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Taste of Little India

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1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4521
12097222230
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of my favorite places in Merced

The food here is hands down some of the best in town. The portion sides are hefty and the food is absolutely delicious. Try the mamas naan. Vegetarian option available without chicken.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fitgirlhilda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is hands down some of the best in town. The portion sides are hefty and the food is absolutely delicious. Try the mamas naan. Vegetarian option available without chicken.

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Thank Fitgirlhilda
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

if your looking for indian food in merced, you should go here. it's the best in the area, great menu and a very friendly staff. there are not very many indian place in the area, but this place will do.

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Thank CHRIS L
Merced, California
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had a group of 14 folks and had just one hour to eat. That could be a real challenge, especially since we arrived (with a reservation) exactly at opening time. A huge variety of entrees were ordered at several "hotness levels." It all worked - and we were ready to leave as scheduled. Of course, we had to have... More 

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Thank Photom299
Merced, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The service here is genuinely caring and not just matter of fact. The food too was delicious. We had the chicken pakoras and some samosas as an appetizer and each were a great combination of spice and texture. I think I preferred the chicken marsala over the shrimp vindaloo but both had great flavor.

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Thank tonyirish
Merced, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So many great dishes to choose from. The Chili Chicken is pure bliss and the tikka Marsala is really good too. The naan, the samosas, delicious. Also available are a variety of Indian drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic.

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Thank Traylor2840
Merced
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I will start by saying I've never had dinner here, only the lunch buffet. The first time I really liked it and the second time I went, I was less impressed. The buffet has about 6 or 8 dishes on it but one is an almost psychedelic orange color sweet rice that I find really off-putting and one tray holds... More 

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Thank Cosmosticon
Bakersfield, California
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115 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our group of four, traveli8ng through the area, arrived about 6:30 on a Friday evening. We got the last spot on the parking lot, which made us think this was a hot spot in Merced, but only a few tables were occupied when we arrived. Nevertheless, service was very slow, and our salads were delivered after our entrees, with only... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Awater, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The food, both buffet and via menu is outstanding. The service is quick and the price is reasonable.

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Thank Scotty M
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Surprised with flavor and taste of Indian food..Service was excellent . price was reasonable. strongly recommend if you are looking for Indian food.. remember to choose spice level.

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Thank PPatel_401
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is one of the best Indian restaurant in Merced. Service was excellent. Sever Leatricia was very good and helped us in giving idea on nearby places to see . Food - excellent taste. We ordered vegetarian dishes and they were excellent.Highly recommend the Mango Lassi.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 12097222230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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