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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-883-0222
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (29 reviews)
“paella” (12 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We got paella to go for 8 people and although we had a few other things to eat it satisfied 11 of us. You can leave a $75 deposit for a huge metal pan which is credited back when you return it. It was really...More

Thank TakuTraveller
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have come here many times, and it quickly became one of my favorite places to go for a special occasion, or a spontaneous night out. The first time I came, I asked for a dollop of the rose cream dessert just for a little...More

Thank HannahG2228
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Went for a wander on Shattuck Ave and this place appealed from the outside. Glad we went in because it had the best oysters I've eaten in America. I also loved the really fresh gazpacho. I wouldn't normally try wine from Croatia but had a...More

1  Thank Exporpoisespit
Reviewed 19 June 2018

While spending the day in Berkeley, which included an "off the beaten track" tour of the "Aftel Archive of curious scents"), we thought we'd try to get into Chez Panisse, the culinary home of famous chef Alice Waters. No luck, of course, so wandered next...More

Thank GrammaBrady
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Surprised. We had several different servers. Asked one for something and she disappeared. Food good. Wine overpriced. Service poor.

Thank BlessedHiker
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Kristi served us, and did a terrific job. We had pear cider...wow! A number of small dishes, The stuffed quail was outstanding, tasty. The back pig dish was also memorable.The fried potatoes are really exceptional...great to share. We also had the Little Gem and the...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Cesar has a, handsome interior, great delicious tapas-size dishes, very high quality food. It's next to Chez Panisse on Shattuck, is more casual. I can't imagine that it didn't feed off the Panisse connection but is definitively it's own place. Its bistro-ish environment can be...More

Thank maryflew
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A great place for parties four or more to orders many plates as seems reasonable and then wish you had ordered more. I have never had a dish that disappointed, and have become enamoured with their papas and sardines

Thank NabbyA1882
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went there with 3 people for a light dinner. Prices are steep for what you get, very small portions. Tapas are one thing but tidbits are another. Not worth the expense.

1  Thank MesaIrish
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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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