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1561 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2116
+1 510-558-8565
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Was visiting our daughter and this is her place for tacos. Went to dinner (we were a party of 4). You order at the counter, pay and find a seat, then they bring the food out to you. They have a salsa bar which you need to ask them for little plastic containers to help yourself, and you also get... More 

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Thank KimAndRobby
Martinez, California
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197 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We checked out Talavera largely because the colorful mural on the outside wall tempted us to look at the menu, and it seemed worth giving a try. The food is quite good. My wife had a plate of "street tacos" al pastor that were very tasty and well prepared. Not unlike what you would get from a street vendor in... More 

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Thank Steven C
Stockton, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy some quality Mexican food. The burrito I had was barbacoa and it was cooked just right, flavors spot on. And so fat I shouldn't have eaten the whole thing! Torta de choriza was equally large and delicious. The tacos de chorizo were spicy like I like it, and I love the fact that... More 

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Thank Olgadorf
california
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food here is delicious! I love the chicken tortilla soup and the pick de gallo! My husband loves the chicken mole burritos.

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Thank lindycalifornia
Berkeley
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

By far, the most authentic Mexican restaurant I've patronized. Everything is delicious and there is a consistency in high quality, tasty food that is like a Mama's.

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Thank Salsera411
San Rafael, California
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579 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

I travel to Mexico a lot and one of my favorite things to eat is mole poblano, especially when I am in Oaxaca or Puebla. I have never found a mole in the USA that even comes close to mole in these towns. Until now. Talavera has some of the best mole poblano I've ever had. Very authentic, rich, complex... More 

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Thank Craig T
Berkeley, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Fresh, tasty authentic Mexican cuisine. Burritos are huge--big enough for two normal appetites. Breakfasts good too. Nothing fancy, just good simple eats!

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Thank UncleChuckles
Underhill, Vermont
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

After having a great lunch we were back twice again because of the quality (and quantity) of food. Would recommend the Burrito De Carnitas (pork) ($6.95) with a side of guacamole ($1.50) and be amazed at the size and quality of the ingredients.

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cheshire
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203 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We were passing and looking out for somewhere to eat lunch and thought we would give this a try. We were delighted. The carnitas with pulled pork was the best ever, and the vegetarian meal was very good too. The staff were friendly and helpful. The people sitting next to us come there all the way from San Mateo, and... More 

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Thank candirisk
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Someone collected gorgeous Mexican tiles. This is a really nice place with good outside seating on a pocket park on Solano Ave.

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Thank Helena W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Mexican, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1561 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-8565

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