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“Fresh and Family Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cactus Taqueria

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Cactus Taqueria
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 658-6180
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Ranked #100 of 1,132 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fresh and Family Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Cactus' food is always deliciously fresh and inexpensive. It's probably the best deal on College Avenue for really good food at a really good price. It's very casual - not at all fancy. But the food is great. The fresh salsas are all great. I love the empanadillas. And the fish tacos. And the tostadas. And the burritos. And the enchiladas. In fact, I'm not sure I've tried anything that wasn't great.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fast, very good Mexican food, a bit noisy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The food is cafeteria style, prepared to order and varied. The salsas are outstanding. Not a place for a leisurely meal, but fits the pace of young children, of whom many are present. Try the pork verde burrito. Or the chile relleno plate. But don't miss the salsa bar.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Fantastic burritos at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My kids love this place. Best burritos in town. Great sauces too.

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food, fast service, but loud!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

This place is quite popular. The food they serve is good and it comes very fast. However it can get very loud.

Visited April 2011
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San Francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Fresh Mexican Food in a fun, family atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Fresh, fast Mexican food in a loud, but pleasant family atmosphere. Excellent 'to go' good as well.

Visited December 2011
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