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Cancun Sabor Mexicano

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2134 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1302
+1 510-549-0964
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Showing 38: English reviews
Dunedin, New Zealand
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255 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you like Mexican food, this is a real treat. It has the feel of a family-owned place. They serve you quickly, and the food is glorious, the chairs are comfy and the place is very clean. I had a mole burrito - Mole is new to me and I am a convert! The food came pretty quickly, with complementary... More 

Thank BiddyNZ
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I love this place, and visit every time I'm in Berkeley. The food is fresh and tasty, with a huge salsa bar including freshly made sauces from smoky chipotle salsa to creamy avocado. They source their ingredients in ethical ways, growing much of the veg on their own local farm. And, the price is still decent in the ever-climbing cost... More 

Thank Giulietta S
Berkeley, California
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Their meats are not dry and over cooked like many Mexican restaurants that I have visited. I usually pay with cash so that I do not have to deal with the extra added 15% and up tips tissue with credit card charges. There is a tip jar at the counter. I like their Tortilla soap, pork or beef soft tacos.... More 

Thank LiveItWell
Berkeley, California
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307 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I used to go to Cancun with some of my colleagues after work on a fairly regular basis, and also for an easy dinner or lunch with my wife from time to time. It was a convenient and quick stop before or after a play in downtown Berkeley. For some reason, I/we stopped going there about two or three years... More 

Thank Andreas G
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Dropped by for a quick soft taco on the way to the Landmark Cinema and what a surprise! Two corn tortillas with a load of chicken chile verde and a huge amount of tortilla chips for $5.05. An add on is the fantastic cold table with every kind of salsa one can imagine. Very fast service by really nice staff.... More 

Thank LaBernardi
Richmond, California
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant and was immediately blown away by everything. The ambiance is great. Their is no wait staff, however the menu is available at the counter after you enter the door and at the cashiers. Upon approaching the cashier, first you receive a buzzer so you can return to pick up your meal. The signage is very well... More 

Thank Morvant
Los Angeles, California
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Went for lunch with two friends and LOVED everything about this place! First of all, they use fresh, non-GMO ingredients. Everything was made to order and tasted fantastic. We all loved what we ordered. Quick, reasonably priced and healthy, tasty food! What's not to love? I was really sad that I was only in Berkeley for a few hours because... More 

Thank ccincalif
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I really liked this place. It had a good atmosphere, and I like the fact that everything is organic. I ordered Taco with beef, and my husband quesedilla with beef. It was so delicious, I had to order one more Taco. And all the different salsas they have are so good. We didn't wait for a long time either to... More 

Thank Fredrikke N
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Love the food especially the 12 salsas that are fresh every day! A lot of the ingredients are grown on their own organic farm. A word of warning - if you go after 7pm, there are frequently out of the tomatillo salsa (which is the single best reason to go!)

Thank Arjun D
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Love the fresh salsa bar. Food was quick and tasted quite fresh. Nice location, close to campus. As always, parking not easy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2134 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704-1302
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-0964
Established in downtown Berkeley in 1994, Cancun has always been committed to its fresh ingredients and Saldana family recipes.The Big open spaces, high ceiling, and ancient Mayan murals house organic, homemade, Mexican dishes, made to order, and with a salsa bar to cater to the most traditional or adventurous palette.Chef and owner, Jorge Saldana, can add farmer to his list of titles.Saldana Farms grows many of the organic and fresh ingredients for both the natural flavor of organic cooking creates and the health benefits it provides.Cancun serves only dishes made with love and appreciation for flavor and nourishment and a passion for cooking.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?