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J & R Tacos

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437 Main st, Merced, CA (Canal)
11:00 am - 10:00 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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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank CityHiker73
Merced, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 Cindy J
Washington, DC
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to grab a bite with my friends and spouse. Love the El pastor burritos. The staff is always friendly. Local beer, wine, and coffee is also a plus.

Thank Justlynn J
Grayling, Michigan
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The food was good but nothing special. The town is full of Mexican restaurants. It's not truly an authentic Mexican restaurant. Would I go back, yes.

Thank sbidwell
Merced, California
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My friend and I enjoyed going to J&R Tacos in Merced one Friday night. We found the food to be plentiful and the music very enjoyable. It is a very small place so get there early if you want a good seat.

Thank Serenitygardens
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal here! One of my favorites in town! Even healthy choices! A must if you're passing through.

Thank Sondria G
Palo Alto, California
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

I ordered and paid for my spinach salad. I then sat down and the hostess brought complimentary chips and salsa, which was a nice and generous gesture. Five minutes later, I was informed that they were out of spinach. They would replace it with lettuce. When my salad arrived, I was informed that they were out of vinegar so my... More 

Thank KindaAF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Main st, Merced, CA
  • 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?