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Ché - OTR

4.6
4.6
497 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
Ché Argentine Restaurant is Cincinnati's destination for authentic Argentine dining and drinking, featuring empanadas, parrilla, house-made sausages, and more! Located at 1342 Walnut, in the heart of OTR. Open six days a week with late night dining available until one hour before close, daily.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 345-8838

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Eddie Jones

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Cross street

    14th

  • Parking details

    Metered parking along Walnut Street and additional parking available in Mercer garage, located on Vine Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 497 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great empanadas. Not very flavorful, couldn’t taste any of the jerk in the jerk chicken or bbq in the Korean bbq. Otherwise solid chicken and beef empanadas. Chimichurri rescued them. Service was a little slow for an empty restaurant
  2. C

    Chris

    Cincinnati

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was my third time eating at this location and the experience has declined. Had friends in from out of town and I was embarrassed by my suggestion we eat here. Service was okay; food was okay. There was a creature on the patio that no restaurant wants to see (thankfully after we had eaten). We’ll probably just stick to the Obryanville restaurant in the future.
  3. j

    jdm00

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James, our server, was awesome! The food was excellent and the price was great! I have been here before but tonight was the best ever.
  5. CM

    ChristiM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I used to love Ché. But they have continued to decline and we had stayed away for a while. We went back and the food was terrible. The ham and cheese had no detectable ham and the buffalo chicken had a foul meat taste so I didn’t even finish it and left the second one. For almost $5 a piece the empanadas should have great flavor. I can’t say that I will be back. To top it off, the condensation from the AC ducts was dripping down into my drink, no matter where I sat it on the table and they acted like we were inconveniencing them when we asked to move to a table that wasn’t constantly getting dripped on. Sorry to see where this place has gone. It used to be so good and was a go to for us.
  6. ZD

    ZacD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Che Argentinian made for a great Friday night dinner with some friends visiting the city. The server had excellent suggestions for the entire meal. We started with the chorizo appetizer. While delicious, it may be the thing I'd skip next time so that we'd have room for dessert. Our main courses were the empanadas with added sides of fries and Brussel sprouts. The sides cost a bit much for their size, but they were delicious. Their French Fries were strangely good. If I lived closer, I'd go there just for them. The empanadas were delightful and a ton of fun. Nobody disliked any of their options, but there were some clear favorites. They even offer a take and bake empanadas which makes for an interesting offer. I will be visiting Che Argentinian consistently while I like in the area.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding staff and management. Great food and drink and wonderful experience as always. Highly recommend.
  8. AM

    AaronM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and incredible wait staff/bartenders. Gave us both wonderful recommendations for food and drinks. They have a wonderfully varied section of sours and craft beers as well as wonderful food. 10/10 would empanada again
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    One of the worst experiences I have had at a restaurant. We have gone to Che in past and have had several great experiences. However when we went this time we received food that was undercooked and at points not what we ordered. Furthermore, the empanadas were bland and dry. Finally at the end of the night we overheard some servers (who were not our server) laughing at our experience. We had sent back the item that was not prepared properly but besides that we really just decided to cut our losses. We were trying to not negativity impact the serving staff so to hear that serving staff being rude was extremely unprofessional and disappointing. At a restaurant like Che we were expecting quality service and good food like we have gotten in the past. This experience was extremely disappointing and I would actively discourage others from dining here. We will never come back.
  10. RK

    RK12

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We joined friends for dinner. Glad we had reservations because it was crowded. Didn’t know that they had some outside seating option in the summer. IF you do go, request seating in the back by the bar. There are tables in the front but that is right by the kitchen grill. It was a little hot and I think you might smell like grease when you leave. The food was delicious…especially the empanadas. The Caipirinha’s tasted like they were made with sour mix….definitely not how they’re supposed to be made with fresh limes.
  11. F

    Food4life

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I usually love Che but this last time was a bit iffy. Come on Che you can do better. There’re different empanadas ordered and the server wasn’t able to differentiate between them. So big mixup. Graciously the server offered to replace them but that resulted in hurried eating as we’re going to a concert and by then short on time. They ought to split orders to avoid confusion or clearly mark what’s what.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best experience we have had in a long time. The food was delish!
  13. JS

