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Cactus Taqueria

5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-658-6180
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (11 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Cactus. When I used to live in Oakland ten years ago, I regularly ate here and was never disappointed. We went the other day and nothing had changed - still amazing, especially the salsa. The crispy tacos are pretty awesome too. Definitely worth...More

Thank micheb3
Reviewed 17 April 2018

You can get more than tacos and burritos here, including beer and margaritas, and we also enjoyed a large cedar salad, and six different types of salsa. They have takeaway, and quite convenient to BART (like across the street, so easy parking).

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

The steak tacos are so good here. Crunchy and filled with a lot of romaine lettuce. Just nd to eat it carefully because your food will begin to fall out from the other end of the other side of the taco. I've noticed the prices...More

Thank KCaliforniatraveler
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Convenient neighborhood spot for burritos and other quick Mexican cuisine. Quality is OK, not what it used to be. Staff are downright surly and unpleasant. Can be very inefficient and slow. Atmosphere is basic. It's OK, but not a great place.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Food is decent and fast, it's a great place to stop with a family because you can get the savages fed quickly. When you have kids, time is not on your side.

Thank dweikum
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Large, clean, friendly taqueria serving decent, consistent, large burritos and other Mexican-Californian dishes

Thank Jon H
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
  • E-mail
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