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Taste of Little India

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1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4521
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has very good food, each item I ordered seemed better than the last. It is kinda expensive and you don't get as much food as you do with other places but overall good.

Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here during the lunch buffet but decided against the buffet. The paneer dish was wonderful: creamy and well-spiced. There's free salad from the buffet for a la carte dishes too. Our server was good. And very very efficient, managing the entire place by himself!

Thank NaumzN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

I'm so thankful we have a great tasting Indian restaurant in Merced they have a great lunch buffet on Sunday so you can try that so you become familiar and can also order off the menu chicken makhani awesome...! Chicken curry..the best..sweet rice the naan bread I am hooked to this place and the serve Pepsi! To top it off...this... More 

Thank bat m
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Great food and service. The chicken pakoras are my favorite appetizers. I would highly recommend the eggplant dish, it's my favorite dish. Pair with with the Chicken Tikka and you've got yourself a very delicious meal. The naan are baked fresh and also in a clay oven. The mango lassi is a great drink, it's the best mango smoothie I've... More 

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Los Banos, California
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132 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I had a business meeting here this evening with 11 other people. We assembled close to the dinner hour at 5:30pm and there was still parking in the parking lot. We were ushered into a back room of the restaurant which afforded us plenty of privacy. Our server was pleasant and helpful! She was patient in answering all of our... More 

Thank Kgaribay
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were a group of 11 people and were in a hurry. They seated us quickly and the service was very good. The food was good, though everyone (including the 7 from India found the food too spicy, even though we were able to say whether we wanted the food mild or spicy. So just beware to say less spicy... More 

Thank BeckySD
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I use to come here every Thursday on my lunch break from school and would indulge in their amazing lunch buffet. Since I graduated, it's been over a year since I have been back since I now live over an hour away. But tonight, I happened to be in the area and stopped by and the food and service was... More 

Thank Heiderster
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My wife, our two kids, and her mom were staying at the Holiday Inn Express just a few miles away, so while grandma was watching the kids at night the two of us decided to go out for Indian food, since we were craving for it. We found this place in a so-so part of the neighborhood so we were... More 

Thank j9600413
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

The food here is hands down some of the best in town. The portion sides are hefty and the food is absolutely delicious. Try the mamas naan. Vegetarian option available without chicken.

Thank Fitgirlhilda
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224 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

if your looking for indian food in merced, you should go here. it's the best in the area, great menu and a very friendly staff. there are not very many indian place in the area, but this place will do.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 12097222230

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