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Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
+1 510-444-1944
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (4 reviews)
“mole” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (5 reviews)
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607-3935
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Doubly disappointed given high yelp ratings. The food was just OK, most dishes could use a tad bit more of something ( salt,heat, citrus!) except for the mole which was quite good, service was somewhat friendly but super SLOW and inefficient. A good spot for...More

Thank mzbecks07
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Large selection of small plates perfect for sharing and tasting all the delicious flavored. Had the torta ahogada - it was delicious and very spicy. The sopes were perfect and the shrimp tacos were fantastic. Our waitress was super friendly and very prompt. The only...More

Thank Rox420
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Always excellent food and drinks. Authentic Mexican food with a great attention to detail. Beautiful restaurant and service.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Found this place on Yelp. The decor was fun and the menu had some interesting flavors. The whole place felt kind of 'cubano'. Food was delicious, service a little slow. Tried the tamarind signature drinks, one made with mezcal in a martini glass...not so great(but...More

Thank Marne J
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was in town and decided to walk a short distance from my hotel to find some lunch. I wandered in this place, mid-afternoon and they were serving brunch, as it was Saturday. I chose to sit on the sidewalk in the sun at one...More

Thank janashepherd
Reviewed 20 June 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
Reviewed 8 June 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...More

Thank SGarde
Reviewed 1 June 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
Reviewed 21 May 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...More

Thank ZMMom
Reviewed 12 May 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...More

Thank 74Lia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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: +1 510-444-1944
  • E-mail
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