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.
It was great, our waitress was fantastic. We will be back!
Tacos 🌮 Margaritas were delish! Queso & elote were also very good!
Amazing tacos, great drinks, hip ambience. Loved it
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...
Great place to stop for margaritas and good food!
The best in town!
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.
Amazing food! Great wait staff. Olivia, our server, was wonderful! Made for a great evening.
It was the perfect choice for a first date
Perfect place to meet for a casual night
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!
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.
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.
Although the food and service were good, they did not have the margarita we specifically came for and also did not have coffee.
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!
Cool vibe. Great tacos, chips, salsa, and guac. Amazing drink menu. Our server Olivia was so good! Love this place!
Sat outside on a nice fall day. Service was pleasant. Tacos are delicious!
BEST TACOS IN PITTSBURGH! Awesome service, delicious food, great drinks, and a fun experience any night of the week!
Great food and service. It was a little too loud for me.
Jesse was awesome! Everyone was very accommodating!
So good! Amazing prices and amazing food
Awesome food and excellent service from an upbeat staff!
We loved everything about it. We sat outside. Felt very similar to New York vibes. Drinks & food were excellent! Thank you so much!
Thanks Julie! We worked hard setting the venue back up so it's nice to hear it was appreciated! - Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn
We had the bartender as our server and he was fabulous! Margaritas and tacos were amazing, as always.
We all appreciate your kind words! Thanks! -Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn
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!
Thank you for the review! Glad you weren't disappointed! -Matt GM Bakersfield on Penn
Decent place, however our waiter was very strange and I highly enjoy the Margaritas at Emiliano's so much better.
Very nice atmosphere though.
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.
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.
Food and service were great!! It was just VERY loud.
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.
Alex was so great! We have already been back!
Staff was wonderful and accommodating to our large group!
Great service and great food
The food was cold. We had to send back cold soup and queso was cold. Waitress seemed put out that we sent things back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 225 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.