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Cactus Taqueria

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1881 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
+1 510-528-1881
11:00 - 21:00
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El Cerrito, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted tamales for New Years and didn't have any source for homemade ones. I ordered tamales here and they were good! Different varieties and with sauce and cream. Also good posole. From the outside it looks like a cheap joint, but the food is good and service was excellent. Just make sure you ask for extra sauce if you... More 

Thank wrygirl
Anacortes, Washington
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454 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Service is fast and friendly, and the food was wonderful. I had the steak quesadilla, others had tacos, and one person had a burrito. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Thank zip98221
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Mole flavorless. Small portions. Overpriced. Easy to get to, seems to me the only upside. Just really bland. Service was good. Food disappointing.

Thank Lagimus
Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Burrito was great! The ingredients seemed fresh and very flavorful. Service was friendly and quick. Salsa bar was good as well. This seemed to be a popular place, not too busy, but a steady stream of people coming in and out.

Thank jaltraveler2016
Berkeley, California
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Summary based on many take out dinners: --wider selection than many taquerias --better than average food --ok prices --average, counter service --challenging parking

Thank Richard H
Berkeley, California
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's been months since I've eaten a burrito. I really looked forward to this--chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, mild salsa fresca, blah guacamole. It looked and smelled really good. But bite after bite I found it to be sadly lacking in flavor. I would say it was "meh." I can't do too spicy but found the mild salsa to be... More 

Thank Cantorpam
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We always get takeout from Cactus when we're in Berkeley. It's fresh, quick, great service, reasonably priced and delicious!

Thank Karen J
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

this spot is solid, I always get the crispy tacos/3pack and the drinks are great too. I did order akids taco and their was no lettace or tamotaos...surprised. and sad BUT I still love this place as the food is always fresh. thanks cactus

Thank gary m
San Francisco, California
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Had brunch at Cactus with a couple friends. It was nice. The food is a good portion and well prepared. I had the Chilaquiles and it delicious and wonderfully simple. The have a nice bar with salsas and other toppings to spruce up your dish.

Thank RaySF
Alameda, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

How can I describe it but an independent version of Chipotle with better, fresher offerings. Great prices, fresh ingredients. The decor is a bit impersonal, but tables are clean, so no complaints!

Thank Elicia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1881 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-528-1881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?