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Bakersfield OTR

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
+1 513-579-0446
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“guac” (33 reviews)
“tacos” (175 reviews)
“short ribs” (25 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, I LOVE tapas taco places and this fit the bill. Sadly, the wait was over 3 hours and there isn't enough to do in OTR to occupy that much time. Once we were finally seated we were at a social table with a...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our 1st visit with family for Sunday lunch last month so much we came back for early Fri. night dinner on way to an OTR event. Love the beer selection, especially the Madtree & Bakersfield collaboration special. Tried the $3 bourbon special too. We've...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Bakersfield is good, not great. It is very small and has tables you will share. I enjoy it when our timing is right and we can get in and sit down, but as with a lot of the restaurants in the OTR area, it can...More

Thank maddogs8820
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We stayed in the OTR area for a few days and loved the cool downtown revival feel. Many outstanding restaurants, coffee bars, juiceries and yoga studios. One of the standouts for us was Bakersfield. Really delicious food. We had the shrimp and fish tacos and...More

Thank Machelle B
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Quick stop off the highway!! On our way to Lexington. Easy parking across the street. Excellent service!! Our waitress was very helpful since it was our first time here. The margarita was very good, and I am a margarita lover!! We tried 4 different types...More

Thank Cindi M
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We'd heard about Bakersfield from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and couldn't wait to try their street tacos. We ordered one of each. While all were amazing, we left with three favorites. (Visit my blog -- details in profile -- for the winners!) Our waitress, Kym,...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Took a friend there for the first time. We had a great time. The staff, food, drinks and atmosphere was FANTASTIC! We will go back very soon

Thank susandX4395PG
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Only downside was the bartender. He was terribly inattentive; looked right past me for 10 minutes. And it wasn’t busy. Other than the bartender, it was a great time. Food was great and Server (Emma) was particularly awesome.

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

If this restaurant had not been highly recommended by a Cincinnati Local, we probably would have not waited the nearly 2 hours it took to get a table.... but, it was worth it. Everything was so good! We had margaritas, queso dip and a sampling...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner on a recommendation while in Cincy on business. Loved it! Sat at the bar and had three of the very unique and delicious tacos along with some of their very chunky, homemade guacamole. Nice selection of beers on tap including...More

Thank RKM036
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Questions & Answers
Madison A
September 20, 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. I seem to remember families having lunch. There may be different regulations later in the evening. Best to call.
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Tonsoffuntravel | Reviewed this property |
I have no way of knowing-you should call them.
May 16, 2016|
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Response from 259Nancy_ | Reviewed this property |
Not for young kids. It is a bar atmosphere, always crowded and noisy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-579-0446
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