I give it 3 stars purely on the service which was excellent

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      May 01, 2022
    • One & done

      This is a landmark in Ft Worth, so folks go for that, but the food is just average. The service is great, the margaritas are tasty.
      Been there, done that

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Authenticity
      Apr 20, 2022
    • Just okay

      The food was just okay. I think it’s mostly popular for the pretty outside area and possibly the drinks. We had good service and the food arrived super quick. Water and chips came right away also.

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      • None
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      Apr 09, 2022
    • This is it!

      This was an invite and was I happy I came? YESSS. They have a limited selection of food, wine and beer. But, boy is it good to eat there! Warning! Be hungry!! Big servings await you. If course they get you a doggybag 😊. When...More

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      • Positive
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      Mar 26, 2022
    • Best food in the stockyards area!

      After landing ourselves in the stockyards we were recommended this place by many people and it didn’t disappoint. We can looking for some authentic Mexican food and we got it. The nachos and salsa dip to start were incredible and the mains were delicious, great...More

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      • Positive
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      Mar 11, 2022
    • Close to Fam

      We hadn’t been to Joe T’s in some time but visiting family close by was a perfect time. Had the chicken fajitas and I forgot how good they were. Really good meal with really good service, good chips and cold beer.

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      • Positive
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      Mar 04, 2022
    • Great Group Gathering

      I have attended several gatherings @ Joe T's La Puerlita venue next to the main restaurant. It's a nice location for groups of 75 or so. Ordinarily there's buffet of the restaurants 2 choice menu, works well. This event was a birthday party & all...More

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      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Feb 04, 2022
    • Come hungry, it’s a lot of good food

      We have eaten a Joe T’s over the years and it is always good. My husband and I shared the cheese enchilada dinner and tamale dinner. We should have taken some home but didn’t! The enchilada dinner comes with 2 tacos, 2 cheese enchiladas, guacamole,...More

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      • Positive
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      Jan 09, 2022
    • Still Top Notch

      We grabbed lunch before the Armed Forces Bowl game with my daughter and son-in-law. Even though I had not been here in many years, I set a high bar for the experience. Joe t's DID NOT LET ME DOWN! We ordered our food served family...More

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      • Positive
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      Dec 22, 2021
    • Tamales are Authentic

      We used to go here a lot but we moved to Oklahoma City so we only come here when we visit. We were here, earlier this week and we bought some tamales and Mexican sweet bread. Best to eat tamales while their hot. Food don’t...More

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      • Positive
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      Dec 16, 2021
    • You have to go

      As it has been stated, there is always a line out the door. I don't understand it, very limited menu but the place needs to be seen, it's beautiful. Lots of statuaries and plants and fountains.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Dec 08, 2021
    • Great atmosphere , Delicious food with excellent service. Bring CA$H - No credit cards are accepted

      We dined here on a recommendation and couldn’t be happier. The menu is not overwhelming and the service was friendly and fast. We tried the Bistec Ranchero & the 5mini Chimichanga lunch; both were delicious and serving was plentiful. Prices are reasonable BUT Garcia’s is...More

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      • Positive
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      Nov 10, 2021
    • A must in Fort Worth

      This place is a Must! So glad that my friend brought me here as it is off the beaten track (not in the tourist spot) but the food and atmosphere of the location was amazing. Beautiful space and garden with fountains and music with wonderful...More

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      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Nov 07, 2021
    • Disappointed Lunch

      We got there around 1pm on a Saturday, and a usual lunch rush. There were 2 lines: one to sit inside and another to dine outside. Once we made it closer to the door we saw written on a sign that they only accept cash....More

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      • Negative
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      • Service
      Nov 01, 2021
    • Gets busy!

