Bakersfield Columbus

4.6
170 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 170 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good time! Our go-to Mexican spot in columbus. The queso is life changing and they have a lot of drink options. Besides that food is just okay. Service is great though and the staff is always friendly! It’s a good mix of young and old People.

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AnnK
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The lighting was out where we were sitting and it was so dark.

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vipRobB
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Caballero Old Fashioned and the wide variety of delicious tacos. One of our favorite restaurants in Columbus!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary Lunch

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erinV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun environment. Cheerful waiter who made great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Mexican restaurants in columbus! Lots of tequila options and the queso is to die for.

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CathyP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's a nice bar/restaurant. I ordered the Johnny salad with chicken and it was very good. My husband had 3 tacos and they were pretty small compared to Local Cantina, Nada or Condado, which was disappointing. The service was great!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi there Cathy, I do apologize that we did not properly communicate the size of our tacos. They are all "street style" and we typically recommend 2-3 per meal depending on home many apps you get. Thank you for the 4 star review and we hope to see you in again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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vipMarkG
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and great service! Fun atmosphere!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi there Mark, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are lucky to have a great team and are so glad you had a great experience and your food. We can't wait to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came here for a birthday! Drinks were good and so were the apps. I don’t love the food overall though.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely Divine! these are small tacos get at least 2 or 3. Service is great and just a great restaurant. But… it can be a lil noisy when it’s busy.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed our tacos. We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and best experience to each every guest. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon ;) -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food was good, the drinks were not the best. The lime and pineapple were dried out and the ingredients used were not very high quality. The watermelon margarita mix started separating as soon as it hit the table and the tequila used made me headachy. The floor was so sticky my shoes stuck and the table was wobbly. With some TLC, deep cleaning and some better drink ingredients it could be a great place.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about your experience with us. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. Please get in touch with us at columbus.bakersfield@tdome.c om and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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vipswilli
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific happy hour and taco Tuesday menu, would recommend

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate the shoutout. We hope to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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Morice
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Waitress was very friendly and helpful in making our choice for the food. Great margaritas
Our table was sticky

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi there Morice, I do apologize that you did not have the perfect experience here with us, but we are glad that your service and meal were satisfying. We hope to give you that 5 star experience next time! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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JillD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Hostess is rude

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Jill, I am so sorry to hear this. I would like to hear more about your experience and make it up to you. Guest satisfaction and experience is our top priority. Please email me at lisa.kagen@tdome.co m Lisa Kagen, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday pregame food and drinks AND I’ll be back for the shrimp tacos they soooo great!!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and best experience to each every guest. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon ;) -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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DonnaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding.
Food and drinks were good.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the 5 star review! We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and best experience to each every guest. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon ;) -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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LAKR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was amazing. The pulled pork question was delicious as was the esquites. The tacos were a tad on the small side, but yummy (although the pollo verde was a bit dry). I would definitely go again.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you for the 4 star review! We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients in our California street style tacos so we hope you do give us another shot to get that Pollo Verde taco just right! Have a great day! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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MelindaR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib queso and those shrimp tacos!! So good! Kate was the best server best first time experience

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi Melinda, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are lucky to have a great team and are so glad you had a great experience with Kat and enjoyed our food. We can't wait to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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vipWildOrchidXXX
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique selection of tacos. Service was excellent - our guy was on his 1st day but was as good as any long-timer.

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AaronL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great as always. Love the atmosphere of the restaurant just had a hard time with the service quality.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi Aaron, We are so glad you enjoyed our food and sad to hear that the service was not up to par. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you. Please feel free to reach out to me personally to share your thoughts and hopefully schedule a redo! Heidi.Kranz@tdome.co m Have a great day and we hope to hear from you soon! Heidi Kranz -Bakersfield Short North Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Enjoyed a great lunch on the patio at Bakersfield! Service was slower than expected for how empty the restaurant was, but we weren’t in a rush. Recommend the Bakersfield Margarita!

