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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
+1 510-444-1944
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Found this place on Yelp. The decor was fun and the menu had some interesting flavors. The whole place felt kind of 'cubano'. Food was delicious, service a little slow. Tried the tamarind signature drinks, one made with mezcal in a martini glass...not so great(but I think I should have listened when she said it was 'smokey'...it WAS) but the... More 

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Thank Marne J
Auburn, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was in town and decided to walk a short distance from my hotel to find some lunch. I wandered in this place, mid-afternoon and they were serving brunch, as it was Saturday. I chose to sit on the sidewalk in the sun at one of their two outside tables. The service was attentive and courteous. I ordered one of... More 

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Thank janashepherd
Dublin, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great atmosphere, good service, awesome drinks!!! The food was OK, small and pricey. This is not your typical mexican burrito/taco place. The plates are small and the selection limited.

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Thank 74Lia
Simi Valley, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation of a friend I decided to check out this place. I was pleasantly surprised. The decor is clean and modern with a nod to familiar Mexican staples. The food was pretty good too. I had the Albondigas (meatball) and Mulita appetizers. It was refreshing that the food was light and fresh and not huge portions smothered with... More 

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Thank SGarde
Morenci, Arizona
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This place is WAY overpriced for the small portion sizes. The food is not unique enough to make up for it. I'd probly go to the Forge or for BBQ in the area rather than here.

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Thank Craig C
Oakland, CA
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were SO excited to try this restaurant after hearing rave reviews on KQED and in Oakland Magazine. Our overall impression? Eh - it was good. Nothing mind-blowing. Not terrible - not great - just O.K. The price was very fair, although I would have saved money on the margaritas (tasty but for someone who drinks only once every two... More 

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Thank ZMMom
Dublin, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

So, nice place, not your typical mexican restaurant. This is more hip. The food is good but not great. Now, the drinks are awesome!!! I try the tamarindo margarita and the paloma, yum. The service was good, but a little slow. I feel that I waited to long to be seated. Although, the food and drinks arrived quick.Good location.

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Thank 74Lia
Camarillo, California
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I was in Oakland for a conference and we found this place near our hotel. They have an extensive tequila and mezcal menu, which I found refreshing. The food was good, nice presentation and very flavorful. For someone that grew up in San Diego and ate Mexican food almost every night, I was happy.

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Thank USCfan30
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95 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Party of 9 co-workers who arrived from bar next door. Ordered several small plates - tacos, guacamole and chips , ceviche, tostadas , empanadas, plantains. They were indeed small portions. We ordered the bigger plates. Server returned to inform us that some entrees no longer available. We ordered different big plates and additional plates. Dessert selection was limited to 2... More 

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Thank KoolKat001
Florence, Italy
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Typical mexican bar and restaurant full of young and nice people. Food was good, traditional and tasty. 30 box including tip, great quality/price ratio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-1944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?