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La Morenita

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1352 W. 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
+1 209-384-2337
10:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here this trip. Nice waitresses. Great Mexican food. You can sit out on the covered patio if it's. Nice weather. Walking distance from the Budget Inn.

Thank Biztrav57
Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a Mexican Restaurant and came upon La Morenita. Everyone one was super friendly from the people we met in the parking lot to the second we walked in the restaurant. The lady got us a great booth, but it was freezing in the restaurant; everyone had on their jackets. The chips, salsa and cold slaw salsa... More 

Thank Happy130
South Korea
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've driven past this restaurant my entire life and have never stopped in to eat here until only about a year ago. A friend suggested that we come here for dinner since it was, in her words, 'the best restaurant in Merced'. I can see why. The food is so good here! The customer service is great, price is fair,... More 

1 Thank Faye S
Merced, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I ate here twice because a friend knows the cooks but I got the same thing twice, grilled chicken salad and both times it was dry, no flavor to it and the dressing was bad. Won't ever return again.

2 Thank xina1976
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I truly miss this place! The environment is small ....a little whole in the wall to find, but please do....you wont regret it! They serve great meals, margaritas, and the service is always wonderful. The grilled shrimp is the best! Usually crowded during regular lunch hours and dinner.

1 Thank C5256YLvanessam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

As a native San Diegan currently living in a town with limited Mexican, we are always on the lookout for an authentic place to satisfy our craving. The complimentary bean dip kept our toddler happy during the short wait and the service was great. Highly recommend the molcajete!

1 Thank Bradley H
Merced, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I'm not a fan of the location but the food makes up for it. The staff are so welcoming and the food is amazing! Great salsa, tacos, enchiladas....everything I've tried has been wonderful.

1 Thank Traylor2840
Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Good home made authentic Mexican food. Excellent service. Excellent prices and a menu that was loaded with choices. We started with warm chips and salsa, ordered the sampler platter, and we were full and, there were four of us. Then out came my main meal with two chimichangs, one pork one chicken, rice and beans. The Mrs ordered the two... More 

1 Thank davbuff
Los Banos, California
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220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided at last minute to have a Mexican dinner. La Morenita in the late afternoon had just a few customers so we were able to order & get our meal quickly. Also, at that hour there was plenty of parking. They also have a patio with ceiling fans if you want to eat outdoors. It was... More 

Thank Kgaribay
Redondo Beach, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This place is very hard to find on a one way street, but worth it! No atmosphere, but the service and food made up for it. Waitress brought us some nachos for free while we were waiting for our dinner.

Thank Laurie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1352 W. 13th St, Merced, CA 95341
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-384-2337

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