Calafia Taqueria

1445 Webster St, Alameda
(510) 522-2996

Recent Reviews

Eve De Ley

I eat very limited items here, so can only speak for the items I like! I love the super veggie burrito with their grilled veggies! ( The grilled veggies are really good!) I love that they also let me buy a side of the veggies even though it wasn't on the sides menu and they charged me the rice side price! Then I got a side of rice and refried beans to go with the veggies ! Added my own extras and avoided the calories of the tortilla and had several meals! Thank you Califia! I loved their "Day of the Dead" Altar in which they invited anyone to put a loved ones picture up, very dear. Next door, and connected to them is Super Hero desserts :5 stars : proceeds of desserts go to help their volunteer efforts to feed local homeless, how wonderful is that! You can volunteer with them, too.

Jack Lei

We’ve been looking to find the best burrito in Alameda and our search continues. We ordered two super burritos for take out and we’re very disappointed with the result. It took about forty minutes from ordering to actually getting our burritos. We brought the burritos home to find that none of the “super” ingredients were in our burritos. No guacamole, very little sour cream, etc.This restaurant is slow, overpriced (they charge extra for 50% of their meat options) and they couldn’t any orders right.

Maria Mckinney

October 21, 2021Tuesday around 3:30pm, my daughter and I came into taqueria and ordered a regular burrito, with extra shrimp a extra charge of $3.75. But later didn’t realize I was also charged for the choice of meat which was carneasada and extra $3:00.The second order was enchiladas with red sauce. I had an option to choose a variety of meats, there was a choice of chicken, carneasada, and pork. I picked carneasada no extra charge. Also ordered two Mexican sodas. Total $46.00. When presented the enchilada order, it did not look complete @ $16.75A gentleman behind the register asked me if I needed any help but he had noticed my plate was missing lettuce, tomatoe, sour cream and avacado. And then I also noticed that she did my order to go. My daughter and I wanted to eat in and relax because it was nice and quiet and nobody around. Very disappointed with their service and attitude. When I asked for a receipt she said she didn’t know how to do it so she asked me to screenshot it. I lost my appetite although the young gentleman kepted apologizing to me, I still lost my appetite. Ususally your service is good, it seems like the men’s are more friendlier than the women’s. I wish I can get my money back for the $16.75 enchilada plate.

Steven Kirsch

Very friendly service, clean surroundings, and good food. I had the burrito with carnitas and all the fixings. Solid meal and priced right!

Dr. Birdratio Emu

Ah, It was okay.But I ordered chicken and got pork.A little on the pricey side for the portion. With the competition fierce it is only a half block walk to try something else.Feet don't fail me now.

Carolyn S.

One of the best fish tacos spot in my book! The grilled shrimp taco is also yummy but I come back each time for the fish! I love that it's a bigger than average (at least compared to other East Bay tacos I've had) taco size too. Great customer service and just overall a cute spot. Highly recommend.

Lynnette C.

I called Canadian tonight, 10/31/2021 to place a phone order. The male at the registered answered the phone, asked me if I could hold, and placed the phone down.... He never came back on to take my order. After 23 minutes on hold, I hung up and ordered my food from La Penca Azul. It's pretty sad too because I have frequented Calvin Taqueria way too many times for this service. If I could give ZERO stars I would. I will not go back.

Tony M.

Suuuuper overpriced for a regular taqueria. They always serve people dining in way faster than if you order to go. Literally ordered a burrito and 4 people got served before me. Waited 15 mins for a burrito and it was dead but as soon as people came in they got their food. Mediocre food that you can find at a truck for half the price. $28.80 for a burrito and nachos. Ridiculous. Guy at the front then asked me how much I wanted to tip as I paid with card. No kind of consideration. I still tipped a dollar expecting good service but nothing. I won't come back here again at all. Rather go to Island Taqueria better food better prices.

Mike Nolan

I hope I can add a couple more stars the next time, if there is a next time, I go to Calafia... I have been here a few times but today, they really dropped the ball... I generally have enjoyed their food and service but today, they put several (6-7) people's orders ahead of mine and the got half of my order wrong. When they learned the order was wrong, they initially didn't offer any accommodations until I made some suggestions as to what they might do to rectify the situation. If they were the only taqueria in town, they might be able to slide by this kind of thing but, they are not, and they need to step up their game. I generally try to cut restaurants a fair amount of slack due to the pandemic but, after paying over $60 for two burritos, two salads and two beers, as well as, waiting over 40 minutes to have my order be wrong and made to feel like some how it was maybe my fault, it is too easy say adios for now...

Rodney Hobbs

Ahhh sooo awesome here...

Erin S.

It's a really good no-frills Mexican restaurant with tacos, burritos, tortas, and quesadillas. I got the small super quesadilla with carnitas which was huge, and comes with sides of sour cream, lettuce and guacamole for around $10. Chips and salsa are on the house. They are currently open for indoor dining and outdoor dining with seating on a small private back patio as well as the front parklet. Very Covid-conscious with hand sanitizer, all employees wearing masks, and social distancing marks on the floor.

Lady Heinz

Calafia is the best Mexican restaurant in Alameda. Their street tacos and tamales are the best this side of the border. It's a bare bones restaurant, nothing fancy except great food!

Ali M

I used to adore Califia, but tonight sealed the deal on why I will goto Canasta down the street. I come in pretty frequently because I work on Webster and goto the Fireside next door. Tonight I ordered some food for my boyfriend and I. I overheard the order taker call me "Gorda" (Spanish for fat) and then was shorted a taco on my order. I could care less if you think I'm fat, but don't charge me for food you don't provide. Will never spend another dime here AND tell people to goto Conasta instead.

Jeff Silva

Calafia Taqueria has provided me with excellent food multiple times. They have very flavorful food and a great variety. Their service is also excellent. Highly recommended!

Darnell Arniola

The best place in town hands down

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