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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

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Anonymous May 18, 2012, 10:04 am

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

  • love2dine May 18, 2012, 11:50 am

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

  • lisa is cooking May 23, 2012, 9:41 am

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

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