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Los Cantaros Restaurant & Taqueria

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336 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-4826
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with the best chicken quesadillas. Good place to eat and watch the games. The prawn and fish tacos are delicious too.

Thank Nay N
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Here you will find consistently good Mexican food. Service can be a bit slow. I love the horchata. Mexico City Street tacos are my favorite.

Thank 7268
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Not planned, just seen and went. One of those unplanned visits that resulted in a great meal. I tried the special (Birria) and was absolutely satisfied.

Thank Al R
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Cheap, delicious eats centrally located near Lake Merritt, this gem of a restaurant is good for the pallet and the wallet. Now, they even have margaritas! Oh, and the chips and smoky salsa are yummy!

Thank Heather H
San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Steak quesadilla and chicken quesadilla both tasty but very oily. Steak tacos also tasty, plenty of meat, but dripping with oil.

Thank 7268
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Los Cantaros is a short walk from the Cathedral of Light. We love their fish tacos. The $5 sangria glass was refreshing on a hot afternoon. They offer enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. but we didn't try any because we love their fish tacos. Prices are reasonable. You have to order at the counter and they deliver at your table. Restroom was... More 

Thank travelmystique
Charlotte, North Carolina
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117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our family tried a variety of tacos (I loved the shrimp ones the most.) My spouse liked, but was not really impressed with, the enchiladas. I loved the horchata.

Thank revjcs
Piedmont, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Los Cantaros has become our go-to spot for inexpensive but festive meals, especially when small children are involved. The food is good, the staff is friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is casually pleasing. Meals are ordered at the counter and brought to your table. Chips and salsa (a thin sauce rather than pico de gallo) are part of the... More 

Thank Kredit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Not at all fancy. Order at counter. Consistently good food. Nice variety of food. Al Pastor tacos are terrific. Beer, cocktails and soda. Not for lingering conversations.

Thank BHHCalifornia
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stopped here after taking the kids to Children's Fairyland, and it was fantastic. My carnitas burrito was really good, and they did not skimp on anything: guac, sour cream, the works. I also indulged in a lime margarita and it was really good as well. The salsa that came with our chips was unique, not quite like anything I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 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
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-4826
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-834-4300

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