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La Morenita

1352 W. 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
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Ranked #14 of 143 Restaurants in Merced
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- May 28, 2014
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English first
Pebble Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

love this place , attend here at least twice a month for meetings or just a quiet little date. I recommend the shrimp cocktail, nachos or the big lunch burrito

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Rochester, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I worked across the street for several weeks while in Merced on business. I stopped in for lunch several times and was pleased with the menu selection and price. I'd recommend this resturant for lunch if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Working in the area for a few weeks, I found this resturant. It is a great place to grab lunch. It is a casual atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating. I tried several items on the menu and really loved the steak sandwitch.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

La Morenita offers great food at a reasonable price. The staff are always friendly and focused on making your meal an enjoyable experience.

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23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

If you've always wondered as the where the beef is well I've found it and the proof is in the photo.

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