Bakersfield Columbus

4.6
148 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 148 people are saying
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4.6
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DanielleL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ScottWags
Columbus
1 review
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

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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.

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

Great service, great food!

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TaraA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends

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vipCharlesC
Columbus
84 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipToddA
Columbus
59 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

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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. 😪

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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.

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vipAprilC
New England
30 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
10 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
8 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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GregS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The overall experience was excellent. However, the restroom was dirty with trash and toilet paper all over the floor. We went at 2:30 in the afternoon so it was not a very busy time. One would think that at least one staff member would have noticed and did a quick cleaning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was EXTREMELY slow considering the restaurant was not busy at all. Food was okay. Waiters did not make any effort to explain the menu. Drinks were good. Seemed like they were catering to a different crowd and we weren’t it. Probably would not return.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on May 10, 2021

We apologize for the bad service you received. If you could email me personally at travis.larick@tdome.co m in hopes to receive more feedback on your recent visit, I would greatly appreciate it. We here at Bakersfield strive on great service, and I apologize for not meeting our standards, as well as yours! I look forward to hearing back from you! Travis Larick, Assistant General Manager

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TomandJerry
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pretty solid food. Confusing and cluttered restaurant. Poor service.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on April 21, 2021

We apologize for the bad service you received. If you could email me personally at travis.larick@tdome.co m in hopes to receive more feedback on your recent visit, I would greatly appreciate it. We here at Bakersfield strive on great service, and I apologize for not meeting our standards, as well as yours! I look forward to hearing back from you! Travis Larick, Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The restaurant had only 1 server for the entire front half of the restaurant. We saw them only once or twice after the initial walk in. Would’ve ordered more food if we actually would’ve been talked to.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on April 21, 2021

We apologize for the bad service you received. If you could email me personally at travis.larick@tdome.c om in hopes to receive more feedback on your recent visit, I would greatly appreciate it. We here at Bakersfield strive on great service, and I apologize for not meeting our standards, as well as yours! I look forward to hearing back from you! Travis Larick, Assistant General Manager

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JoeP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tacos, Queso and Guac around. Service is always top notch. Tacos are street tacos so they are smaller but worth it every time.

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BrennaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! My boyfriend loved the queso and the guacamole is the best in the city! Our server was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere great for a group
Food excellent
Bathrooms needed attention

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with covid restrictions. Lots of fresh air even indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best tacos and daily drink specials! Tuesday’s $3 tacos but they’re usually $4. I recommend the shrimp taco & the pollo Diablo if you like spicy!!!!

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vipMollyL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Bakersfield, especially for Taco Tuesday & their happy hour deals! It’s so nice sitting outside on their patio on a sunny day & enjoying $5 margs!

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Kait
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Alyssa was our server and she was great!

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WilliamC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome Jerry is the best bartender ever.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi William! Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything. We're very lucky to have Jerry on our team. We look forward to seeing you again! Travis Larick, Assistant General Manager

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RachelB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the seasonal margarita pitcher. Delicious!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Rachel, Thank you for the review! We're happy you love our seasonal margarita as much as we do. Stay tuned for our newest seasonal, coming soon! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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AudreyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall was nice. Tacos were average. Fish wasn’t mahi and it want good.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Audrey. Thank you for taking the time in writing a review. We're sorry our food didn't meet your expectations. Please fell free to reach out to me at travislarick1979@gmail.co m. I would like to hear about your experience in detail. Travis Larick - Assistant General Manager

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kroberts4
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. They were very accommodating and friendly. Food was delicious!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Kroberts4, Thank you for for the 5 stars! We take the safety of our guests & our food very seriously. We're happy you enjoyed everything! We can't wait to see you again. Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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Several
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were excellent and priced right so we could try most of them on the menu. We started with the queso and chips and they were very good as well.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Several, Thank you for the 5-star love! We're so happy you enjoyed everything as much as we do. We look forward seeing you again! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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RobinP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great and foods was wonderful. Great place to meet up with friends and have a bite.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hey Robin, Thank you for the 5 star review! We're so glad you chose us and enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing you and your friends, again! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Staff, food and everything else. Drinks are delicious. Here visiting my daughter and her boyfriend. They have been wanting to try this place. Party of 6, kids included and we all loved it. Covid adapted. Thank you! We will be back at our next visit to Columbus.

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you for for the 5-star review! We take the safety of our guests very seriously, and were happy you and your family enjoyed everything! We can't wait for you to come back and visit. Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from the neighborhood, Bakersfield is always one of our go-to local spots. Food is always great. The servers are always attentive. Just a great place to go.

Our one “complaint” was that our seat at the window was a little chilly. I know, right? It’s the middle of winter, one of the coldest days of the year, and it’s a little cool next to the window (First World problem).

I will be back to enjoy the window seat, and the rest of the amenities at Bakersfield!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Thank you for the review! We're honored that you continue to choose us as one of your go-to spots! We look forward to seeing you, soon. Next time, give us a heads up about your seat, we'll make sure you've got just the right seat! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the manger catered to my husbands special diet and he went above and beyond

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-stars We're happy we could find the right meal that worked for your husband and his diet... We hope to see you again, and get the chance to wow many times after! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Everything was very sanitary for covid and we felt safe. Our server was incredible and very helpful!

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thank you for for the 5-star review! We take the safety of our guests very seriously, and were happy you enjoyed everything! Hope to see you soon... Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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vipTomL
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service was outstanding...

Bakersfield Columbus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hey Tom, Thank you for for the 5-star love! We're so happy you had a great experience; this is what we strive for! We look forward to seeing you soon! Travis Larick-Assistant General Manager

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FAQs

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 148 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.