Cassave Restaurant Taqueria-Bar

3290 Adeline St, Berkeley
(510) 250-9406

Recent Reviews

Kim H.

I can't give "0" stars so ... We just ordered a burrito from here...... and I saw the lady in the front who is bagging all the food take her mask down and leave it down for like 10min .. WHILE SHES BREATHING INTO FOOD BAGS! I asked my wife to please tell the manager to have everyone "wear" a mask over their face when she walked in to get our order... and I clearly saw the man turn around to tell the lady , but she didn't do anything to change her behavior! So I feel it's best to let everyone know who is buying food from you that YOU ARE NOT ENFORCING MASKS AT ALL TIMES! We have to now put our burrito in the oven for over 30min when we get home to be safe.... should have just asked for our money back instead! Thank you to all the food workers who ARE following the safety guidelines and doing a great service.

candace j.

Just left here. People were waiting up to 40 minutes, super chaotic, and staff who were interacting with customers WERE NOT WEARING MASKS. Even after I asked them to, and told them it made me uncomfortable--lady of front of house just refused. Get with the program.

Rayshawn Williams

Trust me.... My friends and I left here very satisfied. Their Hispanic cuisine is def worth the money!!

Ryan Mustapha

What a blessing Cassave has been to the neighborhood. There's finally good Mexican food in South Berkeley.

David Van Couvering

Really good Mexican food, great space. And it's also dancing on Fridays!

Paul E.

Decided to try this new restaurant amid the coronavirus hype and I'm glad w did. The food is awesome with great presentation. The chile rellano was fantastic!

Donna H

Not judging so much on the food, although the chicken soup was terrible, but on the service. It took us forever to get our dishes and by the time some of our party of 6 were served, the others had already finished their dishes. The poor waitresses were literally running, trying to get the dishes out. Had to get up and get our own spoons, forks, napkins, etc even though this was not a serve-yourself joint. The owners need to stop being so cheap and hire more staff..this was the worse service ever!

Renée DuPree

Good food and a great staff. I've gotten the chilaquiles a few times and they are delicious. I also love the chips and salsa Verde. Worth a visit!

Doc U.

Says it closes at 9. Closed at 845 today. Often they are not open when hours posted say they should. Love the place but inconsistent houRs. Food is very good service okay. Good atmosphere

Paul Walton

Cleen fresh high quality ingredients, well prepared. I had the chile relleno which had a unique twist that I throughly enjoyed. Clean space. Service staff polite and attentive without being hovering. Great neighborhood drop in and worthy of driving to place to eat anytime.


Just dropped in for the first time and thought it was great. Good pupusas and sopes, and our drinks were fantastic. Portions and prices were great as well.

Bobby T.

I really want to like this place. The staff is very nice, and it's great to have a restaurant close to where we live. However, the chat quite give the place more than 3 stars because the seats are absolutely disgusting with stains everywhere and the food is really mediocre. The portions are small and the ingredients of low quality (greasy carne asada, almost no cheese in the quesadillas, etc.). We will keep going to this place because of the proximity and friendly staff but really hope they pay attention to reviews and try to improve.

Tania S.

Good food, bad service. I really enjoyed my margarita (sugar salted rim) and mole platter. Chicken was juicy, sauce was unique and tasty. But, only 3 stars because the service was that bad: the waitress got both me and my friends orders wrong. We had to ask for waters, napkins, and utensils. They didn't clear our food in a timely manner, and were slow on the check. They also had a bit of an attitude and it was unclear who our server even was. However, I will probably still go back because the food was that good AND reasonably priced. I hope the restaurant either hires more polished servers or trains the ones they have.

Vida Pavesich

The food is great and the people are really, really nice. However, I do not recommend going there on a Tuesday night unless you want to lose your hearing. there was a live band and even though the music was decent the amplifier was turned up so loud it hurt my ears. I hope they do something about that because it is a lovely place and I want it to succeed.

Annie W.

Best plantains I have ever had. Not greasy, sweet and delicious. Came with our 1 year old and he loved the rice and beans and the eggs- really good spot. We will be coming back.

Charles Vickery

Cassave (drink), camarones burrito, and flan we're all excellent

Justin Hartung

really good mexican in a cute space. just turn down lights!

Mele Mel

Good food, drinks are awesome and on Tuesdays there's live music. Atmosphere is not bad either.

Grecia P.

I'm not exactly sure when there was a shift in the food, but we had dinner here last night and were pleasantly surprised. The complimentary green salsa is truly amazing!! If I only been there for drinks and that salsa, I would've honestly been super happy. We ordered a chicken mole burrito and mole enchiladas; the chicken was tender, flavorful and all around delicious. The main reason I frequented this place was because of the mezcal cocktails. In this regard, Cassave has never disappointed! The bartender knows what he's working with and delivers every single time. However, now that the food is up to par with the drinks, this place is my new favorite neighborhood spot.

Mark Marcum

The food is amazing, the staff is fast, helpful and the prices are good. The drinks are made well, the portions are generous and it has a comfortable vibe. I enjoy happy hour but it's great anytime. Parking is limited but it's worth parking a block away and walking to.

