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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually stop by to pick up dinner for my daughter's family. It is something we look forward to whenever I come to town. Love their house made hot sauce, the Mexican Mush tacos. My favorite is their burrito bowl with un-beef. Always a pleasure...More

Thank cemclellan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Rochester for the 10th time in 2 years, my expectations were already low. Wife/kid were tired and bordering on grouchy, and I just wanted something easy and John’s came highly-recommended. But I’ve been to Rochester dozens of times, and never found decent Tex-mex in...More

1  Thank BC159
Reviewed 23 February 2018

At this moment I am happier with the Tex Mex offerings here than any other Rochester restaurant. I'm not a vegetarian but thoroughly enjoy when menus offer unique options. I tried their spicy tofu in a taco and another with John's "mush." I'm eating these...More

Thank Whimsee
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on Friday night with school age children because my son was in the mood for Mexican before heading over to Strong Museum. Small place but nice friendly feel. Service was great and food was filling. For three people we had a tasty meal...More

Thank UpstateNY585
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Have eaten here a couple times. I can't remember which taco I had, but the one I did have, I devoured! So good! I plan on coming back.

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 12 December 2017

So, being in Rochester, NY for an appointment and wanting non-chain local fare, I searched the net for restaurants in the area. After many 'thumb-scrolls' I stumbled across this highly reviewed joint. Let's dive right in, shall we? First, the corner spot has an artsy...More

1  Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was welcoming and the food was great..not hot enough...food was just warm. Reasonably priced and staff was attentive. I'm going back.

Thank eric s
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The atmosphere reminds me of Austin and the guacamole is the only one in Rochester worth paying for! Love this place and I love that you can still get a meal for under $10. If you aren't afraid of flavor and spice, this is the...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Really good food, nice portion even better price. We had tacos, taco bowl and some cold brews. This puts the chains to shame. The price was also better. Might have to wait for a table but well worth it.

Thank Timothy D
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I were looking for a nice date night place. On recommendations from friends we decided to try John's. It was perfect for a impromptu date night. Bottom line? I'd definitely recommend it and will definitely be going back! 1. $2 beer specials....More

Thank kimberly D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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