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El Merendero

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1910 Fairplex Dr, La Verne, CA 91750-5501
+1 909-593-7078
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 06:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:30
Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Claremont, California
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place, have been going there since college. The super combo burrito is always so good. It is great comfort food and my to go orders are always quick.

Thank Ulvgirl
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were excited to try this place because several friends had need telling us how great it is...we have disappointed for the most part. We have tried it three times and each experience has been different. The first time the burrito was ok but the steak picado was great, meat very tender. However we sat there for 25 minutes before... More 

Thank blueeyes158
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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249 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I picked up dinner for three to take home. Two pork combo burritos enchilada style, and one carne asada combo burrito enchilada style. We were getting ready to take a trip out of state the next day and never thought that the food that we got would make us sick. Hubs ate one of the pork burritos and within an... More 

Thank Ninee
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I may a little myopic on this one, I have been eating here for over 35 years. Their food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. I have been eating there when they only had picnic tables outside and didn't have the nice dining room they have now. Give them a try and don't be in a hurry cause they... More 

Thank W7747BVjamesb
San Dimas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food is always exactly what we're looking for. It's good and reasonably priced for being waited on.

Thank Frank W
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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249 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We went for dinner and ordered our usual Pork Combination Burritos Enchilada style. When the male waiter brought our chips and salsa, there were very few chips in the basket. If you ask for more chips, they add 2.25 on your bill for each basket of chips. We asked for more chips and received the same amount,,,, very few. Our... More 

Thank Ninee
Pomona, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a great place to grab a quick taco on the go, epically during the NHRA car races, and LA County fair since it is right there at the track and the fair grounds. They have a breakfast burrito you must try. Great quick dinner plate also.

Thank Mildred S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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249 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We have always enjoyed El Merenderos for good Mexican food. We went this past Friday night at about 5 pm for dinner. There were about half of the tables with customers. Two males were taking orders and serving. We sat for twenty minutes before anyone ever acknowledged us. The service was bad. When he brought the basket of chips, the... More 

Thank Ninee
Butte, Montana
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Again, this is another place close to KOA that we are in waiting for parts. The Wife and I both had combo plates, with rice and beans. I was hungry and ate all of mine, she had less than half of hers. The food was generic in appearance and flavor. The service was good and the Tecate was cold! If... More 

Thank ButteMesaWalker
Glendora, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

This is one of our two favorite fast food Mexican restaurants. The Burritos are awesome! The prices are extremely reasonable and while on a busy street I like the outdoor atmosphere plus it feels a bit like Mexico. Love it!

Thank Timothy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 Fairplex Dr, La Verne, CA 91750-5501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Verne
  • Phone Number: +1 909-593-7078

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