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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-883-0222
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Toronto
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed tapas in Spain and decided to give this Berkeley restaurant a try. All in all, the food was good, if not as inventive as we might have hoped. It was also more expensive per piece than in Spain - but that was expected. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a white wine from the .Canary Islands - crisp... More 

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Thank robertwD7057IG
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and excellently crafted drinks. The paella was yummy. I had a sangria and a small blue cheese salad. Will come back here again to try other Tapas dishes.

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Thank Terri H
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We've come here over the years and noticed a bartender who served us years ago. He is very knowledgeable and makes great drinks. Get a table by the open windows if you can, and be sure to order their house fries too!

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Thank Michael B
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The tapas at Cesar might be very tasty but we were in such a hurry to eat and escape the loud noise on a Friday evening that we practically swallowed our meals while. Try it at a quieter time and the food can be truly appreciated.

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Thank Peter S
Berkeley, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had great tapas--shrimps and swordfish in flavored sauces. And Spanish wine. We were also not bugged by the waitstaff, despite staying for 2 and 1/2 hours

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Thank VAnne510
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I go to Cesar with friends for early evening drinks or a meal. If you know what to order, you won't be disappointed. Among them: any fish dishes, french fries (of course) and various cold plates. Great service. Small wine selection, though, if you like good wine.

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Thank Thaisa F
Bengaluru, India
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198 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had the soup and small plates. Excellent, filling and perhaps a bit expensive. Also the local stout! Small menu and from past experience main dishes too were very good. May be wrong, perhaps the only Spanish style restaurant in the Gourmet Ghetto.

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Thank RamSRam
Berkeley, California
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place has really great tapas and good mixed drinks and wine. The menu changes somewhat regularly, but there are always favorites on there. I usually like their cheese options and they do a good potato/fish tapas.

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Thank K H
San Francisco, California
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived before 5:00 PM at this tapas bar restaurant because they take no reservations. There were ample tables to choose from and we sat down and perused the menu and wine list. There were many interesting wines by the glass, mostly from Spain but also Italy France and California. We plotted out our choices of food and ordered a... More 

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Thank PPP68
NY, NY
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited the place for lunch. The tapas are REALLY small, and cost slight less than $10. We ordered on and also the Paella (large dish for two, at $27). While the size was fine, it was definitely on the salty side. The place itself looks very nice, and might be a great place for drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-883-0222

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?