Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

★★★★★
Fort Worth staple is an oasis for Mexican dining.
  • 2201 N Commerce St

    Fort Worth, TX 76106

    Cross street: 23rd Street

    Map & Directions
  • 817-626-4356

About Joe T Garcia's Mexican Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm

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great place, great food, has been for ever.

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great place, great food, has been for ever.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Joe T's is the best Mexican food restaurant in downtown Ft. Worth. The atmosphere is great. They have outside seating as well as inside. We have had many birthday dinners here. The service is great even for very large parties. The food is excellent. The dinner menu includes only two items, fajitas or enchiladas. But they have perfected both, so they are the best around. Margaritas are great too.

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Joe T's is the best Mexican food restaurant in downtown Ft. Worth. The atmosphere is great. They have outside seating as well as inside. We have had many birthday dinners here. The service is great even for very large parties. The food is excellent. The dinner menu includes only two items, fajitas or enchiladas. But they have perfected both, so they are the best around. Margaritas are great too.

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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

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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

Pros: easy menu and good food

Cons: cash and checks only

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The margaritas here are fantastic! Eat outside if you get the chance, the ambiance is great. The food is always good and the service is QUICK!

5
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The margaritas here are fantastic! Eat outside if you get the chance, the ambiance is great. The food is always good and the service is QUICK!

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There are only two items on the menu and both of them were bad! Taco Bell is better! \r
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The famous margaritas? Loyalty can costs you your tastebuds if you forget to challenge them once in a while.

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There are only two items on the menu and both of them were bad! Taco Bell is better! \r
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The famous margaritas? Loyalty can costs you your tastebuds if you forget to challenge them once in a while.

Pros: 4 STARS for the gardens

Cons: -3 STARS for Everything Else

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the fajitas dont have any flavor pretty much taste like onions and bellpeppers boiled together. the meat is not even fajita skirt. i really thought this place was going to be the mother of all fajitas but how wrong i was. you can find MUCH

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the fajitas dont have any flavor pretty much taste like onions and bellpeppers boiled together. the meat is not even fajita skirt. i really thought this place was going to be the mother of all fajitas but how wrong i was. you can find MUCH

Pros: Very Nice Restuarant

Cons: the food sucks

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Having lived in the DFW area for better part of 25 years, I have heard of Joe T. Garcia's for a very long time. I finally stopped in about 5:30 on Saturday. A minimal waiting line which grow considerably by the time I left. Seated outside

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Having lived in the DFW area for better part of 25 years, I have heard of Joe T. Garcia's for a very long time. I finally stopped in about 5:30 on Saturday. A minimal waiting line which grow considerably by the time I left. Seated outside

Pros: al fesco atmosphere

Cons: price & quality of the food, cash only

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HORRIBLE food ... fajitas were disgusting. The chicken was dry. My kids wouldn't touch it and I forced myself to eat half of the plate. I've had better fajitas at Hacienda Ranch, Luna de Noche, On the Border, just about anywhere. For a

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HORRIBLE food ... fajitas were disgusting. The chicken was dry. My kids wouldn't touch it and I forced myself to eat half of the plate. I've had better fajitas at Hacienda Ranch, Luna de Noche, On the Border, just about anywhere. For a

Pros: Patio, but it doesn't overcome to bad food!!!

Cons: Disgusting food, dry chicken fajitas, cash only, no menu

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I went here for the first time last Sunday night. First, who does not take debit cards in 2009? I mean come on, this is not a shady place to eat, it is a very nice location and was packed late on a Sunday night. The margaritas were $27 a

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I went here for the first time last Sunday night. First, who does not take debit cards in 2009? I mean come on, this is not a shady place to eat, it is a very nice location and was packed late on a Sunday night. The margaritas were $27 a

Pros: Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Everything Else

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I have always heard about Joe T.'s but since we live in Arlington we never made the time to go. I'm sorry we waited so long! They have the BEST fajitas and margaritas I've ever had. My husband who doesn't drink even liked the margaritas. The atmosphere is great too! Love the outdoor garden patio. You can even have large dinner parties there. You will not wait long even if the line looks really long. The service is great and fast. This is the true meaning of doing one thing and doing it well!

