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“Reliable Mexican” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cactus Taqueria

Cactus Taqueria
Ranked #102 of 692 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Amherst, MA
1 review
“Reliable Mexican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cactus never disappoints. The food is good and even when they're busy, the line moves quickly. There are more authentic places around, but I find myself ending up at Cactus the most anyways.

Visited October 2013
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47 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fast, cheap, and surprisingly bland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

The restaurant was busy and the food looked and smelled incredibly good. I had one of the jumbo burritos and was surprised that it was basically bland and did not have much of a taste. The others that I was with appeared to have enjoyed their burritos. The price was cheap, their service was fast and cordial.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Susan L
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charlotte, nc
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had the Chicken & Green Anaheim Chiles tamales for lunch while on vacation in CA. I really loved these! I found the flavor of the tamales so tasty! Not hot and spicy, just flavorful. Only downside was the bathroom was a bit on the dirty side.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jpnc123
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Argentinians, they have Alfajores!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I love this little place, right in the Rockridge Area. Stuff here tastes just like (many) homes. It has a latin american vibe not just from Mexico, but from Colombia, El Salvador and Argentina.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Sara L
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Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

As someone who grew up in Southern California, and is used to great mexican fare, this place pains me. It reminds me of Chipolte, which may be healthy, but lacks taste. Food should taste great. Even fast food. It is my humble opinion that the majority of folks who frequent this establishment have not had the opportunity to experience true tacos, tamales, etc. It's not the Mission.

Visited July 2012
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Thank BonnyZ
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