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Tacubaya

1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
510-525-5160
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Ranked #36 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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San Luis de Sabinillas, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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31 reviews 31 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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