Bakersfield - Pittsburgh

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
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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KarieK13
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
15 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
6 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly waitress and everything we ordered was delicious!

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect dinner with these friendly pleasant people. Service was excellent food was excellent. Couldn’t complain about a thing

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the food

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

Nine of us enjoyed dinner before the theater. Outstanding service! And the pitchers of margaritas were fantastic!

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vipTwinFoodie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kali our server was incredible, very friendly and attentive. The tacos were fantastic and the Paloma delicious.

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GaryS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends to Bakersfield for my wife’s birthday. Everyone enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. They all said it was the best Mexican food they have had in Pittsburgh. Margaritas were great as well. We will definitely come back.

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JarrodW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tacos and the up in smoke margarita

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food for a good price. Very nice looking restaurant and service was good.

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CalvinL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great margaritas, great tacos, great service. Tables were a little too close together, but other than that was an all around excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Interesting food, good drinks. Fair prices.

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Bullet
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Out of menu items at 6PM on a Saturday. It was sooo hot in the downstairs dining room. Would not recommend this place.

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ScottH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and fun!

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MelindaC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Everything was meh. The margarita, the guacamole, and the tacos. The service was slow and it was LOUD. This was 5 PM on a Friday night. Generally, I was underwhelmed.

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AnuradhaM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best queso around, yummazing tacos and margaritas. Wish we had one in Canada!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overworked staff, menu has changed for worse over the year, the entree was brought in before the drinks and chips and salsa, when asked the waiter asked back if I still wanted it or he just wanted to cancel the drink and appetizer, and go on and eat my tacos and go ,,,,,,,
Was I obligated to eat there 🤣???

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Pghfood
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was not a bad experience but not somewhere I see myself returning to. The tables were not very comfortable, no backs on the wooden benches you sit on. We were right by the front door where people kept coming and going. They got very busy right before our arrival so everything took a little while. We waited for someone to greet us and that was a manager that brought us our drinks. Then our waitress eventually came. She was nice but quite busy and it seemed her other tables were not near us making it seem like she disappeared. We ordered and it took quite a while for our food to come. It was all o.k. The flavors were not what we are accustomed to and the portions were pretty small. If you aren't going to drink alcohol the selection is limited so we stuck to water. They do not have the usual variety of drinks. It was worth trying and I am not sorry that we did but likely will try somewhere new when returning to the Cultural District.

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails! We will definitely be back with a party of 6 or more next time to try the three course group option so we can try even more of a selection.

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh
Responded on December 2, 2019

Christina! Thanks for the feedback and your review! We appreciate you! -Josh Vasko, Service Manager.

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AnnieW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Apparently this restaurant was very busy, they told us later, even though we arrived at 5:30. Our food took forever to come, and when it did it was absolutely stone cold. It is too bad, because it actually tasted pretty good. It was just impossible to get ahold of our waitress, and we had to leave for the theater, so we couldn't wait to get other food. They did, however, comp our entire meal because everything was so poorly executed, and the waitress was extremely conciliatory about it. They get an A for that much, at least.

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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 4.5 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

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