Bakersfield - Pittsburgh
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.
We went for brunch around 11:30. We were the first table on a Sunday, which is a bit surprising. The tacos we ordered were excellent, especially the fish and shrimp tacos. The table we sat on wasn’t clean and there crumbs of food here and there. Our waitress was very nice.
Great food. Great atmosphere. And all for a relatively good price.
Great place! Good food, margaritas and service. Loud, but a fun vibe. I'll be back.
Delicious food, best queso I've had! Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. Can't wait to go again!
The food and drinks were great as usual. The service was bad though. The service started out great but then fell flat. They brought our meals out before our app. We asked about the app we had ordered. Even after we told them that we never received our appetizer, it still took them a really long time to bring it out to us. The app we ordered was just chips and salsa so I don’t understand why it took so long to get it. They did not offer any sort of compensation. We also had to ask for water when I feel like that should be a given. However, I have been here a number of times and this is the first time I had poor service. I have always enjoyed the food and margs so I will still go back but the service left me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. Hopefully the poor service was a one time thing.
Very nice restaurant. The food was amazing, we had multiple courses for a bigger group so we got to try a few dishes. We loved the ensalada the most!
We love the food and margaritas! Service was quick and efficient and friendly. Will definitely go here again
Food was fantastic. Our server wasnt very friendly and very annoyed with our menu questions.
I have been here before for lunch but this was my wife's 1st time. The place was crowded and noisy which have is a good chance to practice our ASL.
The food is excellent. We had the guacamole and chips. It was fresh and flavorful. I had the spare ribs tostada's and my wife has the pork an shrimp tacos. They were excellent.
The only thing we didn't like was the noise level.
The food is amazing and the drinks are great too. Go for the tacos, but you must try at least one queso.
Fun place to have dinner because the food is mostly shareable. The atmosphere was lively and the food was flavorful. The cost of the drinks were a little expensive.
Food was fantastic as always and service was prompt and attentive. Great atmosphere - always glad to bring friends to Bakeesfield since it is a great experience. Going on a Sunday for a late lunch also meant a quieter experience than on a Friday/Saturday night and it was very enjoyable.
I love Bakersfield--it's pretty much become the go-to pre-show restaurant for my wife and I, and the go-to pre-concert place when with friends. The tacos are delicious and cheap, and the tequila menu is outstanding (plus, them having Rheingeist Bubbles on tap is a huge point in their favor). Last Saturday, my wife and I stopped in for lunch before a Benedum show. We had fish tacos and portabella tacos (my favorite thing on the menu), while being attended to by a delightfully friendly and upbeat server named Lydia. We weren't drinking, but still, a total of 23.00 and change was mindblowing for a great lunch downtown. If there is any criticism, it's that the menu options are a little limited. Still, what 's there is so good that I have to stop writing this review right now because I'm getting too hungry.
We had a pleasant dinner at Bakersfield. The noise level was pretty high ("energetic" is an euphemism!) but it was appropriate to the space. The service was friendly and attentive, and the young woman who was shadowing our waiter on her first day made sure we never had to ask for refills of our water or for anything else. The food came quickly, and was tasty.
It wasn't outstanding, though, or fantastic. I love fish tacos, but the only one on the menu had fried fish, which I can't eat. I asked if they could make it grilled, but was told it comes "already breaded for frying" -- which means it's coming in frozen, not fresh. (If it were fresh, they could bread it for frying or put it on the grill. If there's no option, it's been bought frozen for frying.)
The huitlacoche taco was tasty, but had a tiny bit of food on it -- more like an appetizer than part of a main course, and completely out of keeping with the size of the portobello taco I also ordered, as well as my husband's carnitas and steak tacos. He also ordered the fish taco, which he enjoyed, so if fried fish is your thing, you might like it.
The margarita pitcher was worth getting.
If we were nearby and wanted to go out with friends for drinks, this would be a reasonable and satisfying place to go. But I wouldn't add it to our usual rotation of places to eat, and I wouldn't go out of my way to go here. Thus, three stars.
