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“Fresh and Family Friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cactus Taqueria

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Cactus Taqueria
Ranked #108 of 1,234 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fresh and Family Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Cactus' food is always deliciously fresh and inexpensive. It's probably the best deal on College Avenue for really good food at a really good price. It's very casual - not at all fancy. But the food is great. The fresh salsas are all great. I love the empanadillas. And the fish tacos. And the tostadas. And the burritos. And the enchiladas. In fact, I'm not sure I've tried anything that wasn't great.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kim T
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  • English first
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English first
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fast, very good Mexican food, a bit noisy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

The food is cafeteria style, prepared to order and varied. The salsas are outstanding. Not a place for a leisurely meal, but fits the pace of young children, of whom many are present. Try the pork verde burrito. Or the chile relleno plate. But don't miss the salsa bar.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank torrealta
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Oakland, California
Level Contributor
290 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Fantastic burritos at a great price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

My kids love this place. Best burritos in town. Great sauces too.

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Thank Frank E
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Monterey, California
Level Contributor
93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food, fast service, but loud!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

This place is quite popular. The food they serve is good and it comes very fast. However it can get very loud.

Visited April 2011
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Thank Jessamyn W
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San Francisco
Level Contributor
63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fresh Mexican Food in a fun, family atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Fresh, fast Mexican food in a loud, but pleasant family atmosphere. Excellent 'to go' good as well.

Visited December 2011
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Thank SRTS44
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