Bakersfield - OTR

4.8
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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Sidney
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was our server, and we loved him! He gave amazing customer service and was quite attentive. He was friendly, great service, great personality, and had the butt for days!

Thank you, Kyle.

We will return.

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DebiM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pineapple margaritas are the best!
Love the new addition!

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KaylinBanks
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual!!

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vipJCCity
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Food was great, the staff went above and beyond. Well done!!

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JadedB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Had a great server, but I think he was stretched too thin. Best thing was the atmosphere and the Pineapple margs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was ok! We usually love this place and are regulars. But service was super slow and the food was cold and not good for some reason!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are very considerate about covid restrictions and keeping groups separate. I appreciated it

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vipMeredithC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace (red headed female server) was absolutely TOP NOTCH. She did everything she could to make our experience perfect and it was.

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GingerC
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pineapple Margarita and Red Sangria and sooooo delicious!!! The guacamole is the best I’ve ever had. Wish there was one in Fort Myers, FL!!!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Ginger. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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vipMarceyKaye
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an awesome experience sitting outside on a lovely September day! The chips, salsa, and guac were the best I've ever had. We shared the beans, corn, and cauliflower dishes. All superb! The tacos were great! Oh....and the margarita is a MUST!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Server was terrible. Drinks were wrong. Food was delicious. They put us upstairs , didn’t like the mood and feel, plus it didn’t feel like Bakersfield atmosphere.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 25, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us.I would be happy to help you out. Cheers, Zach Hillman Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once again as always fabulous food!!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 25, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and beverage as always were amazing!!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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HannahJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a friend's birthday. We were sat at an upstairs patio. It was wonderful up there. It had a great view of the beautiful buildings in the surrounding area. Our waiter was very nice and checked up on us an appropriate amount of times. I had 3 tacos and it was enough to fill me up. My favorite was definitely the pulled pork. The flavors were amazing and complimented each other beautifully. The lemonade was also delicious. You could tell it was fresh squeezed and had that amazing lemony tartness. The prices were a little high at around $4 a taco, but I will still probably come back.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thanks you for sharing your experience, Hannah. Cheers Zach Hillman Bakersfield OTR

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It was underwhelming, tortillas tasted like paper, tacos were bland, disappointed

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 14, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback and letting us know about this issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. I would be happy to help you out. Cheers, Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. We will definitely go back!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal. Love the pastor tacos and the milanesa torta

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 11, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent our server was Sydney and she was very polite and made sure her glasses were never empty. The only thing that I wasn’t aware of is how the food is presented, I was disenchanted that everybody had to find their tacos. And if you’re not sure someone is a good hand wash or you don’t want them all touching this one plate LOL.

Also the business next-door had a man DJing on the sidewalk which made it impossible to have a conversation without screaming at each other so that too was disenchanting but nothing they could do about it I’m sure. Something I feel needs to be addressed with the City Of Cincinnati as far as that being noise pollution.

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TimB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Not the same vibe as usual during the covid stuff, but they are doing everything right as always.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 18, 2020

Thank you for the shout out, Tim. Cheers Zach Hillman Bakersfield OTR

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vipAGDBG
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mexican street food. Pleasant service and fun place to eat

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for the kind words, Agbdg. Cheers Zach Hillman AFM Bakersfield OTR

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RobertM
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Fantastic food and service. Best queso around. Diablo taco has just the right amount of heat.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 5, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Robert. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now that Bakersfield has expanded into the Kruegers Tavern space the tables and seating options are great with the new restaurant requirements.

The short rib and chorizo queso appetizers were amazing and the spicy margaritas were perfect for the summer night. Everyone in the party got a mix of tacos and all of them were delicious!

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Meggie
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and great social distancing put in place.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Meggie. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! As usual!

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Kait
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Aways happy with the food, drinks and service!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for the shout out, Kait. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 29, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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Karla
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Their short rib taco & house margaritas are unbeatable.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you for the shout out, Karla. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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Jess
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

2020 has definitely hit Bakersfield. The salad I typically order was smaller, one of my tacos seemed to be low on filling. The place was sadly empty (typically we have had to wait a long time to get in). The service was good. The vibe of OTR is uncomfortable and unwelcoming now, and Bakersfield is just a casualty of it. I'd eat at Bakersfield again but do not plan to visit OTR unless things improve.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 23, 2020

Thank you for providing your feedback, Jess. Cheers, Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to Bakersfield - OTR. We took some friends that were from out of town there for dinner. The pineapple margarita was delish. We started with the queso and salsa. The green salsa is the ladies favorite. My husband liked the red because of the smoky flavor. We ordered the taquitos, corn salad, black beans to share along with the Willy salad. We also got a few Al Pastor and Bistec tacos which were really flavorful. My husband was impressed with the bourbon selection since he’s not a tequila guy. The service was friendly. We will definitely be back for tacos and drinks in the future.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience. We cannot wait for you to come back. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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GingerC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish there was Bakersfield in Fort Myers, FL! Best tacos best cocktails!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 21, 2020

Thank you for the shout out, Ginger. Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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JessB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chips and trio are my favorite, but I love the options for tacos from spicy chicken to shrimp to beans and corn. The margaritas are always wonderful too. Highly recommend, even with kids!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you foe the kind words, Jess. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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ChrisW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and looking for a good place to eat. This was highly rated so we decided to give it a try! The place did not disappoint...from the decor, to the drinks/food and service everything was spot on. Will be back next time in Cincy!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience, Chris. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went as a party of two for my birthday on a weeknight. Were seated and served very quickly. Great experience!

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ChadH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos were amazing. The Trio was a great starter for 4 people. The guacamole was delicious. The three pitchers of margaritas weren’t too bad either.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 14, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Chad. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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AaronJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Bakersfield once in Nashville and just recently in Cincinnati and it is one of our favorite spots. Food is outstanding. Atmosphere is great. Definitely recommend to anyone!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience, Aaron. Cheers Zach Hillman AGM Bakersfield OTR

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vipPanther0963
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service provided by Juan was OUTSTANDING! He provided the perfect mix of information and timing during our visit.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on July 30, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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vipJillK
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to do it all perfect. Thanks!!

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you for sharing, Jill. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are always spot on - perfect :)

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on July 24, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always amazing. Our favorite restaurant.

Bakersfield - OTR
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you for the shout out. Cheers Bakersfield OTR

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Bakersfield - OTR does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bakersfield - OTR is rated 4.8 stars by 152 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.