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DanielleL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and it’s always great service.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi Danielle, We are so glad you enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for the 5 star review!. We pride ourselves on providing the freshest ingredients and best experience to each every guest. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! See you soon ;) -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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ScottWags
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Food was excellent. My only issue was the noice level. I would definitely try Bakersfield again

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are lucky to have a great team and are so glad you had a great experience with your service and food. We can't wait to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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TrevorL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that’s unique and delicious. Great ambiance, I side and out! Great service - The young lady that took care of us had every single one of her tables seated, however she still managed to keep up with it all and never missed an opportunity to get us what we needed.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi there Trevor, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are lucky to have a great team and are so glad you had a great experience and enjoyed our food. We can't wait to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate the shoutout. We hope to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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TaraA
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi Tara, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate the shoutout. We hope to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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vipCharlesC
Columbus
86 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Our server Kat was awesome! Carnita tacos were incredible!
Will definitely be back.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi there Charles, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are lucky to have a great team and are so glad you had a great experience with Kat and your food. We can't wait to see you again soon! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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vipToddA
Columbus
65 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and would definitely go back. The margaritas were tasty as well as the beer selection. We sat at a high top which was too small for having appetizer, drinks and food for two; and all of them leaned if not wobbly. They do have street seating but should be more than 2 people. I had the chicken sandwich which for the money was more than filling and very well prepared. My son had the beef taquitos which he said were the best every. The trio appetizer had more than adequate amount of guacamole and sauces - the hotter one (don't remember the name) was very good flavor but a little too spicy for my son - I loved it a nice blending of flavors. Nice area and staff great as well - not over bearing yet knowledgeable and attentive. I recommend

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi there Todd, Thank you so much for the 5 star review despite the fact that your experience wasn't perfect. We are so glad you enjoyed our food and that your service and experience were memorable. We hope to see you again soon! Have a great day! -Bakersfield Short North Management Team

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The watermelon margaritas were amazing. The tacos I thought would be a little bigger. The queso was fantastic!!!! Overall a great time but I just wish the tacos were a little bigger. 😪

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi there Ashley, We are so glad you enjoyed our Watermelon Margaritas! They are a seasonal menu item so make sure to stop back in and have them again before they are gone! We do understand your frustration with the taco sizes, but we do our best to mimic California Street Style tacos. Try us out on Taco Tuesday for $3 tacos all day long! Have a great day! -Bakersfield Management Team

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MadolynW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had family in from out of town and made reservations. We had reservations. After we sat down we were then asked to move to a different table so they could seat a larger party but they didn’t have the table and seats ready. We wish we stayed seated where we were originally sat. They couldn’t find a chair for my husband to sit down in which was awkward and sorta rude until they found one because he was left standing. Not the experience I wanted my family or husband to have. After we were finished it took a very long time for them to clear our table off and when we paid, they said my husbands card was declined. We paid with another card but then received notifications that his card was swiped by the server 4-5 times which then we had over $100 in pending. I’m not sure we will be back, just wasn’t a great experience. Food was good though.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on August 13, 2021

Hi there Madolyn, We do apologize for the delayed response and that you did not have the best experience with us during your visit. We would love to give it another go and assure that you enjoy your time with us. Please feel free to reach out to me personally at heidi.kranz@tdome.co m and we can chat about your experience and how we can make it up to you. Have a great day! Heidi Kranz -Bakersfield Assistant General Manager

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vipAprilC
New England
33 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Bakersfield when I’m in Columbus! Great food, drinks, ambiance, and the service is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very chill middle of the afternoon. Not too busy. First time being there and really enjoyed it. Food was good! Would go back to try more.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

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vipLauraC
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to go for a quick bite before the theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipsylvia
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin our server was great! We had mentioned that the sparkling water seemed like regular water and it was fixed and taken care of right away. Seating hostess also accommodated our specific table request. Quick and friendly service, great food. We will be back!

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Zzzeni
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely lived the service and the food, and we will definitely come back for more! Excellent Tacos, Excellent Queso+Guac+Salsa, Amazing Margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and concept here. Plates are beautiful and we felt safe with their covid protocols. Servers were extended a little which, I understand.

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You can order delivery directly from Bakersfield Columbus using the Order Online button. Bakersfield Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 754-8436.

Bakersfield Columbus is rated 4.6 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.