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Bakersfield - Mass Ave, Indianapolis, IN

Bakersfield - Mass Ave

4.6
4.6
208 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 7 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 208 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Hot Spot

  • Indiana

    Late Night Find

  • Indianapolis

    Hot Spot

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  1. GC

    GrantC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    RandallV

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    SEBindy

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 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

  9. 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.
  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. JO

    JeffreyO

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Although had a reservation for awhile, was placed in the back corner of the basement. Did not appreciate that. It was clean, quieter, and good service down there, but loses the ambiance. Do not think those with a reservation should get the worst seat in the place. Food was fine, good value. Love their chips and appetizers

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on May 2, 2022Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue, Jeffreyo. 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

  28. AS

    AshleyS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The drinks and atmosphere are great. They have a great variety of street tacos and their beans are uniquely amazing.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 21, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars Ashley! We're glad you like our beans as much as we do! Come back and see us again soon! -Tori, Service Manager

  29. R

    Ricoop

    Indiana

    119 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We had never eaten here before and wanted to try it. My overall impression was that I thought I was at a bar in Broadripple. The food was very good. My wife and I are wine drinkers so there wasn't much to chose from. The server did a fine job.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Ricoop. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Bakersfield Mass Ave

  30. JP

    JanelleP

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Janelle - our server, was AMAZING. We absolutely loved her.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Janelle! we will be sure to show Janelle some love!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and service staff even accommodated our birthday cake request.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 7, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope you come back and see us again soon!

  32. j

    jfkpurdue

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The tacos are very small, order accordingly. Nice big tables for groups.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 7, 2022Thanks for the 4 stars! Come back and see us again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great spot on Mass Ave! Food is delicious and service was very friendly. A little tricky to find parking but that’s not unusual in this area. Highly recommend!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 2, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars!! Come back and see us again!

  34. N

    Nicole

    Indiana

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    We have always loved the food at Bakersfield. This time was disappointing. The tacos are very small for $4 and they came out cold. The guacamole was very good and the service was also good. The noise level was so loud that it was not even enjoyable to try to talk. We had our 21 year old daughter with us and she even thought it was too loud. After this experience we will probably not keep this spot on our list of great places to go.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on April 8, 2022Hi Nicole, I am sorry that you experience did not meet your expectation. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you. If you would be willing to do so please reach out to me personally and I can get you a reservation and ensure you have a better experience next time. Please email me at Collin.Martin@tdome.co m. Hope to hear from you soon

  35. K

    Kaitlin

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Bakersfield! We ordered a pitcher of pineapple margaritas, chips/guac/queso, and tacos. Everything was delicious and the service was amazing; Michael and Payton took great care of us! We sat on the patio and would love to do so again in the future.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on March 24, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars Kaitlin! We'll be sure to throw a little extra love Michael and Payton's way!!! Come back and see us again soon!!

  36. LB

    LizB

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Yummy food and Mike was a great server!

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on March 19, 2022Thanks for the review Liz! We'll be sure to show Mikey a little extra love!! Come back and see us again soon!

  37. SM

    StevenM

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Tacos are unfortunately not what they used to be. Lacking flavor and taste.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on March 12, 2022StevenM, we are sorry to hear that, we hope you come in and try us again soon.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and server were excellent. Pretty dark in the basement seating. We had a great time.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on March 12, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars! Come back and see us again soon!

  39. AJ

    AmandaJ

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    during the middle of the day the waitress forgot to bring out our drinks until our food came.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on March 7, 2022Amanda, we are sorry to hear about your late drinks. We hope that you will come back in and give us another shot soon.

  40. A

    Amer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance. Would highly recommend.

    Bakersfield - Mass AveResponded on February 28, 2022Thank you, Amer.

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Bakersfield - Mass Ave is rated 4.6 stars by 208 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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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