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Mexicali

631 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-3861
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Ranked #47 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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San Dimas CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very good food, quick and friendly service. Family atomosphere with mulitple generations of the same family working there. Burrito Especial was outstanding. Guacamole very good. And all reasonably priced.

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Bakersfield, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I began in 1976 with Mexicali (and of course Tino's great bar drinks. The food was great; left in 1984. . When I cam back Feb 2010, it is bad rating at 2 is being kind. I recommend you go elsewhere such as Costa Mariscos. The service there s fantastic, the food tastes original and is always perfectly cooked and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

For commercialized Mexican food it was good if you like Americanized Mexican food that is. I have had Mexican food from Mexico to Texas and throughout the west coast and for sure this is not authentic but it is a great atmosphere.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Visite este restaurante basada en las opiniones de tripadvisor pero quede muy decepcionada , no me gusto el sitio, no me gusto el servicio, no me gusto la comida, tampoco la presentacion del plato This place have a good puntation on Trip Advisor, but I totaly disagree with that. Its the worst Mexican Restaurant that I visit. I dont like... More

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Bethany beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stopped in Bakersfield for a night on my way to Sedona from Yosemite and had dinner at Mexicali. The service was good and the wait staff was very friendly. The dish that I ordered was a combo platter #2 with a taco, enchilada and Tamal. Not impressed. Lots of sauces and not much filling in the Taco or other the... More

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The food is close to home made Mexican food ! A family owned restaurant and very welcome feeling throughout your whole meal - A place to go back again and again!

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Mexicali is a Bakersfield tradition. Food and service are always of the highest quality. Margaritas can be a bit strong, but the Cadillac is wonderful! Ask your server for recommendations; they will usually come up with a suggestion that will be very tasty and surprising. The decor inside is very nice, and the ambience is very pleasant. Only the highest... More

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Bakersfield, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Mexicali Downtown has been a long-time favorite of our family and friends - locally owned and operated, the food is consistently good. Their take out is also a pleasant surprise - generous portions and packaged properly. I often purchase their red salsa and tortilla chips for afternoon snacks at home as well as for cooking - it freezes well and... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had a night stop in Bakersfield and this restaurant was right behind our hotel. Very popular with locals and considering it was mid week they were nearly full when we arrived about 6pm. Food was great and good value. The only downside was that when my wife asked for ice cream with her pudding instead of cream we had to... More

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Bakersfield, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has it's own flavor for Mexican food. No other restaurant can match it. We visit it often. They have specials that are unique and tasty. Rating is that their guacamole is premade and once in a while the food is not hot. Service is always good.

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