Bakersfield - OTR

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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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AM
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible. The only issue we had was they forgot to bring our shareable side dishes we ordered. By the time we realized and saw our waitress again we were nearly finished eating so we didn’t bother with them. We truly look forward to dining there again.

s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chips, guacamole and salsa trio. The cauliflower side was delicious. Great margaritas! Enjoyed a variety of tacos. Will return next time we are in Cincinnati!

E
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday lunch for my moms birthday. Food and alcohol were great! Even brought out a birthday shot!

BI
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time there. Guacamole was outstanding but $10 is pretty pricey. Tacos delicious.

BD
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place to go before seeing some theatre in the area. The food is reasonably priced and delicious; same with the drinks. I've always had good service there but it was exceptional this time around. I was with four other people and we all had a great time.

LL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing, the food was great they made sure you felt at home

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time to Bakersfield. It was good that I made my reservation in advance, this place was full. It was crowded and loud, but the food and drinks were amazing! Their guac was “The best” i have ever tasted. Loved their fish taco and huitlacoche. Their Margarita was “awesome”.
The only thing that I dont like here is this place is too small and congested with so many people. But still i would love to go again for their food and drinks. 😋😋

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

Great service

FG
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always SOOOOOO good.

KA
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos are amazing! Braised cheese appetizer super!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. I really enjoyed the Al Pastor taco and the short rib taco. The cauliflower was great, too.

GJ
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was great. The food was good, but overpriced. It was too loud.

ML
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The food overall very good. Very fresh and loved this.

I do believe the fixings had too many competitors in the mix, meaning, I would have enjoyed more pure taste and less spices...the flavor was lost in all the spice. Less spice is more. If you’re interested in getting more trio plates ordered, put a very tiny amount of both on the sides of the 🌮 tacos, not just in trio, that way it can be ordered...slightly less salt with the chips too, just drank more water. Overall, very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I really enjoyed my tacos. The guacamole was disappointing because it was VERY salty. I wish we would have gotten better service, our waiter come one to check on us, did not bring out our appetizer or food and took forever to bring out the check. Also I feel like they should ask if we need our menu explained because for me and my boyfriend we already knew what everything was.

CW
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Fun atmosphere. We ended up having half the reservation party expected and took up more room than needed, but they were very understanding.

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very helpful with suggestions, and everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the carnitas taquitos and roasted cauliflower.

KF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bakersfield had delicious sangria and a wide assortment of tacos and other Mexican dishes. Great value for money and in the heart of OTR!

E
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a huge Bakersfield fan! I went there for my 21st birthday back in March and it was a memorable experience. They made up for a slight mishap, but I've been working in the restaurant industry for 3 years so I understand. They did a very good job and of taking care of me and my friends and I enjoy each night I dine there. I'm a taco girl and always, always, always recommend Bakersfield as the go-to taco joint! You must try the guac, queso, and shrimp taco. Delicious!

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

.Easy like Sunday morning

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for stopping in! Thanks, Emily Young General Manager Bakersfield OTR

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great staff!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks so much for the shoutout! Thanks, Emily Young General Manager Bakersfield OTR

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good, wasn’t a fan of the shrimp or steak but that’s me. The short rib was the best though mom had a good bday thank you

LM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, but a little expensive. The service was great. The margarita was strong.

A
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day. My mom’s first time in OTR. Lily was wonderful. Would always recommend!

WE
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tacos and margaritas

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a reservation for Easter and they weren’t open!!! NICE APP

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but for our reservation we were placed at a round table with people we didn’t know. I understand this at a community, long table but at a round table I was unable to speak to my party that was seated on either side of me and was looking at another group the whole dinner. Didn’t think this was a great experience for talking with friends from out of town and after making a reservation far in advance.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Table didn’t get our reservation to them so they didn’t have a table for us - very disappointed with Open Table! Bakersfield got us in and apologized and we had a great meal and great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter & I love going there. Great, food, drinks, service & music!!!

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bakersfield’s Queso is terrific, chips are crisp and just right amount of salt, had the Pastor (Pork) Tostados - the best gluten free food I’ve had in a long time! Service was attentive and great. My only question - I booked through open table for 2 and the only times available were 5:30 and 8. We chose 5:30 and rushed to make it there in time, from 5:30-6:30 there were 6 open tables near us.

ET
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service! Will definitely be back, everyday if I could 😊

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Will be coming back again!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time at Bakersfield and the margaritas and tacos and just excellent! Girls night was a real success.. I’ll be back OTR for more lovely food soon!

KR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The bartender was great, and taquitos and guac. are a must have. Hostesses were not nice, bordering on rude.

BP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEVER disappointed. Amazing food/service/ambiance. LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Service was great and the food was fantastic (as were the Margs)!

PJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved the food, ambiance and service. Would visit again soon.

j
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is unbelievable and I'm craving it right now as I write this review. The staff all work together to expeditiously bring your food and drinks to you. And they are extremely friendly!!

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great! Staff works hard to accommodate with the space, super thankful we can make reservations here bc with two little kids, we wouldn’t choose to go to much else in OTR when their attention spans won’t last past a wait time. Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

can tell there have been changes in the menu and overall management. the margaritas are still good and appreciate being able to reserve a table. food standards aren’t as high - cold, over-priced, and inconsistent.

GT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Longtime customer (avg. 3 times a month). I go for the food - which is excellent, not the ambience. I’d visit more and recommend more if that aspect improved. Certain team members come off rude and are unhelpful, seems like a morale issue. It’s very loud, not ideal for first date unless you go past 930pm. They seem to be concistently understaffed so it can take awhile to get drinks and starters out. Menu was recently updated. Prices increased slightly. Wish they hadn’t changed the Hongos Tostada it used to be my favorite vegetarian option. Glad to see they started taking reservations.

Great food but there’s room for improvement.

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