Che Argentinian

4.6
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$30 and under
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Argentinean
Ché Argentinian Restaurant is an independently owned business located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. The native Argentinian owners adhere to authentic recipes and ingredients from Argentina to prepare the cuisine. Ché has a family-friendly ambiance, and offers indoor and seasonal outdoor seating, unique decor with eclectic Argentinian artwork, and additional seating located downstairs that is available for private parties and events!

Ché prepares authentic empanadas from scratch. The popular De Espinaca is prepared with roasted baby spinach, mozzarella and provolone cheese. The De Carne consists of spiced beef, paprika, cumin, hard boiled egg and olives. All empanadas are served with house-made chimichurri.

Che's bar offers eight house cocktails that include the traditional South American cocktail, Caiprihina. Drink specials are offered daily and happy hour is available 4-7pm Monday through Friday. $2 late-night empanadas are served every night 10-close.
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m
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were great. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. From the appetizers to the dessrert, everything we ordered was delicious. I would definitely return and would recommend this restaurant.

BK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Che Argentinian food was excellent. We had reservations at 5:30 on a Saturday and were seated, disappointingly right by the door which was awkward for our table of four. (There were plenty of other tables available albeit with reserved signs as well). Food came out quickly however our waitress could have learned a few manners. We asked for desserts and coffees (were not asked if we wanted anything else) and she seemed very annoyed; kept hovering over us grabbing plates off our table. I guess she wanted to get the table turned over, but put quite the damper on our end of our meal.

LG
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood eatery/bar - a sort of gastropub. Causal bar but they have fresh and tasty Argentinian cuisine, empanadas etc. Nice outdoor section with a very friendly clientel.

J
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun place to eat beautiful decor . Food is amazing

MW
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed experiencing Che for the first time during restaurant week. It was a fun environment and really liked the back patio area. The food was very tasty and quick. Service was a little hit or miss but the servers were always busy. We can't wait for our chance to go back and try more empanadas!

7
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during restaurant week and chose our food items off of this menu. The chili was fantastic, goat cheese bruschetta was very good. Short ribs and a grilled trio we’re all very good, the homemade cinnamon doughnuts were delish! Fun drink specials as well!

CW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like their unique voice to the Cincinnati restaurant culture.

AH
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are fairly regular patrons at a couple of other restaurants run by Alfio so we are fans.
Che did not disappoint. The empanadas are surprisingly filling, completely delicious and very affordable. The roasted vegetables were very well done as well. The drink special this evening was a small batch bourbon which was a treat as well. The only negative came from some very unruly patrons who were seated outside - where we were originally seated. I suspect they had enjoyed the drink special for quite some time but their behavior and the nature of their exceptionally loud and filthy conversation prompted us to move indoors - the host reseated us without question and we proceeded to have a lovely dinner next to a young family. We will return.

AP
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM! This place was perfect for our group! Great food and service, fun ambiance--we LOVED the back patio! Will definitely be back!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great but the service was terrible! Our server practically threw food and drinks at us throughout the night, without making eye contact or asking if we needed anything. If we were treated better, especially on our anniversary, this place would get 5 stars but honestly our server ruined what should have been a special night.

T
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the design interior. Cozy and interesting. Friendly staff and excellent menu. Variety of patrons. Dinner and dessert was excellent.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Che Argentinian was absolutely AMAZING! The atmosphere was so cute, we sat out on the patio and it had such a cool feel to it. The food was delicious! We started with the fundido dip and each had three empanada. This was more than enough for a meal. My favorite flavor of empanada was the jerk chicken. I cannot wait to go back and try different flavors of the empanadas.

JM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and staff! Fun place! Epanadas are the best and the Mojito is fab!

LC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Betsy was very personable. Food was very good. We will come back again.

CD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Mac, our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and making suggestions. Really good value.

j
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mac was great!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Loacro soup is excellent. We tried and shared several items and everything was well presented and delicious. I will definitely return.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time at Che and not our last. I had the best carrots I’ve ever had in MY LIFE! My salad was delish. Empanadas.....mouth watering. So much more on the menu I still want to try!!

BP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Che for great food and a great experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, all of the empanadas are truly top notch. The kick the face margherita is delicious!!! 5 Stars across the board!!

MM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a variety of flavors on the menu, guaranteed to give you a unique dining experience.

MT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at Che from start to finish. I would recommend making a reservation especially on weekend evenings. The food was quick and the service was fantastic! We liked it so much we went back the next morning (Sunday) for brunch. We sat in the front of the restaurant so I didn't see the back, if I had to guess I would say it isn't great for large groups but maybe if you call ahead.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The atmosphere here is terrible. Every employee is rude and act as though we are doing them a favor by coming to this restaurant. We will not be returning, which is a bummer because the food is pretty good and unique to this area.

OT
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! Food was so fresh and flavorful! Loved the decor and great service! Would highly recommend!

SK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As out-of-towners, we were pleasantly surprised by this lively place and its eclectic yet authentic menu. Pleasant, informative servers were a highlight and the food was very good. It's not a place for Argentine steak, but other Argentine dishes are well represented, plus a good selection of Malbecs.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and our server, Mac, was so nice! I would recommend the white sangria, too!

KC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite spots in OTR. The food is amazing and the place has a great vibe. Love it!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and staff! Definitely coming back!

ML
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt our waiter was top shelf. Recommended several items which we tried and all perfect. Food was excellent, will be in again when back in Cincinnati

h
Cincinnati
115 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was very attentive, but the food, which we had read and heard great things about, was disappointing. The cocktails and sangria were the highlights - nothing wrong with the empanadas, but they just weren't great. The soup was lukewarm and average flavor-wise.

W
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Che has a good, upbeat vibe, great food and excellent service. We’ll be back!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and our waiter was amazing.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Incredibly poor service.

BM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cool place with good food, fun atmosphere and service! Definitely recommend the baked empanadas and the grilled romaine salad!

w
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem, and one of my favorite restaurants in the city. They have the best empanadas! You can't go wrong with any of them, and they are $1 off for happy hour.

m
Cincinnati
48 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The occasion was my monthly dinner out with friends, and we came to celebrate the birthday of one of the chosen few. Positives: the empanadas were delicious, and the company and ambiance were warm and inviting. Negatives: Out of the red sangria, Bloody Mary came in a very small jar with a lot of ice, one of the orders of corn was cold. We did love the Fundito dip, and I enjoyed all of the empanadas and corn.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for a first date it it was the perfect place.

S
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food creative and delicious, service wonderful. This was not our first time, nor will it be our last.

AC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great baked empanadas!!! Really cool atmosphere...and friendly service!

LD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Come hungry because you're going to want to taste everything! So many great things to say about the food, from the onion relish, chimichurri, their red wine vinaigrette (!!!), to their empanadas.. just come and try for yourself. Wonderful place to meet up with friends! I would highly recommend going with a family style way of dining in mind. We've gone twice so far and will definitely be back! Ask for Matt to help you, that dude was there for every fill up and crazy question that I had!

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