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I have always heard about Joe T.'s but since we live in Arlington we never made the time to go. I'm sorry we waited so long! They have the BEST fajitas and margaritas I've ever had. My husband who doesn't drink even liked the margaritas. The atmosphere is great too! Love the outdoor garden patio. You can even have large dinner parties there. You will not wait long even if the line looks really long. The service is great and fast. This is the true meaning of doing one thing and doing it well!

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As Rachel Ray would say "Yuucco"! This place was decent in the 60's and 70's. Now it is just a tourist trap and place to be seen. The food and service are both quite inferior to almost any other Mexican food in FTW. The prices are just

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As Rachel Ray would say "Yuucco"! This place was decent in the 60's and 70's. Now it is just a tourist trap and place to be seen. The food and service are both quite inferior to almost any other Mexican food in FTW. The prices are just

Pros: None what so ever

Cons: Bad food, bad service, bad location, exorbitent prices, etc etc etc

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I love Joe Ts. Great Atmosphere. Great Service. Sometimes it has a long wait but it is worth it. I order the enchiladas. I am not too crazy about the fajitas but they are ok. The family style side dishes are excellent. Good Guacamole. Love the beans and rice. Last but not least are the cheese nachos that automatically come with the enchilada plate. (not the fajitas) This is a place you must visit. Though the mixed drinks are seriously great....they are expensive compared to decent price on the food.

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I love Joe Ts. Great Atmosphere. Great Service. Sometimes it has a long wait but it is worth it. I order the enchiladas. I am not too crazy about the fajitas but they are ok. The family style side dishes are excellent. Good Guacamole. Love the beans and rice. Last but not least are the cheese nachos that automatically come with the enchilada plate. (not the fajitas) This is a place you must visit. Though the mixed drinks are seriously great....they are expensive compared to decent price on the food.

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The Mexican food is delicious and the atmosphere is fabulous. They have a huge outdoor garden area. It is large enough to accommodate several private parties. I have been there for high school reunions, wedding receptions and birthday parties. The food and service are always topnotch.

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The Mexican food is delicious and the atmosphere is fabulous. They have a huge outdoor garden area. It is large enough to accommodate several private parties. I have been there for high school reunions, wedding receptions and birthday parties. The food and service are always topnotch.

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Seriously what is it with the stockyards having all the great mexican food places. I love Joe T's food and the layout of the building. You can eat inside or outside. They make a killer margarita! The service has always been excellect and we have never left unhappy with the food. Full but happy!

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Seriously what is it with the stockyards having all the great mexican food places. I love Joe T's food and the layout of the building. You can eat inside or outside. They make a killer margarita! The service has always been excellect and we have never left unhappy with the food. Full but happy!

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I think my husband and I seriously go there once a week. It is such a great experience. We love it so much we had our rehearsal dinner there. Great authentic food!

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I think my husband and I seriously go there once a week. It is such a great experience. We love it so much we had our rehearsal dinner there. Great authentic food!

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Joe T's is AMAZING! If you go, expect to wait in line, but if your with a group of friends, go get a pitches of margaritas to drink while your in line! You wont regret it! People keep saying their food isnt good, but it IS!!!. Their

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Joe T's is AMAZING! If you go, expect to wait in line, but if your with a group of friends, go get a pitches of margaritas to drink while your in line! You wont regret it! People keep saying their food isnt good, but it IS!!!. Their

Pros: Margaritas, atmosphere. traditional

Cons: Wait, and the fact that they only accept cash

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ANyone posting on here about the food is a complete moron . . . joe ts is a hangout not a place to put your snobby nose in the air about the food . . . margaritas hottests girls in town great atmosphere . . . most attractive wait staff

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ANyone posting on here about the food is a complete moron . . . joe ts is a hangout not a place to put your snobby nose in the air about the food . . . margaritas hottests girls in town great atmosphere . . . most attractive wait staff

Pros: best looking wait staff ever

Cons: hosteses are rocket sciences

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This place is truly amazing. The place is huge and I love the outdoor areas for sitting around with your friends enjoying some margheritas and great food. I definitely thing you should check this place out for yourselves.

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This place is truly amazing. The place is huge and I love the outdoor areas for sitting around with your friends enjoying some margheritas and great food. I definitely thing you should check this place out for yourselves.

