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631 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-3861
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my all time fav's!

This place is amazing. It's history speaks for itself. I remember going there when I was a little kid. Amazing food and great margaritas. I suggested to everyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Brian4356
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, Ca
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When my friend came to town, she suggested her favorite place and I agreed, although I have my own favorite Mexican spots. OMG, the beef tacos are to die for. I will never order a taco anywhere else but here...it is worth the trip alone for them. I also ordered, for a celebration of our meeting, a dessert. Whoops, made... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner and excellent drinks. Service is great and very friendly. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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Thank Mary H
San Diego
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food isn't good and the Margaritas aren't good, but it has a huge neon cactus, a deep pleather undulating wall seat in the bar and cheep beer and tequila. just good enough.

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Thank wxzzy
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch the week of Christmas. The decorations were beautiful, making the atmosphere feel like a Hallmark Christmas movie. The staff friendly and the service was great. We enjoyed our meals. Chicken enchiladas, my husband ordered cheeseburger & fries. He said it was outstanding!

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Thank faslos
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was conveniently located downtown and was a great restaurant to eat at Belford chips with your first dream and they were good

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Thank Preston C
Bakersfield, California
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing. It's history speaks for itself. I remember going there when I was a little kid. Amazing food and great margaritas. I suggested to everyone!

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Thank Brian4356
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went for lunch and were exceedingly pleased to find an inclusive menu, attentive service, and such good food we stuffed ourselves yet wanted to try more. Warm, fresh tortilla chips, chorizo con queso, and cheese enchiladas with onions showed us this is the premier Mexican food place in a town filled with them.

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Thank Cynthia S
Bakersfield, California, Usa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I was there for lunch yesterday after a very long absence. In fact, it had been years since I had been there for any purpose, other than to pick up a vehicle which had been stolen from my residence and left in their parking lot. The service remains very good. Pleasant wait staff, proudly serving well presented meals. The quality... More 

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Thank Joseph G
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Have eaten here a couple of times.mwe like the feel of the restaurant nand the food is good. The host is very friendly and chats to the patrons. This restaurant is in easy walking distance of the hotel we stay at. Would recommend.

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Thank Carmen D
Tehachapi, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I love the margarita's here and feel they are the best in Bakersfield. The food is just OK at best. Salsa, is just OK. The cheese enchiladas do not have the normal enchilada sauce you may be accustomed to and is more like a mole sauce. I prefer my Mexican food a little more on the spicy side. This place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 327-3861

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?