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Cactus Taqueria

5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-658-6180
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (9 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
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Reviews (52)
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This casual restaurant with tasty Mexican favorites is conveniently located across the street from a BART station. (Rockridge, Oakland) Worth the trip on BART because after lunch or dinner you can walk along College Ave. shops/ restaurant scene. You order and pay first and then...More

Thank vinotour
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Basic, well-made, non-exciting, fresh, and tasty Mexican food. Not remarkable, but satisfying and affordable

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Get the crispy tacos, my fave are the veggie. They are pretty amazing! I tried a burrito here and it was a bit mushy inside so that was a bummer, but the tacos are always a hit.

Thank Monie_Lov3
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great burritos in a family friendly environment. Good for take out or eat in. Service can be slow, and orders are sometimes not correct (if ordering to go...check your bag before you leave!)

Thank Marilyn C
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been eating here for many years and love the crispy steak tacos. The salsa's are from mild to hot. Tamales and burritos are delicious. You can not go wrong eating at Cactus. It is across the street from Market Hall and the Rockridge...More

Thank ConnieP
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice, friendly and casual environment. Order and pickup at the counter. Menu options and presentations seem inspired, but the execution is just a little better then fast food. I tried the Chili Relleno and found it to be rather bland. But, there is a salsa...More

Thank LawPrime
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Food is adequate, hardly ever changes. We get take-out from Cactus, but always have to battle their deplorable service. The staff are often rude and impersonal. When you phone they put you on hold for long periods of time. The salsa bar is incredibly dirty...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have eaten at Cactus dozens of times. They have a menu of simple, hearty, American/Mexican food. Very family friendly. The service is a rapid throughput-design your own dish style of restaurant. The food is not fancy, but very hearty and filling. Prices are extremely...More

Thank imlieb
Reviewed 18 June 2016

cactus has been around a long time and is a family favorite...there are so many combinations that everyone is always happy. you can eat in or order and they get it right. we are big fans of the burritos which come in many sizes and...More

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Every time I'm over Rockridge-way, I drop into this taqueria for a quick bite. I simply love their fish taco and at $7.50 + a $1.95 aqua fresca, it's just about the best $10 dollar meal West of FogCity. Nice to see that there are...More

Thank HaljoHal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-6180
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