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La Calaca Loca Taqueria

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5199 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1925
+1 510-601-8226
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I was hungry, had a deadline, and couldn’t find the Ethiopian restaurant that I had eaten at not that long ago. Ah, here’s a taqueria. What could be wrong with that? Taqueria food is always at least edible. Ugh! This was probably the most tasteless chicken burrito I had ever, ever, had. And the iced tea had a chemical taste.... More 

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a small Mexican restaurant and take out place in Oakland’s thriving Temescal district. It is tucked in behind a pawn shop and a market, so, although its address indicates it is right on Telegraph Ave., it can be a bit hard to find. The food is fresh and ample. I had a special, not on the menu, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

The place isn't visible from Telegraph Ave, so even with GPS, we were a bit confused. We did find it in the shopping area behind the street front businesses. The place is beautifully decorated with pinatas, skeletons, and frogs with musical instruments. There's a good variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, as well as other items. We both had burritos -... More 

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is an easy in and out meal for me when I am hungry and don't have the energy to go home and cook and clean. These are some of my favorite vegetarian tacos - simple with shredded cabbage, pinto beans, pico de gallo and a nice healthy dollop of very fresh, tasty quacamole. They used to make a butternut... More 

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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

La Calaca is not going to serve you massive portions of cheap food. What they do serve is great, honest-to-goodness LARD-based flour tortillas. If you have only experienced the rubbery, elasticized oil-based tortilla used everywhere in CA, you might have a healthy heart but your tastebuds have never had the wonderful, buttery-tasting, flaky goodness of a true old-fashioned tortilla. Best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2008

There food tastes very fresh. There salads are good. Chips are homemade.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5199 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-1925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-601-8226

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