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Juan's Place

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941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710-2636
+1 510-845-6904
Today
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

We've been going here 35 year's and the food is still delicious. Some of the same family still works there. For a authentic taste of Mexico give it a try. Large portions...great to share or leftovers.

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Thank BBTravelbugs
Berkeley, California
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This awful restaurant has been here forever. There are so many better Mexican restaurants in Berkeley. Save your money and get more authentic food elsewhere.

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Thank Robb1n419
Bratislava, Slovakia
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222 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I really love this place. Excellent chips, enchiladas, salsas, and wine margaritas, and superior service. Juan's has been around forever, apparently, (Juan himself still shows up) and when you eat here, you see why it has been. I don't visit this part of the world too often, but when I do, I try to eat here.

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Thank LarryJ917
Concord, California
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281 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband just loves this place for its classic California Mexican restaurant ambiance and its very traditional California Mexican cuisine. If you want to know what Mexican food in Northern California was like before burritos took over, this is the place to go. (Of course, they do have burritos now, as they do keep up with the times.) Recently we... More 

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Thank N_skier
Pittsburg, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I was taken here by my boss. So I am greatful however, I think from what I'm told they used to be better. There was a lot of sauce but not much flavor. I was really disappointed in what I had, including the salsa. I just don't know what else I can say. I would not return.

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Thank rmsanch
Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic authentic fresh chips (the flour ones are still warm from the fryer) & quac as app & then had burrito, rice, & black beans.

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Thank agglovestotravel
Berkeley, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been eating here for over forty years, Not much has changed. Same owners, same food, house made chips, salsa and guacamole. And a loyal following. Try the seafood encheladas and birria.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Standard Mexican food. Warm, family environment. Huge portions. Not a great selection of beers, but all the standard Mexican crevasses.

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Thank David C
MT. SHASTA, CA
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2015

Juan's has been there forever--like over 40 years! It is basic, good California-Mexican food in a down-home atmosphere. The chips are hot and fresh, the service is prompt and friendly, the portions are generous and the prices very reasonable. They have the best chili verde burrito anywhere and it is huge! At times one may see Juan himself who is... More 

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Thank YAYFORLIFE
San Pablo
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2014

WOW... best food, prices fit my budget, fast service. If you eat in or take out this is the best. You won't go away hungry. Servers are attentive and helpful. Chips are fresh, salsa is flavorful, and fajitas are top notch. Tacos rock too. It is our family tradition for Friday nights.

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Thank Connie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:15 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710-2636
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-6904

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