Mexican Gardens Restaurant

★★★★☆
42.1989 -83.2171
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734-282-5633

15950 Eureka Rd

Southgate, MI

48195

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Hours
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm

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I eat at Mexican gardens on a regular basis. When you first walk in you can just feel the loving and family spirit. Everyone is so nice and outgoing! The wait on a weekend is nothing more than 20 mins which is probably the fastest for such good quality food. The hostesses are so friendly and helpful and make sure that your needs are met. My servers are always very attentive and i never have an empty glass! They are EXTREMELY fast The atmosphere is so nice and the decor is beautiful. These people who say they have had a bad experience must just be very picky. Not everything perfect and everyone knows that, but if your'e looking for close to it then Mexican Gardens is the perfect place!!! Ownership, management, and employment are all outstanding!

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I eat at Mexican gardens on a regular basis. When you first walk in you can just feel the loving and family spirit. Everyone is so nice and outgoing! The wait on a weekend is nothing more than 20 mins which is probably the fastest for such good quality food. The hostesses are so friendly and helpful and make sure that your needs are met. My servers are always very attentive and i never have an empty glass! They are EXTREMELY fast The atmosphere is so nice and the decor is beautiful. These people who say they have had a bad experience must just be very picky. Not everything perfect and everyone knows that, but if your'e looking for close to it then Mexican Gardens is the perfect place!!! Ownership, management, and employment are all outstanding!

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i don't agree with the people they below me, Mexican gardens is so good, and im sure the people who don't think so are just stupid people with sticks up their asses. :)

5
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i don't agree with the people they below me, Mexican gardens is so good, and im sure the people who don't think so are just stupid people with sticks up their asses. :)

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I went to Mexican Gardens once, and once only. The service was not impressive in the least, nor was the food. They are absurdly overpriced for Mexican food. The food was not fresh, and the chips and salsa disappointing. If you want good Mexican food in the area, try Pancho's (15570 King Rd, Riverview - at Grange Rd) or Tijuana Crossing (2760 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton). The chips at both restaurants are freshly made, the service is excellent, and the food is not expensive. Tijuana Crossing has a liquor license and has a large variety of beer and liquor (esp tequila!). Don't waste your time at Mexican Gardens. The only time I ever went there, I was sorely disappointed.

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I went to Mexican Gardens once, and once only. The service was not impressive in the least, nor was the food. They are absurdly overpriced for Mexican food. The food was not fresh, and the chips and salsa disappointing. If you want good Mexican food in the area, try Pancho's (15570 King Rd, Riverview - at Grange Rd) or Tijuana Crossing (2760 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton). The chips at both restaurants are freshly made, the service is excellent, and the food is not expensive. Tijuana Crossing has a liquor license and has a large variety of beer and liquor (esp tequila!). Don't waste your time at Mexican Gardens. The only time I ever went there, I was sorely disappointed.

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Mexican Gardens has great food and friendly, quick service. As a regular, I once called ahead, let them know I was short on time and that my cousin and I wanted to dine in. They took my order over the phone and had our table ready when we arrived, you can't get better service than that. They are the best!

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★★★★★

Mexican Gardens has great food and friendly, quick service. As a regular, I once called ahead, let them know I was short on time and that my cousin and I wanted to dine in. They took my order over the phone and had our table ready when we arrived, you can't get better service than that. They are the best!

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I hadn't eaten there in a while but went last Friday in search of a good Mexican restaurant since Chi-Chi's closed, waited for a seat for at least 20 minutes.

The Strawberry Margarita was the worst I've ever had, in fact, I sent it back and asked for a beer (I rarely send back anything). I ordered a Botanta and it was also just awful, dry, just a bunch of chips with stuff thrown on top, so dry I could barely eat it. Was the worst I've ever had. My son said his enchilladas were pretty good. Maybe it was just what I had but I certainly wouldn't go back again and sure don't understand why there was such a crowd there and a long wait. Was also noisy and crowded. I thought the prices were expensive for what you got also (mine was $8 or $9 without any rice, beans or anything else with it). Maybe it was just me and what I ordered, but I was really unimpressed and disappointed. I really can't understand the rave reviews.....

