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Monte Cristo Taqueria

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1446 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1509
+1 510-486-0321
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09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Fort Bragg, California
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The portions are very generous here so sharing some dishes might be a good idea. The chips and salsa start you off well - the chips are delicious. They have a huge menu and had a special on pupusas ,my favorite. Everything was delicious, including the usual basic rice and beans. The restaurant is easy to get to on University... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a lovely, early dinner on a Saturday. The food was delicious and the portions generous, the staff was very helpful and the sangria was perfect. We tried the flan, which was rich and big enough for two. The taquitos con papas were the best we've had. Delicioso y bonito!

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Thank Pia M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have eaten here for years now since I travel to the area constantly. The staff are very friendly and always seem happy and give great service. The food is great anytime butTaco Wednesday's are great and a fun atmosphere to be in. I love their Burrito's and Quesadillas as well.

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Thank Stephen Z
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The one time I ate here, it was good. It's not the best Mexican food I've ever had, but it's certainly not the worst either. They are open until midnight, which is great for those of us that tend to roll into town late and still need to find dinner. It has a neat atmosphere and the staff was friendly,... More 

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Thank Kevin H
Reston, Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Wednesday night is two dollar taco night. Baka fish, chorizo, and pork al pastor were excellent. Chicken was good. The other pork in adobo was good but a little dry. $3 beer on Wednesday and $4 sangria too.

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Thank MangiFiRekk
Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Home cooked food. Very good to taste real mexican food. Nice atmosphere, people very kind and friendly. The sangria was also very good! Great food at very reasonable price!

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Berkeley, California
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380 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

If you like Mexican, want to sit down, get good food, and want to get going again quickly this is the place to go to. I have been there a few times and the place has always been consistent in these categories. The menu has quite a variety of options, the sit down area is clean and well lit by... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We ate there a few times when visiting UC Berkeley, since it was right by our hotel. I'm not the most experienced/knowledgable in Mexican food, but both my fiancé and I enjoyed their food, especially the taco's. The classic taco with chorizo was my favourite! Really cheap as well, especially compared to prices in SF...

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Thank Wies_VH
Berkeley, California
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This is a small restaurant in an unglamorous location but don't be fooled. The food is excellent. High points for delicious chicken in a rich, spicy,, chocolatey mole. Great heat and flavor in the puerco chile verde. Wonderful roast on the carnitas. The chile relleno is flavorful, juicy and just hot enough - filled with rich melted cheese or my... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

My family was in Berkeley for a wedding and had planned on going for pizza; however, we weren't able to find a pizza place nearby and we happened to spot the Monte Cristo Taqueria as we were driving by. Being from New Mexico, were always open to trying different Mexican restaurants, so we thought we'd give the Monte Cristo a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1446 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702-1509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-486-0321

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