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Taste of Little India

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1052 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4521
+1 209-722-2230
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Las Vegas
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

There are 2 Indian restaurants in Merced. The other one was pretty bad. I heard this one was better. I guess the tone was set when I entered and the restaurant and the only guy working there pointed to an area and said "Go sit down". I don't ever remember. Wing ordered in a restaurant to go sit down. I... More 

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Madera, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We have been coming here since his restauraunts was in Atwater. The food is always fresh and flavorful. Parm is friendly and it is always a pleasure to speak with him. We love all of the dishes on his menu. Lunch buffet is also good. I love his jalapeño mint chutney. I wish he bottled it for sell. We would... More 

Thank Michael R
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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 bubbles 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, 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: +1 209-722-2230

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