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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (22 reviews)
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I are from Texas and needed a "fix." We entered with fear and trepidation, but came out full and happy for a very reasonable price. Generous portions, well-seasoned, the right kind of spicy, and they have 5 different Mexican beers. Excellent service!...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

It was a snowy afternoon and the place was wall to wall. The drinks were served quickly and the food came soon, too. We had beef and bean burritos. Solid. The noise level was high, so I wouldn't return unless it was al fresco weather.

Thank MarieIC
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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..

Thank briannaconwayy
Reviewed 6 September 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....More

Thank TheFeeNix
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

Thank winebox
Reviewed 21 August 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...More

Thank muckab0uts
Reviewed 18 August 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...More

Thank timvf101
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Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 May 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.

Thank madtv261
Reviewed 6 May 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....More

Thank Douglas A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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