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Bakersfield OTR

1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #65 of 1,749 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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CINCINNATI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First time visitor and wanted to see if it lived up to the hype I have heard about. Food was very good, I feel the tacos are too small they go for $4-$6 each. I think they could easily charge $1 less. I tried a variety and liked them all. I wish the fish tacos were not breaded, but that's... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Dos tacos con todos ~ this place is fabulous. Ordered 2 fish tacos and a veggie huitlacoche (corn smut). The June salad with arugula, mandarin oranges, lime, toasted pepitas and cumin-lime dressing. That said, not surprisingly, the place was crowded for dinner. Ambient noise was such that I was unable to yell my order to the bartender, but luckily he... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I met a friend for lunch. 15-minute wait at noon. The gaucamole was barely chopped up, most of our cup was a half avocado unprepared. Nothing special about the chips, just salted. The small $4 tacos are a great value, but the corn tortillas fell apart after one bite. When I prepare these at home I always slightly fry them... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great atmosphere. Usually a wait to get seated. The restaurant is on the small side as are many of the new establishments in OTR. Trendy and the tacos are pretty good and definitely reasonably priced. Somewhat disappointed with the margarita though. Not sure if it was a one time deal since the margaritas seem pretty popular here. Will visit again.

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toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Loved Bakersfield the first time I went a year ago. We tried two more times in last year to get in but the wait was said to be an 1 hour so we gave up each time. Last time we were in town we finally prepared ourselves to wait and even though the hostesses said it was a 1 hour... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Bakersfield is a really fun little restaurant that serves Tex-Mex but in a tapas portion with the soft shell tacos. The salad was only so-so not anything exciting, like just out of the bag. The guacamole was really delicious and chunky. The chips were thin and crispy and warm. Marguerite was tasty but nothing very special. The music is a... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Absolutely excellent guacamole and queso appetizers! Begged for the recipe with no luck. Tacos are unique and tasty, just wish they were a little bigger. Would recommend 4 of them for the average male. Waitress was amazing and very friendly.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is the best bar on vine street for people watching and relaxing. There is an open porch area where you can stand and have your drinks. the margaritas are very good (a bit strong) and come in fun glass jars, always busy and great music and decor.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We recently visited Bakersfield for the first...and final...time. We arrived with a large birthday cake, gave a name to the hostess and were told it would be "an hour." They kindly agreed to keep the cake "downstairs" for us until we had a table. After an hour, we reappeared and were told they couldn't find our name on their list.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Casual dining and great tacos ~ crowed and loud but we were in the mood for a good time. Very friendly staff = all positive!

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Additional Information about Bakersfield OTR

Address: 1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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