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John's Tex-Mex Eatery

489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
+1 585-232-5830
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (22 reviews)
“tacos” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
489 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-1020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I love everything about this place. The food, the service, the prices and the location. Real Mexican fare here people. Eat here. That is all.

1  Thank Izzy325
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Johns Tex-Mex since they opened. The very first time my wife and I met my future son in law was about 5 years ago at Johns. He was a very cool young man although he ignored my whole family except...More

1  Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is truly tiny, there can't be more than about 20 seats. But the food is great, and the portions are as big as the restaurant is small. The burritos are the size of a small child and are delicious. You can get vegetarian...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Had falafel tacos. Had to try them. Might rank has some of the best in the city and I know every Mediterranean restaurant in town. Tzaziki was also very good. Talking up a special, but it was fantastic. Mashed potatoes and plantains are necessary in...More

Thank Merritt W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

John's is consistently the best hole in the wall Mexi-tex place where you can eat the most flavorful and fun dishes. This is not a fancy place and the dishes aren't artfully plated but the food is fun, well flavored and the prices are great....More

Thank DHPaine
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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.

Thank ErinAOG
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 3 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$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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