Kyla Whitmore

The pupusas are extraordinary. Made fresh & brought out warm. Highly rec.

Daniel Dumovich

Love this place! Great food, good prices, staff is wonderful. The salsas are on point as well. Delish!

Diana Krampf

Yummy food, great service, nice decor.

Maria B.

Really great taqueria...all I have ever is the carne asada tacos for full disclosure, but they are delicious. It's latinauthentic. I'm never in there without hearing the sound of Spanish spoken by customers as well as staff. On Tuesdays it is crowded and the music is loud- and usually good. But here on a Friday night and it's super chill. There is a large, beautiful wooden bar (full bar- with margarita choices on menu). Not gonna be your best choice if you need 300 beer choices on tap but they have modelo light and negro and also some bottled beers. On Tuesday's the place is also is also crowded. Sports usually on the tv's. I really like the place.

Robert Lee

Been thinking about nachos the last few days. So glad we picked Cassave Restaurant. This is our first time here, the food was good , service awesome, and parking was not bad.

Lashawna L.

Bartender Miguel was amazing! I left my ID so I'm forced to go back for more drinks , yay !

Pooja M.

This is my first time here and i must say food here i super tasty and delicious. The space is big and they have a full bar and good service. Fair prices for high quality food and live music on Tuesday. Looks like it is going to be my new place for some nice latin food.

David E

Delicious latin food. They have a big space, full bar and good service. We have had it twice in a week and decided it's our go to spot. Featured our some Oakland tacos and the complimentary chips and amazing verde salsa.

Shannon Lucas

Been twice already and will definitely be coming back for more! Loved everything we have had so far.

Alicia O.

Oh, hello delicious burrito of happiness. What's that, al pastor? Divine. Carne asada? Bene bene bene. Vegetarian? Heavenly. Just say yes to the hugeness that is this Mission-style burrito. The service is cheerful, the ambiance calm--I love that it's quiet enough to bring my grandparents here and have a conversation without it being depressingly quiet. Ooo, and the chips....even the chips are good.

Crystal W.

Great addition to the neighborhood. Pleasant, open space. Upscale taqueria with a full bar. Kids menu and plenty of space for larger groups. Everything was really tasty.

Camille B.

Such nice people. The food was really fucking good and omg this old fashioned that the bartender made me was sent from the heavens. Then, a kiddo was dancing to music so that made dinner more enjoyable. Everything is reasonable cost wise (in my opinion). Will definitely take my fiance here when he demands Mexican food which will be this upcoming tuesday. It seems to be a Tuesday thing with him

John Kittredge

Great addition to the neighborhood. A taqueria with plenty of seats and a full bar. Fair prices for high quality food, super nice staff, and an array of seating; from an intimate pair to a table joining group Cassave has the space to make it happen.

Berry M.

*Updated* It seems this restaurant has wisely listened to feedback and we found it much improved since first opening! The menu now resembles their other location in Emeryville, which includes pupusas and a larger menu / selection. I'm excited they now have the Oakland taco (crunchy)! Are regular salsa is meh, and very spicy, but they also offer a delicious green avocado salsa. Still averages about $1 more than the other location, but I'm assuming it's because their operating costs are much higher. They use fresh fruit for their drinks and their Margaritas are amazing! We hope this restaurant lasts as we now intend to go there frequently!

John M.

Bomb ass street tacos. I just happened to stop by on my way to another spot for lunch and decided to go here instead. I'm glad I did. It's close to my work and reasonably priced.

Brian Delahunty

Every dish is heavenly. Definitely have my business! If you don't eat here you are missing out!

shir s.

This place is great!!! The food is really yummy and authentic and their drinks are AMAZING! I'm really picky with my margaritas and mojitos, and theirs are not too sweet - just perfect! The space is really open with a lot of windows & natural light and they also have a lot of TVs- which is super clutch to watch a game. Jaime, the manager is next level friendly too, made me want to stay longer. Def coming back!

Loricious D.

We live very close by and are thrilled to have Cassave close by. The staff are very nice people who seem to like working here and that shows. It's good Mexican fare and we hope they are here a long long time. Also a great place to have beers and see a Warriors game if you don't have TV.

Anthony M.

Great to see a local restaurant expanding into the area. Stopped by close to closing and was glad to see they were still welcoming people up to the counter. They seem to offer both the basic fare in generous portions and even larger entrees for dining in. I'm glad they were able to keep the liquor license and the full bar.

Christopher F.

Hey, I am always amused by the bad reviews on Yelp. "Someone came in and asked us for money, and she was over our food", "I'm allergic to mushrooms"? I don't suppose you told them you are allergic? I can't take a review like that seriously. My Review: The pricing is strange. Somethings are cheap and some things are way too expensive. If you want to have a bar you need to hire a "real" bartender. Trying to teach servers how to bartend is a recipe for trouble. The food is delicious, but some items are "escalated", Trying to make street food fancy can work, but you have to be careful how far you go. I really want this place to succeed, so I hope they work out their kinks. I will leave the owner with this thought: You can sell at a high price and have few customers, or a lower price and have lots of customers.

Cassave Restaurant Taqueria-Bar

3290 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 250-9406