Cactus Taquería is all about freshness, sustainability and the traditional, mouthwatering flavors of Mexico. We make everything from scratch with no artificial ingredients, and all of our meat and poultry comes from partner farms that never ever feed the animals growth hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products. Welcome and buen provecho!
OUR Meats, Fish & Grain
All of our meat comes from animals that are NEVER, EVER fed antibiotics, growth hormones or animal by-products.
Grass-Fed, GMO-Free Storm Hill Beef
All of the beef on our menu comes from Storm Hill Beef, a cooperative of seven small ranching and farming families in Colorado, Montana and South Dakota. These families share the common goal of raising cattle in a humane and sustainable manner. The animals are grass-fed until maturity, then fed GMO-free corn.
Mary’s Free Range Air Chilled Chicken
From empanadillas to enchiladas, we only use Mary’s Free Range Air Chilled Chicken from the Pitman family farm in California. The birds are pasture raised in the clean air with less stress and plenty of space to roam. The meat is cooled with an air-chilling process, rather than communal water baths, which is safer, conserves water and doesn’t dilute the flavor.
Heritage Pork from Beeler’s Pork
Love our carnitas? We do too, and we also love that the meat comes from Beeler’s Pork. These sixth generation pig farmers in Iowa carefully select heritage breeds (for tastier pork) and ensure that the animals are raised with compassion. The pigs are free to bask in the sunshine or play in bedded areas at their leisure.
Responsibly Wild-Caught Shrimp from Gulfish Shrimp
By the way, we are also proud to serve wild-caught Gulfish Shrimp from our friend Jimmy Galle. Jimmy is helping to sustain small American fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico as he provides delicious wild white shrimp that is responsibly caught in domestic waters.
Locally Crafted Tortillas & Tortilla Chips from Mi Rancho
The taste and texture say it all. Our tortillas and tortilla chips are from Mi Rancho, a family-owned business in San Leandro that’s been making authentic tortillas for four generations. Our tortillas are made with the finest wheat flour available—sourced locally from California whenever possible—or whole-kernel corn ground with handcrafted lava stones; our tortilla chips are made with stone-ground non-GMO yellow corn.
Cactus Taqueria is part of
the Bay Area Green Business Program!
5642 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
Cactus North Berkeley
1881 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-9pm