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Bakersfield - Mass Ave, Indianapolis, IN

Bakersfield - Mass Ave

4.5
4.5
222 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 635-6962

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 222 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Innovative

  • Indiana

    Hot spot

  • Indianapolis

    Innovative

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  1. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always love Bakersfield! Quick and delicious. They currently have a Cranberry Ginger Margarita that is so good.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 4 stars Jennifer! We love our Cranberry Marg too! Come back and see us again soon!

  2. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly I was seated. I specified I was going on a date and they placed me in a very secluded and quiet area. However, it ended up not really mattering much because I was stood up for this date. They comped my margarita either because of this or something they do the first time patrons. Either way, I will be revisiting this establishment.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded 5 days agoThanks for the 5 stars Robert! Sorry to hear about your date, but glad to hear we left a good impression! Come back and see us again soon!

  3. FS

    FarriorS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great drinks! Recommended by a friend.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for the great review!

  4. CD

    CoDo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great short rib and margs! Fast service. Great value.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on November 17, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars CoDo! We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback! Come back and see us again soon!

  5. D

    Duug

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend for a date night or just a dinner out on the town.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on November 8, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We booked at an early, but post game time for a birthday. Food was excellent and parking was easy. The noise level was over the top, and our service was meh. We still loved the food and would visit again, but wouldn’t do a bigger group. You couldn’t hear the person next to you.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for the 4 star review! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We value your feedback and hope you come back to see us again soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  7. JE

    JosephE

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food a place we stop at every time we come from ohio to see concerts great food and service

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 19, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food came out quick, drinks were strong, and the staff were really nice.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  10. A

    Alichica4

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Bakersfield! Our server was attentive and the food and drinks were great.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 7, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars, Alichica. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a 6:00P reservation and sat down right around that time. Drinks and apps came out 30 min after order. Tacos were ordered around 6:30, we had to leave by 7:30, nothing came out by then. We cancelled our taco order and left.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 7, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. I would love to invite you back to give us another chance. Please email me at Savannah.Dairl@tdome.c om to set up a reservation.

  12. C

    Connor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, great service, small drink menu but the margaritas were good. Casual, fun atmosphere, would recommend for a weekend lunch/dinner with friends.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks for the 4 stars Connor! We appreciate you leaving feedback! Come back and see us anytime!!!

  13. GC

    GrantC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for tacos, chips, and drinks on mass ave

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 3, 2022Thanks so much for the 5 stars Grant! We appreciate the feedback! Come back and see us again soon!

  14. RV

    RandallV

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Didn't care for the food selections, drinks were bad. Don't think I need to go back.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Randallv. 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 me at on Collin.Martin@tdome.co m and we'd be happy to have you back in. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  15. SE

    SEBindy

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just ok. Wanted to live it but the waitress wanted to be anywhere but there. The food was marginal and overpriced. Margaritas were on point, but way overpriced. Tons of local places that are better than this that we would recommend first.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for leaving us your feedback, I am sorry that you had a less than enjoyable experience. I would love to invite you back to give us another chance. Please email me at Collin.Martin@tdome.co m to set up a reservation. Cheers, Collin Martin - General Manager

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was wonderful! Food was even better!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on September 14, 2022Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Come back and see us anytime!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor our waitress was absolutely amazing! She made sure we had everything we needed and she checked on us regularly. We will definitely be back and ask for Taylor again. She really is a gem here at Bakersfield!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on September 12, 2022Thani you for the five star review! We will be sure to give Taylor a shoutout.

