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1414 Jefferson St, Oakland, CA 94612-1416
+1 510-663-8262
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lomo saltado” (5 reviews)
“empanadas” (12 reviews)
“mixed ceviche” (2 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
1414 Jefferson St, Oakland, CA 94612-1416
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Lomo Saltado and Ají de Gallina super yummy 😋. You also have to try Chicha Morada, nice and cozy place, good to visit with family and friends and does DELIVERY !!! I tried it with Uber Eats and my food arrived warm , fresh and...More

Thank maripposa
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We went for restaurant week. I think they have a few kinks to work out from a service and organization perspective, but their food was amazing!

Thank Lacy L
Reviewed March 15, 2018

The food was good and staff was very friendly. The restaurant had a relaxing vibe to it, just with the lighting and decorations. My bf got the beef and I got the salmon trying to be healthy, but I liked his food better than mine...More

Thank Salomey A
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Peruvian is not something I have tried before and found it to have much in common with Mexican and Caribbean while being different. Mildly spiced and interesting.

Thank David N
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Everything was very tasty, but nothing was hot to the touch. Ceviche sampler was excellent, and it was a great size portion. Sweet corn empanadas tasted great, but they were cold. One of the house specialties, a beef dish, also tasted great but yet was...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed December 31, 2017

My wife and I visited our son in his new condo in Oakland, my first trip there. We were joined for dinner by our other son and significant other. This was my first time in a Peruvian restaurant, and being a total coward about food,...More

Thank peacecorpparents
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Met some friends for lunch here and I had parking karma as a car was leaving when I was driving by! Got a parking space right in front! Parking can be difficult in the area but I guess it depends on the time of day....More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

I had Pobrecito Plate, the grill beef is ok, not taste at all, the green salad is average, the plantains which are the reason why I asked for this plate we're not good at all.... they fried them when they still greenish, so that make...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Tambo is downtown Oakland where many of the State and Federal offices are. We went on a Tuesday evening as a celebration for my husband's birthday. We had our choice of tables and the owner was patient while we fussed around deciding. The meal was...More

Thank elmazelmaz
Reviewed February 1, 2017

It's Oakland's downtown, now cleaned up and gentrified. Feels a lot safer too. There was plenty of street parking which helps. Pleasant decor with paintings and crafts from Peru of course. Just the right touch, not overly done! So my girlfriend and I use groupon,...More

Thank EuForia_01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Jefferson St, Oakland, CA 94612-1416
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-663-8262
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Tambo offers a selection of types of ceviche, an assortment of Peruvian tapas, and a variety of organic South American beers and wines. Tambo is staffed by knowledgeable and trained professionals with a focus on customer service! Tambo has been recognized as a REAL Certified restaurant by the United States Healthful Food Council. This means that patrons can rely on the restaurant for nutritious, sustainable and tasty food!
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