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Cactus Taqueria

5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-658-6180
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoy eating here. The food is always fresh and quick. Good selections. Great family place. Good food.

Thank Marta R
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is more like an open cafeteria, but the food is really tasty. A variety of salsas all very tasty. If you like Mexican food you’ll like this place.

Thank KootenayBliss
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Quality and service has declined so much that I am not sure if I will return after having been a customer for years. Staff are downright surly. Food is just mediocre and often comes out cold. Very disorganized. But cheap.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We have owned a home in the Rockridge since the 1970s, and have been in and out of the country for decades. But at "home" we like the food at this longstanding and popular neighborhood place.....and we have lived in Mexico and know the food....More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed June 7, 2018

I love Cactus. When I used to live in Oakland ten years ago, I regularly ate here and was never disappointed. We went the other day and nothing had changed - still amazing, especially the salsa. The crispy tacos are pretty awesome too. Definitely worth...More

Thank micheb3
Reviewed April 16, 2018

You can get more than tacos and burritos here, including beer and margaritas, and we also enjoyed a large cedar salad, and six different types of salsa. They have takeaway, and quite convenient to BART (like across the street, so easy parking).

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

The steak tacos are so good here. Crunchy and filled with a lot of romaine lettuce. Just nd to eat it carefully because your food will begin to fall out from the other end of the other side of the taco. I've noticed the prices...More

Thank KCaliforniatraveler
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Convenient neighborhood spot for burritos and other quick Mexican cuisine. Quality is OK, not what it used to be. Staff are downright surly and unpleasant. Can be very inefficient and slow. Atmosphere is basic. It's OK, but not a great place.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Food is decent and fast, it's a great place to stop with a family because you can get the savages fed quickly. When you have kids, time is not on your side.

Thank dweikum
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Large, clean, friendly taqueria serving decent, consistent, large burritos and other Mexican-Californian dishes

Thank Jon H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-6180
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