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★★☆☆☆

I hadn't eaten there in a while but went last Friday in search of a good Mexican restaurant since Chi-Chi's closed, waited for a seat for at least 20 minutes.

The Strawberry Margarita was the worst I've ever had, in fact, I sent it back and asked for a beer (I rarely send back anything). I ordered a Botanta and it was also just awful, dry, just a bunch of chips with stuff thrown on top, so dry I could barely eat it. Was the worst I've ever had. My son said his enchilladas were pretty good. Maybe it was just what I had but I certainly wouldn't go back again and sure don't understand why there was such a crowd there and a long wait. Was also noisy and crowded. I thought the prices were expensive for what you got also (mine was $8 or $9 without any rice, beans or anything else with it). Maybe it was just me and what I ordered, but I was really unimpressed and disappointed. I really can't understand the rave reviews.....

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I just can't get enough of Mexican Gardens! The food's great but their chips and salsa are just out of this world! They just redecorated too and it looks very nice in there. The service is very quick and the food is delicious! Main course could be better

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★★★★☆

I just can't get enough of Mexican Gardens! The food's great but their chips and salsa are just out of this world! They just redecorated too and it looks very nice in there. The service is very quick and the food is delicious! Main course could be better

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I just can't get enough of Mexican Gardens! The food's great but their chips and salsa are just out of this world! They just redecorated too and it looks very nice in there. The service is very quick and the food is delicious! The only negative thing I can say is that they sometimes want to charge for refills on softdrinks - that annoys me - but they don't all stick to that.

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★★★★☆

I just can't get enough of Mexican Gardens! The food's great but their chips and salsa are just out of this world! They just redecorated too and it looks very nice in there. The service is very quick and the food is delicious! The only negative thing I can say is that they sometimes want to charge for refills on softdrinks - that annoys me - but they don't all stick to that.

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This is my favorite mexican restaurants. I just love the bean and cheese nachos! They have really good food here and it's a nice atmosphere. The wait staff is all very nice and attentive. This is a great restaurant to go to where the whole family will enjoy themselves and the food!

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★★★★★

This is my favorite mexican restaurants. I just love the bean and cheese nachos! They have really good food here and it's a nice atmosphere. The wait staff is all very nice and attentive. This is a great restaurant to go to where the whole family will enjoy themselves and the food!

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Every time I visit Mexican Garden's I am enjoying the most amazing and authentic Mexican food. I have been going to Mexican Gardens for many many years and have never had a bad experience. The food is great along with the great service

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★★★★★

Every time I visit Mexican Garden's I am enjoying the most amazing and authentic Mexican food. I have been going to Mexican Gardens for many many years and have never had a bad experience. The food is great along with the great service

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Recently went in to eat here the other day and all I can say is WOW... they put out their Lenten Menu and they have a BlackBean Chipoltle Burger with Sweet Potatoe Fries that is out of this world!! This place remains to be one of my

6
★★★★★

Recently went in to eat here the other day and all I can say is WOW... they put out their Lenten Menu and they have a BlackBean Chipoltle Burger with Sweet Potatoe Fries that is out of this world!! This place remains to be one of my

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Love going to Mexican Garden's Best food and drinks around. Friendly staff with great service!!!

6
★★★★★

Love going to Mexican Garden's Best food and drinks around. Friendly staff with great service!!!

