Bakersfield - Mass Ave

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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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

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

Overall, very enjoyable experience

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on March 9, 2020

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AshleyS
1 review
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
1 review
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
2 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation ahead of time. Our table was ready and waiting on us as soon as we arrived. The servers were all very attentive, service was fast and food was delicious as it always is!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tacos and margaritas.

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SarahS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table by the front window. The waitress was nice and attentive. The food was excellent and margaritas were delicious.

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shellyl
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bakersfield! Always great food and service! Love being able to make a reservation!

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vipKellyR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of our favorites in Indy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but not worth what we paid.

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LeviR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Wasn't good wasn't bad. Just ok. And loud as hell.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They changed their menu. It’s not what it used to be. Don’t know if we would ever go back!
Plus the service was horrible.

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spd10
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went there for the first time. We had a reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived.

Ambience had a cool vibe.
Started with chips, salsa, and guacamole - all very good.
We each had a few tacos, the shrimp and short rib were outstanding. Also tried the fish taco, which was great as well but we all preferred the other two.
We also each had a Tostadas, which was good but highly recommend the taco instead.

Will definitely go back, by far the best Mexican we have had in the Indy area.

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Megs
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so delicious. I know it sounds dramatic, but I would die for the short rib tacos to live another day. The margaritas were strong. The guac and salsa were fresh and flavorful. The service was nice! Not much privacy between tables but that's okay!

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ChristaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The short rib tacos were so dry! The shrimp taco was great though. Good margs.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The server was great the guac was avocados just chunky with salt and cilantro. The pastor tacos were forgettable and neither of us ate much more than a taste of the meat.

Our server was amazing.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 20, 2019

Hi Michael, thank you for your honest feedback. Please send us your email in a private message so that we can contact you directly to hear more about it.

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vipJillL
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Poor server experience. Slow and non responsive

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cking
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good, Margs were good. Just a little loud and servier was hard to get sometimes but not a big deal

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son took a date for her birthday

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 2, 2019

Awesome to hear, thanks for the review!

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TomN
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Menu has changed for the worse. Tostada is nothing but a sad taco and no corn chowder. If I wanted generic tacos I would go elsewhere. Server was great but seemed poorly trained. I can see why the restaurant was half empty.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hi Tom, Sorry to hear about your experience with us. We change up on menu ever so slightly seasonally so this season we've decided to go with our chorizo chili which is nice and hearty on a cold day instead of the corn chowder! Tostadas we changed up awhile back to make them more authentic street style and easy to eat! As for service we would love to hear more about your experience as we pride ourselves on excellent customer service, please feel free to reach back out.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Bakersfield!! It’s always the perfect environment when I want to go out with friends. The food is to die for and the waiters are amazing.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for the love!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wanted somewhere nice to eat dinner, Bakersfield is one of my favorites.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for the love!

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EmilyM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience! I reserved a table the day before and when we got there, we got right in and sat at our table. The food and service is always amazing too!

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on December 2, 2019

Thanks for the love Emily!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Bakersfield is your typical trendy taco/Mexican food spot. The avocado is always fresh, but do wish the tortillas for the tacos didn’t fall apart so easily. They have recently expanded their menu and added more variety. The margaritas had a lot of ice and were not filled all the way to the top.

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CynthiaW
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the rustic urban vibe. Best shrimp tacos! Very yummy!

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kstew
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good time at Bakersfield. Food and drinks were great! Sometimes hard to hear each other in conversation but enjoyed our night!

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RicoJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, great friends, good tackos

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 19, 2019

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chrisw
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the basement is loud. We were sandwiched (or taco’d) between two very loud parties. The noise level was jarring. The staff did a great job though and the meal was delicious as always.

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 19, 2019

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JenniferM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bakersfield never disappoints!!!!
So yummy!
Service was great. Atmosphere was great!! And of course the drinks and food were AMAZING!!!
I will be back for sure!!

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DawnA
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 19, 2019

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AidaDinner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Just meh. Service was bad - I was served warm Rose wine (I mean, not even remotely cool and it was freezing outside so they must've stored it near a heated area) and when I told the waitress she said she didn't know what to do. Then she brought me ice. Food was mediocre. Better tacos to be found. Their green salsa is to die for though. Go for chips & salsa, but have wine and eat dinner somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Waitress gave us $5 off for our 2 year anniversary 🙂

Bakersfield - Mass Ave
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for the love. Hope to see you back soon!

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DJ46227
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Made reservations and we had to sit at a table that was for one or two people, however there were 3 of us and the place was not crowded.

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

Bakersfield - Mass Ave is rated 4.6 stars by 132 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.