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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

Mexican, Latin, Central American
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468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
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
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Dublin, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great atmosphere, good service, awesome drinks!!! The food was OK, small and pricey. This is not your typical mexican burrito/taco place. The plates are small and the selection limited.

Thank 74Lia
Simi Valley, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation of a friend I decided to check out this place. I was pleasantly surprised. The decor is clean and modern with a nod to familiar Mexican staples. The food was pretty good too. I had the Albondigas (meatball) and Mulita appetizers. It was refreshing that the food was light and fresh and not huge portions smothered with... More 

Thank SGarde
Morenci, Arizona
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is WAY overpriced for the small portion sizes. The food is not unique enough to make up for it. I'd probly go to the Forge or for BBQ in the area rather than here.

Thank Craig C
Oakland, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were SO excited to try this restaurant after hearing rave reviews on KQED and in Oakland Magazine. Our overall impression? Eh - it was good. Nothing mind-blowing. Not terrible - not great - just O.K. The price was very fair, although I would have saved money on the margaritas (tasty but for someone who drinks only once every two... More 

Thank ZMMom
Dublin, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

So, nice place, not your typical mexican restaurant. This is more hip. The food is good but not great. Now, the drinks are awesome!!! I try the tamarindo margarita and the paloma, yum. The service was good, but a little slow. I feel that I waited to long to be seated. Although, the food and drinks arrived quick.Good location.

Thank 74Lia
Camarillo, California
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I was in Oakland for a conference and we found this place near our hotel. They have an extensive tequila and mezcal menu, which I found refreshing. The food was good, nice presentation and very flavorful. For someone that grew up in San Diego and ate Mexican food almost every night, I was happy.

Thank USCfan30
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Party of 9 co-workers who arrived from bar next door. Ordered several small plates - tacos, guacamole and chips , ceviche, tostadas , empanadas, plantains. They were indeed small portions. We ordered the bigger plates. Server returned to inform us that some entrees no longer available. We ordered different big plates and additional plates. Dessert selection was limited to 2... More 

Thank KoolKat001
Florence, Italy
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Typical mexican bar and restaurant full of young and nice people. Food was good, traditional and tasty. 30 box including tip, great quality/price ratio

Thank MangioneFiorentino
Tucson, Arizona
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I'm from Southern Arizona, so I'm admittedly a Mexican food snob. I was looking forward to trying this place. The house margarita was good, but pretty small for the price. We had a large group and just shared many appetizers. We had the guacamole, empanadas, plantains, chicken tamale, vegetable platter and chiliquiles. All the food was good, but heavy on... More 

Thank DbacksFn
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We were thrilled to get such authentic Mexican food. It was a wonderful experience to try different tapas. The ambient is clean, classy, and perfect. Service is friendly and wonderful! Our favorite place in Oakland!

Thank Casey P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-444-1944

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