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J & R Tacos

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437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821 (Canal)
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Madera, California
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Great tacos, friendly service. They need better chips but the salsa is very good. Quick service. Good for lunch or dinner.

Thank Michael R
Phoenix, Arizona
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Several of us came in for an early dinner. Three orders were incorrect. All took too long for tacos. The young woman taking our order spoke very little English and although we spoke slowly we ended up pointing to the menu item we wanted. Still got spicy fish tacos when we ordered the regular fish. Had to ask twice for... More 

Thank nippon703
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310 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

J&R is a small, friendly, quaint restaurant for friends or couples. They greet you as soon as you get in the door. The food is served with a friendly smile and a thank you. Prices are good and you can be pretty much in the heart of downtown Merced. Hubby and I stopped in there the night there was a... More 

Thank VickiG95340
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We can rely on J & R when we need a quick healthy meal. Order Ahead is always ready when we arrive to pick up, including special requests. We know the kids are getting protein and fresh veggies in their order. It's fast food with out being "fast food". So good! Yum!

Thank BirdI-Mom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Good food with cheerful service at inexpensive prices. What is not to like about this little restaurant. Consistently good food makes this a "come back" again eatery.

Thank Tahitpearls
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Good tacos and service. Very easy to find. In downtown Merced with many other places to check out. Just park and walk.

Thank albertMerced
near Milwaukee, WI
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

This eatery is on the main drag, but it wasn't a problem to find nearby parking. You order at the counter, and they deliver food to your table. Nice selection of beers and other beverages. The cranberry salad was excellent, and the tacos and burrito-with-no-tortilla were very good. Prices were very reasonable. Most of the customers seemed to be locals,... More 

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Merced, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is the best authentic and healthful Mexican food in town. Don't leave Merced without visiting J and R! Love the flavorful burritos, soups, everything! Nice, relaxed atmosphere, sometimes with live music.

Thank 736sherylw
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Simply put - they have very good food, service & it's clean! I can honestly say they are a asset to downtown Merced. The food is fresh (no dull, lifeless lettuce here!) very tasty & I was served chips, salsa & a drink eventhough my order was to-go! How thoughtful is that? I am a happy customer :)

Thank CJreviews101
Washington, DC
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

I've been eating J&R Tacos on Merced visits for years. The food is consistently good. The selection is adequate, and imaginative for a taco joint.

Thank GlobalAdventurist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
Service out of this world and extraordinary food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?