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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Warm, Comfortable atmosphere

Took friends here for after dinner drinks and dessert. The room is warm and comfortable. You can dine at your own table, a community table, or at the bar. Interesting, fun cocktails and decent wine list. Small plates for sharing. Always a fun experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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120 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends here for after dinner drinks and dessert. The room is warm and comfortable. You can dine at your own table, a community table, or at the bar. Interesting, fun cocktails and decent wine list. Small plates for sharing. Always a fun experience.

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Danville, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Spanish food and it can be – surprisingly - a challenge finding a good Spanish restaurant in the greater SF Bay Area. I had heard good things about Cesar’s located in the “Gourmet Ghetto” area of North Berkeley, especially about its paella. However, I was incredibly disappointed with the entire experience. The service was poor with the waiter... More 

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Thank claire94526
Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Cesar's tapas and cocktails are always great! It's a lively place and fun. A good spot for a celebration or just to enjoy a small meal with a friend and a cocktail.

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Thank Susan R
Sydney, Australia
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217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my solo dinner here. It was a Monday night and the place was busy, big tables and small. The plate sizes are small which makes them cheaper (for students?) but it also makes them more appropriate diet-wise. The service was friendly and attentive. I'd eat here again.

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Thank David B
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I like to go there when I am alone for dinner (usually with one of their cocktails at the counter). There are many good tapas to choose from (or to add to the table). I particularly like their grilled (?) shrimp in a fantastic sauce. But the menu changes very often and the surprises are always interesting. This does not... More 

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Thank Marcoce
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Busy restaurant on a Thursday night. Quick service and very attentive. Food was great. Would love to return next time I'm in town

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Thank MartMMV
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Cesar is the perfect place for a late afternoon drink and a snack with a friend. A lovely atmosphere, lovely tapas of various types, a fine wine list (really the best around), and a terrific staff.

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Thank Daniel B
Kensington, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

You'll think you are in Seville, a great destination on its own, chez painese next door and cheese board across the street Complimentary olive treats and a awesome wine & spirits selection

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Thank daniellU9868EL
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139 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 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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Thank Todd S
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?