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J & R Tacos

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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
Description: Service out of this world and extraordinary food.

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  • 22
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
greatest mexican food in the area

i love this place, it a small mexican rest, but it has a very friendly staff and the owner is very cool. the menu is great with all kind of great items. the location is great, there a movie theater right next door ,we alway go here before the movies. great food and beer & wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
CHRIS L
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

i love this place, it a small mexican rest, but it has a very friendly staff and the owner is very cool. the menu is great with all kind of great items. the location is great, there a movie theater right next door ,we alway go here before the movies. great food and beer & wine.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Merced. The food is fresh and flavorful. The portions are generous. We love the burritos and quesadillas The staff is courteous and attentive. My husband left his hat here and the staff mailed it to him in San Diego. Great customer service!

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Seattle area
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You order at the counter here & we were lucky to find a table in this small restaurant on a busy Friday night. Since we were from out of town we weren't sure where to go but after checking Trip Advisor this was definitely the right choice! Tacos were excellent & everything we saw at nearby tables looked wonderful. We... More 

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

left Sanfrancisco after 3 great days and drove towards the Sierras.a mid day stop at Merced, what a smashing little place. sat outside and drank some cold beer. ate fish taco,great. the food was casual but good.a bonus was a cigar shop just round the corner, name of Cigar Monkey.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

the shredded tacos. delicious! just so good they're making my mouth water. I haven't been here in a bit but I remember going a few times and I always got the shredded beef tacos they were my favorite. I'm going to go get some now I just got hungry :)

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Merced, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Its casual, simple, consistent, and delicious. I have had just about everything on their menu from enchiladas to tacos to pazole. Usually a short wait, fast service. Can get in and out at lunch within 30-40 minutes. The old stand-by is the regular chicken burrito. But their tacos al pastor are very good as well as their supreme quesadilla (Wife's... More 

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good food, lots of options, cheap and friendly staff. Excellent! You can use OrderAhead app or website to pre-order and pay.

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Amsterdam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place has delicious, big and healthy taco's. Lot of options, also vegetarian options. You can enjoy your taco's on their lovely terrace. Would really recommend!

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Anaheim Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The tacos were good. I was surprised to find a rajas plate on their menu so I decided to try it.... but they rajas were sauté instead of grill and peel so they were hard and not tasteful .

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Tulsa, OK
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Three of us ate here late one night and were very satisfied with the meal. Carne asada, pastor and fish tacos were very good. Buy one get one free beer was great!

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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

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?