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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-883-0222
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (25 reviews)
“paella” (11 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kristi served us, and did a terrific job. We had pear cider...wow! A number of small dishes, The stuffed quail was outstanding, tasty. The back pig dish was also memorable.The fried potatoes are really exceptional...great to share. We also had the Little Gem and the...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Cesar has a, handsome interior, great delicious tapas-size dishes, very high quality food. It's next to Chez Panisse on Shattuck, is more casual. I can't imagine that it didn't feed off the Panisse connection but is definitively it's own place. Its bistro-ish environment can be...More

Thank maryflew
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A great place for parties four or more to orders many plates as seems reasonable and then wish you had ordered more. I have never had a dish that disappointed, and have become enamoured with their papas and sardines

Thank NabbyA1882
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Went there with 3 people for a light dinner. Prices are steep for what you get, very small portions. Tapas are one thing but tidbits are another. Not worth the expense.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed tapas in Spain and decided to give this Berkeley restaurant a try. All in all, the food was good, if not as inventive as we might have hoped. It was also more expensive per piece than in Spain - but that was...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and excellently crafted drinks. The paella was yummy. I had a sangria and a small blue cheese salad. Will come back here again to try other Tapas dishes.

Thank Terri H
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We've come here over the years and noticed a bartender who served us years ago. He is very knowledgeable and makes great drinks. Get a table by the open windows if you can, and be sure to order their house fries too!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

The tapas at Cesar might be very tasty but we were in such a hurry to eat and escape the loud noise on a Friday evening that we practically swallowed our meals while. Try it at a quieter time and the food can be truly...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Had great tapas--shrimps and swordfish in flavored sauces. And Spanish wine. We were also not bugged by the waitstaff, despite staying for 2 and 1/2 hours

Thank VAnne510
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I go to Cesar with friends for early evening drinks or a meal. If you know what to order, you won't be disappointed. Among them: any fish dishes, french fries (of course) and various cold plates. Great service. Small wine selection, though, if you like...More

Thank Thaisa F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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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