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Bakersfield OTR

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
+1 513-579-0446
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guac” (33 reviews)
“tacos” (178 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 5 days ago via mobile

We and a friend at lunch there yesterday, and found the place still provides unique tacos and soup. The tastes were distinctive, and the service was prompt and friendly. It is an excellent place for a prompt lunch within a narrow time window.

Thank Maineville
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recently introduced to Bakersfield OTR, while I was back in town for the holidays. WOW! The flavors are so on point, and the staff is incredible. Wait time was average for a Thursday night, but we hardly noticed because the vibe and the...More

Thank lilafowler214
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tacos are a must here. Fascinating mixture of tastes and textures. The steak and pork were wonderful. I rarely finish my margarita but I did here and was looking for more. The margarita had a very strong key lime flavor with other flavors mixed...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and unique marg flavors and tacos in a communal experience. Stays busy so come early! And be prepared to share your table! *Note: TripAdvisor has a major photo error and acknowledged that they do not know how to fix it, so no photos are...More

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my family here over the holidays and everyone enjoyed it! The al pastor and shrimp tacos were our favorite and the guacamole is a must have!

Thank luckyno39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place never gets old to me. The guacamole and queso are perfect and the margaritas are wonderful.

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

went for late snack and even with large crowd was quick to serve and tacos and queso dip were both very good

Thank Kenneth Y
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 5 December 2017

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 9 November 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
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Questions & Answers
Madison A
21 September 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.
2 August 2016|
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Response from Tonsoffuntravel | Reviewed this property |
I have no way of knowing-you should call them.
17 May 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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