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“Flirty Service , Excellent Beverages and Food”

Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana
Ranked #139 of 1,265 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Flirty Service , Excellent Beverages and Food”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Located in downtown Oakland, Tamarindo serves upscale Mexican fare. Our waiter was very flirty, adding little comments en espanol when he was taking our order ("quieres casarme?", etc). Quite charming, actually. He was very persuasive and knowledgeable about the menu. Everything we had was excellent. It was relatively quiet even though they were busy. I found out later that my brother and sister-in-law have been there many times (I was just visiting and took my daughters out for dinner).

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Anaheim Hills, Ca
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great gourmet mex food and service and an upscale atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent gourmet shrimp tacos, chilaquiles, fresh corn with cheese and chiles, roasted fresh vegetables, steak tacos, and seared scallops. Chicken enchiladas a little dry with not much flavor. Good selection of choices for vegetarians here. Margarita ok, not great. Excellent rapid service. Upscale casual chic atmosphere. Went for dinner at 7 pm on a Saturday night and finished eating by 7:30. Reservations for parties of 5 or more. Two blocks from the Mariott Hotel. A little expensive for the size of portions. Cost about $30 per person and only 2 out of the five in our party had a drink.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank ski_dive_fiend
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Lafayette, California
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183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service and delicous food”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Tamarindo is in a beautifully restored old building in downtown Oakland. High tin ceilings, simple furnishings, nice lighting. Everyone who helped us was very knowledgeable about the menu. The cocktails are fresh and delicious. The menu is large and full of delicious choices. We were a large group sp we got to try most of the menu. We enjoyed the guacamole, ceviche, queso fundido, empanadas, and the skirt steak. I esepcailly liked the chilaquiles and enchiladas con pipian - pumpkin sauce. Oooh, and we liked the mole too! Very convivial place - I highly recommend it!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Cassietrip
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Upscale Mexican Food”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This charming tapas restaurant is located in Old Oakland just off Broadway Street in downtown Oakland. The food is incredibly fresh and amazingly tasty! The space itself is comfortable but when the place is busy it can get pretty noisy. Three of us shared the beef tacos, gorditas, guacamole, ceviche, fish tacos, and queso fundido...all good! I don't like that they aren't open on Sundays and the portions could be a bigger for the price. Overall I loved the food and will definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank remnob
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McLean VA
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244 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Good Mexican near the Oakland museum”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is a perfect little place to eat after touring the Oakland museum. They serve very tasty tapas that are better than most Mexican restaurants. They are also open for lunch till 3 pm, unlike some other places in Old Oakland that close earlier.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
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