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We walked in and were seated in front of a TV with Family Guy playing. Yes, in the middle of the restaurant! I know huh? I couldn't believe it either. (We had a 4 year old with our party and there were several other children throughout the

6
★★★★★

We walked in and were seated in front of a TV with Family Guy playing. Yes, in the middle of the restaurant! I know huh? I couldn't believe it either. (We had a 4 year old with our party and there were several other children throughout the

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Have been going here for many years too many to count and lately with every visit the food has gotten worse. My visit today the food tasted off and the refried beans had to be eaten with a spoon they were so watered down. When I checked

6
★★★★★

Have been going here for many years too many to count and lately with every visit the food has gotten worse. My visit today the food tasted off and the refried beans had to be eaten with a spoon they were so watered down. When I checked

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My family and I have been going to Mexican Gardens for years, the food is soo good and the service is so friendly, alot of the staff has been there for along time so they know what they are doing and they will treat you right!! They have

6
★★★★★

My family and I have been going to Mexican Gardens for years, the food is soo good and the service is so friendly, alot of the staff has been there for along time so they know what they are doing and they will treat you right!! They have

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We were told we could get the dinner and a movie deal before ordering our meal, ordered drinks which came out wrong the first time, had the server switch shifts with no one letting us know, had decent (at best) food, and then when the bill came, said that they ran out of movie tickets. The manager offered a free dessert or drink, but we just wanted to get out of there with our tickets we were told were there. The manager said he'd leave a note for the staff to have tickets for us for the next day and lo and behold, the next day came and no note was left. Now we have to wait 4 more days until the general manager comes in to see if we can even get the tickets at all. Horrible customer service, managers are very unprofessional and do not keep their word.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We were told we could get the dinner and a movie deal before ordering our meal, ordered drinks which came out wrong the first time, had the server switch shifts with no one letting us know, had decent (at best) food, and then when the bill came, said that they ran out of movie tickets. The manager offered a free dessert or drink, but we just wanted to get out of there with our tickets we were told were there. The manager said he'd leave a note for the staff to have tickets for us for the next day and lo and behold, the next day came and no note was left. Now we have to wait 4 more days until the general manager comes in to see if we can even get the tickets at all. Horrible customer service, managers are very unprofessional and do not keep their word.

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Ok...so my wife and I check out a movie at the MJR Theater and decided to check out Mexican Gardens for dinner after. We looked at the menu and got excited for the food they had listed. I ordered the Chimichanga dinner and my wife did the same. The waitress said "ok, thanks! I'll be right back with your food!". My wife and I didn't even get done chewing a SINGLE CHIP from the chips and salsa they bring out and here comes our food placed in front of us. We thought...okay...this can't be right. McDonalds isn't anywhere NEAR this fast for service. The food looked great, and the portions were big and would have easliy had left overs (hell, we could have even split a dinner) however, the chicken within our food was cold, the cheese wasn't even melted inside them (in fact, you could clearly see the cheese shreds that were still intact and not melted) and overall, the food didn't taste very good. We were very upset. Instead of complaining to the really young staff that works here, we decided it would be best to leave the food and not take it home. We paid and left...knowing we would never return. Just prior to leaving the waitress asked if we wanted boxes, we simply said "no" and she had a concerned look on her face as did we. Point is, she got the message. This, of course, was none of her fault...she was only the server. There was NO WAY IN HELL they prepared two adult meals let alone COOK THEM, within what seemed to be about 30 seconds of us ordering. Scary stuff. We will NOT be going back here. Sorry...but that's the truth. Looks like a few others have had a bad experience here too, and that is really unfortunate....because like I said...the food did indeed look very good...but when you get served cold food and gets to you faster than McDonalds would ever think of giving you food...that is cause for concern.

