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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
510-883-0222
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tastes

Wonderful small bites. You can even have a whole meal Great bar. The atmosphere is exciting even if a bit too noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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  • Large groups
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English first
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit here, and found the tapas to be wonderful. I tried several things and they were all memorable. I really enjoyed the wide variety of imported beers as well. I was able to drink something that was truly interesting and that really set the stage for the meal courses that followed. I sat at the bar... More 

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not exactly Spanish Tapas but good enough for Berkeley. food is good, wines are good. A great place to chill in the afternoon and people watch.

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped in for drinks one evening before dinner at Chez Panisse and liked this place so much that we returned a few nights later for drinks after dinner someplace else! They have a wonderful wine list and yummy snacks/nibbles. Even if you don't land one of the outside tables, the front of the restaurant is wide open onto Shattuck... More 

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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Copious amounts of great food, super drinks served by an attentive waitress.Eat lunch here and you will leave satisfied gastronomically and financially .

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Berkeley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful small bites. You can even have a whole meal Great bar. The atmosphere is exciting even if a bit too noisy.

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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place for a drink or three, and there's always been something about the room that's much cooler than stodgy old Berkeley. But maybe even that is getting tired. Expensive tapas don't seem as special as they once did. Wish they'd update a little and also bring back the olive-oil ice cream. Also doesn't draw as hip a crowd as... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We live waaaay over by the Oakland Zoo, but we make a point of coming to Berkeley about once a week just to eat here. Unlike some other reviewers, we MUCH prefer this location to the Piedmont Ave. Cesar. The bartenders at Cesar are masters at their craft. Their cocktails are works of art, and their wine by the glass... More 

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Oakland, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I haven't been to Cesar in a while.. I forgot how good the tapas were. There are no reservations . If you are a little flexible..(sit at communal table or bar) you will be seated pretty quickly. The tapas were delicious. I wanted a margharita but it wasn't on the drink menu so I tried the Sangria.. Perfect with my... More 

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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This spot can be a bit crowded in the evening, but if you are looking for the perfect spot to have an afternoon glass of wine, soak up some afternoon sun on the street, as have some small bites, this is it. I always add this to my Summer "to do" list, making relaxing at Cesar's a must do! Bit... More 

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We love having Cesar sangrias, pardon peppers, zaatar lamb and paella. Desserts are wonderful: almond caramel ice cream. Spanish cheese platter is nice too. Great wine list. Try some Spanish caves. No reservations but if you go early, they have space.

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Additional Information about Cesar

Address: 1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
Phone Number: 510-883-0222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-883-0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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