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Bakersfield OTR

1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
+1 513-579-0446
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“queso” (31 reviews)
“tacos” (169 reviews)
“torta” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1213 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7287
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my regular stops in OTR. The rustic atmosphere is charming, and you can always catch a classic western playing on the screens over the bar. Their queso is excellent (as is the sangria!)

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 1 week ago 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....More

Thank Bryon C
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Swimroetter
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Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Nathan O
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Krishna P
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Barb G
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...More

Thank Tgriff3
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you cater lunches?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Tonsoffuntravel | Reviewed this property |
I have no way of knowing-you should call them.
Is this restaurant kid friendly?
16 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
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
  • E-mail