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Cactus Taqueria

5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-658-6180
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (6 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
“salsa bar” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Very good fast Mexican food. Cactus has been around for a long time and is a Rockridge favorite. There is nothing fancy here. Standard Mexican items very well prepared. Great selection on hot sauses.

Thank rjalterman1
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the lively atmosphere of locals. Great burritos and soft tacos and good choice of salsas.

Thank Antti K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The food is pretty good and the menu varied. Prices are low, so we come here often for take-out. Unfortunately most of the staff are sullen and unhelpful. And telephone service and manners are deplorable.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Super fast service, extensive menu, good selection of beers. We had beef burritos and they were delicious

Thank magictoken
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This casual restaurant with tasty Mexican favorites is conveniently located across the street from a BART station. (Rockridge, Oakland) Worth the trip on BART because after lunch or dinner you can walk along College Ave. shops/ restaurant scene. You order and pay first and then...More

Thank vinotour
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Basic, well-made, non-exciting, fresh, and tasty Mexican food. Not remarkable, but satisfying and affordable

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Get the crispy tacos, my fave are the veggie. They are pretty amazing! I tried a burrito here and it was a bit mushy inside so that was a bummer, but the tacos are always a hit.

Thank Monie_Lov3
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great burritos in a family friendly environment. Good for take out or eat in. Service can be slow, and orders are sometimes not correct (if ordering to go...check your bag before you leave!)

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been eating here for many years and love the crispy steak tacos. The salsa's are from mild to hot. Tamales and burritos are delicious. You can not go wrong eating at Cactus. It is across the street from Market Hall and the Rockridge...More

Thank ConnieP
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice, friendly and casual environment. Order and pickup at the counter. Menu options and presentations seem inspired, but the execution is just a little better then fast food. I tried the Chili Relleno and found it to be rather bland. But, there is a salsa...More

Thank LawPrime
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-6180
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