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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (22 reviews)
“tacos” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

Thank Brad S
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...More

Thank K3657QOjohnr
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...More

Thank texastracy86
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!...More

1  Thank Laura B
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.

Thank MarieIC
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..

Thank briannaconwayy
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....More

Thank TheFeeNix
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...More

Thank winebox
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...More

Thank muckab0uts
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We haven't eaten here in a while but stopped for lunch yesterday and it's still as good as we remember. Burrito was huge everything was fresh. Salsa was good, a little spicy but that's the way we like it. You have to get there early...More

Thank timvf101
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Restaurant Details

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