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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (26 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
437 W Main St, Merced, CA 95340-4821
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the road and stopped for the night, picked up and brought it back. Sweet place, great atmosphere and friendly. Delicious pastor taco plate and even in the go-box it looked beautiful

Thank HappySassyGalSTL
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Went to take my family to lunch but found it was closed. Apparently it was in protest to the swearing in I'd the new president. Made no sense to us. We are locals but will never be spending any money there again. We will not...More

Thank Dennis & Kimber... G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The atmosphere here is like stepping into a little cafe on a beach in Mexico. The food is great, I would recommend the Gringa Quesadilla.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great little gem! Nice variety of traditional and more experimental Mexican food, great wait staff, and easy going atmosphere. Definitely a good spot for a meal!

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Family of four stopped for dinner. The food was fresh made and tasty. You order at counter, get your silverware & drinks. Food was brought to us. The portions are large and there are many options.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

So good I ate twice. Basic and unique Mex food. I had my first chorizo tacos. Wow. And more. Just go here and order and eat happiness... friendly staff, clean and reasonable. Good beer selection too!

Thank mike c
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The portions were large. 2 adults split a burrito supreme, another had a tosatda and a large nacho plate was plenty for three young children. It was tasty. You can order food to go or eat at the few tables they have.

Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was my second visit to J &R Tacos - a favorite of family living in Merced. Admittedly, I am not a Mexican food fan. But, this is a cantina known for it's fresh ingredients and wide menu. Orders are placed and paid for at...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
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Nearby Attractions
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28 reviews
.05 km away
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25 reviews
.21 km away
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1.32 km away
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.20 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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