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The 8 Best Taco Places Near Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

When last did you have a carne asada taco? If you can’t answer it’s time to visit these taco spots in Berkeley. We created this list of best taco spots by analyzing top restaurant review sites, expert rankings, and food blogs. Drop in on these family-run taquerias and local shops for the greatest chorizo tacos in Berkeley.

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Taqueria Monte Cristo

Mexican, $, BerkeleyMexican, $Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Rico Rico Taco

Mexican, $$, OaklandMexican, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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    Eater
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland

    Hoodline

La Grana Fish

Mexican, $, OaklandMexican, $Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    22 Destination-Worthy Tacos in the East Bay

    Eater
  • Eater

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    Eater

Taqueria Sinaloa

Food Truck, $, OaklandFood Truck, $Oakland, Rancho San Antonio
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The 7 Top Tacos in Fruitvale

    Eater
  • Hoodline

    The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland

    Hoodline

Tacos Sinaloa

Food Truck, $, OaklandFood Truck, $Oakland, Hawthorne
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    22 Destination-Worthy Tacos in the East Bay

    Eater

Taco Coma

Food Stand, OaklandFood StandOakland, Coliseum Industrial
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Tacos el Gordo

Food Truck, $, OaklandFood Truck, $Oakland, Melrose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Xingones

Mexican, $, OaklandMexican, $Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 28808 restaurants, and 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Hoodline. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Fruitvale, Eater - 22 Destination-Worthy Tacos in the East Bay and Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score tacos in Oakland. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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