      Got to the restaurant at 10:30 for lunch at 11:00 on Saturday and we were 5th in line. So go early. They get busy. Beautiful outdoor dining area. You’d never guess from the outside how awesome the place is just over the wall. (They also...More

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      • Positive
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      • Wait Time
      Oct 04, 2021
    • Forget Joe T Garcia’s

      This was the worse experience we have ever had. They only do fajitas and they were burned and stuck to the cast iron skillet. Beans and rice stuck to the pan, burned. Guacamole was included and when they finally decided to take off our burned...More

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      • Negative
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      Oct 02, 2021
    • Beautiful setting/average meal

      Our visit was pretty much what we had expected based on online and personal reviews. The ambience in the garden was beautiful and the staff was friendly and efficient. The food was good, but as others had noted, choices were limited. Glad we were aware...More

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      • None
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      • Ambience
      Sep 30, 2021
    • Beautiful Grounds, Good Food

      We attended a private event here but found the patio grounds to be beautiful. A little tropical paradise. The food was good too. We look forward to returning on our own, outside of a private event.

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Outdoor Dining
      Sep 29, 2021
    • A Fort Worth Legend!

      I will preface this by saying Joe T's is not the best Mexican food you will ever eat. If it is, you haven't not eaten much Tex-Mex. I will say, that you will not eat a restaurant with better ambiance than there is on Joe...More

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      • Positive
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      • Authenticity
      Sep 16, 2021
    • Sit outside in a Tex-mex oasis!

      Sitting outside is worth the wait! Fast service from a limited menu with only the best options (fajitas or a family style dinner with cheese enchiladas & beef tacos).

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      • Positive
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      • Menu Variety
      Sep 05, 2021
    • Go Once for the Experience

      If you want a different restaurant experience , try it once. Be prepared to wait. Part of the experience is standing in the ridiculous long line and drinking margarites while you wait and chatting with others. Hint, get your place in line and have someone...More

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      • Positive
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      • Wait Time
      Sep 02, 2021
    • Bring cash and a big appetite.

      This restaurant had been recommended to us by several people so we thought we should check it out. Glad I did some homework first as many have said, they only take cash. I also called ahead to make a reservation and found out that they...More

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      • None
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      • Cash Only
      Aug 29, 2021
    • Lots of possibilities, but unremarkable

      We ate there recently with a small group. It was early enough that the dinner rush had not started, but service was still pretty slow. Beer was cold but margarita was decidedly 'ho-hum' according to my spouse. I had the chile rellano and it tasted...More

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      • None
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      • Service
      Aug 27, 2021
    • Dinner with family

      Marvelous service and good food with a great atmosphere of fun filled laughter among other couple’s sharing special time together

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      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      Aug 19, 2021
    • Love It!

      My first visit to Joe T's was in the 1980's. We stumbled on to this little hole in the wall, went in and the server said are you here for lunch? We said yes and was expecting them to bring out menus, next thing you...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Authenticity
      Aug 14, 2021
    • Timeless local Tex-Mex fare.

      Still rocking after all these years. Really good Tex-Mex. Still enjoy some dishes we ordered decades ago. Great salsa and guacamole. Please note that it is cash only.

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      • Positive
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      Aug 08, 2021
    • Good food, good service...

      Unlike others, we had never heard of this place. We stumbled upon it while visiting DFW and the Stockyards.
      They have a great business model by offering only two meal options and accepting only cash. Two options keeps cost low and increases efficiency. Cash only!...More

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      • Positive
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      • Menu Variety
      Aug 04, 2021
    • Solid Mexican Choice

      Ate here for lunch on a Tuesday and was surprised to get seated immediately, especially considering the scorching temperature outside. Had been hoping to sit outside in the beautiful courtyard, but was too hot for our party.
      Started with chips and salsa, which was some...More

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      • Positive
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      • Outdoor Dining
      Aug 02, 2021
    • Terrible and overrated

      This is likely to be the most overrated restaurant ever. I live in Houston and eat at many Mexican restaurants and the food here is incredibly mediocre. Terrible, actually. Yet the line out the door is an hour long. I don’t get it. The food...More

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      • Negative
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      • Food Quality
      Jul 24, 2021
    • Amazing! Just as I remembered!

      Everything was just as I had remembered from several years ago. Food was right on target, the portions were large, quality was outstanding, service was great. This place is a must anytime you are in the area. But come early to avoid the long lines.

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      • Positive
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      • Food Quality
      Jul 17, 2021
    • sit outside + more tips

      tips: they only take cash/check. there’s an atm inside though. sit outside because the courtyard is amazing! a line forms outside very early. we got in like around 4:30 and probably had about a 30 min wait, but the line was much worse when we...More

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      • Positive
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      • Wait Time
      Jul 09, 2021
    • Great food and service!!

