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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

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489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cazenovia, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a vegan there wasn't many options but if your a meat and cheese lover this is the place for you!! It's a small yet very cute and cultural looking little place with excellent service..

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Thank briannaconwayy
Liverpool
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped in for lunch. The location was easy to find and had convenient parking on the adjacent street. The place is fairly small with seating inside and outside. The server was friendly and very attentive. The food portions were very generous. Many of the items are offered in the "medium" spicy range. The guacamole, salsa and... More 

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Thank TheFeeNix
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome and the best value for your buck. I have never been disappointed except for on Cinco de Mayo when they ran out of food. The Mexican plate is an appetizer but feeds two people easily for dinner. Even the drinks are reasonably priced, unlike at every other place in Rochester. A total gem.

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Thank winebox
Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Took the kids (3 teens) on a road trip from Michigan to Boston, to Quebec City and back. Stayed in Rochester on the way. We had many wonderful meals on the trip but John's was the favorite! They insisted on returning on the way back through. Food was well prepared and fresh, cute setting, and quite honestly as parents to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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200 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We haven't eaten here in a while but stopped for lunch yesterday and it's still as good as we remember. Burrito was huge everything was fresh. Salsa was good, a little spicy but that's the way we like it. You have to get there early for lunch to get a table, it fills up really fast. Looking forward to our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a quick dinner pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The chips and guacamole were excellent and the chicken burrito was very good. The place is nothing to look at but the food is very good.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rochester, New York
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Small place, very cozy, hip staff...if that means anything. They take pride in their menu and local ingredients. You got a lot for the money too.

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Thank madtv261
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

There is not much I can find wrong with Taco Johns. I have been there with large groups of friends and on a date and have never been disappointed. You should always start with chips and salsa, especially if you are a fan of garlic. You cannot go wrong with their tacos or burritos. The chicken is a bit on... More 

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Thank Douglas A
Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

I have only eaten here once but their portions were huge and delicious. I would definitely recommend them.

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Thank BW1122214
Macedon, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I love this place! The food is amazing and so reasonable! Burritos are huge!!!! They are vegetarian/vegan friendly (w/ tofu and unbeef options which I appreciate). Texmex plate and mashed potatoes/plantains aren't to be missed! No other mexican joint has topped it yet for us.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-5830

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?