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Bar Cesar

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) #334 of 1,094 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5208
+1 510-985-1200
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“carnitas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub
$$ - $$$
4039 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5208
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Every year or so we go back hoping that the kitchen has improved (the menu usually has changed each year). But although the plates "look" ok, they are way over the top in salt and grease. We both got sick from the grease, after eating...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed March 29, 2017

We enjoyed the new Brunch menu here. Bottomless mimosas! The chilaquiles were superb, the huevos rancheros were a little on the dry side. Also, the latter come with potatoes rather than rice, and there are no substitutions. Other menu items are a breakfast burrito and...More

Thank Knabebug
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Food with the wrong seasoning either nothing at all or too spicy, tacos have 1 shell not double, so they break pretty easy. Carne asada without flavor, chicken was not as bad. But overall nothing special. Service is just ok. Is too noisy.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I think Bar Cesar is under-rated. Happy hour is Bar Cesar's forte' and for house $8 margaritas, there's no competition that I've found -- & they mix one w/ true cointreau. + $8 house wines that were aOK! -- and that's not all $8 &...More

Thank HaljoHal
Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a great spot in the middle of Piedmont Ave, a street that needs better dining and drink options to keep up with the bustling down-town and up-town Oakland. But while the location and building is great, the experience when you go is likely...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Latin themed restaurant on trendy Piedmont Ave in Oakland. Fresh ingredients, sustainability sourced all moderately priced.

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed August 24, 2016

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
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Alohamary
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...More

Thank maxbialy
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...More

Thank PdxMarc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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: +1 510-985-1200
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