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J & R Tacos

437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
+1 209-384-2923
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (26 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
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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
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
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...More

1  Thank CityHiker73
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
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...More

Thank CJreviews101
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
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
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
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2923
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