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Ché - OTR

4.6
4.6
524 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 15 times today

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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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We stopped in for a late dinner after a show. OpenDoor offered a 9:45 and a 10:00 reservation- we took the earlier. We didn’t realize at the time that they closed at 11, but were told immediately by our server that they were only serving empanadas and fries (literally only those 2 times- no apps, salads or sides). Again, about an hour before close, so somewhat understandable, but it would’ve been nice if OpenTable or Ché had noted “LIMITED MENU” when we booked our table. The first cocktail I ordered was unavailable, as were several of the empanada varieties. The empanadas we ended up getting were good, though smaller than expected (maybe 3 bites), so order more than you think you need. Our favorites were the Short Rib, Cuban and Jamon y Queso; we’d have loved to have tried the Korean BBQ, Jerk Chicken & De Carne, but all were sold out. Drinks were OK, though sadly, they sat at the bar for about 15 minutes before our server delivered them to us (yes, we should probably have just grabbed them, but didn’t want to be rude). Over all, service was a bit lacking- while the place wasn’t empty, it wasn’t packed either, so I’m not sure why our server was so absent/slow, there were no napkins at the table (when eating a fully finger-food meal), server never asked if we’d like a second beverage….maybe it was the end of a long day, my husband and I have both been servers, so we know it happens, but it’s still a bit of a bummer. While I probably wouldn’t think of Ché as a destination dining spot, I am curious to try out their other options, so I’m sure we’ll return- earlier in the day- sometime in the future.
  2. l

    locallocation

    Cincinnati

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A gem in OTR - Had not realized it had been there for 7 years. The empanadas were all tasty and outside crispy and light. My favorite were the Jerk Chicken and Braised beef. The gorgonzola salad was fresh and tasty too. Service (Denise) friendly and helpful with menu. We sat on back patio under the trees. Pretty and relaxing. Love that you can make reservations too!
  3. SS

    StephanieS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The empanadas were delicious! Very nice dining experience with a short walk to the Aronoff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Che before the pandemic and even more now!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome!
  7. MK

    MelissaK

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Great service! We will definitely be adding this to our regular rotation of restaurants!!
  8. DM

    DoriM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. she mad the meal for us
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited our daughter at UC and were looking for somewhere unique to eat. Empanadas were so tasty, the sangria and mimosa delicious! We will definitely be back again
  10. RN

    RuthN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had dinner before a show. Service and food came on time. Clean location. Friendly staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    We waited 50 minutes for empanadas, while two other tables (whom were seated after us) received their food. The GM Matthew did accommodate us, in the end; which I appreciated.
  12. PD

    PreggoDoc

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pre theater meal (quick, and close to Arnoff!). Loved that they offer weeknight specials. The jerk chicken empanada was our favorite, but they were all delicious! Cocktails were good as well!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    James was our server on the patio and was so attentive and nice! The empanadas were amazing as were the Brussels sprouts and fundido appetizer. I’ve been here 4 times and it’s so tasty every time!
  14. J

    Julia

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting the city and thought we give it a try. The food was delicious they ran out fundio max and cheese and dip so I will definitely be back .
  15. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Che for an anniversary brunch and had a great experience. I was very impressed with the Kick in the Face cocktail that I got (delightfully spicy!), and most of the empanadas*, as well as the queso fundido (the texture was amazing). I especially appreciated that the server thought to ask if we wanted the bacon removed from the side of brussel sprouts we were sharing. I had sidestepped pork in my order, but hadn't actually said anything directly about being averse to it that I can remember. Our server picked up on it nonetheless, and I just have to give her props for that. It's a small thing, but I know from experience that many other servers would overlook it, so it was noteworthy. I look forward to returning again soon. * Tried and loved the chicken salsa verde empanada, buffalo chicken, and the mushroom and feta, but will not revisit the egg and cheese - bit too dry.
  16. TB

    ThomasB

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to experience great food and really good drinks. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the bar and took 4 boxes of empanadas home with us after eating there. Service was great and we will be back!
  17. D

    Dennis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Closed and locked the door before my reservation on Saturday. Maybe don't take reservations then?
  18. JE

    JohnE

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dines at Che multiple times and have enjoyed each experience. The empanadas are excellent. Nice selection of side dishes (both baby brocolli and Brussel sprouts are delicious). Good selection of beers and great service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit in a month and it was amazing both times!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only is the food fabulous but the ambience is just as great. First time going to Ché and really had an outstanding dining experience. Will definitely be back!
  21. SG

    StacyG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Would definitely go back again! Stacy
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Brunch. YUM.
  23. TB

    TracyB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    No gluten free options. So very slow service. 40 minutes to get a drink.
  24. JK

    JillK

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was top notch! Our server James was fantastic and recommended all the best dishes. Perfect for a date night out! We will be back for sure!
  25. FN

    FancyNancy

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful night so we sat outside. Lovely patio & comfortable seating. Our waitress was fantastic, checked on us multiple times. The food was good, not great. We ended up getting starters and empanadas. Have had them at Che before and they were excellent. These were greasy & lacked flavor. They were not bad but not as good as I had remembered. This being said it would not stop me from going back. The menu is creative and the restaurant has a very cool vibe. We had a delightful evening at Che!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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
  27. d

    diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is such a fun little spot. Its ambience takes you out of Cincinnati, like a little vacation. The menu had good variety, lots of vegetarian options. Great draft selection. They had a couple of new kitchen staff, so our large empanada order didn't come out quite as ordered, but it was all tasty anyway.
  28. C

    Chris

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  29. j

    jdm00

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. RK

    RK12

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 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.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

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

    JenniferS

    Adelaide

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience from start to finish.
  40. 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

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 524 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 15 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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