Bakan

4.6
239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Bakan combines traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern-day twist, making it the perfect new Mexican spot for the locals and tourists to enjoy visually appealing plates in a creative atmosphere.

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4.3
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food with okay service.

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CP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food poor service, cocktails not so great. I recommend the octopus and steak, really nice decor but really noisy crowd.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have no words to describe how excellent everything was! Food was amazing and outstanding service defiantly recommend this place!

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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME FOOD! Great service! Seriously the food is SO fresh and delicious. Fun place!

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T
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, the noice level a little too high.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing, restaurant is
so cool. You can hear the music next door plus in Bakan so its a lot of noise. Waiter only came a couple times
to check up on us but it was because their system had shut down and were dealing with a dilemma but our last drinks were on the house because of
this. Overall amazing.

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CH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and service were great... But it was a very uncomfortable humid evening of dining on their patio.

Very poor air circulation. The restaurant is particularly open air situated on a bright, busy corner in Wynwood with no shade. If the installed large ceiling fans to force the air downward, it would supplement the small ineffective fans the have on the sides.

My advice... sit inside for the a/c. Hopefully you can tolerate the volume of noise inside.

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

July 3rd dinner: great food, delicious drinks and friendly / attentive wait staff.
BUT, there were big disconnects all evening between the waitstaff and the bar - each drink order for our tabel (4 pax) was followed by a 15 min delay, and then a follow-up request by us. The cocktail are $12-16... shouldnt be that hard to get a drink order filled.

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D
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Decided to try Bakan on my 39th birthday. Great ambiance and the food was amazing. Our waiter went above and beyond. My only critique would be that the hostesses could have been a little more friendly when seating us (we had a reservation but they still made us wait about 15 minutes in the Sun outside before seating us). All in all, I highly recommend Bakan and will be coming back!

David E.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and staff Aldi sing

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SA
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were great. I would definitely go back but I would make sure that I have a reservation inside the restaurant because it is currently very hot in Miami and also the surroundings are very noisy.

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LB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Awesome spot! We went for lunch on a Saturday me and a girlfriend and we had a great time! Sat outside by the fans and wasn't too hot out. Food came out super fast! So did the margaritas which were awesome.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All the food is delicious! Service was very attentive. I hadn’t seen my family in a long time and everyone enjoyed everything!

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Too much Cheese on food.

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v
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Food was good. But the musoc is extremely loud inside. We asked the waiter if the music could go little less. They did not response. Conversation with each other was difficult. Not the first place where I would go back to.

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OS
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Jaguar Group has batted 1,000 at the 3 restaurants I've enjoyed: Jaguar, Peacock Cafe and Talavera.

I had great expectations for Bakan. The menu looks fabulous. The facility is nicely designed. The staff is well-trained, the Kitchen does a fine job. On paper and in appearance, this should be the best restaurant in Wynwood. It has everything going for it. But, the implementation and execution falls short. It's almost good. The food is good quality, but it misses the mark. I was so disappointed in the drinks, which were over-iced and short on liquid, they were supposed to be mezcal based product and I felt shortchanged in the flavor and quantity departments. The cheese appetizer was perfect though. Truly excellent. The mole sauce were good, but not great. For the chicken mole, they seemed to have simply boiled the chicken and poured mole sauce over it. There was no flavor imbued by the sauce to the chicken. They same thing with the short rib and the coloradito mole -- two separate items combined at the last minute. It was good product, but not the savory experience hoped for. We passed on dessert. We were too disappointed. On the plus side, the waiter and bus staff were very good, attentive, and effective. The music was edgy, loud and intrusive, eroding the quality of the eating experience.

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FG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was extremely slow (and there was few tables being served).
Main Servers (waiters) have plenty of space to improve in terms of customer service
Helpers are too "pushy" about retiring foods and drinks from table when is not finished
Food Quality is spectacular so I hope they can work on the service improvement

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DC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Service good, though I think they wanted to get rid of us. Be aware tourists: smoking is allowed outside at this restaurant (and apparently everywhere on Miami). I’m a member of the spoiled coastal elite and not used to smoking ruining an otherwise great meal.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but the beer was warm and no frosted mug.

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BS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

WAY WAY WAY to loud and it was only half full. Our kind server had the music turned down twice, but still very hard to have a conversation.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, the food was good, plenty of choices. We also enjoyed our beverages. The noise level was a bit loud, the acoustics were not good in that room especially during prime time with a full dining room.

Our server was nice however he was a bit overwhelmed, the rest of the staff did not seem very experienced. However the restaurant opened recently and perhaps there are lots of kinks to work out, it’s a tough business. I would give it a second try.

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NW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time exploring the menu. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!

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DS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Drinks were pretty good and ambience was really nice. Fish tacos were amazing but overpriced, all the other plates were decent at best but not worth the price at all. Service was mediocre.

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

Sea bass tacos were out of this world!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good!! High quality ingredients, authentic Mexican flavors, good service. I had a reservation for 9:30 pm, we were waiting almost 30 minutes for our table, the service was good but a little rushed and is a very noisy place. We had a good night!

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Mexican meals I’ve had in my life including Michelin starred places in my home city of New York. 110% recommend.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place! Love the food. Unique in Miami.

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Meeting for work

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Miami
114 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I may not be the best person to review a Mexican restaurant because I don't love Mexican food. With that said, the guac is fantastic and the fresh chips are out of the park. Portions are huge and tasty and love the ambiance and design of the place. They have a crazy amount of Mezcal bottles and cocktails are delish. The service was ok, leaving us waiting for items on several occasions, but I'm sure that has to do with each particular server. Definitely one to revisit.

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R
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely without any hesitation. Great food, great ambience in the heart of Wynwood.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals in Miami. I will return

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food!!! Staff was friendly and attentive. The food was authentic and amazing. Highly recommend. Will be back

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The drinks, food and the vibe were perfect

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FR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience but the food took the prize!

Delicious!

F

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautifully decorated. Good sophisticated Mex!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

No one noticed it was our anniversary.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was great! We were disappointed there was no tortilla chips and salsa offered to us while we waited for our friends to arrive.

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O
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been here several times now and the food is consistently excellent! The queso fundido con chorizo and quacamole are two of our favorite apps. Love the classic margaritas. Tried the mango goat cheese cheesecake for dessert and it was fantastic. We have not had anything on the menu that would don't like. The taco platters are excellent and a great deal. The service has become much better, it appears they were off to a bit of a rough start, but have definitely made progress. We dined inside this time, the music could have been a tad softer, a little hard to hear at times, but still a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend this place to anyone! We will be back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding - Food, drinks, music, service!
Looking forward to our next visit!

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