My parents both attended Illinois and always boasted Garcia's as being THE place. Probably 5 or 6 years ago, they took me there and we were all (mostly them) extremely disappointed. Just like you said, the service was terrible and the place was dirty and grimy. Now as a student here, I can honestly say that you don't hear about anybody going to Garcias and I haven't been back since I've been in school here. Sad to see a place that was such an integral part of campus 30 years ago gone to the wayside.Was going to make a similar thread, but then I saw this one exists.
So how about Garcia's, guys? That used to be one of my all-time favorites. But the last time I went to their current location, they were understaffed very, very badly on a game day. The pizza was great, as usual (Gutbuster!), but the place was dirty and the food took about 45 minutes. We left the place full, but a little shocked and sad. It sure was a far cry from the Garcia's on Wright street.