Che Argentinian

4.6
239 Reviews
$30 and under
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 4-6pm Tuesday through Friday.
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside with the Sunday Brunch menu. Could not have been better

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DrCopp
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We are vegan and they didn't have much to offer, (yet the server helped as much as she could and reduced the price on both pricy salads, as they didn't have all of the ingredients or as vegans, we didn't want them.) When we searched for vegan friendly places, it came up in the search. This is more of a cheese and meat kind of sports bar atmosphere.
The side dishes of the roasted carrots and brussel sprouts didn't have much flavor, weren't cooked enough to be really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super understanding when our friend was super late!

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suso
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood feeling. Great food and friendly server. We had a super time.

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ConnorL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch !!!
Service was great !!
Good was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday brunch with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Large party seating in awesome basement and great service. Empanadas were excellent!

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vipNati
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I came for Saturday brunch. The empanadas were fabulous and the home fries were outstanding. The service was quick and pleasant.

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Missy
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Fundito was a little greasy but the empanadas and drinks were amazing. Service was casual and perfect. Drinks were delicious. If we weren’t off to a show I would have stayed even longer and had another.

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Becky
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service, drinks were good!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place … Great food. Portion size is not too big.
Loved empanadas & Chicken! Truffle Mac and cheese was great as well. Nice place for groups as well.

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ConnorH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and wonderful service. Easily accommodated our party of 12. Beautiful back patio

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vipcz11
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a NYC restaurant owner here for dinner. He loved it and hopes to come back to Cincinnati and visit again

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vipWGuy
Cincinnati
97 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great patio, food and service were also great

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MeghanC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Cool environment. Food was decent. There were no healthy brunch options besides a generic and pricey salad.

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Trudie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant was so good! We ate here a few weeks ago in their outdoor area in the back, the decor was awesome and very interesting. Even better than the decor was the food, which was truly delicious! We tried a few different types of empanadas including the spinach and cheese, short rib, and cuban, they were each delicious! I ordered a few to go, that was how good they were! Definitely would come back and enjoy more delicious food at this restaurant!

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joni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool place with an amazing staff! Food was delicious and the waitstaff was very attentive. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Mother's Day, and it was just my sister, mom and myself. The wait staff was great, very attentive and friendly. The food was brought out quickly and labeled so we knew what each empanada was, and we shared the whole selection among the three of us. The food was excellent, and even ordered a to go order so my husband and I could enjoy them together. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food. Service was friendly and helpful.

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BeckyM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Empanadas! Empanadas! Empanadas! We had a table of 8 and had empanadas for apps, we all agreed we should have just ordered more for dinner bc they were SO good!

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GenelleP
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on the patio, which was very pleasant as it was a cool afternoon and they had a space heater. The empanadas were fantastic! We ordered six different ones and they were labeled with a brand so you could tell them apart- very unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little restaurant tucked in OTR. Authentic Argentinian food as well as other options. Attentive wait staff. Good value

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

It was my friends birthday and her first time at Che. I have been many times before as I love the empanadas, wine, and atmosphere. Towards the end of our meal, a large, heavy, wooden divider fell on my friend (an employee bumped it causing it to fall) and hit her right in the back. She was still in pain when I dropped her off at home an hour later - it was pretty bad. Our waitress apologized and recommended my friend go buy an oil that can help with pain. No one else came up to us and they did not offer to comp her meal. I was VERY surprised a manager did not come up and say something. I’m still shocked by how the events transpired. I used to love going here. I now have a very different feeling about the restaurant. I don’t even understand why we were sat in the basement at a tiny table in the first place. I even asked if we could be seated upstairs instead (there was a full open table up there) and I was told no. Not a great birthday/ first experience at Che for my friend!

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vipBill
Cincinnati
55 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Love the empanadas, can't wait to go back!

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Romby32
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for authentic empanadas and unique delicious cocktails. We will be back with all of our friends so they can enjoy your wonderful food and drinks. The staff is top notch! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!!

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NikiM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had drinks and dinner at Che and could not have been more impressed. Every single item we ordered from the Milanesa to the empanadas were perfectly cooked and delicious. Even the seasoned french fries were amazing. We took home a bread pudding dessert that was so good we were moaning with delight. 100% recommend this restaurant and it is vegetarian friendly even though the menu has quite a bit of meat dishes.

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SueM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food Ok. Hopefully waiter was new. He should have said so from the beginning. Worst was Brought me the wrong salad. Didn’t offer to change. I didn’t ask, cuz dinner with friends. Not bad, just not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The French toast came out not completely cooked for both people that ordered it. They were sent back and returned with one order completely burnt and the other still undercooked. Everything else was great though.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We’ve been before and the food was good. We took our young son with us this time. It was made clear to us that he wasn’t welcome. “We don’t have a high chair or booster seat. I don’t think the owner really likes children.” We won’t be back.

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DarbyH
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious empanadas again!

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sLyrx82
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were excited to try this restaurant, but overall left feeling disappointed. The food was just ok. Probably would not go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu! The Adios Resaca and Egg in a Basket were both next level! Cocktails were excellent as well. Will definitely be back!

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Anne
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and impressive COVID distancing precautions. Highly recommend family style apps, bottle of wine, variety of empanadas.

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Eric
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. I was happy to see Terrapin Hopsecutioner on the beer menu! We ordered 7 of them!

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Kenz
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard great things about this restaurant so we decided to go. We were able to sit outside on the back patio, which has a cute little set up. The food was AMAZING, and the server had perfect timing. It was a great atmosphere given what we were looking for. If you are looking for a bar like atmosphere but an upgrade from bar food, this is the spot.

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Lamp1
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We typically love Che and their empanadas. We ordered the skinny pollo this time and it was a mistake. Dry and flavorless, so disappointed. Service was decent except brought all of our food at once instead of spacing it. We received our salad with our entrees which was annoying but not the end of the world. We will go back but stick to what we know is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and enjoyed the delicious food. The Fundido was amazing! The Bloody Mary’s are good too.
Georgette was super friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

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SarahB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and very tasty. The vibe was very cool and we got a seat right next to the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When we arrived (6:30pm), they were out of all but 4 of their empanadas, none of them which were vegetarian. We chose this place specifically for their vegetarian options! The service was slow, poor, and our waitress only checked on us once, while the host (who took care of us for the rest of the night), smelled of heavy cigarettes. We were very displeased about our experience, and would not return or recommend this restaurant to another.

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GinaM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, affordable and delicious! Options for vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good!

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Che Argentinian is rated 4.6 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.