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OK, I grew up in San Antonio and have lived in Fort Worth for years, come on guys, the people who gave this a good review cant be from Texas! It is the worse mexican food in town. Stick to there sister place Esparanzas, much better. The

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OK, I grew up in San Antonio and have lived in Fort Worth for years, come on guys, the people who gave this a good review cant be from Texas! It is the worse mexican food in town. Stick to there sister place Esparanzas, much better. The

Pros: great for a party

Cons: Plain bad mexican food

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So before I go to Dallas for a great weekend out I always check the reviews of places to go and things to see. So when I saw the great reviews for the place I just knew it was going to be great. I have a BIG let down. Mexican food it my

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So before I go to Dallas for a great weekend out I always check the reviews of places to go and things to see. So when I saw the great reviews for the place I just knew it was going to be great. I have a BIG let down. Mexican food it my

Pros: They have a GREAT outside

Cons: Food, and drinks, and the wait for the outside seating

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This place is amazing. Their service and food is great. The setting is very nice, and they have an amazing outdoor seating section.

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This place is amazing. Their service and food is great. The setting is very nice, and they have an amazing outdoor seating section.

Pros: great

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I love the ambiance at Joe Ts but seriously.. the chicken fajitas.... they are dry every time and have no seasoning on them. We usually go there for random birthday events for family members or whoever, and every time I look at my husband, who looks at me, after that first bite of their fajita chicken and we think.. what on earth do people think is so great here?? You'd think w/ their limited choices, they'd be great at the few things they do! Could you please season your chicken fajita meat???

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I love the ambiance at Joe Ts but seriously.. the chicken fajitas.... they are dry every time and have no seasoning on them. We usually go there for random birthday events for family members or whoever, and every time I look at my husband, who looks at me, after that first bite of their fajita chicken and we think.. what on earth do people think is so great here?? You'd think w/ their limited choices, they'd be great at the few things they do! Could you please season your chicken fajita meat???

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I was excited to have lunch at this place since it's quite popular in the DFW area. I was really disappointed with the food. We ordered their specialties and it was nothing new. Definitely overrated food. The only thing nice about this

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I was excited to have lunch at this place since it's quite popular in the DFW area. I was really disappointed with the food. We ordered their specialties and it was nothing new. Definitely overrated food. The only thing nice about this

Pros: Cheap food

Cons: overrated and overhyped Mexican food

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Definitely worth a visit. The menu is simple, two choices if memory serves, but they're both delicious. Just be prepared for a long wait!

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Definitely worth a visit. The menu is simple, two choices if memory serves, but they're both delicious. Just be prepared for a long wait!

Pros: Tasty food. That's what it's all about.

Cons: Noisy.

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Joe T's has been around forever and I have no idea how or why. The food is just so bad. Taco Bell is way better.

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Joe T's has been around forever and I have no idea how or why. The food is just so bad. Taco Bell is way better.

Pros: outdoor dining

Cons: the wait & food

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I was visiting the DFW area for work, and some friends brought me to this place. I was a little hesitant when they described the menu, but I left VERY Satisfied. The waiter was Great! The ambiance was amazing, and oh yeah the food was

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I was visiting the DFW area for work, and some friends brought me to this place. I was a little hesitant when they described the menu, but I left VERY Satisfied. The waiter was Great! The ambiance was amazing, and oh yeah the food was

Pros: Great Service, Great food

Cons: a little long on the wait but worth it.

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This place is legendary. I have heard rave reviews since I was a kid. I was so excited to get to go there last night for the first time. Due to a recent rain, there was no line. We walked through the gorgeous garden and were seated pretty

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This place is legendary. I have heard rave reviews since I was a kid. I was so excited to get to go there last night for the first time. Due to a recent rain, there was no line. We walked through the gorgeous garden and were seated pretty

Pros: Beautiful Garden

Cons: Terrible Food!

