Bakersfield - Mass Ave

4.5
161 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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Kimberly
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great tacos, but on the small side. The shirt rib queso I could eat all day!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks Kimberly!

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Daisygirl
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious! I recommend the chicken taquito!!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 10, 2022

Daisygirl , thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Cheers!

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Selvan
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Service was great and the food arrived within the appropriate time. Food was good.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 10, 2022

Thank you for the review, Selvan.

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SidniB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 10, 2022

Glad you stopped in. Thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I had a amazing time. I’m a returning customer but it was my boyfriends first time and he definitely rated a 10/10. Our waitress was amazing and took good care of us. We will be back soon

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks so much, see you soon!

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Edlovesfood
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For adults, Bakersfield was very good, but not enough items on the menu for the kids. The tacos were excellent for adult tastes, but again the kids were not impressed. So, if you are an adult the food is great but leave the kids.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks Ed! Sorry about the kiddos, but we're glad you enjoyed your meal!

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JohnT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great guacamole, better salsa. Johnny salad is fantastic!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thanks John, glad you love our handmade guacamole as much as we do!

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Htown
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place!! But very nosy. Terrible for a date

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 29, 2021

Glad you are still a fan, even with the atmosphere! Come back and see us!

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Mindon
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations but were sat by the front door. Waitress was new and terrible. Good wasn’t good and bills weren’t right. Waitress actually argued with us about what was ordered. Won’t be back.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for your review, My name is Collin and I am the General Manager. Please feel free to reach out to me at collin.martin@tdome.co m as I would love to know more about your experience. Cheers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely delicious and our server was great!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Indianapolis Bakersfield but I’ve been to three others. This was no different: awesome overall experience with delicious food/drinks, great service, and a warm atmosphere. Can’t recommend enough!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you for the review! Come see us any time!

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LarissaB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ran the half marathon this marathon this morning and needed somewhere to celebrate. This was the place!! Our server Hannah was incredible. She was incredibly kind and personable and absolutely made my night!! I will be back!!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 18, 2021

Thanks Larissa! We'll make sure to show Hannah some love!

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swtlynn
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very slow to get drinks and food out. Had to ask several times for drink refills. Plenty of servers but suspect kitchen and bartender staff was short. Manager came by to apologize and did take our appetizers off our bill which was much appreciated. Will give it another try sometime.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Swtlynn. We look forward to making your next experience memorable. Cheers!

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OliviaZ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Our server Devan was spot on with his service, was very efficient, and made my mother’s birthday lunch a memorable one. Thank you! Also the Orange Hibiscus Margarita is definitely one of the margaritas I enjoyed and will try again when I come back! You guys rock! 🎸

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars Olivia! We'll be sure to show Devon some love!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tacos, and spicy margarita!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks for the review!

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vipJasonK
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Birthday lunch for a friend

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you Jason!

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ChicagoCait
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, and our server Hadley was great. We will be back.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious tacos for a reasonable price! Waitress was very accommodating about gluten free options. Didn’t love my pineapple margarita - too sweet for my taste

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

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MichelleA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly a few minutes ahead of our reservation and quickly served. My partner had never been, and the server provided an overview of the menu and recommendations. When he ordered something spicy, the server confirmed his tolerance for spice. He accommodated made accommodations to our dishes, and even suggested them. He stopped by our table numerous times, and offered me a to go cup for my drink. The food was fresh, warm, and delicious, as was my beverage.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Michelle.

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Rayon
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My overall experience at Bakersfield was amazing!!! The only qualm I had had was with the back table we were sitting at. It was close to a sewer so we kind of got a few whiffs of sewer smell, but other than that we had a great time!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you for the honest review, Rayon.

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SarahS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good ambiance, great food and great pineapple margaritas!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on August 9, 2021

Thank you, SarahS

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LisaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Tacos good bit carnitas not so much. Margaritas not as good as a couple of years ago. The Paloma was extremely bitter.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on August 9, 2021

Lisa, I am truly sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your last visit to Bakersfield. We would love to make things right, please feel free to contact me at Collin.Martin@tdome. c om , Cheers.

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bakersfield is the best around!!! Best margaritas and tacos! Great service and atmosphere.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you, Jeremy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times and haven't been disappointed yet!

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Mopp
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always great. Price is of good value. I really like the place!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you for the review, Mopp.

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CatieW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

All of us were extremely happy with our taco and marg choices! First time trying the queso and it did not disappoint! Very happy we got to pop back to an old college favorite while visiting for a quick weekend :)

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vipMWINDY
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed lunch at Bakersfield on Saturday. Seating felt socially distanced. We were in row seating in the bar, and they had dividers up to separate groups. Food was excellent. The queso with black beans is outstanding. Our waiter did upsell us on the premium margarita pitcher which we knew cost more, but it was really good. That made the price worth it. We would definitely come back!

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LeslieL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and fun place to dine. Great choices for street tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Traveled to see women’s big 10 game.food was perfect. Fun place. Very bar atmosphere.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on March 16, 2020

thanks for the love!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, very enjoyable experience

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thanks for the love!

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Ashley
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and value for money. The service was great for our first time

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review Ashley! See ya soon!

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KeithP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great and tasted fresh! Will def be going back.

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EmilieE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I look forward to coming here! The food is always really good. Try the short rib queso, you will not regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very quick but was disappointed in the food & drink.

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toddt
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, awesome experience with exceptional food and ‘ritas

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louie
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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JakeA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tacos in Indy. This visit was our servers first day and she did a fantastic job.

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Tiffany
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Never had bad food or service! Our go to downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and margaritas were amazing, however, we had a reservation for 7:30pm and did not get seated until after 8pm. That was the only downfall about our experience. We throughly enjoyed our dinner and our waitress was wonderful - she told us about a 30 person party that was about to order and advised that we get our orders in ASAP so we wouldn’t have to wait any longer. This was very much appreciated especially considering we had to wait over 30 minutes to get seated.

FAQs

Bakersfield - Mass Ave does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave is rated 4.5 stars by 161 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.