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4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
510 985 1200
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

Met friends here for dinner recently. Had a great meal. Knowledgable waitstaff, comfortable atmosphere, nice menu and vegetarian options. Friends loved the fish tacos and carnitas. I had veg burrito with salad. Yumo. Good drink selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Alameda, California
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Oakland, California
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240 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

AGAIN... after 6 months trip advisor has not changed this name. It is confusing to readers... BAR CESAR is different then Cesar one is Spanish tapas and one is Mexican food on Piedmont. ANYWAY. I have had Margaritas from Mexico to Canada and my very favorite is the Margarita made by ELMER at BAR Cesar. Quality ingredients help but he... More 

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Berkeley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Atmosphere was great. A group of friends and I had an awesome time there enjoying great drinks and awesome food. Will be coming back very soon. I love the Flautas, Tempura Avocado Wedges, Oysters of the Day and Guacamole.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Cesar was close to our hotel, and we were delighted with the menu. Baja shrimp tacos and pork tacos were amazing, the choice of draft beers was great. The choice of mains was limited but so hard to choose. We loved the mix of clientele, from tourists like us to elderly local eccentrics.

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Alameda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Met friends here for dinner recently. Had a great meal. Knowledgable waitstaff, comfortable atmosphere, nice menu and vegetarian options. Friends loved the fish tacos and carnitas. I had veg burrito with salad. Yumo. Good drink selection.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love that Bar Cesar is Mexican now. The atmosphere is still awesome. The service (darling efficient, friendly blonde server) was great. Drinks and chips and smoky salsa ..delicious.... BUT .... number one.. I love simple good Mexican food and I ordered the vegetarian enchilada and my daughter ordered the burrito... THERE IS TOOO MUCH STUFF on these dishes.. TOO... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Cesar twice. Once for lunch. The other for a late nigh glass of wine and chat. Both experiences were good ones. The waiter easily negotiated my wife gluten-free needs. The tapas weren't large, but not tiny either. The quality of both our lunch, and our drinks, was great. So was the service. Nice Piedmont stop. P.S. You can't... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enjoyed a nice early evening tapas meal with my daughter and son-in-law. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level busy but not overbearing. We all shared plates which included the tasty patata bravas, a nice plate of charcuteria, the gambas diabla, the seasoned ribs, and a very tasty beet salad. We accompanied... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I was in Oakland recently and took my grandson here for dinner. For the sake of full disclosure, he's only 9 months old! However, it really was perfect. I went at 6 PM which was a good time to be there. There were a few other families there and the place generally was quite busy. With a young baby, this... More 

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Berkeley, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I used to go to the Cesar in Berkeley pretty regularly and loved the place. We'd go sometimes just for dessert and get the port flights or the dessert wine flights, it was always fun. I was closer to this one tonight after dinner and thought we'd try to do the same - and am just embarrassed for the Cesar... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cesar on Piedmont offers some great small plates in a relaxed atmosphere. Armed with a great wine selection and delicious Latin-themed food, you can sit and chat and watch busy Piedmont Avenue. Their sangria is also really good, as is their ceviche, patata bravas, and guacamole. The only fly in the ointment is that service can be spotty; they sometimes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510 985 1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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