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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

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468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
510-444-1944
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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: Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and vibe!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Mumbai
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?