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242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766-1705
+1 909-622-2430
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Diamond Bar, California
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice portions and low prices. Food was average. Great refried beans and carne asada steak was large.

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Thank TRAVELERMANIA
La Verne, California
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2017

This place has very delicious quick dishes. One of my favorites is the chicken enchiladas. I love how convenient it is and how late i can pick up dinner.

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Thank CR8VGRAPHICS
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Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Eat here are once a week. Try the chicken wet burrito, but substitute the rice with potatoes instead! Cover with Verde sause!

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Thank mturner149
Pomona, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My family has been coming to El Merendero for over 30 years. They have the best bread in Cali. Many of us have moved away from Pomona but whenever we are near or passing through Pomona we ALWAYS stop and get some bread for the week.

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Thank candyygirrl2002
San Dimas, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have been going to El Merendero for years. Not the best Mexican food, but certainly very good and consistent. The chips and salsa are a good starter. The salsa has just the right amount of kick to it. The chile verde plate is good and like the salsa, just the right amount of kick. Very ample portion to feel... More 

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Pomona, California, USA
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The food is good but the service is not very friendly and slow. Authentic cuisine and very casual dining. Tasty panaderia...

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Thank Rebecca M
Overland Park, Kansas
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The waiter was great and they had nice tvs in the eating area. But the food was below average. The chips are good but you have to keep asking for salsa.

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Thank 2421
Fairland, Oklahoma
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287 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

I went in today by myself for a bite to eat. There were no other customers when I went in. I ordered a small taco salad with carne asada. The waitress brought a tray of cold hard chips with a small container of salsa, and my glass of iced tea. The chips were thick and very hard. When she brought... More 

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Thank Ninee
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2016

A great busy place , fast service ...we were the only non Hispanics , Canadians, having a late breakfast surrounded by families out for their Sunday brunch we felt we had discovered something special....

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

We arrived about 130pm after the typical lunch hour so we were seated immediately, salsa and chips brought to our table within minutes. Our waitress was super efficient and when I asked which enchilada I should order, her advice was spot on. My chile releno was sooooo good, as was the green salsa chicken enchilada. Rice and beans were yummy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766-1705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pomona
  • Phone Number: +1 909-622-2430

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