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Joe T Garcia's had a limited menu with only two choices, Fajitas or Enchiladas, however the food was good and the waitress friendly. The wait to get in can vary depending on the day and hr you arrive. I've experienced a wait of about 35

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Joe T Garcia's had a limited menu with only two choices, Fajitas or Enchiladas, however the food was good and the waitress friendly. The wait to get in can vary depending on the day and hr you arrive. I've experienced a wait of about 35

Pros: Atmosphere, Friendly wait staff, good food and drink for the money

Cons: Cash only so bring enough to cover your meal and drinks, wait time to be seated

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Joe T's is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the fajitas. The atmosphere on the patio is wonderful. They have a large patio with beautiful gardens. I love to eat lunch there in the middle of a busy work day. It's so relaxing! I

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Joe T's is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the fajitas. The atmosphere on the patio is wonderful. They have a large patio with beautiful gardens. I love to eat lunch there in the middle of a busy work day. It's so relaxing! I

Pros: Food, Gardens/Patio, Price

Cons: Long lines

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Only a bit better than average Mexican food - only two selections, really. A famous place where you go to to say that you've been there. Garcia's time, however, has come and gone; there are so many Mexican restaurants with the same

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Only a bit better than average Mexican food - only two selections, really. A famous place where you go to to say that you've been there. Garcia's time, however, has come and gone; there are so many Mexican restaurants with the same

Pros: decor, ambience

Cons: food, wait for table

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One of those restaurants whose popularity for unknown reasons (like in many towns) exceeds the quality and creativity of their menu and food. It's popular because it's popular.

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One of those restaurants whose popularity for unknown reasons (like in many towns) exceeds the quality and creativity of their menu and food. It's popular because it's popular.

Pros: Fun, Not too spendy, Nice patio

Cons: Cash only, So so food, Long wait in line

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I have been going here for twenty years. The kids can jump up and down on the tables. ( Very kid friendly is what I mean. ) My best friend met his wife in line there.

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I have been going here for twenty years. The kids can jump up and down on the tables. ( Very kid friendly is what I mean. ) My best friend met his wife in line there.

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Excellent food and atmosphere. You can't go wrong at Joe T's. When I think of mexican food and Fort Worth, I think of Joe T;s

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Excellent food and atmosphere. You can't go wrong at Joe T's. When I think of mexican food and Fort Worth, I think of Joe T;s

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Joe T Garcias is a wonderful restaurant that is like non-other in Fort Worth. You sit outside on a patio around a pool and eat dinner. They only have a choice of three menu items but they are all good. I love the fajitas. It is normally crowded on Friday and Saturday nights and you might have to wait in line for awhile outside. Just go up to the bar and bring back drinks for those you are waiting in line with. It makes the time go fast. There is a lot of parking and the food is a good price for what you get and for the atmosphere.

PROS: Good food
CONS: only three choices- no menu

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★★★★★

Joe T Garcias is a wonderful restaurant that is like non-other in Fort Worth. You sit outside on a patio around a pool and eat dinner. They only have a choice of three menu items but they are all good. I love the fajitas. It is normally crowded on Friday and Saturday nights and you might have to wait in line for awhile outside. Just go up to the bar and bring back drinks for those you are waiting in line with. It makes the time go fast. There is a lot of parking and the food is a good price for what you get and for the atmosphere.

PROS: Good food
CONS: only three choices- no menu

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i love joe t's very much! the gardens are beautiful during the spring and summer. its a bit noisy inside so i dont go very much when its cold because i like sitting outside so much more! its a lovely place to have weddings and events in the back private area. they also have several rooms for private dinners. the food is excellent and the service is fantastic. be prepared to wait in line on the weekends though, this is a very popular place for locals and some tourists figure it out too.

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i love joe t's very much! the gardens are beautiful during the spring and summer. its a bit noisy inside so i dont go very much when its cold because i like sitting outside so much more! its a lovely place to have weddings and events in the back private area. they also have several rooms for private dinners. the food is excellent and the service is fantastic. be prepared to wait in line on the weekends though, this is a very popular place for locals and some tourists figure it out too.

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This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area. The Mexican atmosphere from the time you walk in whether you stay inside or go out on the patio is wonderful. The food, well, you'll come back again to make sure it is just as good as the first time.

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This is one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area. The Mexican atmosphere from the time you walk in whether you stay inside or go out on the patio is wonderful. The food, well, you'll come back again to make sure it is just as good as the first time.

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