Bakersfield

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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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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management and service was very accommodating. Love the vibe :)

CS
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour and service! Can’t wait to go back.

RC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taco are delicious. Everything was so fresh. Guac to die for!!!

Bakersfield
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hey Rebecca, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We're so happy you love our guacamole as much as we do! Thank you, Travis Larick - Assistant General Manager Bakersfield Short North

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BW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the nachos with queso, several tacos and everything was unique and delicious. The service was fast, the food delicious and the music very cool. Highly recommended!

Bakersfield
Responded on July 22, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Bakersfield! Thank you for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Heidi Kranz - Bar Manager Bakersfield Short North

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BD
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music was too loud could not enjoy conversation with friends. Value and service were exceptional. The only reason that I would not come back would be the loud music

CS
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so so good! Great service, great server, great drinks and food! We will be back again soon :)

B
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service. I’m in love with this restaurant.

Bakersfield
Responded on June 23, 2019

Hey Bari4, Thank you for the 5 star review & support! We appreciate you! Thank you, Travis Larick Assistant General Manager Bakersfield Short North

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious shrimp tacos, guac and salsas! Steak tacos a little tough but a fun place at a great price!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks! I love this place!

I
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great happy hour! $2 tacos and$5 margaritas. You won't be disappointed at all.

C
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Love the margaritas! Enjoy hanging out with friends here

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good! The staff was awesome! Thought the food might have been a little overpriced but I really enjoyed the atmosphere so it was cool! I already talked to some friends about how much we enjoyed it.

AS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First I should say I chose Bakersfield to celebrate my partner's birthday because of one particular menu item only to find out that they no longer serve it (elote dip), and the 'substitution' (corn salad) that the server suggested didn't come close to elote. The number of different kinds of tacos was hard to narrow down (3 different pork variations?). I loved that they had huitlacoche (corn smut) tacos as I have wanted to try the mexican truffle for a long time. I thought that the tortillas were a bit too thick but they were delicious. I had the Bakersfield Sour drink and boy did it pack a wallop! The fact that they didn't have dessert was slightly disappointing, but we were able to stroll down High St and find some yummy sweets. I will return and will probably try the taquitos next time, as they are usually my favorite at mexican restaurants.

JQ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner with our friends. Queso w/ short rib was amazing! Taco's were the best i've had in columbus.

JC
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails! Try the premium margarita, but especially the "Up in Smoke" (ask for the glass to be rimmed). Tostadas were so-so, but the meat was delicious. Nice crusty and tasty bread for the tortas. Excellent service! We'll be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The bathroom was not clean. The toilet paper was on the sink and was soaking wet. There was none in the dispenser. The floor looked dirty and to be honest, I didn’t feel comfortable sitting on the toilet seat based on the way the bathroom looked. I was very surprised at the state of the bathroom considering how awesome everything else was. Just a heads up.

J
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I had to ask to change tables because it was so slanted. When I go out to eat and spend over $100 on food and alcohol I do not want to sit at a “wobbly” table. I also had eaten at Bakersfield a year or so ago and the food was not as good as I remember. It was an average experience and since the food quality declined I will probably not be back. Thank you.

CN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Employee Christmas lunch

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

They were out of several things on the menu which was disappointing

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and friendly servers! Amazing red salsa and pineapple margarita!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

made a reservation several days in advance for 6 people and was still given a table for 4 people at most. When asked for an extra chair we felt like we asked a very unreasonable question.. when we ask for plates to be taken away to make space we were told we should keep them there because we’ll need them. When our dinner was served there wasn’t enough room on the table and our tacos spilled everywhere. My worst Bakersfield experience yet.

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

Great service and great food. They have a gluten free menu too.

GW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Bakersfield...both were amazing. Pineapple margaritas are awesome and tacos were incredible. We had 5 different tacos and each one was delicious. Definitely our favorite place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience, good food and margs! However it would be nice to have a gluten free menu for easier deciding.

M
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bakersfield. We were super excited based on previous reviews from friends. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the staff were attentive and friendly.
When we went to order, I was informed that they did not have 1/2 the two vegetarian options on the menu. I was a little disappointed, but opted for the black bean side instead. A few minutes later, the waitress returned to inform me that they were also “out of” the special Meyer lemon margarita. Needless to say, another disappointment.
Moving on, the food we received was all Beautifully prepared, but Luke warm and not as tasty as we had expected.
To summarize, nice ambiance, friendly staff, but out of items and food was ok. We will most likely not try this place again.

MR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall I would give them a 6 out of 5 stars. Made for a perfect first date with the girl I met!

GW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a co-worker for a working lunch. It was a good quiet place to work. We had the cheese dip with all the additions, which was great. I had the conchinita pibil which I didn't love, but my co-worker who ordered the same really liked it. I would (and have) come here again.

A
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious tacos at a reasonable price and fantastic margaritas. Plenty of tables but still the atmosphere feels more like a bar than a restaurant. Will definitely go back.

Bakersfield
Responded on November 26, 2018

Hi Anthony, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We appreciate your support! Jacqueline Lansing Assistant General Manager, Bakersfield Short North

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location in the Short North. The Bakersfield has a cozy, romantic atmosphere complete with great tacos, tequila, and local beer selections.

M
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and hang. The Bakersfield Margarita is the best. Pro-tip: order your queso well-done

Bakersfield
Responded on November 26, 2018

Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We appreciate your support! Jacqueline Lansing Assistant General Manager, Bakersfield Short North

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s
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great drinks, helpful service (needed due to unfamiliarity with menu items).

Bakersfield
Responded on November 26, 2018

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for the review! We appreciate your support! Jacqueline Lansing Assistant General Manager, Bakersfield Short North

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was so fast and we very pleased with the food!

Bakersfield
Responded on November 26, 2018

Hey Ashley, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We appreciate your support! Jacqueline Lansing Assistant General Manager, Bakersfield Short North

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JL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Overrated and overpriced

CC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went for my fist time on a Saturday before a Buckeye game. I was seated promptly and the server came immediately and took my drink order. I ordered chips and salsa and guacamole to start. The chips were warm and the guac was some of the best I've ever had. My party arrived and the server explained the menu and we ordered. Our food arrived hot and in a timely manner. Everything was DELICIOUS! I got 3 different tacos and they were only $4 each. Everyone at the table loved it. The ingredients were fresh and the tacos were very flavorful. My sister is a vegetarian and found great choices on the menu. Our bill was $56 for 4 people (We didn't drink though) and I thought that was very reasonable. It was a bit chilly in there as we were by the open patio door, but besides that, it was Awesome :) I would defintely recommend this place to everybody and will be going back soon.

S
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Mark, was gracious, pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was terrific. Enjoyed sitting outside on a lovely night. Since we had a reservation we were surprised when the host told us initially that we were to be seated at a shared table. I don’t mind that as an option when I walk into a restaurant without a reservation but was not happy in this case. As an alternative, they were able to give us a table outside which was delightful. Very pleasant evening and will return.

LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The appetizers were amazing. Good vegetarian options. The space is really loud so it was hard to hear what the people at the table were saying.

TB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything about this place. The host was a little tart, but overall great experience.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eric was our server and he was amazing! So knowledgeable about the food and beverages. He was friendliest person ever.

OT
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was great, good beers, great server.

C
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from Travis. Flavor of food is excellent! Love that you can order individual tacos. Pineapple margaritas are also wonderful. Tacos weren’t as hot temperature wise as I would have liked but overall great experience.

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