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J & R Tacos

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437 Main st, Merced, CA (Canal)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The staff is friendly and the food is just awesome especially the burritos, the ambiance is suitable for any type of gathering.

Thank Abhineet D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice waitstaff, place gets food out fast and the food is always good. The place is very tidy and they are very helpful to students. I would recommend!

Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent food, Excellent customer service! Small main street location, indoor outdoor seating. Great casual spot.

Thank Wendy L
Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The service was basically non existent but the food was good. It was our first Mexican experience while visiting California. It was very casual, inexpensive good food. All the other reviews were spot on. This place is very no frills but good food. It was also very busy when other places seemed to be empty.

Thank cocoWestchester_NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Always stop in here when I am downtown or catching a movie. It's a Mexican food establishment, but it's like none in the whole area (100 miles). They add a little touch of different to each and every plate. It's worth a try at least once, but I promise you will be back. They also have a instagram with food... More 

Thank Robert G
Merced, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

J & R Tacos is a good place to eat if you are in Downtown Merced. What is great is that they give a 15% discount for College students. Great Idea.

Thank kpetiti21
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food here is great and the prices are good. I ordered their Cranberry Salad to go with my Cheese Quesadilla and was surprised how big the salad was. Full of good food for about $10. Can't beat it! But their services was sl-o-o-o-w...and the dining area is quite compact.

Thank Lonjea
Fort Worth
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I like the location and the food is great. I love their food especially their Tacos If you go their anytime before sit out and have lunch

Thank FareedFortWorth
Merced, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good food and can be very crowded during the work week lunch hour. A nice change of pace from the typical fast food Mexican restaurants

Thank Lydia G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Great family place to eat and relax. Nice to have outside seating available. They even keep a bowl of water ready for your dog!

Thank Leah F

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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?