Cancun Taqueria

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2134 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, USA

Cancun Taqueria Berkeley Reviews

Angeline Angeline
6 reviews
Feb 08, 2006
Cancun Taqueria is probably best known for its large selection of

salsa-- they've got over thirty different kinds, including but not

limited to mango, strawberry, avocado, pumpkin, garlic, shrimp,

pineapple, mole, cilantro, tomatilla, cactus, and melon. The variety is

novel and a welcome break from your general mild and hot sauces, but

it's not even the best thing about Cancun Taqueria.


love the prawn burrito with mole sauce, item #25. I always get it when

I go, although I've tried plenty of other dishes as well. This burrito

is seriously one of the reasons I enjoy living in Berkeley. I would

rate this burrito a 5, although the rest of the restaurant probably

deserves somewhere between a 3 or 4. The fresh fruit drinks are also

great-- I think the strawberry juice is

divine. The watermelon is okay, and I haven't tried the horchata.


addition to the food, I enjoy Cancun Taqueria's atmosphere. The

decorations are lively and they're usually playing good Mexican music.

You can watch the cooks as they prepare your food behind a glass

partition, and the taqueria is usually full of patrons.


Taqueria is a little more expensive than your average burrito joint,

but if you get the right entree (prawn burrito with mole sauce!), it's

well worth the extra money. I must stress that some of their stuff

isn't the greatest-- I think I had a quesadilla once that didn't really

blow me away, and the fish burritos aren't as flavorful as they could

be-- so you've got to order the right thing.
patwen says:
The prawn burrito is alright but I get sick of the sauce by the time I'm down to my 5th prawn. I do enjoy the salsa.
Posted on: May 15, 2006
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Eric Eric
408 reviews
Nov 10, 2005
I didn't really think much of this place, and I always thought the random assortment of salsas was kind of gimmicky, but then I followed Angie's advice and got the Prawn Burrito with Mole Sauce. I have to admit, it was pretty good, if a bit heavy in flavor. Then I had the Strawberry Juice which blew me away. I had never had Strawberry juice before (didn't even know they made it!) but it was sweet and delicious and if I had ordered a gallon of it I probably would have drank it all and licked the pulp off the insides of the jug. I'd give this place 3-stars for the food and 5-stars for the strawberry juice. For a relaxing and relatively inexpensive night, grab a bite to eat here and then head across the street to catch a movie at the California Theatre.

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