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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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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

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Indian food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Traylor2840
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Merced, California
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English first
Merced, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Merced
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Bakersfield, California
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Awater, Ca
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Bangor ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good--the facility is open and airy, making it a pleasant place to dine In-between--the menu is more creative than most Indian restaurants, with some quite tasty and others that don't quite work. It is hard to tell from the menu or the wait staff whether a dish will be spicy, medium, or mild. Bad--the waiter was indifferent and acted as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We discovered this joint 2 years ago by stumbling upon it looking for good food that was not fast. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal then, and were in Merced again and the experience was still excellent! Chicken tikka masala, lamb stew, spinach and cheese naan, shrimp vindaloo - all very flavorful - our hats off to the chef! The portion... More 

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Atwater
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Try the Bangin Bartha(eggplant), Chicken Ticka(white meat on a metal pan), and Saag(spinach) and my wife's favorite fish curry with green veggies, not potatoes and ask for a crispy naan unless you like it like our friend Judy. We eat there once a week for sure sometimes more often, healthy food and if you like it hot as fire ask... More 

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Chowchilla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect and I'm not a frequent Indian food eater, but this was a great stop! Loved the variety of flavors from their sampler plate and the prices were really reasonable. Nice and quite dining room and the service was super fast and friendly...we'll be back.

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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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