Bakersfield - Pittsburgh

4.7
224 Reviews
$30 and under
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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacos 🌮 Margaritas were delish! Queso & elote were also very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tacos, great drinks, hip ambience. Loved it

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Kristin
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent, but really, really slow. Service was mediocre at best. We waited for nearly 45 minutes for our food and the waitress never checked on us that entire time. We were out of drinks for most of the time we were there and ordered more when we got our food. It took another 20+ minutes to get them. By that time we were ready to leave but had just gotten charged for another round so...

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AbbyW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to stop for margaritas and good food!

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Johnnyhads
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in town!

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SarahR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The tacos were excellent, but the tacos are $4 each, and quite small. The fact that the tortillas are homemade and the flavors are spot on makes up for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great wait staff. Olivia, our server, was wonderful! Made for a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect choice for a first date

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Ayellet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to meet for a casual night

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Kmac
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place! Really nice atmosphere. Good service. Observing social distancing and pandemic rules, so we felt comfortable. The food is excellent but the portions are small, so I think it's a little pricey for the amount you get. One of the best margaritas I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was incredible. Drinks were even better. However our waitress seemed to not want to be there and treated our party of 6 (parents and adult children) like we were inconveniencing her even with a $200+ food/drink tab.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is an amazing spot for a night out with friends or for a date. The drinks and beers were great with seasonal food and beverages.

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vipJessicaK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Although the food and service were good, they did not have the margarita we specifically came for and also did not have coffee.

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Adrienne
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended their seasonal margarita and it did not disappoint. Service was great!!! Super personal server and made great recommendations. Tacos could have a little more potential. The soft shells were super floury. I’ve never been a fan of them but still order them. The Johnny salad is out of this world good! Don’t pass it up! I’ll be back for sure!

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JanaA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe. Great tacos, chips, salsa, and guac. Amazing drink menu. Our server Olivia was so good! Love this place!

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SarahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a nice fall day. Service was pleasant. Tacos are delicious!

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Olivia
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST TACOS IN PITTSBURGH! Awesome service, delicious food, great drinks, and a fun experience any night of the week!

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Homefries
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. It was a little too loud for me.

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KarieK13
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesse was awesome! Everyone was very accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Amazing prices and amazing food

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Jenn
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and excellent service from an upbeat staff!

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about it. We sat outside. Felt very similar to New York vibes. Drinks & food were excellent! Thank you so much!

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thanks Julie! We worked hard setting the venue back up so it's nice to hear it was appreciated! - Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn

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

We had the bartender as our server and he was fabulous! Margaritas and tacos were amazing, as always.

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 9, 2020

We all appreciate your kind words! Thanks! -Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn

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JBonk
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been waiting 5 months to go back to Bakersfield because of the pandemic, and our first experience back was far from disappointing. Our guests, my wife and I had an excellent time. The service was great, our server was friendly and attentive, and the drinks and food was delicious. We will all be back in the near future and will look forward to those awesome margaritas in the meantime!

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for the review! Glad you weren't disappointed! -Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Decent place, however our waiter was very strange and I highly enjoy the Margaritas at Emiliano's so much better.

Very nice atmosphere though.

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skippy
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

My husband and I met a friend here for lunch on a Sunday at noon. The place only had a few patrons. We had been here once before and were undecided on the restaurant. A friend said it was really good and that we should try again. So we did, but we’re not impressed.

We ordered street tacos and an appetizer. The taste of the food was good however none of it was hot? Since it wasn’t very busy I didn’t understand why the food (especially the meat) would not even feel very warm.

We didn’t have any ill effects, but will prefer to go to the Cantina in Lawrenceville or Tako downtown. The taco selections are just as good and are served hot by friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was terrible. Very upsetting. Thick and dry taco shells with even drier fillings. Mahi and Short rib - all over cooked. Almost choked on how dry they were because there was hardly any sauce. Kitchen should never let that food go out. We took three bites, paid and left to go to another taco place.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!! It was just VERY loud.

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vipChadS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I met friends for dinner at Bakersfield. None of us had been there before. I was glad we made a reservation because it was Friday evening and it was packed! We loved the look, we loved the food and the drinks but it was extremely loud. It was difficult to have conversation. Other than that we felt that the prices were great and the portions were generous. We will go again but when it's less crowded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex was so great! We have already been back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and accommodating to our large group!

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EdHh
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was cold. We had to send back cold soup and queso was cold. Waitress seemed put out that we sent things back.

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JohnB
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lively, fun atmosphere. That and the limited menu made it more like a bar than a restaurant. Food quality and selection was okay for a restaurant, but excellent for a bar. Service was also more like what I would expect in a bar than a restaurant, as the server wasn’t able to describe the food items very well.

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Mildog
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Bakersfield for the 1st time based on a suggestion from a friend. We had already frequented (2) happy hours at other restaurants in downtown Pittsburgh so we weren't starving. The tacos were just right! They are big but they are mighty in taste. We also order the trio of guacamole, salsa rojo and salsa verde with chips. Everything was delicious! I ordered a regular margarita to wash it all down. Margarita was also tasty! Prices were reasonable.

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vipTimG
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday lunch. Arrived right after lunch rush. Busy but not uncomfortable. Service was quick. Noise level good. Excellent guacamole, salsa, verde and chips. Margaritas good. Not large selection of beers but lots of tequila and mezcal. We had black beans, cauliflower and corn apps and all were very good. Also had mushroom taco, shrimp taco which were excellent as well. Definitely would go back.

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vipKeithU
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. Service, meal and the price was very good. Will go back again. One questionable item. When we sat down, the waiter mentioned that there is a reservation for our table in 1 1/2 hours. We had a reservation for the restaurant. I should have clarified the comment. Were they telling us we had to leave at that time? Us getting out by then is really based on their service. We were out before then.

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vipAbby5654
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Mom, sister, and I came in prior to a show at the Benedum. Alex and DJ were both great! Even though the restaurant was busy, our food and drinks arrived quickly. I love that you pick a la carte items on the menu and therefore get a perfect meal, and although the drink list is extensive, there are only a few wines, however the Spanish red was very good! We will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The slowest service I’ve ever received. Our food sat in front of us for 20 minutes before we received silverware or plates. They also forgot our appetizer.

FAQs

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bakersfield - Pittsburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 586-5024.

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 224 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.