Bakersfield - Detroit

4.7
385 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 385 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaigeD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and I was happy that the heated patio was open during the partial shut down- would definitely go back! Server was very attentive and friendly :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait 20 minutes even with a reservation but when we sat down the service and food was incredible.

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AliceS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Delicious food and a great atmosphere with excellent service. Our server was very sweet and made an active effort to social distance whenever possible.

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FelixD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Definitely a place I’ll frequently visit.

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DevonaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

I requested to be inside and I was sat outside with high winds

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LindsayH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went for Taco Tuesday. Had a reservation, but waited 20 minutes. After getting to our table, we sat down and waited another 30 minutes for our waitress to bring us waters. While waiting, the music was so incredibly loud we are unable to really hear the people at our table. 30 minutes later I asked the status of our chips and salsa - waitress forgot. Came back 15 minutes later and threw them on the table and walked away. We asked another waitress if she could retrieve our waitress so that we could finally place our order. That took another 40 minutes to receive our tacos (that were the wrong order) not to mention, cold + extremely soggy. The final straw was that we asked to speak to the manager + our waitress said that she was "too busy right now because they were short staffed." Now, I get it, we are in the middle of a global pandemic + grace is of course extended however, this was the worst service and experience we've ever had. Very disappointed and will look elsewhere for Taco Tuesday and never recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruby was a fabulous server!

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FaithE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Tacos are great and the service is quick!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the review, Faith! Come see us again soon. - Suzannah

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NVS1
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitor!!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

So glad to hear! Be sure to let us know their name so we can pass praises! - Suzannah

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JacobB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great, as always. One of our favorite restaurants. Our server Brittani was excellent - beyond friendly and fun, with great service - on top of everything. We had a great night out. Bakersfield is top notch.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Jacob! I will be sure to let Britt know her services are appreciated. Be sure to come see us again soon! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was ok. Not awesome! I probably won’t be back but the atmosphere was really nice. And so was the staff.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hello - I am sorry you did not have a great experience with us in terms of food. I would love to bring you back in to try some items you might have a better liking for. - Suzannah

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RandiG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tacos and service Drinks are great!

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AmandaC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked the waitress to make my margarita a specific recipe, and she brought me a PERFECT margarita! I ordered appetizer chips/guacamole; and entree of tacos: each were 100% delicious! Parking is easily accessible with a garage and street parking.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Amanda! I am so glad we were able to prepare a margarita perfectly to your liking! Our marg mix is freshly squeezed everyday in house, so I am happy you were able to experience the peak freshness of our drinks and food. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Food was amazing and waitstaff was prompt and friendly! I have already recommended Bakersfield to many people

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 30, 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback! We love hearing about recommendations. Come back and see us soon! - Suzannah

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vipMichelleB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was outstanding!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thanks for the love, Michelle! Come back and see us again soon. -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way better than last weeks service.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 16, 2020

I am so happy you had a better experience on your last visit! We hope to see you again soon! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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Kierra
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and enjoyed the food! Food was priced nicely, the margaritas were amazing and the ambiance was nice! Can’t wait to come back!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thanks for the love, Kierra! Come back and see us soon. Cheers! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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tiffanyl
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The vibes were great, staff was pleasant and helpful. The food was amazing and drinks were good. We got the pitcher of sangria for $34 it was enough for both of us to have 4drinks

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 16, 2020

Hi Tiffany! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. I love splitting the pitcher with a friend! It's definitely the perfect amount of margarita if you plan on getting more than one drink each. Come back and see us soon! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place and our waitress was very nice, caring , courteous and professional

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback! We love hearing great things. Come see us again soon! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Literally my favorite spot in detroit.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

So happy to hear this! This is a HUGE praise. Be sure to introduce yourself next time you come in! We would love to see some familiar faces. - Suzannah

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BlairJean
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a friend and I went for dinner and drinks and wow, DELICIOUS! The pitcher of margarita gave us both 4 cocktails each... GREAT VALUE and really friendly staff!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Blair! Thanks for the love! The pitcher is definitely the way in terms of the best bang for your buck. Be sure to come try new flavors of margs soon! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love spending a night at the Bakersfield Detroit bar.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the love! - Suzannah

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DSTDiva
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had a wonderful time. Brittani was an excellent server, and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed the pineapple margarita!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thanks for the feedback! I will be sure to pass praises to Britt. Pineapple is my favorite marg flavor. Be sure to come see us again soon! - Suzannah

