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Bakersfield OTR

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
+1 513-579-0446
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The spicy margarita is seriously unbelievable. It is probably the best drink I've had in a long time. Fair warning, it is spicy. 😀 The decor is great, the vibe is seriously cool. The service staff is really helpful, cheerful and fun to talk to. The Food is really great as well. The hand made tortillas are top notch. The... More 

Thank Bryon C
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early and signed up for a table. Was told 45-60 minutes and I would get a text. Had to download an App to get updates. Was not happy as going out shouldn't be work. Having said that the drinks were good and the food tasty. Had tacos preceded by guacamole and chips. The chips were good the guacamole was... More 

Thank Bruce H
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I have to be clear that I know nothing about Mexican food and really have not, until recently, even been interested. What I've discovered is that Mexico has a rich, complex and extremely diverse cuisine much like that of other very ancient cultures. And having watched lots of "Diners, Drive Ins & Dives" I've seen lots of small places... More 

Thank David M
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We got there shortly after 11 on a Saturday. The place is rather small so you want to get there early to avoid peak times. We sat at the bar and shortly after the place was packed and people were waiting outside. We ordered case so and chips to go along with our margarita and craft beer. In that case... More 

Thank Swimroetter
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We had the guacamole! We will never forget that. We had 4 different tacos(a shortrib, a pork belly, a steak, and a chicken) , a salad. (The lorena?) Everything was flawless, delicious, so unique, and absolutely delicious. I will stop the again for sure. Great atmosphere. Excellent service. Fast service. Supet chill and casual, but divine, gourmet flavors.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

As Bakersfield Otr was featured on Triple D. We thought we would try it out while in Cincinnati. It did not disappoint! The atmosphere was nice with an open look over Vine street. And the food. Excellent! I had the short rib taco which had wonderful flavor. In addition the guac was on point. I was a satisfied customer!

Thank Nathan O
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305 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A great place for evenings, its small and packed to the rafters. The overall vibe is great and they have a good collection of local ale and whiskeys. The chili here is probably the best I had in town. Service is prompt and quick despite the crowds. Thumbs up!

Thank Krishna P
Cleveland, Ohio
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193 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Just a quick stop for drinks. Place was crowded for a Thursday night and there was a wait for a table. We got the queso & chips with salsa. I've got to say it was the best I've ever had. We shared a premium pitcher of margaritas and it to was above average. I'm really looking forward to going back... More 

Thank Barb G
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Cinci at lunchtime and had previously planned to eat at another place but found it closed when we got there. Bakersfield was nearby and open so we have it a try. So glad we did! I had the chicken chorizo tostada with a spicy margarita and my guy had the chili and a taco. The food was... More 

Thank Tgriff3
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was visiting a friend in Cinci and dined here for lunch beforehand. The place was busy but not overwhelmingly, so it was a fun atmosphere with attentive staff. The spicy margarita was great -- and the guacamole and tacos even better. I got the spicy chicken taco (the name is escaping me now) and the fish taco. Guac was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?