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J & R Tacos

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437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821 (Canal)
+1 209-384-2923
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Merced, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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126 reviews
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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32 reviews
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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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21 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

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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
$10 - $30
Mexican, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
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 - 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
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?