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KateW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Margs! And great service. Food was cold tho.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

Hi Kate - We are so proud of our margs, so I'm glad you were able to enjoy them. I would love to make you a reservation to enjoy some fresh, hot tacos soon. - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bakersfield is one of my favorite places to grab dinner. Quick, tasty, and great service 🌮

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 12, 2020

So glad to hear this! Come see us soon! - Suzannah

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Our service, Kora, was amazing! Gave great recommendations and the pineapple margarita was by far one of the best I've ever tried. 10/10. Great for dates, meeting with friends, or grabbing a drink!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi Olivia! Thanks for taking the time to review! Cora is absolutely wonderful, and I am so glad she was able to give you all a memorable experience. Be sure to come see us again soon. Cheers! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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Dory
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Over all a great experience our party had open seating reservations for a 6 PM dinner and we were seated right away We sat outside in their picnic table area Ot by our choice we didn’t like that too well too many public people walking right by our food area

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi Dory! Thanks for the feedback! We try to seat guests in their desired area, so we can always move you around if you would like! Be sure to come see us again soon for some tasty tacos. - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Slow service on this night. Food and drinks were still good though.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2020

I am sorry to hear you didn't have the greatest service in terms of speed. I am so glad the food and drinks were still great. Please come back and see us soon! We would love the opportunity to give you quick and great service. - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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MissK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Billy was amazing. Energetic, knowledgeable, upbeat, friendly and pleasant. He truly enhanced our dining experience. He should be singled out as one of your gems. I would definitely return and ask to be seated in his section.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi MissK! We love Billy! I will be sure to pass along the praises. Come back and ask for Billy again soon. Cheers! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bakersfield is always my #1 choice when dining out in Detroit! Best tacos and INSANE margs!! Like seriously what is the secret ingredient for this margs

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2020

Thanks so much for the positive review! We are proud of our margs and take pride in them being voted best margarita in Detroit for 2019. Come back and see us soon! - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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TheFoodGuy1
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 10, 2020

Hey! Thanks for the feedback! We always love to hear positive things. Come back and see us soon. - Suzannah, Administrative Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience overall :)

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 10, 2020

So glad you had a great experience with us! Come back and see us!

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TikiH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really love this place. The pineapple margarita is the best along with the fresh baked chips with salsa.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Tiki, Thank you so much for the love! Come see us again soon for a pineapple margarita!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything at Bakersfield is great. However, during this season you may want to sit inside due to the foliage that attracts the bees.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Open Table Diner, Thank you for the 5 stars and the feedback! We have been working on many solutions to safely battle the bees and seem to have gotten it under control! Come back and visit again soon! Thank you, Kim McCauley, Regional Managing Partner, Bakersfield Detroit

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vipSimonL
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Great food and great ambience.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Simon, Thank you so much for the feedback, we appreciate you!

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stephen
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and great service. Although we were not bothered, there were lots of wasps in the restaurant.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Stephen, Thank you for the 5 stars and the feedback! We have been working on many solutions to safely battle the bees and seem to have gotten it under control! Come back and visit again soon! Thank you, Kim McCauley, Regional Managing Partner, Bakersfield Detroit

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MartiZ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cute place... great margaritas. Awesome food... really attentive staff. Just super super super loud... but i can deal with it for that loaded queso...

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Martiz, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback! We appreciate your support! I apologize for the loud music, feel free to let us know on your next visit and we will be happy to adjust for you! Thank you, Kim McCauley, Regional Managing Partner, Bakersfield Detroit

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RyanC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bakersfield is a great place for a relaxed date. I’ll be going back with my better half. Everything was great.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Ryan, Thank you so much for making us your date spot! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Hailey
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will never not reccommend Bakersfield. I swear I’m here 3/4x a week. Love forever.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Hailey, Thank you so much for showing us love! We are so happy to be back to serve you! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Kim McCauley, Regional Managing Partner, Bakersfield Detroit

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Meaghan
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is awesome - lots of fun and young people! The wait staff was also amazing! The cauliflower is very good. Margs are great. Awesome outdoor areas. Would 10/10 recommend!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hi Meaghan, Thank you so much for the 5 stars and feedback! We are so happy to be back to serve you! Hope to see you soon, thank you!

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FAQs

Bakersfield - Detroit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 974-7040.

Bakersfield - Detroit is rated 4.7 stars by 385 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.