Bakersfield - Nashville

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Tacos. Tequila. Whiskey. 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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JC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was great!

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the best margs! Also, get the beef carnita taquitos

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

Our only negative was that with OpenTable through your website the only time we could make a reservation was 4:30. But when we arrived and for the whole time we were at the restaurant there were many empty tables. Why did we have to book so early?

TA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When I first walked in with my party of 4 adults, I saw a ton of picnic-sized tables and large groups. And it was loud. But we had a reservation and they sat us at a very nice, smaller table in the back and the service, food and drinks were great. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice decode and atmosphere. Wide drink selection and the food was good. The salsa was amazing.

GK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great tacos and guacamole. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, cool vibe, great margaritas! But insanely LOUD...like, hurt your ears, can’t hear your friends loud. Some sound buffers would help the acoustics in this hardwood floor/exposed pipes restaurant!

RL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location! Excellent tacos! I highly recommend the Baja Shrimp tacos. The atmosphere was pretty laid back and the music wasnt too loud to carry on a conversation. Our server, Christian, was very nice and took good care of us. We will definitely be returning!

MH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was great! The restaurant was beautiful. My only complaint was that it was so loud you could barely have a conversation but I guess that just means that they are doing good business with all of those people there!

RS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent pineapple margaritas and food was excellent!

j
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bakersfield is simply a fun event. The atmosphere is very energetic, the tequila and whiskey selection is endless and the food is fantastic. It's a lot of fun choosing the individual tacos and they were all great. Definitely a must do while in Nashville.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! Our waitress (I forget her name) went out of her way to make my sister and our group feel special for her bachelorette. I think we accidentally tipped 20% on the included gratuity for our party but it was so worth it!

J
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex made it great. Overall everything was amazing but the fast and kind service, made it even better. Thank you Alex.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was not that good. The atmosphere was nothing special. The service was really good. The price was really good, but over all it just seemed like they just try to hard for flavor with there food.

CA
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love tacos then this is your place and great prices..... 3-4 dollars for a HUGE taco. Daily tequila specials along with drinks. The chips and salsa alone are worth the trip but try the Queso ...... Yummie. Found out that there is one here in my city of Charlotte so will be visiting it soon!

S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food! The tacos, guacamole, salads and drinks are all fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There were only a few things I would call CONS.
1. From the moment I walked in I couldn’t hear my own thoughts! It was sooo loud.
2. The price for a picture of house margarita ($36) was a little steep for me.

PROS:
1. The atmosphere was amazing
2. The service was fast
3. The waiter I had answered every question I had. He was very knowledgeable and nice.
4. EVERYTHING TASTED FRESH!

FOOD REVIEW:

Loaded Queso: (4 star)
It tasted a little powdery.

Tacos:
Chicken: ** (2 star)
I was disappointed in this one the most. It had no flavor whatsoever!

Short Rib: * (5 star)
I loved everything about it! It was busting with flavor and soo tender!

Shrimp: * (5 star)
Simply delicious!

Fish taco: ** ( 2 star)
Very bland and dry!

Margarita: superb!

Suggestion: create a signature sauce for your tacos that doesn’t have as much flavor such as chicken and fish.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious
Service excellent and the Bakersfield Margarita was amazing
Its really noisy in there so its not great for an intimate dinner

AL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and the service was just right. I have dietary restrictions and our server made sure that there was no cross contamination and that everything was prepared correctly . He was kind and didn't make me feel like a burden for having special requests for my health. The food tasted amazing and was filling. I didn't have a drink but my wife and one of our friends each had a margarita and they said that they tasted great.

The only minor downside to the evening was the volume in the restaurant. We had to talk super loud to have a conversation at the table, but it wasn't a huge deal at all. Just something we had to be intentional about. Our friends we went with had been to Bakersfield many times; this was our first dining experience, but it won't be our last. I will definitely be back!

AG
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud. Good tacos.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our date night to Bakersfield. Great service, delicious food fast and excellent drinks! We highly recommend!!

WS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu here offers a selection of different soft tacos that you are able to mix and match. Also, the salads come in half portions. So you can get a variety of delicious food without spending a fortune. The food was delicious! The drinks were also yummy as they use fresh squeezed juices in their margaritas.

Bakersfield - Nashville
Responded on June 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Wendy, and thanks for visiting the restaurant! Regards, Jeff S - GM

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IL
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pineapple margaritas!! The Guacamole it was perfect and you can’t go wrong with any of the tacos!

JA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Server was amazing!

Bakersfield - Nashville
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your experience! Jeff S - GM

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service from Kenny. Nice atmosphere. But the food was sub par. The steak tacos were almost too sweet to eat. Not sure why the marinade was so sweet. Fish tacos weren’t too bad. Over all we enjoyed but not sure I’d come back with so many other options.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch. Great service, delish food, would definitely recommend!

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here before a show at Bridgestone. Margaritas are the freshest I’ve ever had, tacos are excellent and the guacamole is to die for. Service was good despite how busy they were.

SS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Guacamole, salads and tasting choice (we were a party of 6) were all great! Fun place to go with a big group!

Bakersfield - Nashville
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thanks for the positive feedback, Shari - glad your group enjoyed your visit to Bakersfield! Jeff S - GM

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n
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lunch bite during a conference. Fun and tasty. Chips and guacamole of course great. Shrimp taco and steak taco really good; only miss was the fish taco which tasted like a fish stick in a tortilla.

BD
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 2 gentleman hosting were pleasant along with the bar tenders. I love the food and the drinks are great. My girlfriend and I tried the Bakersfield sour and loved it.

MB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a bit late due to NFL draft traffic. Our table was saved. Service was great as was the food.

JR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing, nice, and very on top of things. The ingredients were very well paired together with one another. I loved the seating arrangements that were available.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service!

BS
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the tacos were outstanding! One of the best margaritas I have every enjoyed. Highly recommended!

LD
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and tacos. It's loud in there most every time I go. I ordered the Pineapple Margarita and asked that they make it spicy but it wasn't spicy at all. Still good though overall.

Bakersfield - Nashville
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thanks for the review, Laura - Sorry we didn't bring the heat on the pineapple marg. We can always give it another bump next time, just let us know and we'll make it right for you. Have a great weekend! Regards, Jeff S - GM

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, fabulous food. The guacamole and tomatillo salsa with chips are some of the best I've ever had. Tacos are phenomenal. Everything is fresh, even all the juices used in drinks - fresh squeezed, nothing bottled or canned. Great location too, just a block or two south of Broadway.

SW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my go to anytime I’m in Nashville!! Love the tacos, I do recommend Bakersfield to any friends going to Nashville!!

ER
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favorite pre-downtown event spot. I love to go when it's warm, because they open the windows all the way up. House margaritas are perfect & not too sweet or sugary. Tacos are amazing - fair warning, some of them are quite spicy!

Perfect spot to grab dinner with friends before a concert or a game. Couldn't recommend it more!

TT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The guacamole was excellent. Everything else was really good, including the margarita.

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