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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 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 reasonably priced, unlike at every other place in Rochester. A total gem.

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Lansing, Michigan
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 through. Food was well prepared and fresh, cute setting, and quite honestly as parents to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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227 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 for lunch to get a table, it fills up really fast. Looking forward to our... More 

Thank timvf101
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Reviewed 14 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.

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Rochester, New York
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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. You cannot go wrong with their tacos or burritos. The chicken is a bit on... More 

Thank Douglas A
Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I have only eaten here once but their portions were huge and delicious. I would definitely recommend them.

Thank BW1122214
Macedon, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband and I love this place! The food is amazing and so reasonable! Burritos are huge!!!! They are vegetarian/vegan friendly (w/ tofu and unbeef options which I appreciate). Texmex plate and mashed potatoes/plantains aren't to be missed! No other mexican joint has topped it yet for us.

Thank lavender_melissa
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Best Burrito in Town!. I have tried both Sol Burrito and John's Tex Mex in the last week and I have to give the edge to John's. Both places make a truly GIGANTIC burrito, but I found those at John's to just be tastier. I like the atmosphere, colorful paint job and seasonal outdoor seating as well. While the prices... More 

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Rochester, New York
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428 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I was very impressed with the food and service, plenty of typical Mexican fare including tacos, burritos and the like with a variety of choices including veggie. Good list of drinks and beers to choose from. The place is small but the turnover quick, dine in or call in for take away. Give it a try, I'll be back for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?