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J & R Tacos

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Mexican
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437 Main st, Merced, CA (Canal)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Service out of this world and extraordinary food.

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food in town

The staff is friendly and the food is just awesome especially the burritos, the ambiance is suitable for any type of gathering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Abhineet D
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Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered and paid for my spinach salad. I then sat down and the hostess brought complimentary chips and salsa, which was a nice and generous gesture. Five minutes later, I was informed that they were out of spinach. They would replace it with lettuce. When my salad arrived, I was informed that they were out of vinegar so my... More 

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Thank KindaAF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The staff is friendly and the food is just awesome especially the burritos, the ambiance is suitable for any type of gathering.

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Thank Abhineet D
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice waitstaff, place gets food out fast and the food is always good. The place is very tidy and they are very helpful to students. I would recommend!

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Thank BPMPMH
Merced, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food, Excellent customer service! Small main street location, indoor outdoor seating. Great casual spot.

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Thank Wendy L
Westchester, NY
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The service was basically non existent but the food was good. It was our first Mexican experience while visiting California. It was very casual, inexpensive good food. All the other reviews were spot on. This place is very no frills but good food. It was also very busy when other places seemed to be empty.

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Thank cocoWestchester_NY
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always stop in here when I am downtown or catching a movie. It's a Mexican food establishment, but it's like none in the whole area (100 miles). They add a little touch of different to each and every plate. It's worth a try at least once, but I promise you will be back. They also have a instagram with food... More 

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Thank Robert G
Merced, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

J & R Tacos is a good place to eat if you are in Downtown Merced. What is great is that they give a 15% discount for College students. Great Idea.

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Thank kpetiti21
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food here is great and the prices are good. I ordered their Cranberry Salad to go with my Cheese Quesadilla and was surprised how big the salad was. Full of good food for about $10. Can't beat it! But their services was sl-o-o-o-w...and the dining area is quite compact.

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Thank Lonjea
Fort Worth
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I like the location and the food is great. I love their food especially their Tacos If you go their anytime before sit out and have lunch

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Thank FareedFortWorth
Merced, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good food and can be very crowded during the work week lunch hour. A nice change of pace from the typical fast food Mexican restaurants

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Thank Lydia G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 437 Main st, Merced, CA
    (Canal)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Service out of this world and extraordinary food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?