Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review: Bar César

I've been going to César in Berkeley for years and always loved them for their Spanish tapas, great location and amazing cocktails. So when I had the chance to try out sister restaurant Bar César this week - I was excited!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bar César has a personality and charm all it's own. The menu is more Mediterranean than the Berkeley sibling and overall more accessible. They have a nice happy hour from 3-6 and 9 onwards during the week with discounted bar bites and drinks (sangria!!!).

The fish tacos were appropriately drowning in cole slaw, and the mini chorizo burger (yes, it's a chorizo patty) was delicious but the real stand out were the fried olives. Deep fried olives - crunchy outside, juicy inside and oh-so-salty. I'm shocked I haven't seen these elsewhere - Weather Up, are you listening?

Bar Cesar Fish Tacos (mahi mahi, cole slaw, aioli and jalapenos)

Bar Cesar Mini Chorizo Burger ( w/ fried sweet potato shavings and pickles) 

Bar Cesar Fried Olives ... do NOT miss these!

Bar Cesar Fried Olive - my mouth is watering already!

Go for the fried olives, stay for the sangria!

Bar César
4039 Piedmont Avenue (Btwn 40th St and Glen Ave)
Oakland, CA 94611


  1. Those fried olives look superfine!! Nice place for catching up with DJJ.

  2. Oh man. You really hit the right spot with this recipe.

  3. This sounds like so much fun. I love fish tacos and fried olives!