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Mexicali

631 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-3861
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Ranked #34 of 696 restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Typical Mexican dishes that are delicious. I'm not much of a dessert eater but I did try the flan and the fried ice cream. Didn't care for the flan since I've had good flan before and the fried ice cream is very sweet for those who like sweets. You'll just love the beautiful decor and just sitting in there is... More

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Albuquerque
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177 reviews 177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband and I happened upon this restaurant while we were traveling through town - it's really good! We actually arrived at the restaurant after 8 p.m. on a Saturday evening. It's a restaurant with personality - the atmosphere was quaint and enjoyable. It's very relaxing and there was no feeling of being rushed while we were there. Our waiter... More

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Bakersfield for work and we stopped here. We loved it. The place is beautiful inside we were seated promptly and the waitress we had was a sweet older lady :) She brought everything out all at once which was great. My favorite thing there had to be the salsa if I could I... More

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Crowded on a Friday night, but we were seated in about 5 minutes. Margaritas were excellent, food was delish, wait staff efficient, friendly and very attentive. We weren't even charged extra for a split plate!

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Frazier Park, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went with a Meetup group of about seven adults and one child on Valentine's evening, and we were quickly ushered into a large back room which was already set up with about 7 or 8 tables for large groups. The service was quick and friendly, and the margarita I enjoyed was really strong! My food was good. The management... More

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Fremont, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

WE loved the jalapeno poppers, the chips and salsa, the service and the entrees. We were there on a Sunday evening and it was spacious, clean with friendly people and prompt service.

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Tehachapi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

About the only negative, and it's a small one, is that our food was rather bland. We'd prefer a bit more spiciness in our Mexican dishes, but understand that many people don't care for "too-hot" dishes. That doesn't mean that we didn't like our enchiladas, tacos, and chile rellenos - they were very good, just lacking that "wow" factor to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We decided to try this place because it was across the street from our hotel. Turned out to be a pretty good choice. A very nice, inviting restaurant. Unfortunately we got off to a bad start after being seated when no one served us. We finally had to ask someone to send us a server. But after that it got... More

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

if your into Mexican food ,great food- this restaurant is perfect locally family own in Bakersfield awesome environment the only thing i didn't like was the bar didn't had draft beers only your bud light , corona etc but if you wanted to do tequila shots this is your place.

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Monterey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I'm in Bakersfield about once a year, and this is my favorite stop. I grew up here, and this place has the best Nachos anywhere. I still order the number 12 which is a taco rice and beans, which is amazing. Not authentic mexican, but I just love it. I think it's because it's what I grew up with. Their... More

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