Lovely spot for a date, great shareable food and drinks! Will definitely be back
fun place to go. Enjoy the excellent food. Menu with small plates that you could add together and appetizers to share. I like the idea of the sharing the a large plate with my group. My dining area was the bar downstairs. Would like to try upper area in future.
Thank you! Androniki Thanos General Manager, Bakersfield Penn Ave
Excellent Mexican food
Black Bean side dish and roasted corn side both outstanding
Thanks, George! Androniki Thanos General Manager, Bakersfield Penn Ave
Our server was very helpful since it was our first time. I ordered the Baja Shrimp and Short ribs tacos. They were tasty!
My bestie and I tried their taquitos as recommended by our friendly waiter. It was surprisingly Delicious 😋
Thank you, Rosey! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything! Androniki Thanos General Manager, Bakersfield Penn Ave
We went to Bakersfield for a Sunday lunch. The food and service were outstanding. We shared a pitcher of margaritas and enjoyed the chips, salsa and guac trio, and ordered about a dozen different taco's. We all enjoyed it very much and I'm sure we'll be back again soon!
Bakersfield serves delicious food and cocktails, with great portion sizes and value, in a fun bar environment. Always a great time.
Bakersfield is a MUST in Pittsburgh. The staff is outstanding and the food is fantastic!!
We loved the place. The tacos, and queso with the chips were the best we ever had. Kirk, our server, was wonderful, very attentive and friendly. Definitely will return again.
Held a business networking lunch meeting at Bakersfield and really enjoyed the experience! The food is always consistently good and the service this time was top-notch. Job well done!
Food was awesome, service was great
The food was so much worse than I thought it would be. Tacquitos were cold and soggy in the middle and the tortilla the taco came on looked and tasted like it just came out of the press and wasn't cooked at all. The queso was gritty, not creamy. The salad was fairly good.
Great for casual dating
Great food, service and atmosphere. We come for lunch regularly and always enjoy it.
Our first time and it was a winner. We’ll be back. Love the menu, the margaritas and the service was amazing. Noisy but I can overlook that.
Bakersfield is good! It’s a chill spot with great drinks. The food is good and the guacamole is super tasty! I love the downstairs bar for a Saturday night out and the upstairs is nice for a get together with friends. Overall a good spot for a reasonably priced night out. Try it!
The restaurant decor and atmosphere was very attractive.
The overall experience, however, was lacking. We were not given utensils by our server. The food was average and overpriced, especially for portion size. Although the tacos were good, they were very small and mostly tortilla. At $4 a pop, they could be a little more generous with the filling. Some of the fillings spill out as you try to eat them - with lack of utensils you are left sliding the stuffing back into the taco with a finger or straw.
Similar to the food, the drinks were average and overpriced.
We won't be back.
Could have been great but the service was so-so. Food was pretty good. Staff seemed indifferent - brought our app out after our tacos unapologetically. Nice atmosphere.
Food is always good and so was the margarita and sangria we enjoyed.
Greeted immediately but the friendliest staff. Seated and served very quickly. Server explained the menu and once we ordered it seemed like the food started coming. Drinks were very good. Food was terrific. Service was great. We will definitely be back.
Awesome experience! The shrimp tacos, guacamole, and margaritas are THE BEST!
Just moved here from NY and thought I'd never find anything like Bar Taco(popular in NY/CT). THIS PLACE WAS BETTER!!!
Although you have an awesome menu, great drinks, EXCELLENT service I must say I'm not a fan of your restaurant's seating. Not a fan of the "high" seating and putting two people at a table less than three feet by three feet is just simply uncomfortable! After you bring your awesome salsas and dips, a couple drinks (add a glass of water for each of the two), and maybe another appetizer there is no room left for the delicious meals! I really do love your restaurant but maybe better seating in your future?
Our first visit was a great visit. Street tacos selections were varied and interesting. We liked the ones we tried and will be back. Oh, and the service was great
We had a delicious meal with great service in a comfy booth downstairs at Bakersfield before going to the theatre. The guac and chips were plentiful and the taco menu just eclectic enough to make it hard to decide!
The prices were reasonable enough that could try many items and I waitress was very knowledgable.
The house wine (I know I don't drink tequila!) was good
Tacos, appetizers, sides and margaritas were deleted! Service was great!