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Bakersfield OTR

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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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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299 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Se0326
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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409 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A recommendation of my customer whom I took to lunch. I was told their guacamole was homemade and great. They were right!. Big chunks of avocado with not too much spice. They waiter provided us with additional chips as well. For lunch there are several options including sandwiches. Their tacos are served "street style". Many options, small but diverse. Tacos... More 

Thank Daveflstc07
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961 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

For a lighter side order two tacos, or three if hungrier. The fish taco was great. Normally, this place has long waits but not at lunch.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Troy, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Shout out to the most awesome bartender, Jason!!! Great place that shows westerns on the tvs and plays great country and western music....just an amazing place with a great vibe! Must try the varieties of tacos (you can order several different ones for a variety type platter). The fish tacos and the conchinita pibil tacos are to die for!!! We... More 

Thank 23robertsrs
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Apart from being a great pub, Bakersfield OTR offers a variety of amazing tacos. What surprised me most was the quality freshly made chips and salsa with a hint of lime. I also got black beans along with my chips and it tasted delicious. I tried the classics from the taco menu like the Pastor and Fish Taco to name... More 

Thank kulkaran
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place is always packed! But the service is quick and the food is very tasty. So are the margaritas! We started with the chips and queso! Best we ever had! Our table ordered a variety of the tacos and everyone said they were great! I had the Polo and the Pork Belly. Very flavorful combination of pork, pineapple and... More 

Thank Beth K
Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here several times and have never been disappointed by anything. The tacos are great, drinks are well made and the guacamole......by far the best we've ever had....we'll usually go through 2 orders just for the 2 of us!

Thank Yitbos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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?