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El Merendero

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242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 622-2430
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Authentic Home Style Mexican Food

Eat there about every other week. Good authentic Mexican food some of the best I have had north of the border. Prices are good and get a good amount for the money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
realtorcraig
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Pomona, California
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pomona, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eat there about every other week. Good authentic Mexican food some of the best I have had north of the border. Prices are good and get a good amount for the money.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food is good, breakfast, lunch or dinner. My favortie are the breakfast burritos. I love the fresh fruit fresca drinks on the counter for free taste, Cantelope, Watermelon and Pineapple. Each very refreshing. Also VERY good service.

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Corona, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The chips and salsa were so good, fresh chips and a tasty salsa with a kick. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was awesome. I will definitely be back.

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Ogden, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Seating is casual with mostly long tables. The menu was varied, but we only tried the shrimp cocktail, tostadas and enchiladas which everyone enjoyed. If you haven't tried Mexican shrimp cocktail, I recommend it. The bakery is adjacent to the dining area and smells delicious! I bought several different breads and pastries, all were fresh and tasty. My Mexican friend... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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396 reviews 396 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
648 helpful votes 648 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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Chesterfield, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pomona
  • Phone Number: (909) 622-2430
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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