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1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
+1 510-525-5160
10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 21:00
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't find fresh homemade tortillas too often. Small cafeteria style restaurant with a very good menu. Daily reasonable specials. I'm always a fan of being able to see your food being cooked and you can actually sit at the bar which faces the kitchen. The food is authentic and delicious. Mid range prices. Parking on the street is metered,... More 

Thank takemeaway50
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Superb enchiladas, a good selection of Mexican beers, fresh chips and salsa, great tortilla soup. One of my favourite places for a quick lunch or early dinner while in Berkeley.

Thank Mike S
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178 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Cafeteria style, which is not a problem. Had chili relleno, which is my favorite. Batter dipped, swimming in salsa verde, only ok on the chilimeter. Cafe Olla not so good, grainy and lacking spunk. All in all, not great.

Thank nursely
Southern California
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Flavors only average. Chicken taco fried, oil could have been better, it tasted a little old. Carne Asada, just ok.

Thank Simone127
Albany, California
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Atmosphere: Order at counter, grab your number and find a table. Not a very comfortable setting with hard wooden seats or benches; seats can be hard to find if crowded. Food: When it's good, it's very good, which is too rare. It's over priced for what you get. The fish tacos have been poorly fried lately - limp and fishy... More 

Thank russandmarti
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

$4.00 for a single taco a la carte, charging extra for tasteless salsa in addition to the charge for guacamole,...Three of us spent $45.00 on lunch, and left hungry! Sorry, even high end Mexican in Southern California has its boundaries. The food was mediocre, they ran out of clean silverware,....I am certain those who don't know any better find it... More 

Thank Daniel D
Oakland, CA
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Sit inside in the cold, but enjoy the sun outside when it's warm (and watch the Amtrak go by every 15 minutes). Love, love, love the tuna cerviche. Lots of delicious chunks of fresh avocado, tuna, nice medium hot sauce, served with their amazing freshly baked tortilla chips. The guac, salsas, and ensalada are excellent. Lots of seasonal specials. Wish... More 

Thank ZMMom
Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Being Mexican food and not fine dining my first reaction is to compare with XoCo in Chicago and that is unfair. Food is good, nowhere as good, quick takeout and take a flag & we serve you on table service, not too bad. They served two separate orders in one plate, which is inexcusable. With a bit more attention to... More 

Thank RamSRam
Estes Park, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A fun casual inviting environment with delicious food! We would definitely eat here again, it's a great place to try something a little different.

Thank Lindsey M
Mojave Desert
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this place! Everytime I come to the Bay Area I make sure to stop by here. Every dish I've had is so good. Can't wait to go back!

Thank MWong52

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Restaurant Details

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-5160

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