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El Merendero

242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 622-2430
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Ranked #7 of 187 restaurants in Pomona
Most recent review
- Feb 21, 2014
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This place has promise, if the waitress stop walking by the people who don"t speak Spanish. By avoiding them this is real sad! This is our first visit there. So as for my complaint another patrion complaine about his waitress service and told the casher. I spoke with the casher and told her l had to flag down another waitress... More

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Moreno Valley, California
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344 reviews 344 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
481 helpful votes 481 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

El Merendero epitomizes casual snacking and brunching on family-style Mexican Food. This long-time Downtown Pomona restaurant has been a favorite for generations. The name to me from the Spanish indicates you sort of casually 'meander' inside and get what you need, Sonoran-style, to make it through the stretch of the day between brunch and supper. The Merendero includes one of... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

absolutely loved el merendero in old pomona and the bakery; huge apple tarts 69cents...wow; loved the ceviche and breakfast..too.. get the jalapeno potatoes mc super nice people to

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Rancho Cordova, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We always look for where the locals go and were very pleasantly surprised with our dinner. The menu was extensive, the service delightful, the food delicious and plentiful, and the price was right. We will definitely return on our next trip to Pomona.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

What a nice place to get a nice meal. I could live on the chips and salsa alone. It was spicy enough.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

On this trip we came here twice! First time I got the nachose,it was okay..second time I got the ceviche, it was amazing and only.$4. I also tried a little bit of the tacos,those were amazing. The menudo wasnt good on the day we went,it had a dirty smell but they were kind enough to return it. The service here... More

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Pomona, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I went there and ordered a Chile Colorado plate and I was disgusted after I took a bite out of the meat, it turned out to be nothing but FAT; Out of the five pieces four were all fat. Also, I had to get up and get my own soda refill because the waitresses were busy talking on the cell... More

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La Verne, California
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is the best mexican food we've found anywhere near us. We eat there often. Everything is good. The tacos with shredded beef are excellent, the chicken enchiladas are filled with chicken, burritos, nachos are outstanding.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

The taste is very authentic. Home like experience. The salsa is super delicious. Excellent burritos, best Menudo & tasty enchiladas!

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LaVerne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Not your american Mexican diner but the real deal. Good food, plenty of it and pricing to fit your budget.

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