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J & R Tacos

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437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821 (Canal)
+1 209-384-2923
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a narrow layout reminiscent of NYC restaurants, the food and hospitality was wonderful. Upon ordering a vegetarian dish that happened to be out of stock, a very delicious alternative was suggested. Preparation time was just right to facilitate conversation with my friend. The final product was hearty, healthy and full of flavor.

Thank Jason393
Palo Alto, California
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had soup and Las Rajas. Portions were large and food was good. As a vegetarian, I appreciated that there was a lot of choice. Food was flavorful. Menu had lots of interesting variations of traditional Mexican cuisine but also traditional dishes.

Thank hike-n-xcski
Merced, California
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Date night - dinner and a movie. Quick service (order at counter, then food is delivered.) Menu is very comprehensive - with something for everyone. This is NOT Tex Mex - it's real. Great beer selection, but wine selection is limited (and not what was indicated on the menu blackboard.) I'll return for sure.

Thank Photom299
Mariposa, California
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a little place in downtown Merced on the same block as the big movie theater. There is a full fledged menu with several items you don't see anywhere else. Their chips are superior and come with two types of salsas. The tortillas come in five types. It is easy to customize items. They have vegetarian items. There is... More 

Thank suzette p
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The burrito supreme was enormous and delicious, the music was soft, but pleasant, and the service is perfect. They always smile and help me with anything I ask for, and that's why I've been going there for 5 years. Great food. Great people.

Thank Tiger E
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The best fresh Mexican food in the Central Valley--amazing al pastor tacos, burritos, tamales, and so much more. And this also a terrific local business that gives back to the community that supports and adores it.

Thank Katherine B
Merced, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Have eaten there a couple of times. Food is good and a decent option to the many Mexican restaurants in town. Went there today but it was closed with a letter posted saying it was closed in protest of President Trump's inauguration. Hate it when business and entertainment mixes with politics. Lost this customer!

Thank chicogeorge
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

In addition to the great food, the management supports local arts and invites artists, poets, and musicians to collaborate monthly in a session called Conjuntos.

Thank Christina L
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly Mexican owned restaurant. On a nice day you can sit out side or inside. Right down town casual and convenient. Had there taco de pastor and a beer. Brought home a selection for the family every one was happy 🙂

Thank Edgriffin
Madera, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great tacos, friendly service. They need better chips but the salsa is very good. Quick service. Good for lunch or dinner.

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2923
Service out of this world and extraordinary food.

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