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Cactus Taqueria

1881 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
+1 510-528-1881
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1881 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2306
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been awhile since I was lucky enough to travel back to the area. Always have to eat here it's the best Mexican food. Shrimp tacos and beer couldn't be better.

Thank JimM1146
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

What a treat to find this place. Very casual, order at counter, lots of choices. The food is fantastic. Beer and sodas.

Thank JimM1146
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years for the burritos! We recently moved to Marin, but made a special trip to get our fix. I especially like the veggie burrito. Always full of fresh, different vegetables. The spinach tortilla is good with it. Sometimes long...More

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

Thank wrygirl
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 23 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Cantorpam
Reviewed 15 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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