Granted, this was ONLY OUR EXPERIENCE. There are many people that have had a very good experience and really enjoyed their food. So don't use our experience as the "end all see all" in your decision. Nobody should. If you are interested in going, then go! Maybe we had a new cook...or well...didn't have a cook because like I said earlier...there was no way it was cooked within the time frame we order. Absolutely impossible. Someone mentioned they got there a half hour before they closed and didn't have a good experience. Everyones meal should be hot and fresh no matter what time it is. End of story. Thanks for reading.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok...so my wife and I check out a movie at the MJR Theater and decided to check out Mexican Gardens for dinner after. We looked at the menu and got excited for the food they had listed. I ordered the Chimichanga dinner and my wife did the same. The waitress said "ok, thanks! I'll be right back with your food!". My wife and I didn't even get done chewing a SINGLE CHIP from the chips and salsa they bring out and here comes our food placed in front of us. We thought...okay...this can't be right. McDonalds isn't anywhere NEAR this fast for service. The food looked great, and the portions were big and would have easliy had left overs (hell, we could have even split a dinner) however, the chicken within our food was cold, the cheese wasn't even melted inside them (in fact, you could clearly see the cheese shreds that were still intact and not melted) and overall, the food didn't taste very good. We were very upset. Instead of complaining to the really young staff that works here, we decided it would be best to leave the food and not take it home. We paid and left...knowing we would never return. Just prior to leaving the waitress asked if we wanted boxes, we simply said "no" and she had a concerned look on her face as did we. Point is, she got the message. This, of course, was none of her fault...she was only the server. There was NO WAY IN HELL they prepared two adult meals let alone COOK THEM, within what seemed to be about 30 seconds of us ordering. Scary stuff. We will NOT be going back here. Sorry...but that's the truth. Looks like a few others have had a bad experience here too, and that is really unfortunate....because like I said...the food did indeed look very good...but when you get served cold food and gets to you faster than McDonalds would ever think of giving you food...that is cause for concern.

Granted, this was ONLY OUR EXPERIENCE. There are many people that have had a very good experience and really enjoyed their food. So don't use our experience as the "end all see all" in your decision. Nobody should. If you are interested in going, then go! Maybe we had a new cook...or well...didn't have a cook because like I said earlier...there was no way it was cooked within the time frame we order. Absolutely impossible. Someone mentioned they got there a half hour before they closed and didn't have a good experience. Everyones meal should be hot and fresh no matter what time it is. End of story. Thanks for reading.

Pros: We didn't stay long

Cons: Cold Food - Service was, dare I say...too fast.

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Just got back from this place. Knew we should have left when we noticed they were less than an hour away from closing. The wait staff seemed like they were in a big hurry to get us in and out as fast as they could and were constantly looking at their watches and clocks. Our waitress took our orders and she said "I'll be back in one minute". Problem is, she was. It was more like five minutes but this was for a table of 4 guys and full dinners. Do they have stoves in the kitchen? The food was cold in the middle but we dared not ask or say anything. I mean, if they couldn't be bothered to even microwave the food for 20 seconds, why would they put the oven or stove on? The Mexican sandwich I ordered had carrots and potatoes in it. I ordered a mexican sandwich, not a pot roast. I have never had a mexican sandwich with carrots and potatoes. The chicken chimichangas didn't taste right and were not hot at all in the middle. It was a horrid experience and we won't ever be back. Now all 4 of us feel like our stomachs are doing flip flops. Why not complain to the manager? We discussed it but knew we'd never be back and besides, he was probably in a hurry to get home too.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Just got back from this place. Knew we should have left when we noticed they were less than an hour away from closing. The wait staff seemed like they were in a big hurry to get us in and out as fast as they could and were constantly looking at their watches and clocks. Our waitress took our orders and she said "I'll be back in one minute". Problem is, she was. It was more like five minutes but this was for a table of 4 guys and full dinners. Do they have stoves in the kitchen? The food was cold in the middle but we dared not ask or say anything. I mean, if they couldn't be bothered to even microwave the food for 20 seconds, why would they put the oven or stove on? The Mexican sandwich I ordered had carrots and potatoes in it. I ordered a mexican sandwich, not a pot roast. I have never had a mexican sandwich with carrots and potatoes. The chicken chimichangas didn't taste right and were not hot at all in the middle. It was a horrid experience and we won't ever be back. Now all 4 of us feel like our stomachs are doing flip flops. Why not complain to the manager? We discussed it but knew we'd never be back and besides, he was probably in a hurry to get home too.

