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Bar Cesar

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4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5208
510 985 1200
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had an excellent Mexican-style )though not Mexican) egg dish (guacamole toast), that I enjoyed -- a tad spicy, which I loved with lots of guac.

Thank David S
Kona, Hawaii
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times for lunch, once alone, once with a friend. Good service, good menu, I get salads usually, large bar that seems nice if you want a drink. Nice seats at the window, even if you are a solo diner. I appreciate that.

Thank Alohamary
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I stopped into have a snack and wound up with a large meal served by a very accommodating server. Dining at Bar Cesar reminds me of bistros in Spain. They have an excellent selection of Latin themed dishes, ,most notably fish tacos. I was enjoying a carnitas hash brunch item when I mentioned the salsa was a bit hot for... More 

Thank maxbialy
Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

My wife and I wanted something in the moderate range, not fine dining and not a pizza or burger, and chose Bar Cesar for our after movie dinner last night. We were pleasantly surprised and in virtually every respect the restaurant exceeded expectations. We split everything, starting with an albacore ceviche. The ceviche had only a little bit of a... More 

Thank PdxMarc
Melbourne, Australia
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183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this little gem by accident but pleased we did. Great Pork tacos & slow cooked pulled pork was also very good. Casual dining with good service & reasonable price

Thank selwyn a
Oakland, California
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192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We had a great lunch at Bar Cesar, which has surprisingly good food, sort of gourmet take on traditional Tex-Mex cuisine. Charming interior with big picture windows looking our on the avenue. We'll be back.

Thank Thomas V
Oakland, California
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I love this place, simply put. The food is delicious-- I usually order off the tapas menu. The Mexican street corn is my favorite, and the fried shrimp tacos are to die for. (Be careful, if you're not into spicy things, the aioli packs a punch!) The staff is incredibly friendly. We've gone a few times now and they always... More 

Thank Keelia M
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

this place has some of the best food around. the only real problem is it is an incredibly noisy place. it is impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting. most older people, like us, seem to just give up and stare of into space awaiting their taste food. meanwhile at the bar and a side area young people scream... More 

Thank chuck222
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years as I visit my Oakland friends. I always feel good here, spacious rooms, nice ambiance and decor. I've always found the staff to be attentive and enjoyable. The food is always enjoyable, fresh, delicious and inventive.

Thank Thomas W
Berkeley, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I met up with a friend for business and overdue conversation. She had not been to Bar Cesar before. We were late enough that we missed most of the lunch crowd so although most of items were not available, we did find some items that sounded good. My friend ordered the rocket salad with chicken and I ordered the Cesar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510 985 1200

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