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1352 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341-5703
209-384-2337
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Merced, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I ate here twice because a friend knows the cooks but I got the same thing twice, grilled chicken salad and both times it was dry, no flavor to it and the dressing was bad. Won't ever return again.

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1 Thank xina1976
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I truly miss this place! The environment is small ....a little whole in the wall to find, but please do....you wont regret it! They serve great meals, margaritas, and the service is always wonderful. The grilled shrimp is the best! Usually crowded during regular lunch hours and dinner.

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Thank C5256YLvanessam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

As a native San Diegan currently living in a town with limited Mexican, we are always on the lookout for an authentic place to satisfy our craving. The complimentary bean dip kept our toddler happy during the short wait and the service was great. Highly recommend the molcajete!

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Thank Bradley H
Merced, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm not a fan of the location but the food makes up for it. The staff are so welcoming and the food is amazing! Great salsa, tacos, enchiladas....everything I've tried has been wonderful.

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Thank Traylor2840
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good home made authentic Mexican food. Excellent service. Excellent prices and a menu that was loaded with choices. We started with warm chips and salsa, ordered the sampler platter, and we were full and, there were four of us. Then out came my main meal with two chimichangs, one pork one chicken, rice and beans. The Mrs ordered the two... More 

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Thank davbuff
Los Banos, California
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220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided at last minute to have a Mexican dinner. La Morenita in the late afternoon had just a few customers so we were able to order & get our meal quickly. Also, at that hour there was plenty of parking. They also have a patio with ceiling fans if you want to eat outdoors. It was... More 

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Thank Kgaribay
Redondo Beach, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is very hard to find on a one way street, but worth it! No atmosphere, but the service and food made up for it. Waitress brought us some nachos for free while we were waiting for our dinner.

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Thank Laurie R
Chicago
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great place for Mexican food with cold beer, wonderful salsas, lots of menu options, and all served with charm. Prices are great. Free chips and salsa was outstanding. All the food we had was excellent. Not a very big place - but the great food and really pleasant service makes this a really good option for some Mexican fare. My... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Surprising little out of the way spot, found by searching on Yelp as we drove back from Yosemite. All the reviews said to try the molcajete, so of course we did - one beef, one chicken. Both were great, served with sides of guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, beans and rice. It was a lovely cheesy, meaty, gravy-y mess,... More 

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667 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Driving north on 99 from SoCal we always get gas at the Costco in Merced. I asked a local where a good place to get carnitas was. and he directed us here. Very hard to see, since its hidden behind a big tree. Excellent stop and highly recommend it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1352 W 13th St, Merced, CA 95341-5703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-384-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?