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Tacubaya

1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
510-525-5160
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Ranked #50 of 599 restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Richmond, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Could see what I think were hand made tacos behind the bar. Absolutely excellent, not to mention the Tamales that are also delicious. Went there three times for a fast dinner during a seven days stay in Berkeley.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I was going to headline my review Yummy and then I noticed how common that reaction to Tacubaya is among other reviewers. This little tacqueria has great food at reasonable prices--yummy indeed. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere. I've tried a number of the restaurant choices in the Fourth St. area and so far this is my favorite.

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Great pork tacos here! Nice and spicey. Suggestion: drink water instead of ordering drinks because they are pricey!

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great Mexican food. - wow. Everything from tortilla soup to great traditional dishes. A real mouth watering event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Great food, good variety, at decent prices. (I didn't try the tongue tacos though). Would love to go back.

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Newcastle, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Have eaten here several times for lunch. It is gourmet mexican food, in a very casual setting. Everything i have ordered, particularly the pork, has been delicious. Portions are on the small side compared to most mexican restaurants and brought to you after ordering at the counter.Love this place.

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