Best Mexican Restaurants in Berkeley

Casa Latina Bakery

1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
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(510) 558-7177
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.5

Excellent food. Customer service was lacking. I seemed to be invisible to the petite lady and the overweight lady. l was the only one standing in front of counter ready to place my order. No greeting, no nod, no smile. After a few minutes I was told to go to the other counter. I went and still waited for the ladies to finish their conversation before placing my order. I put up with this only because the food is excellent.
Casa Latina has become a regular for me. Great food, open late, delicious pan dulces. Great atmosphere. Staff is... Friendly enough. Don't expect much service through, certainly a serve yourself type restaurant!
Great place. Got the Cuban sandwich with an was excellent! The quesadilla is also excellent!
Amazing food and ambience. The perfect place to enjoy breakfast or brunch. Don't miss the Mexican mocha!
Traditional Latina cooking. Excellent tastes and the best in hospitality. Very friendly.

La Mission

1255 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
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(510) 845-5898
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.9

I thought I knew great Mexican food until I came here. La Mission is consistently amazing. Fantastic Moles, delightful lamb burritos, and even the person sitting next to me said 'best fish tacos I've ever had'.
Dang these nachos are slammin!! Place is always packed but I've never waited too long or had a service issue, plus there's infused water while you wait. Lots of veggie options. Neat patio.
Best tortilla soup (vegetarian) I've ever had. They also have excellent mole sauce (Both sweet and spicy). Definitely my go-to place for mexican food while I'm in Berkeley. Check it out!
Great food. Traditional mole that's delicious. There's a draft through one of the door, so wear a sweater during cold weather but worth it.
Best Mexican in Berkeley by a long shot. Everything has been delicious. Indoor seating is small and can be crowded but outdoor tables are lovely.

Cancun Sabor Mexicano

2134 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
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(510) 549-0964
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.2
Rating: 5.0

Great for a fast food. The 'agua fresca' is something I always get with my meal. Prices are above average.
I have been coming here for years. Pricey but you get what you pay for. Had my first mole burrito here. Good service and good food.
Love coming here and eating. Great salsa bar, and get a discount for having the Daily Cal discount card that you can get for free. Burritos are big, and chips allow for tasting all the different salsas.
What other taqueria farms their own organic vegetables with flavors and music to match, all at a very affordable price? Unrivaled salsa bar: real complex, diverse, flavor not just red, green, and hot. Modern Mexican pop playing, not mariachi, and a gorgeous giant arch window through which to watch Berkeley. Do not miss.
Delicious food in a unique setting. Salsa and drink bar are a welcome touch.

Tacos Sinaloa

2384 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
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(510) 665-7895
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 8.7

As everyone else has said, best tacos in the area. Cheap, delicious, and generously portioned! I just wish they'd actually stick to the business hours they list; I have been greeted by a locked gate many evenings when I head over there hours before they're supposed to close, and it's frustrating. But I keep coming back anyway because the tacos are good and so cheap.
Standard mexican food. I think the undiscerning pallettes of college students explains why this is rated so highly. If you have high standards for flavor, there are definitely better Mexican options.
Great tacos and great prices at a no frills joint. Try the pork carnitas (my favorite), the veggie taco, and the horchata! I'll definitely come back in the future, especially to take advantage of their taco Tuesday deal.
omg! very good -loved their carnitas tacos and strawberry agua fresca!
Doesn't quite capture the deliciousness or authenticity of the East Oakland food truck, but without a doubt the best Mexican on Southside.

Taqueria Monte Cristo

1446 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
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(510) 486-0321
Price range: $11-30


Monday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM


Rating: 4.2
Rating: 4.0
Rating: 9.0

The burritos are among the best in Berkeley. And they're so filling. Their red and green sauce are simply mmmmmm.... You'll love it!
My favorite taqueria in Berkeley. Really nice staff, and the owner is one of the sweetest (and most talented) people ever! Love coming here, and I'm honored to be a regular. Their burritos are stellar, and their meats are cooked to perfection. Their pork has a slight crisp to the ends of it and it's just heaven. Amazing sandwiches and desserts too. Really beautifully decorated interior with a calmly colorful palette and a gorgeous mural on the wall. This is my happy place.
I really love this place. Great food, extensive menu, fast friendly service, and a colorful interior with lots of art and character to enjoy it all in. We bring our kids here a lot and it's lively enough that we never feel like we're disturbing the peace.
Burrito and quesadilla are worth it. Arroz con leche was great. Good Mexican ambiance and taste.
Good prices, great service. Food is good and the setting is beautiful.

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