Pros: Made it out before ruining our drawers

Cons: That this place is open for business

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I dont know why people crowd into this place. Only thing i can think of is cuz there s no other mexican around. It s too expensive and the food is so Americanized....almost like eating Taco Bell.
They charge $2.00 for a soda. What a ripoff!

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★☆☆☆☆

I dont know why people crowd into this place. Only thing i can think of is cuz there s no other mexican around. It s too expensive and the food is so Americanized....almost like eating Taco Bell.
They charge $2.00 for a soda. What a ripoff!

Pros: No other Mexican restaurant

Cons: Bring a lot of Dinero!

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Mexican Gardens has good food, fair prices and decent service but the SMOKE is too much.
First you have to walk through and/or wait in the smokey bar area to get a table and then even is the non-smoking area it still smells like smoke. I have made a promise to no longer go to places that reek of smoke.

3
★★★☆☆

Mexican Gardens has good food, fair prices and decent service but the SMOKE is too much.
First you have to walk through and/or wait in the smokey bar area to get a table and then even is the non-smoking area it still smells like smoke. I have made a promise to no longer go to places that reek of smoke.

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The food is great and the prices too. My husband loves to come here, and I not being a mexican food fan can find things I enjoy too (though they look at me funny when I order french fries and a chicken qusidea). But don't go on a Friday or Saturday night and expect to just sit down. The are ALWAYS jammed packed, but the wait is usually about 30 minutes, and with the bar and large screen TV, the time flys by.

4
★★★★☆

The food is great and the prices too. My husband loves to come here, and I not being a mexican food fan can find things I enjoy too (though they look at me funny when I order french fries and a chicken qusidea). But don't go on a Friday or Saturday night and expect to just sit down. The are ALWAYS jammed packed, but the wait is usually about 30 minutes, and with the bar and large screen TV, the time flys by.

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The food at Mexican Gardens is very good, but the service leaves much to be desired. I grew up in Southgate and have been going to Mexican Gardens for as long as I can remember. The food is what keeps my husband and family coming back. We are regulars there, at least once a week, but the servers do not ever act as if they have ever seen us before. If we were poor tippers, I could understand, but we tip at least 20% and we are both in the restaurant business, so I just don't understand why we are never given very friendly service. Mary acts as if she is "put out" just to seat people and it is usually downhill with any of the servers. We consider not going back just because of the unfriendly service, but we still go back?!

3
★★★☆☆

The food at Mexican Gardens is very good, but the service leaves much to be desired. I grew up in Southgate and have been going to Mexican Gardens for as long as I can remember. The food is what keeps my husband and family coming back. We are regulars there, at least once a week, but the servers do not ever act as if they have ever seen us before. If we were poor tippers, I could understand, but we tip at least 20% and we are both in the restaurant business, so I just don't understand why we are never given very friendly service. Mary acts as if she is "put out" just to seat people and it is usually downhill with any of the servers. We consider not going back just because of the unfriendly service, but we still go back?!

Pros: great mexican food

Cons: below average service from host to server to busser

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Fabulous Food, Fabulous Value!! I have lived in the area all my life and have yet to find a better Mexican restaurant. The enchilada sauce is the best.

5
★★★★★

Fabulous Food, Fabulous Value!! I have lived in the area all my life and have yet to find a better Mexican restaurant. The enchilada sauce is the best.

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We have visited Mexican Gardens since I was a kid. We have seen it grow and change throughout the years but the friendly, propmt service has always been there. It is nice to go into a restaurant and be recognized by the staff. They make you feel at home.
The food is very authentic and tasty. It is the best Mexican Restaurant in the area.
The Juanito Burrito is fabulous. My kids love the chicken fajitas. And you should see
the new decor they got. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and I love the new booths. They give you more privacy than the old ones. When we are on vacation, we can't wait to come back to eat there food.

