About

Garcia Foods is truly a “San Antonio Original.” The company was founded in 1956 when Andy Garcia, with a $15 investment, began producing barbacoa in his garage. He sold the barbacoa from his truck making approximately $30 a day. Today, Garcia Foods is a major producer of a growing line of Mexican food products including tamales, fajitas, chorizo, shredded chicken, picadillo, carne guisada, carnitas, chili, refried beans, and rice.

All our products are developed from authentic Mexican recipes which have been passed down from generation to generation. Our items are mostly produced for the retail and food service industries. Our production services include private label and co-packing capabilities. Garcia Foods is headed and operated by Kenny Garcia (Owner of Papa Grande Gourmet Foods). He grew up in the family business as one of six children. With drive, hard work and determination, he took over day-to- day operations of Garcia Foods in 1999. Under his direction, the company has experienced tremendous growth and development by extending distribution nationally and into Mexico. In 2014, Kenny merged Papa Grande Gourmet Foods and Garcia Foods after purchasing Garcia Foods from his father, the legendary Andy Garcia.


Papa Grande Gourmet Foods (DBA Garcia Foods) is strategically positioned along the NAFTA Highway enabling efficient shipping to any location within the United States and into Mexico. Our facility features over 35,000 square feet of space for production, warehousing, coolers, freezers, and offices. We possess the in-house capabilities for dry ingredient processing, cooking, smoking, vacuum packing, and freezing edible commodities such as meets. Most our products are allergen free and made with the best ingredients to ensure consistency and quality. We work diligently to keep our products as natural as possible. Our HACCP plan is routinely audited in-house and we office a USDA representative who inspects production daily. The results of the audits are shared and implemented by our team of supervisors to ensure a wholesome, safe, and quality product. Papa Grande/Garcia Foods is also SQF certified.

Upholding our SQF certification requires the utmost standards for food quality and food safety assurance. Papa Grande/Garcia Foods applies these standards in all phases of our operations. Our associates are trained in the appropriate techniques of production, warehousing, trucking, and more to ensure that our products are never compromised, are made correctly, and our customers are always satisfied. Importantly, Kenny Garcia has continued the tradition of commitment to food quality and customer satisfaction that has been a trademark of Garcia Foods for years. That commitment also includes order fulfillment, delivery requests, and any service related needs. We understand that the customer loyalty Garcia Foods has built in the Southwest has become a strong base for growth, and we continue to work every day to ensure that this legacy continues.