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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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Berkeley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for Happy Hour and tapas, ended up having full meals. The service was great, accommodating and always with a smile. Drinks were well mixed, tapas and food were great. My experience at Tamarindo made entertaining family from overseas a great one.

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Rock Hill, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The food and service was great. The restaurant was very clean and had an all around great atmosphere.

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Within a block of the Convention Center in downtown Oakland, Tamarindo offers tasty dishes in a casual atmosphere. Had the ceviche, seared scallops, grilled chiles, grilled vegetables, shrimp tacos, and chicken tamales. All were very good! Considering the quality of the food and the service, the prices are reasonable (unless you're used to chain restaurants, then you're bound to be... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you are tired of uninspired Mexican food that is for gringos only, then go here. From food to beverages, sample as many items as you can, family style. Quite delicious and fun! Check out the large mezcal selection, plus tequilla. Not cheap though. Best for a special night out. We went for a college graduation celebration.

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I agree with the other reviews that the portions are small (it's tapas style after all) and that the drinks are expensive (but they are delicious and the bartenders really know their Mezcal and Tequila) and that it gets crowded (because the food is fantastic) but we love the unique Mexican plates they produce. We've tried roughly 7-8 dishes the... More 

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The servers were very cordial and welcoming, the margaritas were very good, the service was fast, and the decor was excellent. A must visit in Oakland.

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Caspar, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

In the midst of Oakland's rapidly spiffifying restaurant district, this place is a gem. Don't come here for US-style Mexican food; this is an eating adventure that fuses pre-conquest meso-American flavors with California cuisine. Antojitos, much the same as tapas, invite your party to try new things, and compose a diverse meal. There's the expected heat -- peppers, a bite... More 

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Tamarindo is not your typical taco & burrito cafe. The dishes here are crafted with fresh ingredients and beautifully presented by professional staff. The dining room is alive with color, art, music and conversation. We have dined there many times and it's usually full, unless you arrive early or late. The chef prepares food from different parts of Mexico that... More 

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Additional Information about Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

Address: 468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
Phone Number: 510-444-1944
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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