    JenniferS

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience from start to finish.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    For some reason Che was not informed of my open table reservation
  15. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The atmosphere was relaxed and the waitress was terrific.
  16. NS

    NickS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love everything about this place. The empanadas are wonderful, but the chorizo?? So good. Only note I have is get the chorizo in an empanada.
  17. MP

    MarjorieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Che was recommended by our son and we were very pleased. Also we had completed an underground tour with American Legacy who liked our plans. Good cocktails, beer and wine choices and the empanadas were superb. We will return.
  18. a

    alisabee

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good but overall the restaurant felt very warm (temperature). We were seating in the front of the restaurant where there were benches in front of the kitchen. Loved the open kitchen. Some negatives: no high chairs or changing tables for baby. Highlights: Short Ribs empanadas were fantastic. Some of the chicken options tasted very similar - not much difference and for some reason, those options were a little bit soggy.
  19. M

    Miaghia

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Ok service
  20. T

    Tara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We ordered the empanada sampler platter and they were all delicious! Great drinks too!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience3
    Food was great Drinks and service was slow…. Very slow Dining area was HOT, to the point there was no ice in our drinks. I felt bad for the staff that had to work but it also made for a very uncomfortable experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came in for burger week! Food arrived quickly. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Burger was great. Tried the breakfast empanadas amazingly light and filling. Will definitely come back.
  23. TM

    TimM

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere and great service , and the food is absolutely delicious.
  24. l

    lisac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Ate outside in the courtyard so noise level wasn’t an issue . Half off bottles of wine on Wednesdays .
  25. J

    Jill

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren was our server and she was AMAZING. The food, ambience and service are wonderful. Upon a return trip, we will be sure to ask for Lauren as our server.
  26. B

    Bdiner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth heading into OTR!
  27. KR

    KurtisR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Che was a great spot with quick service on a Saturday night with a lot going on in the downtown area.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Made the reservation 3 weeks in advance, was told we could not sit inside because of a kitchen issue (even though people were sitting inside). When we were seated outside, we were seated at a small two top in a small walkway under a speaker playing loud rap music. We ordered the sangria pitcher, which was $25, only to find out that it is just straight out of a bottle. Sangria is normally wine, liquor, and fruit mixed together. The waiter did take the sangria back and remove it from the bill, but was taken aback at first. The food was really good, service was questionable, but we won’t be back.
  29. MP

    MrsP

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised the food was great and drinks on point.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around!
  31. CT

    ClaireT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Waitress forgot several things we asked for - a cocktail and sauce. Empanadas weee a bit great and salty.
  32. JM

    JackieM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun place! Food, Service and atmosphere all great!
  33. MK

    MicheleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are server was great. He made wonderful recommendations. The food was amazing!
  34. L

    Lg790

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was just okay. We tried all of the empanadas. Two or three we really liked (short rib, Korean, cheese). The rest disappointed. Not much flavor inside the empanadas so glad we had the sauces. The sauces were very good. The service was okay. I had this one on my list for years and I was sad to be underwhelmed.
  35. SA

    ShebaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    James was our server and he was hospitable and attentive to our needs!
  36. j

    jeffreyh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE SERVER RECOMMENDED THE 12 EMPANADA MIX AND MATCH, IT WAS MOUTHWATERING, LOVED THE RED CHIMICHURRA SAUCE....NICE BREEZE OUTSIDE ON 6-30-2022
  37. CW

    CWal

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Drinks made well, sauces fantastic. Range of flavors for everyone.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The outdoor patio of Ché is really pretty in the summers when it's not too hot out. It's a place to get great empañadas and drinks if you're okay with a more casual, non-intimate restaurant since it's always bustling!
  39. RS

    ReadnSing

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the crispy empanada crust and the Mac and cheese was irresistible. My Korean bbq filling was not what I was expecting. I didn’t like the peppers in it. Our waiter was friendly and chill. He was attentive.
  40. KJ

    KJ70

    Cincinnati

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the empanadas! Che never disappoints!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ché - OTR using the Order Online button. Ché - OTR also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 345-8838.

Ché - OTR is rated 4.6 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ché - OTR

1342 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th

  • Neighborhood

    Over the Rhine

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered parking along Walnut Street and additional parking available in Mercer garage, located on Vine Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Eddie Jones

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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