Bakersfield - Cleveland

4.4
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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.
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vipClaire
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was my first time at Bakersfield, and I was super excited to visit. My friend and I came, and we placed our order for food and a margarita pitcher.

Everything took sooooo long. The pitcher came first and it was the wrong margarita. We waited about 15 minutes for this to be remade. The food took about an hour and a half to receive from the time we ordered to the time we ate. We only ordered 3 tacos a piece, yet they took an exceptionally long time. For tacos, this should never be the case. The restaurant was fairly full, but not packed to capacity. What was even more strange was that when the food came out, it wasn’t hot.

We also ordered queso, yet it was a very stringy consistency. You couldn’t scoop it up with a chip, I literally had to cut the queso with a knife and fork and put it on the chip. They should relook at their recipe for that.

This experience wasn’t ideal at all. Memorable for the wrong reasons.

I will add that management covered our tacos and queso due to the wait (which was a nominal cost). We still had to pay for our pitcher which was the main cost at $52.

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vipdinnerwith5friends
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately what a disappointment. Our server, Molly, was great but the bartender was a fail. We arrived early before our reservation, thinking we could grab a drink to celebrate. We stood patiently waiting at the bar. Literally was there 15 minutes while the bartender blew us off. He was quite rude. We finally called him over to place an order. As we started our order he put up his finger and said he would be back. Waited another 5 min for him not to return. He really needs to be addressed

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow. Waitress seemed overwhelmed. Industrial stools do not make for comfortable seating or a pleasant dining experience!

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chrisc
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Spicy Margaritas in Town.. We had reservation for 2 but ended up with 4. They where already very very busy but still let us squeeze in!

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CRCV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our group really enjoyed their whole meals. They were accommodating for food allergies and the service was great overall.

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JordynM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

If you are looking for a quick dinner, I would suggest this place. If you are looking for a nice dinner date, I would not. From drinks to dinner it was only a 20 minute date. I wasn’t impressed by the food either, everything came out minutes after ordering, and all the food was luke warm at best. I was very excited to try this place. I love Mexican food and was excited to try a variety of tacos. We were also sat in between two other tables which were close enough to hear each of their conversations which made it uncomfortable and difficult to enjoy our own date. I liked that the margaritas weren’t made by mix and that they used fresh lime, they were very good. I really wanted to love this place, but our first experience was not very good.

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MichelleA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and a great dinner out with friends....can’t wait to do this again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Bakersfield. The tacos are amazing and the service is fabulous!

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WhitneyH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place. Bryan (probably misspelled...sorry!) was our server, the place was packed to the rafters but timing was on par. Everything was fantastic- roasted cauliflower, the seasonal hibiscus/orange margarita was top notch! Can’t wait to come back and try more delicious foods🥰

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vipLindoM
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I like Mexican food but this was not my favorite. Good value during happy hour and the service was great.

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KimberlyV
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Tacos were small and expensive. Margaritas were great. Guac was great too! The tacos were pretty average.

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CianaW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks every time. One of my favorites.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, friendly and efficient service, great atmosphere. Admittedly, we were there for lunch on a slow day, but it seems like a very fun place to go on a crowded night. The bartender/server (Chris) couldn’t have been nicer or more attentive. I live in Hudson and Bakersfield is worth the drive.

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JaimeM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the tacos we tried were so good. Had a very tasty margarita as well. Would go again without thinking twice.

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vipMaryO
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service to the group was slow and not attentive to our needs.

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JasonJ
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed very much, will be back soon.

Bakersfield - Cleveland
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for the review, we look forward to your next visit! AJ Forsythe, General Manager

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vipJayMink
Cleveland
60 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great guacamole and shrimp tacos !
Corinne took good care of us.

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Andrea
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. I loved the shrimp tacos. They were bursting with flavor. Margaritas are hands down, the best in the city.

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LisaG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh guacamole! Fish tacos were excellent. Would recommend for casual dinner or happy hour.

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Kelly
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were visiting from NYC and met some friends for dinner. The tacos were good, but warning the Diablo was extremely spicy. Decent place, we’d eat there again.

Bakersfield - Cleveland
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hello Kelly - Thank you for stopping in when you were in town! I do apologize for the spice of our Pollo Diablo (Devil's Chicken) Taco - it definitely makes you sweat! I hope you give us another try when you are back in Cleveland, but be sure to give our Pollo Mojo a try next time, as this is our much more "milder" pollo taco!\ AJ Forsythe, General Manager

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vipReen
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, good food and enjoy the atmosphere and the drinks love their selection!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went on 10/25 margaritas are expensive, but they are very good. Great food too.

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vipTripleCgroup
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bree is a great server! Happy hour specials are fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very reasonably priced. Love the queso. Waitress was excellent. Only bummer is it was someone’s birthday and they don’t have any dessert options. They did a birthday tequila shot but it’s just kind of weird the birthday person taking a shot by themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The taco options for vegetarians are limited. Cauliflower side dish was excellent. Would have preferred that the vegetarian/vegan tacos been served on their own platter instead of creeping on to the meat tacos. Service was good. May just try a salad and sides next time.

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vipNRizzo
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tacos in Cleveland if you ask me and tacos are my favorite so I like to try out different places.

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JimW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

This was our fourth time here, and the food has been excellent every time. So why the three stars? We showed up at 4:45 for our reservation and they refused to seat us at a normal table because they were reserved for a later time.... at 7:00! The place was empty, and there must have been 15-20 open tables. You're telling me that you can't turn a table in 2 hours and 15 minutes?!? They would only seat us at the high top tables. When we left, there were still many open tables. It would be no big deal if this were a single episode, but this is the fourth time we've showed up to an empty restaurant (we're early birds), and every time they've given us grief. And every time the place is still pretty much empty when we're leaving.

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DanSoCallov216
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope food, atmosphere and service. Nuff said. All you need to bring is the right company

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AbramS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was terrible. Waiter had a gallon of Axe on.... he seemed disinterested. We were put in the back of the restaurant which was fine, but we couldn’t get the waiter to come over. Food was very good.

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redkap
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

$4 for those tiny tacos and still hungry after 3 for $12. I've had 2 big tacos cheaper then that and more filling. Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great drinks & food.

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vipDelicious
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This authentic Mexican street fare restaurant is a real gem. Each dish that we sampled had layers of complexity in a simplistic way. Not to mention a great location and a super friendly staff lead by AJ. We can’t wait to return.

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vipLauraT
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fun place to grab tacos and hang out!

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Lizof3sons
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very much enjoyed the house made sauces, especially the guacamole. I chose a fish taco and a short rib taco--VERY good (I really liked the short rib one).
Only downside was the noise level. A little too energetic to carry on a meaningful conversation

Bakersfield - Cleveland
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thank you for stopping in and taking the time in writing a review! We hope to see you back in again soon! AJ Forsythe, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good time!

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KevinT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They accommodated a large table of 8 very well and service was good. Food was very good and drinks were cold. One issue the servers have is with distinguishing who's tacos are who's. They brought 10 tacos out on one large platter and made server try to identify all tacos and what goes where. Very confusing and not very efficient as server had to spend 5 minutes trying to figure out food and then realized she was missing items. Serve the food dish by dish to each customer please.

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KaylaL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quest, chips ,salsa, my tacos...everything was DELICIOUS! Will definitely be coming back !

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Decent food, great drinks and horribly slow service. Brandon could of cared less about taking care of us it took ten minutes after asking to get our silverware!

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great salsa, awesome tacos and the margaritas were fabulous.

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BCol
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The premium margarita was SO good!

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