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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

For an "order at the counter" type of place, this is very good. The portions are not that big and everything is ala carte, so you have to order several items to fill you up and it's not a cheap meal when all is said and done. But it is worth a little more considering that the food is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2015
Valleyblue
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Sacramento
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Oakland, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here since it opened and have never looked back! Quality of the food doesn't seem to have changed over the years -- still good!

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Sacramento
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

For an "order at the counter" type of place, this is very good. The portions are not that big and everything is ala carte, so you have to order several items to fill you up and it's not a cheap meal when all is said and done. But it is worth a little more considering that the food is very... More 

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Thank Valleyblue
Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Always fresh and fast with good portion sizes. Great place if you want to share with friends but go early because it gets crowded.

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Thank legates
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I go there a lot ( I live in Berkeley). To begin from the least relevant: it is on 4th street. Which is a very lively shopping area ( the presence of an Apple Store indicates the kind of shopping involved). The food is excellent. The only better Mexican food I ate in the US was at Oakland's Dona Tomas,... More 

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Thank Marcoce
California/Italy
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211 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

After two visits and not an exhaustive assessment of everything on the menu, I can confirm that it is truly delicious. One of my measures for good Mexican is the chile relleno. It has to be a fresh pasilla chile, grilled skinned and stuffed with Mexican cheese, fried in a delicate but substantial batter and not greasy on the plate.... More 

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Thank LaBernardi
Simsbury, CT
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's great to visit CA where one can get awesome Mexican food almost everywhere. Had the carne asada tacos and they were soo good. I also had some veggie ones and they were just as good. Fun atmosphere and quick service.

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Thank MendoPOM
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I will never go there. The portions are small we ordered a few food and still came out hungry. It is also expensive for the food they offer. Do not go there if you are hungry!!

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Thank Babak S
Darien, Illinois
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Besides the fact that the chips that came with the guacamole were extremely hard, the food was very good. This restaurant is in a nice outdoor mall and the outside dining part is nice.

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Thank Garet P
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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451 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have been coming here for lunch for years because the food is excellent and authentic. Always busy, usually a fast turnover of tables. You order at the counter then pay and take a table number. Minutes later you food arrives. They have the best guacamole with chips and we always start with that. Plenty for a couple enough to... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Delightful place, we have usually had breakfast there, but today we tried lunch. Superb food, tacos with pulled pork was delightful. Chile Relleno was exceptionally good, just enough bite to it. We were able to seat outside and enjoy the local scene. One thing could be better,,,no beer outside. Need to find a way to change this.

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Thank Andrew K

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