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J & R Tacos

437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
+1 209-384-2923
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (25 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
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Reviews (78)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not your typical taco joint. They feature all the made-to-order Mexican dishes, with the freshest ingredients. Quick services and friendly staff. A little pricey, but portions are big.

Thank zack_z_z
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank Jason393
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank Photom299
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank suzette p
Reviewed 24 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
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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank chicogeorge
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
Reviewed 3 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
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Nearby Attractions
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.08 km away
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.19 km away
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1.30 km away
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.31 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
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
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
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Service out of this world and extraordinary food.