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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

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489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 232-5830
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 31
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always am happy when I come here.

First off, I have to say this place is small. But! They make up for that in so many other ways. Food is cheap, fast, and tasty. They offer a pretty good selection of drinks. Friendly and helpful staff. They have a patio in nicer weather, though when I was there last the whole patio was shaded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Smmills1981
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First off, I have to say this place is small. But! They make up for that in so many other ways. Food is cheap, fast, and tasty. They offer a pretty good selection of drinks. Friendly and helpful staff. They have a patio in nicer weather, though when I was there last the whole patio was shaded. Which is great... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Best quesadilla I've ever had. Very generous servings. Very pleasant, upbeat staff. Can't beat the price . Fun quirky decor. Five stars - no question. We really enjoyed it.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Their menu is simple and affordable. It is a small restaurant and has quick service. I recently found out that thursday nights are empanada nights and have been going more often. The meat ones are great and the veggie ones could use a little more flavor. The burrito bowl and taco bowl are my favorite thing to order. Their chips... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are many delicious menu options and they are all reasonably priced...which is good when you want to try something new and also order an item that you love. I have never had "authentic" Tex-Mex...so I can't compare it to the real thing. I can only say it is worth while to try this place out if your from this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went on a whim and Tuesday ended up being super cheap beer Tuesday. Great food too; the Mexican Plate was a delecious loaded nachos of sorts. The hot was a perfect level of hot that brought a minor runny nose, but didnt cover flavor. Will definately be back soon.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

based on the reviews this appears to be the best Mexican (Tex-Mex) restaurant in Rochester. Too bad I've lived in Texas. The Mexican mush just tasted like beans. The guacamole was worse than the national chain fast food - barely tasted like avocado and certainly no lime, cilantro, jalapeño, etc. I had a combo plate way way too much eh... More 

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Rochester, NY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've eaten here several times and always get a good meal. Last time I went I had fish tacos and mashed plantains. The tacos were really good but not a fan of the plantains, it was a hot day and they were almost too hot to eat. I think on a colder day I would have possibly enjoyed them so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Solid food for a solid prices. Great fresh taste. I just got back for several months in Austin Texas and I have to say equal to any Tex Mex I found down there with a fresher taste. Fresh to death

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Rochester, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

John's Tex-Mex Eatery in Rochester, New York is a local favorite of mine. This tex-mex eatery is located in the trendy South-Wedge District of Rochester. This area of Rochester is filled with local businesses, restaurants, and bars. The area is great, but the food is greater. John's Tex-Mex Eatery offers a wealth of healthy tex-mex dishes, including the famous salsa... More 

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Rochester, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went here for lunch today and I couldn't believe the size of the portions. I ordered a burrito and my friend had two taco's and they both were excellent. All the ingredients were fresh and the salsa was definitely homemade. Looking forward to eating here again and again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 232-5830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?