La Palmita Cafe

1335 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
(510) 525-4589

Recent Reviews

victoria garcia

They have a beautiful family

Rose Stuart

the people are awsome grate food

John W.

Super super tasty really good service prices are very reasonable the salsa was very nice great tamales I would highly recommend this place it's a Hidden Gem!

Erick Bakkenta


Evan Gerry

Good prices and delicious, authentic Mexican food. Go here over Chipotle every time.

Oscar Tuyub

One of the very few places left in berkeley with the closest taste to authentic mexican food.

Beth C.

This is the best Mexican food around. I'm really surprised reading these reviews. We've been going for years and love all of their veggie dishes, especially their red salsa, their tostada, and relleno. We go every chance we get.

Dennis Keller

Yummy family owned restaurant. Tostadas were very tasty. Nice patio in back.

Craig Y.

*3.5 stars* I rounded up because overall we really enjoyed our meal. They make their own chips which is impressive. The salsa varies in flavor and intensity, one being super mild and the other having quite a bit of kick. I thought the flautas and the tostadas had a great texture and flavor to it. Like seemingly everything in San Pablo there is little parking so you've got to hoof it. Overall for the price a very enjoyable experience. FOOD: I ordered a combo plate with tamale and flauta (one flauta). Comes with rice and beans and a decent amount of both. Good beans. I loved the flauta although it was a bit buried under all the stuff on top (which was good). The tamale was good but different. Not what I was expecting. A bit smaller and not with as much meat but the masa was really good. My wife got the tostada and that was terrific. The shell was nice and light. Not as heavy as they often are. Quite a bit of meat too. We also chips and guac and salsa. Yes you have to pay for everything a la charge but it is so reasonable I wasn't too bothered by it. SERVICE: So nice and on top of it. I would have liked bigger water glasses especially considering the green salsa was so hot! But super friendly and willing to help us with a smile. COST: Super reasonable! I don't like the nickel and dime feel but it's hard to complain when everything is reasonable! Especially in Berkeley!

Ben Worsham

Good food, pleasant service and small business owned. A more authentic, local, and cheaper alternative to the Chipotle right across the street. I mean who in their right mind is gonna pay 2.50 for guac?

Brian V

The staff was very nice and responsive. Got the shrimp tacos, they were very bland and unflavorful. Regret it and left not finishing my plate

Cahl Roach

Been coming here for over 15 years. Love their burritos and welcoming family atmosphere. La Palmita is honest home cooking at its best! be careful of the rest, all these other Franchized Mexican restaurants are part of a corporation and all they want is profit profit so they try to get away with the cheapest business practices they can and I dont want to eat that $#*%. La Palmita is a mom and pop establishment so sorry no apps to download e-coupons or pages to like. La Palmita has been in business in the same place for a long time bc of their reputation for great food. They also neighbor my favorite store HIDA TOOLS!! ***** STARS.

Sergey K.

Worst burrito around. I ordered carne asada super burrito w/ guac. The price was $9.30 which is pretty cheap. However, the burrito was dry and the meat tasted like it was cooked yesterday.

Tom B.

One of my favorite little taquerias in Berkeley. Food always comes with chips and salsa and I have never gotten disappointed. I like the couple who runs it - always smiling and very friendly. Consider La Palmita instead of Chipotle across the street!

Stefan Lasiewski

Friendly, affordable, family owned restaurant. One of our favorite local Mexican restaurants. Great food, relaxing patio in the back. Way, way better than Chipotle across the street.

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