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“Love my neighborhood Mexican spot!”

Los Cantaros Restaurant & Taqueria
Ranked #276 of 1,334 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Why people complain about this place I have no clue. It has good service, clean environment and good food for good price.

This is our neighborhood spot for mexican food. Nuff said. We usually pig out after long hikes around Redwood Regional Park in Oakland or Tilden in Berkeley. After hiking over 8 miles you do get hungry for some burrito you know what I mean? ;)

Between the two of us we shared:
- spicy steak burrito
- 2 veg tamales as side dish

We always share the spicy steak burrito. It's a must try people!!! It's saucy and delicious. Not too light and not too heavy if you share it. Not enough for two people but too much for one so we usually split it and order a side dish like tamales and it works out great. The veg tamales were lovely. We ordered 1 red sauce and green to try. Both were unique and lovely.

Recently people had complained about change in service and ordering so was surprised to find out their service is still great as it used to be. No mess ups no confusion, no lateness. Friendly, fast and efficient.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Mexico City street tacos steak. Pure grace period.

Steak quesadilla. The Taste was okay, but it was also pure red, slimy, red, slimy, Greece.

Burrito was the worst. Ingredients were all loaded in separately. As you work your way down the burrito you ate through each individual ingredient, one at a time. At the end, you get to a big chunk of beans. At the beginning, you work your way through at least two inches of sour cream.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Yes, it's not very high on the yelp ratings but hey, it's a neighborhood restaurant for anyone who is hungry and running on a tight budget - this place is for you. Pretty legit, nice bar and really local place, what more would you want? The staff is friendly, bathrooms are clean and the food is really yummy. So far tried the pork tacos with rice and freshly baked beans and the amazing item - the spicy steak burrito. Oh boy! Oh, and they serve my favorite - detox water (for free) with cucumber and lemon slices and they serve complimentary chips and salsa :) Great servings and reasonable prices. We have been here twice and will be back again :)

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with the best chicken quesadillas. Good place to eat and watch the games. The prawn and fish tacos are delicious too.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Here you will find consistently good Mexican food. Service can be a bit slow. I love the horchata. Mexico City Street tacos are my favorite.

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