  18. K

    Kate612

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the cucumber margarita - it was delicious! My friend loved her pineapple margarita. The guacamole was fabulous, and so was my mushroom taco. Will go again!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on September 3, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words Kate! Come back and grab another Cucumber marg before they're gone!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food used to be good here. Not sure what happened. Very average to below average tacos. Meh…better places to eat in Mass Ave area.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Opentable. 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 on (317) 635-6962 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    I wont be dining here or any other Thunderdome restaurant again moving forward, but the service tonight was great and so was the food. Used to be a favorite spot of mine (I even had another reservation for next week),but I’m not going to support this restaurant group after discovering how they treat their current and former employees. Sad and disappointing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Love Bakersfield, and was taking my friend for her first time, and to catch up before she went back to Ball State for college. She loved it as well, but we could very much tell our server wanted us to be quick in our dining there. He came back to the table not even 2 minutes after we were seated asking for our food order, after I had already told him it was my friends first time. He left and came back about a minute later. Same answer, she was checking the menu while we also caught up briefly. Our appetizer was delivered and he showed up asking how it was right as the man who delivered it was walking away. I told him it looked good but we hadn’t gotten a chance to taste it before he popped up. He promptly asked if we were ready to order, again. We put in our order. He did let us enjoy our food, and brought our bills 2 minutes later telling us no rush. Then came back as we finished our last bites asking if our payment was ready yet, and what looked like a manger walked by and cleared our table. What felt odd about it was we weren’t there for more than an hour, and had a reservation at 5:30pm on a Thursday. There wasn’t anyone ever waiting at the door (we were right next to it, so could see). We just wanted to enjoy our time together and the food and atmosphere.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Opentable. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  23. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    seasonal cucumber marg was refreshing! Street tacos are legit, especially the fish and Pollo Verde.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Lisa. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Spicy pineapple margarita is a must if you like spicy cocktails, otherwise the regular pineapple margarita is also fantastic. The food is amazing as well, we always get tacos. However, no matter what day we come in, service is super slow.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 1, 2022It looks like we missed the mark making a positive impression during your recent visit to Bakersfield Mass Ave. My name is Collin Martin, I am the general manager at Bakersfield and would love to hear more about your three star visit. Please feel free to email me directly so that we can make it right, Collin.Martin@Tdome.c om I look forward to your feedback. Cheers, Collin Martin General Manager Bakersfield Mass Ave

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best double date spot in town!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for the five stars.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was terrific, service was great. However, there was no A/C on during a 90 degree day. Only 1 door was open in the back of the restaurant so a promise of a breeze wasn’t really an option.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on July 25, 2022Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback.

  27. PT

    Patrick T

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You should have seen my date. Sheeeeeeeeesh.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on July 14, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars Patrick!

  28. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great tacos, very nice and helpful staff on deciding what to order

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on July 12, 2022That is great to hear, Abby! Thank you for the review. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  29. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We had several reservations for our group, all under the same name. We checked in, and then they canceled some of our reservations because we didn't check in for all of them. They had a large table they refused to give us even tho they had no one else to seat at it. Just felt like they didn't want to serve 30 people at 9:00 bcus they wanted to close up and go home.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on July 8, 2022Paul, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. When making six,6 top reservations at different times for a party 30, we can not guarantee that all of you party will be sat at the same time. In the future if you would like to make a reservation for a large group please feel free to reach out to the store directly to see if we can accommodate a large party. I will be happy to provide you with more information if you reach out to me directly at Collin.Martin@Tdome.co m.

  30. GO

    GiianeeO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Killer margaritas, chill vibes, great tacos, and a pretty awesome staff. Lower level seating has a cool atmosphere but definitely loud
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The margaritas were so good and we were able to just chill and eat our tacos. We didn’t feel rushed. The server let us just take our time during our date. I enjoyed it so much! I thought we were going to be rushed because it was busy but everything was so laid back. We were given excellent suggestions! I will definitely be returning soon!!
  32. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It took some time for the server to visit our table upon being seated but after that all was fine, food and drinks delicious.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Nicole! We are so sorry to hear about the long greet time, we will strive to do better next time. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  33. J

    Jared

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, server was attentive and prompt. Love the outlaw theme

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Jared. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  34. C

    Carol

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Music too loud to talk to the other person at the table.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Carol. 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 on (317) 635-6962 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice to book ahead because waiting time was 30-40 mins if you had no reservation. The staff was friendly and attentive. My friends and I had an enjoyable evening.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for the five star review.

  36. BS

    BradS

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The queso was tasty. The noise was intense. It did take a long time for food and drinks to arrive. They stuck us in the basement so that could’ve been part of the problem.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 27, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Brads. 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 on (317) 635-6962 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  37. C

    Chris

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I love this place. I really do. But in the past couple of years, since COVID started, I have really noticed a decline in quality. The food just doesn’t wow me anymore, specially since they removed the Bistec taco from the menu. I really do want to leave a good review to see this place thrive, but management needs to know.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for letting us know how you feel. We miss the Bistec taco too.

  38. p

    patriciah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we absolutely loved it. Will be visiting again

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 11, 2022Thank you, Patriciah.

  39. KC

    KenC

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and different. Service was good. Noise level was high.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars, Ken. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The host gave our reserved table away to a walk in so we ended up stuck at a much smaller table in a walkway by the bathroom.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 11, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Opentable Diner. 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 on (317) 635-6962 and we'd be happy to help you out. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

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Bakersfield - Mass Ave is rated 4.5 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Google Map for Bakersfield - Mass Ave

334 Mass Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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