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Tacubaya

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1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
510-525-5160
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delish

Love the enchilada and fish tacos. We like to eat eat here every time we come to California. Very busy. Parking is a challenge. Food is worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Love the enchilada and fish tacos. We like to eat eat here every time we come to California. Very busy. Parking is a challenge. Food is worth it.

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essex, vermont
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This restaurant is always busy- for a good reason. Breakfast is delicious - usually there are a few specials as well as a varied menu. Lunch includes crispy tacos, salads and tamales with amazing mole sauce. The employees are always cheerful and helpful. A table outside, child rellenos and an agua fresca- perfect lunch in Berkeley!

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Guangzhou, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A local place to eat with great food and great prices...also has outside eating. This is a find that mostly the local know about and now I know why. Had 2 fish tacos that were very fresh and tasty so decieded to have 2 more. Whenever I am in this area of Berkley would try to eat my meal here... More 

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PADOVA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The location just around the corner from 4th street Berkeley's shopping area is the first plus point. Supposed Mexican specialties are served although not the elaborate ones. Tacos, soups, other tasty dishes and so on. You go to the cashier, chose your stuff, pay for it and sit at one of the tables waiting for the first available guy to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the clutter of multiple restaurants in the 4th Street area, this is one I will plan to avoid next time... there are better options, especially if you are actually hungry - I ordered two fish tacos which were relatively small, plus one had sauce on it and the other didn't - not sure what is going on there but... More 

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San Luis de Sabinillas, Spain
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Not the typical Mexican or Tex-Mex menu although many of their items are familiar sounding they will proffer new flavours and sensorial delights. Whether you choose breakfast lunch or dinner. The beverage list is full of tropical offerings as well as imported beers and wines. The staff is helpful, friendly and quick, even if there is a line to get... More 

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Richmond, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Casual, stand in line to order, then food is brought to you at indoor or outdoor tables. I have eaten there several times and it is always excellent. Much more authentic and creative than the usual combo/rice/beans plate that seems to have taken over most of the Mexican restaurants in the US.

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Berkeley, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We've been here a number of times in the last few years when visiting Berkeley and always enjoy the simple clean flavors at Tacubaya. The Tuna Ceviche special was flavorful, as was the grilled corn. The tacos were good as always, except a bit under seasoned, and I would have like the filling of my Al Pastor hotter. And they... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We weren't put off by the cafeteria style service but my daughter was disappointed no burritos and got chicken quesadilla instead. Two small soft tacos with chicken came on an otherwise a barren plate. You come to expect a little more for the money. The food was tasty but with so many options in the area probably won't be returning.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place offers great authentic Mexican street food. Tacos and salads are great, as is the vegetarian tamale. Pro tip: breakfast, especially the huevos divorciados paired with their fantastic latte (served in a huge bowl like the French would do...). We love this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-5160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?