Bakersfield - Detroit

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$30 and under
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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.
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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good taco's. I loved the salsa trio. The waitress forgot our cauliflower and it would have taken 15 minutes to cook so we did not get that, a little disappointing. The steak taco, al pastor and shrimp were all very good. It was very crowded and loud the day of our visit which was fine but some people might not like it. Cute decor, I lovrd all of the lights

SG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome and amazing, will definitely recommend and continue to support.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Bakersfield! I’m an original Cincinnati customer and love the Detroit location! My only comment would be to beg Bakersfield to go back to their original tortilla shells for their yummy tacos. The new shells are too sweet. If it’s not broken don’t fix it!!

AM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here and we enjoyed ourselves. Fun to try out different taco combinations. Everything we tried -- both drinks and food -- we thought was great. Will be back again!

s
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. It was our first time and our waitress was great! Very friendly!

S
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This place was nice, food delicious, not crazy about the picnic table seating. Since it was not easy to get into bench. Overall, very happy would visit again.

TH
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for day drinking shenanigans for a bachelorette party. The pitchers of margaritas and sangria were amazing! I told my other friends and we will definitely be back!

KK
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter (Marlow) was fantastic. I will request him next time I visit.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, great tasting food & drinks! Loved the Pineapple Margarita

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mercedes was our server and she was extremely knowledgeable attentive and kind. The classic pitcher of margaritas was delicious. Our favorite taco was the short rib - outstanding!!! Next favorite was the shrimp. The steak taco had nasty gristle in almost every piece and could have been more tender.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great guacamole, attentive service and a great array of authentic tasting street tacos. The only one I didn’t really like wAs the shrimp, which is a best seller(shrimp are deep fried). Loved the bistecca and the pork pibil. Top shelf margaritas were good too.

P
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had been told about this place by a coworker and it was really cool. We probably should’ve picked a night that wasn’t the same as the Jonas Bros concert.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & Atmosphere

J
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margaritas were delicious and the food was freshly prepared. Short rib queso was especially tasty. Staff was personable especially Marvin our waiter. We look forward to our next visit.

A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate a coworkers birthday! It was her first time visiting and she LOVED IT! We all had a great time! Our waitress was amazing. She has dark hair and glasses. I'm sorry don't remember her name. But she handles the large party of 8 near the door on Tuesday night. But she was amazing! Food was delicious. Drink were just as good! We will be back!

DM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as usual. I’m never disappointed. But if there is an issue. They fix it quickly. Looking forward to going back to getting me a pineapple margarita. And some guacamole. They have the best. I never like guacamole till I tried there’s.

LN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. Great service. Will return

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Margaritas are amaaaaaazing!!

NC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed Bakersfield for a light dinner before a concert at the Fox. The queso was amazing. The tacos were as well. I wasn’t crazy about the picnic style seating since I had on a dress, but everything else was amazing.

F
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the open air setting on Woodward ave

YM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tacos and pineapple margaritas were delicious. Service was great. I will be going back

GF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Amazing tequila selection. Outstanding service. Fabulous first experience. Would go back again!!!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Billy, was awesome! Very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was great! You can’t go wrong here.

JH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks

MC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a great time at Bakersfield. The food was great. Amazing guacamole! The pineapple margaritas were on point! Enjoyed the ambiance. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. She did get the bill mixed up, but it was no big deal because we had a large party. Overall great experience and i’ve already recommended Bakersfield to a few friends!

OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

There were 5 waiters/hostesses sitting in the front entrance arguing when we got there. We told The hostess we had a reservation and didn’t even acknowledge it. Everything was great but when we left those same 5 were arguing and none of them said thank you or good bye to us. Also, the manager was no where to be found. we won’t be back to this type of atmosphere.

DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bakersfield is a must when you are looking for great fresh Mexican food! The margaritas are out of this world. I highly recommend the Pineapple. Our waiter Billy has waited on us in the past we were lucky enough to have him again. Two thumbs up to Billy! He took great care of us again. We will definitely be back real soon.

OT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great, little pricey, but I would eat there again.

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

Great! A little too loud though

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food every time. Always recommending to people. Try the corn and cauliflower shareables - they’re both incredible!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate the recommendations and we'll be sure to keep putting out amazing food! - Craig Davis (Service Manager)

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks!!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thanks for the love! We hope to see you again soon! - Craig Davis (Service Manager)

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AM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great will be back

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you for your review Allyson! We look forward to your return! - Craig Davis (Service Manager)

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server forgot one of the appetizers I ordered although I said it twice. When I brought it to their attention they said they didn’t hear me nor did we get an apology. Other than that, food was good and consistent as always. Cochinita pibil, shrimp, and guacamole were everyone’s favorite.

AS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun place with excellent food and drinks!!! We will definitely be back!

S
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! Good food and beverage, poor parking. Our server was very virtuous and nice, whiskey prices are to high, but great craft beers.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for the honest review Stephen. Parking is definitely a challenge in the midtown Detroit area. Hopefully we are able to privately accommodate parking for our guests some time in the future. Thank you for putting up with the less than ideal situation and paying us a visit! Hope to see you again soon for another craft beer or two! - Janelle

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CR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Drinks were delicious! Definitely recommend

BS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere! Thomas was a great server!

MG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great environment and atmosphere to add to the amazing food!!!

B
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time dining at Bakersfield and it definitely will not be my last. From the greeting to leaving my service was top notch!! The atmosphere was beauitful service was awesome and the food will have me dreaming about it. I can't wait to dine there again with will be very, very soon! Five star all the way. Thank you to the manager, Sarah and staff!!

K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

After waiting 3 months for our reservation day/time to roll around, my husband and I were pretty pumped to check out this restaurant; we'd heard good things, and we don't often get a date night, so C'MON BAKERSFIELD! After walking in, I was a little surprised by the noise level. It's definitely not the place you'd want to go to for a nice, quiet conversation or romantic dinner. But no big deal. The problem started when we were sat at a table that had a massive rush of cold air blowing on it - so much so that our tortilla chip paper was crackling in the breeze. (The garage doors weren't open, and the overhead fans were off. This invisible vent was a complete mystery, and bringing some serious chill with it.) We asked our server if we could move two tables down and out of the wind tunnel, and after checking with his manager, he said it was OK. 5 minutes later - Billy was back, saying he just got yelled at, and we needed to move back. Huh? He relayed there was a large party that needed the table. I had forgotten to bring my winter jacket for dinner in June, so we hunkered down. 45 minutes into our meal, the large party still wasn't using the table. In fact, no one was using it. During that time, we finished our meal. I would recommend the fish and chicken tacos, but the chips/queso combo wasn't anything special and the margarita tasted syrupy. What a letdown overall. Didn't live up to the hype.