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El Merendero

242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766-1705
+1 909-622-2430
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pan dulce” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766-1705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice portions and low prices. Food was average. Great refried beans and carne asada steak was large.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This place has very delicious quick dishes. One of my favorites is the chicken enchiladas. I love how convenient it is and how late i can pick up dinner.

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Eat here are once a week. Try the chicken wet burrito, but substitute the rice with potatoes instead! Cover with Verde sause!

Thank mturner149
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My family has been coming to El Merendero for over 30 years. They have the best bread in Cali. Many of us have moved away from Pomona but whenever we are near or passing through Pomona we ALWAYS stop and get some bread for the...More

Thank candyygirrl2002
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We have been going to El Merendero for years. Not the best Mexican food, but certainly very good and consistent. The chips and salsa are a good starter. The salsa has just the right amount of kick to it. The chile verde plate is good...More

1  Thank kirk k
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is good but the service is not very friendly and slow. Authentic cuisine and very casual dining. Tasty panaderia...

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The waiter was great and they had nice tvs in the eating area. But the food was below average. The chips are good but you have to keep asking for salsa.

Thank 2,421
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I went in today by myself for a bite to eat. There were no other customers when I went in. I ordered a small taco salad with carne asada. The waitress brought a tray of cold hard chips with a small container of salsa, and...More

Thank Ninee
Reviewed 10 March 2016

A great busy place , fast service ...we were the only non Hispanics , Canadians, having a late breakfast surrounded by families out for their Sunday brunch we felt we had discovered something special....

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We arrived about 130pm after the typical lunch hour so we were seated immediately, salsa and chips brought to our table within minutes. Our waitress was super efficient and when I asked which enchilada I should order, her advice was spot on. My chile releno...More

1  Thank Yvettetravels
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
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08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 S Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766-1705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pomona
  • Phone Number: +1 909-622-2430