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“Somewhat disappointing meal” 3 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 #137 of 1,067 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
Los Osos, CA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have had several good meals here in the past -- quick, inexpensive, and tasty. But this latest one was a disappointment. My wife's taco meat was cold, like it had just come out of the refrigerator. And I ordered the daily special, was was just ok. The salsa bar is nice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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
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180 reviews 180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
46 helpful votes 46 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 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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