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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

Mexican, Thai
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468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, Young Place, good price

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank MangioneFiorentino
Tucson, Arizona
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186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I'm from Southern Arizona, so I'm admittedly a Mexican food snob. I was looking forward to trying this place. The house margarita was good, but pretty small for the price. We had a large group and just shared many appetizers. We had the guacamole, empanadas, plantains, chicken tamale, vegetable platter and chiliquiles. All the food was good, but heavy on... More 

Thank KKS56
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled to get such authentic Mexican food. It was a wonderful experience to try different tapas. The ambient is clean, classy, and perfect. Service is friendly and wonderful! Our favorite place in Oakland!

Thank Casey P
Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a really fun, really cool place, with realllllly good food. One of those places you walk into and congratulate yourself on being there because you know you're going to enjoy it. We ordered and demolished just about every thing on the menu - they're not huge portions, being "small plates" after all, but we just couldn't stop. Favorites... More 

Thank SussedUp
Granada Hills, CA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I ate at this restaurant before the Purity Ring concert on 6/20. I ordered the Mulitas: it was a little pricey for my taste, but it was worth it! The steak was tender and the veggies were HELLA fresh! I am also Extremely impressed that they serve LA Cetto wine, for it's not common to find at restaurants and they... More 

Thank Lorelei D
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. But it was pricey and the bill was high. I would recommend to ask for an itemized bill if you book for a large party. I had a few margaritas and didn't think to ask for the detailed bill. Plus I felt as though we got pushed out once we stopped... More 

Thank Pitshanan
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I had ceviche, tacos (both the fish and the camarón ones) and sangria. All the food and the sangria were great, and the place aha a very nice vibe - music, decor, tables, everything!

Thank Hartke
San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Having grown up in Southern California I have struggled to find good Mexican food in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had the good fortune to be invited to a birthday party at Tamarindo. As this was a private event we had a buffet which was nothing less than spectacular in both the variety and preparation of dishes. The Chicken Mole... More 

Thank Victoria T
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We found this place almost accidently -- and are we glad we did. We lived in Mexico for a number of years, and sampled offerings all over that country. We were delighted at the depth and intelligence of the menu that includes dishes from from Oaxaca moles to Jalisco tacos. The food was made from fresh ingredients and well presented.... More 

Thank Jackconly
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

This trendy joint is around the corner from the Marriott and Oakland City Center. I had the skirt steak ($21) which was accompanied by guacamole and beans and which was very good. My Aunt had a pork dish, which I helped her finish. We had the house Margaritas, which didn't come in the usual glasses, but which were well made.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-444-1944

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?