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J & R Tacos

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437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821 (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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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
San Francisco, CA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

Recommended by local friends, the food was excellent with lots of choices. Tasty street tacos, especially the grilled fish. I'd happily go back.

Thank SF_A-bell
Nice, France
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

This restaurant offers simple but delicious Mexican food and good beer for a reasonable price. We had the special of the day and some appetizers. Quick service. Would come back.

Thank PaoloTata
Merced, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been eating at J&R's since it opened. We love the owners and know some of the servers. If you're looking for a 24 hour cheap taco shop, you might be a little disappointed (though I would doubt that). The food here is prepared nicely and healthier than what you might expect from a taco place. The owners of... More 

Thank Keith T
Denver, Colorado
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801 reviews
593 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was an OK experience for dinner. The tacos were good. I had the tacos el pastor and we also had quesadillas.

Thank MauricioBabilonia

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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
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 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?