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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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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate here for a late lunch/early dinner following a morning walk in Richmond at the Rosie the Riveter NHP (if you haven't been, go!) and a few hours trying on all the clothes at Title Nine. Great time! We had the patatas bravas, the rock cod, and a special Iberico pork loin cut in a wine reduction with mashed... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The food is good and the interior is well decorated and seems great for a large group. However, both times I've been here, the service has been extremely slow, which has made me very hesitant to go back.

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Additional Information about Cesar

Address: 4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Phone Number: (510) 985-1200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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