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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-883-0222
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bengaluru, India
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178 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the soup and small plates. Excellent, filling and perhaps a bit expensive. Also the local stout! Small menu and from past experience main dishes too were very good. May be wrong, perhaps the only Spanish style restaurant in the Gourmet Ghetto.

Thank RamSRam
Berkeley, California
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has really great tapas and good mixed drinks and wine. The menu changes somewhat regularly, but there are always favorites on there. I usually like their cheese options and they do a good potato/fish tapas.

Thank K H
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We arrived before 5:00 PM at this tapas bar restaurant because they take no reservations. There were ample tables to choose from and we sat down and perused the menu and wine list. There were many interesting wines by the glass, mostly from Spain but also Italy France and California. We plotted out our choices of food and ordered a... More 

Thank PPP68
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We visited the place for lunch. The tapas are REALLY small, and cost slight less than $10. We ordered on and also the Paella (large dish for two, at $27). While the size was fine, it was definitely on the salty side. The place itself looks very nice, and might be a great place for drinks.

Thank YM2000
Miami Beach
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

While visiting my brother in the Berkeley area, we decided to grab dinner - and since neither of us was very hungry, we thought tapas would do the trick. I'm so glad we found Cesar! The restaurant was pretty busy on a Saturday night, so we opted to sit at the bar. I highly recommend it - you can get... More 

Thank MiaBchGal
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My favorite place to go to eat food that I don't cook at home, and always delicious. Very lively, super cocktails, and great setting. It's a little loud to have an intimate conversation at night, but wonderful for lunch or an aperitif. The tables open on to the sidewalk for a view of Berkeley life strolling by.

Thank Cathleen S
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Do I need to say more? Our dinner definitely hit the spot. We had the charcuterie platter which had really good chorizo and outstanding (altho small) cheeses. Also had the spinach and cheese sandwich (can't remember actual name) and it was perfect for my vegetarian daughter. We also had the crispy ribbon potatoes. But the piece de resistance was definitely... More 

Thank JellyBug
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This place was not on our menu but it caught our eye and caused us to drop in unexpectedly ! At times I have learned not to do this but the atmosphere was very pleasant. She wanted fish and I had a craving for meat - well let me tell that the sea bass was amazing considering the size and... More 

Thank totomau
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This tapas style restaurant is a must in the North Berkeley area . I highly recommend the paella and the well selected Spanish hams as well as the many combinations of cheeses from Spain .The sangria is also pretty good ! SALUD , y buen apetito .

1 Thank Oscar A
Concord, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Fabulous, friendly, great service, great price. While waiting for my friend for lunch at a next door restaurant. I stopped by this friendly establishment because it had cocktails and a open sidewalk seating. The wonderful young lady that was behind the bar quickly served and seated me by the open sidewalk table. She was quick to bring me a dish... More 

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Spanish, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-883-0222

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