Bakersfield - Detroit

4.7
402 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 402 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bakersfield never disappoints. I loved the seasonal Cranberry Ginger Margarita!

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AileenG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for unique simple tacos with great taste! Been to a lot of places that overdo it and hardly resemble tacos anymore but this nails being creative without sacrificing amazing flavor. Drinks are great as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The manager and server were not only professional, but funny too. Winning. Drinks were solid.

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vipAnnK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio a little cold but if you come prepared it’s great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio was pretty good.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thank you! We appreciate the support during this time for restaurants. Hopefully we will have indoor seating available soon, until then come back and see us under our heated tent! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend this restaurant for outdoor dining and hopefully indoor soon. You must get the queso app and be careful with the Diablo taco, it’s hot AF!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks so much for the love! We are crossing our fingers we will be able to have people back inside soon, we appreciate the support until then. -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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Bulldog1811
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great! Amanda and Sean are always amazing and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was outdoors

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 15, 2020

I am so sorry we disappointed you! Due to the current pandemic and restrictions in Michigan, restaurants are only allowed to be open for outdoor dining/carry out. The safety of our team and our guests is our #1 priority, so we make sure we are following the current state guidelines. I know we are bending over backwards to make our tent as warm and hospitable as possible, and the only tables available to reserve online are listed as outdoor seating. Thank you! Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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MelissaV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Their sangria is outstanding. Atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Nothing is "forced" about this place it all sort of flows. Gratefully during this time of the virus, Bakersfield found a way to remain a place we can still go to celebrate and enjoy life safely. I have been here three times in the last two months and will keep coming back.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks so much for the love, Melissa! We really appreciate your loyalty and recognition of our efforts during this difficult time. I love that you feel comfortable here and can enjoy our amazing tacos and margs :) See you again soon! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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kelseym
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really great!! Super friendly!! Great service!

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KilaG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The servers do not wear gloves and I feel they should especially since we are in a pandemic.

Also, I bought a gift card online that no one knew how to process so my husband was asked to pay and they told us we could use the gift card after 12/26. A manager was called and she told me that they had not been trained on the online gift card. It was embarrassing.

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camillel
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and fresh

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks so much! -Amanda McMahan, General Manager

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SparklinBeige
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Our waiter was very attentive. Will definitely come back.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thanks so much for the positive feedback! Come back and see us soon! Cheers. - Suzannah

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not bad tacos are ok not bad

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PaigeD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
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 :)

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Paige! We are super excited about our covered and heated patio for the cold winter upon us. Come see us again soon. Cheers! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was all outdoor seating, cuz COVID, but we had to wait an hr past our reservation time. At that point they “remembered” they had a drink ledge we could post up at until we were sat and then they treated us a a free first round. Drinks were delicious, all was forgiven! It was November so of course it was FREEZING! But luckily we had a towel in the car so that was a lifesaver used as a blanket. Food was good. Honestly we came here bc we were wondering if it inspired [the Bakersfield Sonoran hotdog at] imperial in Ferndale- maybe it was but I don’t think the food beats out what I can get in Ferndale! Fun to try something new though!

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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.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks for the 5-star review! I am happy we were still able to give you good service and food, despite a little bit of a wait. Come back and see us soon! - Suzannah

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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.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Hi Alice! Thanks for the wonderful feedback! We always love to hear that guests had a great experience with both food and service. Be sure to come see us again soon! - Suzannah

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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.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks for the love, Felix! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. - Suzannah

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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

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Hi Devona-I apologize if there was any confusion for our seating restrictions. Per the CDC and the Michigan Health Department, properly follow protocol and keep safety and sanitation the #1 priority for our guests and team members. In order for us to be able to continue to operate, we must follow these guidelines in hopes that eventually,we will be able to accommodate for indoor dining once again!We appreciate the 5-stars, and again,Come join us again soon on our tent-covered .Cheers! -Suzannah

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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.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on December 3, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Lindsay. 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 directly at detroit.bakersfield@tdomecom and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield DET

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

Ruby was a fabulous server!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

I will be sure to pass the praises along to Rubi! Thanks for your feedback! - Suzannah

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Bakersfield!! The food is amazing and the service is always friendly and helpful.

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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!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on November 30, 2020

Thanks for the 5-stars, Randi! - Suzannah

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vipAmandaC
Denver
11 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
6 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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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 402 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.