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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

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489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

John's has great TEX MEX. I always get take out with my brothers and we have a great meal every time. Everything is excellent on the menu.

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Thank ErinAOG
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John's is small, but I've never had to wait long for a table. The food is simple but fresh and delicious. I had a beef burrito and it was extremely generous. It could easily feed two light eaters or kids. I did manage to finish it! The service is friendly and quick. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Brad S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Two Mexican restaurants in the South Wedge. I think this is better than La Casa, but both have damn good food. John's is small but you can take food to go which is what I do. Burritos are huge and the chips and guacamole are always good.

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Thank K3657QOjohnr
Rochester
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My first time here. We had a party of 4 and went early to miss the crowd. The place is really small with only a few tables. The nachos were really good. The prices are reasonable. I would go back for sure.. the neighborhood can be sketchy. I don't know if I would return after dark.

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Thank texastracy86
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I are from Texas and needed a "fix." We entered with fear and trepidation, but came out full and happy for a very reasonable price. Generous portions, well-seasoned, the right kind of spicy, and they have 5 different Mexican beers. Excellent service! Tiny place so go in the off-hours if you can or order takeout. My only... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It was a snowy afternoon and the place was wall to wall. The drinks were served quickly and the food came soon, too. We had beef and bean burritos. Solid. The noise level was high, so I wouldn't return unless it was al fresco weather.

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Thank MarieIC
Cazenovia, New York
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Being a vegan there wasn't many options but if your a meat and cheese lover this is the place for you!! It's a small yet very cute and cultural looking little place with excellent service..

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Thank briannaconwayy
Liverpool
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped in for lunch. The location was easy to find and had convenient parking on the adjacent street. The place is fairly small with seating inside and outside. The server was friendly and very attentive. The food portions were very generous. Many of the items are offered in the "medium" spicy range. The guacamole, salsa and... More 

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Thank TheFeeNix
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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Thank winebox
Lansing, Michigan
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?