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Maria's Taco Shop

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661 W. 16th St, Merced, CA
209-726-6197
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican Fastfood Around

Maria's had taken over Taco Bell's old building many years ago. Taco Bell, it ain't. When I want quick to-go Mexican food this is always my choice. They have several restaurants in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2013
VickiG95340
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Merced
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

great food, very fast service, very friendly staff, eat in or take out. large menu and lots of great combo plates. great for late night hunger or after a night on the town. great food !!!

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Merced, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Maria's Tacos is a good place to stop for lunch. Their Mexican dishes are authentic and there is a wide variety of choices. The atmosphere is not much to brag about but the restaurant is clean. There is outside seating but on a very busy street.

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fish Tacos are the best!vAll good! Open at all hours for early morning menudo or late night Nachos! Not expensive and service is fast and good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Maria's had taken over Taco Bell's old building many years ago. Taco Bell, it ain't. When I want quick to-go Mexican food this is always my choice. They have several restaurants in the area.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I used to eat here very often years ago when I lived in Cali. Went back for a visit and its still just as good. Great food. The rolled tacos are delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

I wish they had one of these where we live. The food was delicious, fast service and great value. Did I mention they give you a lot of food? Well, they do! My husband and I got so much food that we had enough left over for a late night snack at our motel.

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I've only eaten at their Merced location a couple of times but do eat at the Atwater location often. They have the best carne asada around and their food is very authentic.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

we found the service to be quick and good food made to order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

I am probably one of the few people who visit Merced for the food! We used to live there and when visting friends the stay is not complete without Maria's rolled tacos (I like the American Guacamole). The hot carrots are also very good. Cheap, filling, wonderful food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

Open 24 hours, great for a midnight snack. Great "FAST" Mexican food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 W. 16th St, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-726-6197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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