We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cactus Taqueria

5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
+1 510-658-6180
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crispy tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (9 reviews)
“tamales” (2 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (58)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Food is decent and fast, it's a great place to stop with a family because you can get the savages fed quickly. When you have kids, time is not on your side.

Thank dweikum
Reviewed 2 days ago

Large, clean, friendly taqueria serving decent, consistent, large burritos and other Mexican-Californian dishes

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Very good fast Mexican food. Cactus has been around for a long time and is a Rockridge favorite. There is nothing fancy here. Standard Mexican items very well prepared. Great selection on hot sauses.

Thank rjalterman1
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the lively atmosphere of locals. Great burritos and soft tacos and good choice of salsas.

Thank Antti K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The food is pretty good and the menu varied. Prices are low, so we come here often for take-out. Unfortunately most of the staff are sullen and unhelpful. And telephone service and manners are deplorable.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Super fast service, extensive menu, good selection of beers. We had beef burritos and they were delicious

Thank magictoken
Reviewed 9 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
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 49 hotels in Oakland
Maya Motel
1 review
1.48 km away
Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
1,546 reviews
1.88 km away
Rose Garden Inn
394 reviews
1.91 km away
Westwind Lodge
16 reviews
2.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Zachary's Chicago Pizza
573 reviews
.27 km away
Millennium
84 reviews
.39 km away
Oliveto Cafe and Restaurant
214 reviews
.04 km away
Smitten Ice Cream
51 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mountain View Cemetery
138 reviews
1.45 km away
Telegraph Avenue
164 reviews
1.27 km away
Chapel of the Chimes Oakland
9 reviews
1.48 km away
Bake Your Own Amazing Bagels
12 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cactus Taqueria staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5642 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1541
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-658-6180
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing