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1352 W. 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
209-384-2337
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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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 of 5 stars
Great authentic Mexican food!

I'm not a fan of the location but the food makes up for it. The staff are so welcoming and the food is amazing! Great salsa, tacos, enchiladas....everything I've tried has been wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Traylor2840
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Merced, California
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Merced, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm not a fan of the location but the food makes up for it. The staff are so welcoming and the food is amazing! Great salsa, tacos, enchiladas....everything I've tried has been wonderful.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good home made authentic Mexican food. Excellent service. Excellent prices and a menu that was loaded with choices. We started with warm chips and salsa, ordered the sampler platter, and we were full and, there were four of us. Then out came my main meal with two chimichangs, one pork one chicken, rice and beans. The Mrs ordered the two... More 

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Los Banos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I decided at last minute to have a Mexican dinner. La Morenita in the late afternoon had just a few customers so we were able to order & get our meal quickly. Also, at that hour there was plenty of parking. They also have a patio with ceiling fans if you want to eat outdoors. It was... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is very hard to find on a one way street, but worth it! No atmosphere, but the service and food made up for it. Waitress brought us some nachos for free while we were waiting for our dinner.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great place for Mexican food with cold beer, wonderful salsas, lots of menu options, and all served with charm. Prices are great. Free chips and salsa was outstanding. All the food we had was excellent. Not a very big place - but the great food and really pleasant service makes this a really good option for some Mexican fare. My... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Surprising little out of the way spot, found by searching on Yelp as we drove back from Yosemite. All the reviews said to try the molcajete, so of course we did - one beef, one chicken. Both were great, served with sides of guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, beans and rice. It was a lovely cheesy, meaty, gravy-y mess,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Driving north on 99 from SoCal we always get gas at the Costco in Merced. I asked a local where a good place to get carnitas was. and he directed us here. Very hard to see, since its hidden behind a big tree. Excellent stop and highly recommend it.

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just a litlte hole in the wall really but good Mexican food. I was directed there by the night ladies at Vagabond, where I stay and the food is really good and the ladies who work there are always really nice. It sits back a ways from the road so you have to look for it; it's next door to... More 

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Had lunch there today, first time at this restaurant, loved the refried beans and the chicken enchiladas. All the food was very tasty, the bean dip which was unexpected was surprisingly good. Good value, very nice service seating inside and out, but gets pretty busy at lunch, try to go a little early.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I asked what was made today and advised the Carnitas, and oh boy it was good. Food was terrific, service was a little lacking...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1352 W. 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-384-2337
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?