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Maria's Taco Shop

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661 W. 16th St, Merced, CA
+1 209-726-6197
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Many great dished for fast food mexican. Must try at least once My favorite is the Shrimp burrito (rice, shrimp saute'd in a red sauce mile spice) it's simple but thee best. Also the carna asada fries are yummy. and one more fav is the super quaso

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Thank Robert G
Atwater, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Maria's is a fast food type establishment but runs circles around Taco Bell. Good menu, low prices. I like their soft tacos

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

great food, very fast service, very friendly staff, eat in or take out. large menu and lots of great combo plates. great for late night hunger or after a night on the town. great food !!!

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Thank CHRIS L
Merced, California
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147 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Maria's Tacos is a good place to stop for lunch. Their Mexican dishes are authentic and there is a wide variety of choices. The atmosphere is not much to brag about but the restaurant is clean. There is outside seating but on a very busy street.

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Thank Serenitygardens
Merced, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Fish Tacos are the best!vAll good! Open at all hours for early morning menudo or late night Nachos! Not expensive and service is fast and good!

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Thank Jsalles
Merced
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241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Maria's had taken over Taco Bell's old building many years ago. Taco Bell, it ain't. When I want quick to-go Mexican food this is always my choice. They have several restaurants in the area.

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Thank VickiG95340
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

I used to eat here very often years ago when I lived in Cali. Went back for a visit and its still just as good. Great food. The rolled tacos are delicious.

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Thank 47369Trisha_1964
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

I wish they had one of these where we live. The food was delicious, fast service and great value. Did I mention they give you a lot of food? Well, they do! My husband and I got so much food that we had enough left over for a late night snack at our motel.

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Thank LuvMucho
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

I've only eaten at their Merced location a couple of times but do eat at the Atwater location often. They have the best carne asada around and their food is very authentic.

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Thank Jan P
Lincoln, California
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

we found the service to be quick and good food made to order.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 W. 16th St, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-726-6197

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?