Bakersfield - Charlotte

4.7
68 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Tacos. Tequila. Whiskey. Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.

Specials

Taco Tuesday Special!

$2.00 Tacos EVERY Tuesday after 10:00pm! Plus, an added bonus of a $10.00 shot of a super premium tequila (call for details)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2018

Ends: November 2, 2117

Availability: Tue 10:00PM-11:30PM

What 68 People Are Saying
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SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, drink (margaritas) and service were great. It’s loud however. Very hard to have a conversation

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

This will sound weird, but the service was too fast. We had drinks, appetizer, and then entree served so quick, our night out was exactly 35 minutes. Everyone was nice and food was great, but was so rushed. We would have spent more money, had more drinks, but it seemed more important to move us along than maximizing our ticket and our experience.

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

The music was too loud and ugly. Friday night around 9pm. there were drunk folks celebrating a birthday and they were so loud screaming next to us , It was so annoying. The food was great and the drinks great as usual.
Next time we will ask for table away from kitchen and bathrooms.

Thanks
,Lucia Kraemer

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was spectacular!

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1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will be there again and again for their tacos!

Bakersfield - Charlotte
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thanks for the stars, see you soon! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

Bakersfield - Charlotte
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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MB
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It has been awhile since I last visited Bakersfield, but I was happy to find the food and drink there as good as I remembered. The menu isn't extensive but the tacos are creative and a solid choice. We ordered the Trio as an appetizer which is a generous portion of chips, guacamole, salsa, and verde sauce - all of which were very good. The Up in Smoke cocktail is one of my favorite drinks in Charlotte. Bakersfield is not a place for a quiet, romantic meal, but its hard to beat when you are looking for a good drinks, small plates, and a good time in a lively atmosphere.

Bakersfield - Charlotte
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thanks for the love, Mark! I love the Up In Smoke as well - can't get enough of any mezcal cocktail! Come back and have one with us again soon! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service was great! It’s quite noisy, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking for an intimate setting for date night.

Bakersfield - Charlotte
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you for the review! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food has really been off the past few times we have been in. Just not up to the usual and the service was very slow. They were not busy at all

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

We had a 6:15pm reservation, but had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated. The hostess did not seem to be worried or apologetic that we had to wait so long for our table. It was almost as if they missed the reservation. Other than that the food and service at the table was great! We really like the tacos and margaritas.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bakersfield has delicious tacos. The staff was friendly and attentive. I would definitely come back next time I’m in Charlotte.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service,and delicious tacos

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some guests from out of town for lunch. Everything was great. Food was delicious!

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BF
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Queso and Guac were SO good!! Would 100% return. Tacos are delicious as well. Did not disappoint.

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l
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was incredibly loud in the restaurant. Food was ok. Guacamole was pretty bland and very large chunks in it. Menu wasn’t huge. Felt like we were sitting right on top of the people beside us. Would recommend only if someone wanted something very casual and mostly likes just tacos.

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SM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drinks and great service. A little to loud but a great meal

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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CH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Never disappointed! So glad you can make reservations because it is always busy!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoyable experience overall

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1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and a variety of Tex mex cuisine. You can’t go wrong with any of the food here, or the margaritas!

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Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Awesome food and cocktails!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was good but everything was a little too spicy for me. Good drinks. The tables were close together and we could hear our neighbor’s conversation.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Made a reservation and sat right by the door. Wouldn’t have made a reservation if I knew I was going to sit right by the door when it’s 35 degrees outside.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time here and it was even better than the 1st. The food is excellent, the alcohol is great, and the service was also great. Our server was amazing! I did notice some of the other staff not smiling, just existing, and we were glad they weren't helping us. Despite that, we enjoy this place.

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1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The server was awesome and very helpful. Our first visit could not have been better. Will be back!

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TG
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and drinks with friends! Will definitely come back again!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and accommodating.

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place.

I just wish they had desserts on the menu.

Big bummer that my friends and I could not part take in anything sweet.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Sooooo looouuud!!

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RW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, comfortable setting, food was good, slow service for pre-dinner drinks

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great tacos!

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YJ
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was pretty good. I love the ambiance. The menu is very limited.

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Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bakersfield offers a great list of Whiskey and Tequila. The menu might not be as elaborate as some other restaurants but it definitely delivers and makes want more. The whole restaurant is energetic and vibrant. It is definitely great for a get together as a group of friends, but might be a bit too loud of two love birds trying to have a a nice romantic date.

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Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tacos, guac, queso and bar scene

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good. The whiskey sour was good. Queso was wonderful!

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner of Bakersfield walked us to our table, explained the menu and recommended his favorites. Everyone loved the food and margaritas. Would definitely recommend for a weekend dinner or fun night out to dinner

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Its a cute place but the food just wasn’t very good and neither was the margarita.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kaylee was awesome. We had a great time. The atmosphere was energetic and fun. The food and drinks were fantastic. It was my fiancee's birthday and she really enjoyed herself. It was our first time, but definitely not our last. The free valet parking was everything!

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e
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bakersfield is one of my favorite places in Charlotte. The tacos are great and I highly recommend the queso! The only complaint is the margarita pitcher... there was wayyyy too much ice. I never remember there being even half that amount. (See picture how ice was all the way up to the top). We only got 4/4.5 glasses of it, so it wasn't worth it.

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