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Juan's Place

941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710-2636
+1 510-845-6904
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710-2636
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Juan's is one of those great family-owned restaurants that has been around for a million years and is still owned and operated by the same family. The food is good - not "rich" like a "special event" type Mexican restaurant, but hearty stuff that you...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

When my partner suggested this place, we two made the drive from Oakland (with a friend of his). I could have fainted from gratitude. The chips and salsas were perfect. The service was brilliant. And my burrito made me wish, for a second, that I...More

Thank 012345km
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I have enjoyed several different types of burritos, Chile rellenos and Chile Verde at Juan's Place. All very good and above average with ample portions, chips and house made sauces along with flour or corn tortillas. This was my first Crab enchilada plate. It was...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I remember my first visit here in 2008. It was amazing. Prices. Portions. Atmosphere. As I returned to relive my previous experience. I was disappointed. The good: Beans and rice were authentic and delicious. Red salsa was sweet. Service was friendly. My kids shared the...More

1  Thank Trina M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I used to eat here a lot when I lived in the Bay Area ten years ago. Their Chile Verde is the best I have had anywhere. I ordered the half portion and could barely finish it.

Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We've been going here 35 year's and the food is still delicious. Some of the same family still works there. For a authentic taste of Mexico give it a try. Large portions...great to share or leftovers.

Thank BBTravelbugs
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This awful restaurant has been here forever. There are so many better Mexican restaurants in Berkeley. Save your money and get more authentic food elsewhere.

1  Thank Robb1n419
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I really love this place. Excellent chips, enchiladas, salsas, and wine margaritas, and superior service. Juan's has been around forever, apparently, (Juan himself still shows up) and when you eat here, you see why it has been. I don't visit this part of the world...More

1  Thank LarryJ917
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband just loves this place for its classic California Mexican restaurant ambiance and its very traditional California Mexican cuisine. If you want to know what Mexican food in Northern California was like before burritos took over, this is the place to go. (Of course,...More

Thank N_skier
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I was taken here by my boss. So I am greatful however, I think from what I'm told they used to be better. There was a lot of sauce but not much flavor. I was really disappointed in what I had, including the salsa. I...More

1  Thank rmsanch
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
9:30 AM - 9:15 PM
4:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 941 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710-2636
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-6904
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