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1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of my go to places for breakfast. The simplicity of the chorizo con juevos and a cafe de olla out on the patio on a sunny AM after tennis is the best!

Thank elizromo
Westfield, New Jersey
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large mexican restaurant that is quite busy. A cheap eats place that for some reason is popular. it an order from a large selection and take a number and wait for delivery to table crowded noisey and great for fsmilies with children i have had better tacos and mexican from several street vendors and trucks grand kids like it

Thank Richard S
Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is average, the wait long and remarkably it was very busy. I had one of the specials on the board which was dep fried and lacking in taste. Eat somewhere else.

Thank 13out
Albany, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Counter service and can be crowded. Expensive for what you get, but the quality is good. Favorites are the Tacos de Pescado (served Baja style), Al Pastor and Lengua. They've been out of the Fish Tacos TWICE in two visits in the last month - how hard can it be to keep fish in the house? They also get orders... More 

Thank Russell H
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is the place to take the kids to lunch and dinner any day but especially the weekend. Menu is very fresh and friendly; very good Mexican food. Nice to sit outside on a sunny day an plow thru the food

Thank MattKells
Sacramento, California
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

On our way home from San Francisco, we decided to stop off in Berkeley to window shop along 4th Street. We asked one of the retailers for a good place to get something to eat. She suggested Tacubaya. We stopped by to get something to eat. The line to order food was to the door. The line moved quick. Our... More 

Thank Kevin D
Oakland, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Been going here since it opened and have never looked back! Quality of the food doesn't seem to have changed over the years -- still good!

Thank Val_gmail
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164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

For an "order at the counter" type of place, this is very good. The portions are not that big and everything is ala carte, so you have to order several items to fill you up and it's not a cheap meal when all is said and done. But it is worth a little more considering that the food is very... More 

Thank Valleyblue
Menlo Park, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Never had a bad meal here. Always fresh and fast with good portion sizes. Great place if you want to share with friends but go early because it gets crowded.

Thank legates
Berkeley, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I go there a lot ( I live in Berkeley). To begin from the least relevant: it is on 4th street. Which is a very lively shopping area ( the presence of an Apple Store indicates the kind of shopping involved). The food is excellent. The only better Mexican food I ate in the US was at Oakland's Dona Tomas,... More 

Thank Marcoce

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-525-5160

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