Located in the heart of one of the most productive agricultural regions globally, chefs at El Capitan prepare artisanal fare and spirits that pay homage to the ranchers, farmers, cheesemakers, bakers, brewers, and winemakers that have re-fashioned Merced into one of California’s best kept epicurean secrets. 

Eat, drink, play, observe, and listen like nobody’s watching. Mainzer offers comfort food, craft cocktails, a regional beer wall, and entertainment unbounded. Here, you’ll find weekly movies, live bands and plenty of games to whet your competitive spirit.

Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm
Friday 11:30 amd-11:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-10:00pm

Double Bubble Brunch on Sundays

Rainbird - Opening 2022
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Slated to open in early 2022, Rainbird will emerge as downtown’s newest foodie hot spot exclusively featuring indigenous ingredients, spices, and flavors thoughtfully curated to capture the true essence of the Central Valley region in every taste, glance, sip, or whiff. 
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Native Son
Native Son Bar
At the intersection of social, university, and business life, locals and travelers cross paths at Native Son to partake in lattés, craft cocktails, artisan bites and spontaneous exchanges that have made this casual eatery a must-stop in Merced’s budding downtown vibe.

Sunday through Thursday, 6am to 10pm

Friday and Saturday, 6am to 11pm


Breakfast: 6am to 11:30am

Lunch: 11:30am to 4pm

Dinner: 4pm to close

Outdoor Dining
A culinary gem in Merced’s dining treasure trove, the Courtyard salutes its Americana roots by doling out adventurous cocktails and sharable bites in a backyard garden setting. The experience alone is worth it.

Open Seasonally 
Closed until March 31, 2022 when we will open again fresh for Spring

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Finely curated food and beverage locally sourced. Grab and Go for your day of adventure. Offers make your own Trail mix

Tues-Sat 10am-6pm