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

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
mexican dinner

Walking distance from. Merroit hotel Good service good food. Have a ala cart selection, I said a lot k It all went away

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Lovely077
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Arroyo Grande, California
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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My family and I have been coming to Mexicali Restaurants in Bakersfield since its inception. Year after year the local restaurant with two locations currently has consistently been recognized as a "Best Of" Kern County winner in multiple categories including "Best Mexican Food", "Best Margarita", "Best Salsa" and so on. I absolutely love the homemade sauces that bring much flair... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We've been eating here since 1987 and we just keep going back. The margaritas and salsa are the best in town. The menu is varied, supplemented with excellent specials, and the preparation is always good and consistent. Esther's Delight is a favorite. Service is always good and the atmosphere is relaxing.

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Central Valley
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Mexicali is our 'go-to' restaurant for great chips and salsa, enchiladas, chili verde burritos and an occasional margarita. The owners and wait staff know our family from our many visits over the years so much that when we enter they know to seat us on the patio. The food is great. We live closer to the restaurant on California/Stockdale but... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great dinner as usual! I switched it up tonight. I always get the #6, Taco, Enchilada, rice and beans. Simple but yummy. Tonight I got the Carnitas and an enchilada. The carnitas were good. Nicely seasoned and not greased at all. Plump chunky cubes! So tasty. But too much food, so I brought my leftovers home. The cheese enchilada did... More 

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Bakersfield
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We eat here allot, love there food, and staff, and atmosphere. I love there Chili Verde, tacos. Great Chips and Salsa.

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Been going here since the seventies. Good food very friendly servers. Family owned. The owner comes around and visits with the patrons. For my amny friends thisis the place to meet and enjoy a great meal.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Salty, tasteless food. Quaint atmosphere, fair service. It's hard to mess up Mexican food, but Mexicali has been doing it consistently for about fifty years. ( Longevity isn't an endorsement- it's an indictment of the city's low standards).

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Arroyo Grande, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Walking distance from. Merroit hotel Good service good food. Have a ala cart selection, I said a lot k It all went away

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Bakersfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to eat the best Mexican fare anywhere THIS is the place. The food is excellently prepared, served beautifully, and always with a friendly smile. To boot the restaurant is "Clean as a whistle". They serve the most delicious Margaritas around! There are many Mexican cafes in town that are also good, but Mexicali is my first choice!

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Warwick, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As novices in the world of Mexican food and drink we were made welcome and helped on the way by our server who was certainly a character. The interior has seen better days but we enjoyed our margaritas and food was very tasty and reasonably priced.

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Additional Information about Mexicali

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

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