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Los Cantaros Restaurant & Taqueria

336 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-4826
510-834-4300
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Ranked #368 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Nov 10, 2013
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English first
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stopped here after taking the kids to Children's Fairyland, and it was fantastic. My carnitas burrito was really good, and they did not skimp on anything: guac, sour cream, the works. I also indulged in a lime margarita and it was really good as well. The salsa that came with our chips was unique, not quite like anything I've... More

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california
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I live nearby and have visited Los Cantaros several times. Nice people each time, food prep is quick, and there is plenty of seating in a nice dining area. Food is good, although so far i have not found anything especially memorable, and the prices seem reasonable. Still looking for at least one especially good dish that will kick it... More

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Pinole, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have been going to Los Cantaros since they first open years ago. At first is was awesome but after one of the owners left there were a lot of changes made including the quality of the food which went down hill fast. My favorite is the Tijuana Caesar Salad which in the beginning was wonderful. The chicken was cooked... More

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

It's hit or miss with Mexican. The chips were salty, and the guacamole and poco de gallo average. We grabbed food to go and had to double check to see if they skimped on the sour cream. Sometimes they're generous and other times stingy. Well it's decent food and not expensive. I think drinks (like all other places) will run... More

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I want to give this restaurant props for the wide array of options on their menu. I found several vegan options and my meat-loving friends and family also found what they were looking for. We ordered take-out, as we were staying right around the corner with a friend, so I can't really speak as the quality of their service, but... More

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Walked down to this restaurant after visiting Fairyland. My burrito was really good, and the guac was especially amazing. Good lime margarita, too. Unfortunately, the chips (for the salsa) weren't warm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

When I first moved into the neighborhood I craved some Mexican food without having to drive down to International St. First of all this place is wa over priced, the food is simple and the presentation is horrible, if I'm gonna pay close to $15.00 for a burrito and horchata, can i at least get a smile and some nachos.... More

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USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2009

Not worth the wait or the cost: this place is vastly overrated and seems to cater to clueless gringos who don't seem to mind queueing up for mediocre food, another prime example that popular does not always equate to good...service is absolutely abysmal: we waited nearly an hour for two take-out burritos early on a busy Friday evening. Due to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

Pretty good food. Good kids menu.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

Good Mexican food

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