5
★★★★★

We have visited Mexican Gardens since I was a kid. We have seen it grow and change throughout the years but the friendly, propmt service has always been there. It is nice to go into a restaurant and be recognized by the staff. They make you feel at home.
The food is very authentic and tasty. It is the best Mexican Restaurant in the area.
The Juanito Burrito is fabulous. My kids love the chicken fajitas. And you should see
the new decor they got. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and I love the new booths. They give you more privacy than the old ones. When we are on vacation, we can't wait to come back to eat there food.

Pros: Great Food, Warm atmosphere, Friendly Staff

Cons: Outdoor lighting

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I moved to this area in 1989 when I was 9 and this was the first Mexican resturant we ate at in this neighborhood, and it was the last. it was the family favorite for years. If I still lived there I would still go every friday with my kids. This place was tiny back in the day now it is beatiful and I'm sure it still is. The last time ate there was in 95 and I still talk about it. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! The best salsa! The beef TACOS ARE GREAT!

5
★★★★★

I moved to this area in 1989 when I was 9 and this was the first Mexican resturant we ate at in this neighborhood, and it was the last. it was the family favorite for years. If I still lived there I would still go every friday with my kids. This place was tiny back in the day now it is beatiful and I'm sure it still is. The last time ate there was in 95 and I still talk about it. YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! The best salsa! The beef TACOS ARE GREAT!

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Great food for the prices. I travel from Toronto Ontario to eat here and it is well worth it. I have been coming to this restaurant for the past ten years or so. I highly reccomend this establishment.

5
★★★★★

Great food for the prices. I travel from Toronto Ontario to eat here and it is well worth it. I have been coming to this restaurant for the past ten years or so. I highly reccomend this establishment.

Pros: Great food, Great prices, Awesome service

Cons: Too far away

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Chicken Fajitas were quite tastey, good chips, salsa, average prices. They need to have a few more combo choices, instead of just one or two mexican combos. Overall, a good mexican place.

4
★★★★☆

Chicken Fajitas were quite tastey, good chips, salsa, average prices. They need to have a few more combo choices, instead of just one or two mexican combos. Overall, a good mexican place.

Pros: good food, Fast service

Cons: long wait to sit down, Decor could be better

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Best Mexican food around. Prices are great.
Service is very friendly & prompt.
There is a bar and big screen to entertain you while you wait, although the ample seating is deceiving.
You think you will wait and hour and it's 10 minutes.
May I recommend the enchilada's. They serve them with traditional brown sauce and are the best I've ever had.

5
★★★★★

Best Mexican food around. Prices are great.
Service is very friendly & prompt.
There is a bar and big screen to entertain you while you wait, although the ample seating is deceiving.
You think you will wait and hour and it's 10 minutes.
May I recommend the enchilada's. They serve them with traditional brown sauce and are the best I've ever had.

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Over the course of years, being a regular at this establishment over the last 10 years, I've seen this place have it's ups and downs. Lately, it's going downhill for food taste while the prices rise. The atmosphere is very authentic, however the food could be better as it has been in the past. With Mexican Village being only 15mins down I-75, I'd rather spend the time driving down there. But overall, not too shabby since it is close and convenient.

3
★★★☆☆

Over the course of years, being a regular at this establishment over the last 10 years, I've seen this place have it's ups and downs. Lately, it's going downhill for food taste while the prices rise. The atmosphere is very authentic, however the food could be better as it has been in the past. With Mexican Village being only 15mins down I-75, I'd rather spend the time driving down there. But overall, not too shabby since it is close and convenient.

Pros: Cleanliness, Atmosphere, Great Margaritas!!!!

Cons: Too $$ for quality, Been Better in Past, Beef is too greasy

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No matter what time of the day or evening, Mexican Gardens is always open to satisfy the craving. I love going there because the service is friendly and the food is served up hot and quick! I would definitly recommend eating at this fine restaurant.

5
★★★★★

No matter what time of the day or evening, Mexican Gardens is always open to satisfy the craving. I love going there because the service is friendly and the food is served up hot and quick! I would definitly recommend eating at this fine restaurant.

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