      Was 2nd time to enjoy a great meal here while visiting Ft. Worth Stockyards! Excellent Tex/Mex but must warn that this restaurant does not accept credit cards so you need to pay with cash or check. Limited menu of a Family style meal of beef...More

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Cash Only
      Jun 19, 2021
    • We drove back to Fort Worth to try it

      We had a few people recommend this place to us, however we had limited time in Fort Worth and it didn't make the first cut of places to eat. Due to rain on Monday, we had to change our plans around, so we drove from...More

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      • Positive
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      • Wait Time
      Jun 17, 2021
    • Quantity, not quality.

      Very nice old building and beautiful patio area. Patio area is the reason for the 3 star review. Otherwise, it would be a 2. Friendly staff, beautiful old building, mediocre food, at best.

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      • None
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      • Ambience
      Jun 15, 2021
    • Not worth it!!

      Don't go - not worth it.
      after living in DFW for 10 years finally mustered the will to stand in line to eat at this place that's supposed to be real good. After standing outside in the heat for over one hour we got in,...More

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      • Negative
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      • Wait Time
      Jun 13, 2021
    • Awful

      This place was packed so it has to be good right. Noooo the food was awful. The skinny margarita was awful. Our waiter was great but we will never go back.

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      • Negative
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      Jun 12, 2021
    • EXCELLENT!!

      Excellent establishment. Limited menu but very authentic. Had the cheese enchiladas family style dinner. Plenty of food for two. Guacamole was superb as was everything else. Andrew, our waiter, very attentive and friendly. We would highly recommend this place when in the area. Very close...More

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      • Positive
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      Jun 12, 2021
    • Ambiance was great, food not so much

      The outdoor dining is the best part of the restaurant. The food, however, was just average. The service was also average. We went at an odd time (3:30 pm) so luckily we did not have to wait. If I did have to wait I probably...More

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      Jun 01, 2021
    • not worth the hype

      Well well well. Been visiting the area for a couple of weeks and was told that I had to make it to The Stockyards and then eat at Garcias. Stockyards A+, Garcias C-. I will say that the atmosphere is very unique, but tables and...More

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      • None
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      May 31, 2021
    • Incredible garden courtyard, quick service

      Even though we went for an early dinner, so do a lot of other people so we lined up outside of the hacienda wall and we moved along quickly. Once seated we were delighted by the beauty of the plants and fountains, etc. Good drinks...More

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      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      May 30, 2021
    • Excellent experience

      It’s worth the wait but remember it’s cash only. Limited menu but everything is wonderful. The atmosphere might be the best part. Staff was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back

      Sentiment
      • Positive
      Content
      • Cash Only
      May 29, 2021
    • Beautiful garden dining!

      Beautiful garden dining!

      We were told by a friend that this place had the best margaritas and we had to go there. We arrived just before they opened and waited a few minutes to be seated. Walking from the street into the garden area was...More

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      • Positive
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      • Outdoor Dining
      May 23, 2021
    • Just ok

      You're paying for the patio and outside experience. The food was blah. Didn't care for the two menu options - fajitas or enchiladas family style. Comes with rice, beans, and a few extra items. Might take your picture, but gotta pay extra for that, too!...More

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      May 18, 2021
    • You Must Dine Outside!!

      I am so glad that someone suggested we dine at this place. The gardens were so unexpected as we entered the restaurant. We were so pleased with our seating by the fountain. The food was delicious: relleno, guac, and chicken salad. Service was superb!!!

      Sentiment
      • Positive
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      • Ambience
      May 17, 2021

Sentiment Analysis

  • Positive(69)
    66%
  • Negative(22)
    21%
  • None(14)
    13%
45 Net Promoter
Score

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  • Food Quality(43)
    41%
    51% Positive
  • Ambience(21)
    20%
    81% Positive
  • Menu Variety(9)
    9%
    67% Positive
  • Service(8)
    8%
    50% Positive
  • Authenticity(7)
    7%
    86% Positive
  • Wait Time(7)
    7%
    71% Positive
  • Outdoor Dining(6)
    6%
    100% Positive
  • Cash Only(4)
    4%
    75% Positive

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