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The 7 Best Lunch Spots In El Cerrito

Updated: May 2, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in El Cerrito! To bring you only the best Lunch in El Cerrito we analyzed top review, articles, and ranking sites. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Nepali, $$, El CerritoNepali, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Yunnan Style Rice Noodle

Chinese, El CerritoChineseEl Cerrito
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Kyoto Ramen

Japanese, El CerritoJapaneseEl Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

El Mono

Peruvian, $$, El CerritoPeruvian, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Los Moles Beer Garden

Mexican, $$, El CerritoMexican, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Vietnam Grille

Vietnamese, $, El CerritoVietnamese, $El Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Papi’s Pizza Roma

Pizza, $$, El CerritoPizza, $$El Cerrito
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in El Cerrito and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Nori Roll, El Mono, and Tashi Delek Cuisine are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in El Cerrito.

The highest-rated restaurants in El Cerrito for group lunches are Gangnam Tofu, Larb Thai Food & Tapas, and El Mono.

Noodles Fresh is the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spot in El Cerrito.

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in El Cerrito are New Dumpling, Zomsa and Gangnam Tofu.

The highest-rated restaurants in El Cerrito for boozy lunches are Zomsa, Gangnam Tofu, and Larb Thai Food & Tapas.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Cilantro Chile Cooler with banh mi

    When considering what goes best with banh mi, we recommend a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • A great drink pairing for banh mi

    Knowing what to pair with banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • The perfect complement to pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    When having pork ribs with a barbecue rub, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • National National Caesar Salad Day

    Do you like salad enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that July National National Caesar Salad Day is National National Caesar Salad Day .

  • Name a more iconic duo: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    Surely you’ve tried The Arnold Palmer Cocktail with your Southern barbecue? It’s a classic pairing.

  • The biggest flour taco ever

    1,653 pounds is the record for the biggest flour taco. We hope people were hungry!

Parking info

El Cerritois notorious for tricky parking. Secure a stress-free parking spot with our partner SpotHero, a digital parking reservation system.

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