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“BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN THE COUNTY”
Review of Taqueria Merlo

Taqueria Merlo
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Avon Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Avon Park, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN THE COUNTY”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

good mexican food for highlands county! we are regulars here. i have tried everything on the menu and have not been unhappy with anything. favorites would be carne asada and barrito jalisio. flan is good there too. atmosphere is nothing to write home about but there is place to sit and eat. it may not be cleaned off though so bring your handy wipes.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Chimera-shaman
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Authentic Mexican food”
Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food!!
Very good and authentic Mexican food.
Don't forget to get all your sides, including pico de gallo and some lime. Yum yum






Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Elizabeth M
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Sebring, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome! We can't get enough...”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife, mother in law and myself visit Taqueria Merlo at least once a week most times more. The food is authentic, freshly prepared and delicious.
There is also a full butcher shop & full Mexican store. Heavily visited by locals so you know it's good. They even have a complimentary Salsa bar to accompany your meal.

Tip #1: There is usually a line. If you've never been there just wait around and check out the dishes when they are placed on the counter and ask the cashier what they are.

Tip #2: The freshly butchered meat & Chicken are more reasonably priced than at a grocery store. Shrimp is usually a bargain too.

My favorite menu items are Chicken Chimichangas, Steak Arrachera & Tamales.
The kids Hamburger and Fries are fantastic!

When you walk in there is a huge menu sign above which can be intimidating but if you look on the soda machine to the left of the cashier you will see other better priced menu items.

It helps if you speak Spanish but there's always someone there who speaks English no problem.

Negatives: This is truly a local eating place. There are no fancy tables or anything like that but the tables, booths and seating they do have are very adequate. I'm only stating this if you were thinking of having a romantic candle lit dinner. You can still have the best food on a romantic date but the atmosphere is just simple.

Visited March 2014
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3 Thank ImaVeryLuckyMan
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Avon Park, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great place for lunch! You can watch them prepare the food and make their fresh tortillas. A restaurant with a Mexican market, veggies, meats, spices, cookware, pinatas, and more!

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Jan G
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Avon Park, Florida
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“Great Food,”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Authentic Mexican food and worth the stop..lots of choices on drinks, also a market/store. Great every time we go.

  • Visited January 2014
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