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!


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Go for the fried olives, stay for the sangria!

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

3 comments:

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

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

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

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