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Connie's Cantina

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3340 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2737
(510) 839-4986
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Live in Mexico and SO miss Connie's!

I reviewed Connie's 2 years ago. Now I live full time in Mexico, and I sorely miss the wonderful flavors, dependable freshness and beautiful presentation from Connie. Was there on a vacation this week and she's exactly the same, just as I'd hoped. Go visit and become one of her family; that's how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Progreso, Mexico
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Progreso, Mexico
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I reviewed Connie's 2 years ago. Now I live full time in Mexico, and I sorely miss the wonderful flavors, dependable freshness and beautiful presentation from Connie. Was there on a vacation this week and she's exactly the same, just as I'd hoped. Go visit and become one of her family; that's how you'll feel the very first time.

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Concord, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had a meeting in Oakland last week and while walking down Grand st, I happened to walk into this restaurant to get a bite to eat. All I can say is "Wow", I am Latin and this is the most flavor-able Mexican style food I have had since my Aunt passed. The lady at the counter I believe is... More 

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Oakland, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Freshly arrived in the area, I was craving for Mexican food...I scouted the Web in search for the right place, and Connie's Cantina looked like it could be a match..And it was ! Great service, warm yet simple atmosphere, delicious food, very large portions, and great prices, what more could I say ? We are going back tonight, it is... More 

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Oakland, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Oakland and my kids love it as well. Connie and her staff are warm and friendly and the food is excellent. The tortilla soup is amazing and the burritos are so good! I've even had Connie cater a party at my house. Don't miss it!

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Oakland California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Today we dined in at the small and quiet Grand Avenue Mexican dining place called Connie's Cantina----- named this as she is the chief Cook/owner and server. Everything in this restaurant is home made and delicious. We ordered the Connie's Burrito Especial......The mega burrito is one that comes with everything but the kitchen sink and can be customized for all... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stopped in with family, who live nearby. Really enjoyed the enchiladas. Connie was great and helpful with ordering. Others in the group also enjoyed the quesadilla. The back patio really is quite peaceful in the heart a busy commercial district. I will definitely go again when visiting Oakland. Connie was all alone when we arrived which impacted the service, but... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I am new to Connie's and have thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and delicious food. Connie is there to walk you through the menu, or as we have done, we let Connie know what tastes we like best and then ask her to make us something delicious . . . and she always does! Nice and peaceful back patio where we've... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

As a savvy world traveler, I have dined all over. Mexican is among my periodic favourites, but never have I tasted an Enchilada like the one Connie prepared. My friend Walter was host for this excursion. He confirmed the marvellous little restaurant as the best of its kind in the Bay Area. Certainly worth a visit. Connie herself is chef,... More 

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tromsoe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

connie's food is delicious. i wish i lived closer, i would eat there at least twice a week until i had tried everything, and then i would start over again. love the patio.

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It certainly can't be the food. Worst Mexican I have ever eaten. I think she sent out to Taco Bell for our order. I live in the neighborhood and have wondered for years how she stays in business.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3340 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 839-4986

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?