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J & R Tacos

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437 Main st, Merced, CA (Canal)
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Service out of this world and extraordinary food.

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 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
Great Food and Beer

We have been eating at J&R's since it opened. We love the owners and know some of the servers. If you're looking for a 24 hour cheap taco shop, you might be a little disappointed (though I would doubt that). The food here is prepared nicely and healthier than what you might expect from a taco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Keith T
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Merced, California
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English first
Merced, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been eating at J&R's since it opened. We love the owners and know some of the servers. If you're looking for a 24 hour cheap taco shop, you might be a little disappointed (though I would doubt that). The food here is prepared nicely and healthier than what you might expect from a taco place. The owners of... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was an OK experience for dinner. The tacos were good. I had the tacos el pastor and we also had quesadillas.

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Bruges, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I must agree with the other reviews, good mexican food with a lot of choice. Also take away so that’s handy to eat at the motel. Fresh ingredients.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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124 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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Additional Information about J & R Tacos

Address: 437 Main st, Merced, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 to $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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?