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631 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-3861
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Spring Valley, California, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent food, some of the best Mexican we've enjoyed anywhere. Salsa was not great, but quite acceptable nonetheless. Service was excellent, and enjoyable atmosphere all around.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very good Mexican Food and a convient place to go with a few people after church. We always have a good meal and service.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love Mexicalli! I've been eating here since I was a young child. It is a family run establishment and set in deep tradition. The food is consistent, the service awesome, and the margaritas are phenomenal. They always know where we prefer to sit (depending on which restaurant we are at), they remember our drinks and our favorite meals. We... More 

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Perryton, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Been coming here for 30 years and always have a good experience.I always have the enchiladas and always excellent.The owners treat us like family.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Mexicali West is a local favorite - great location (Stockdale and California). Their bar is pretty famous - and they make a good Marguerita. You will find all the traditional Mexican favorites - plus they offer Sunday brunch. My recommendations are Chile Colorado (best I ever had anywhere), Vegetable Fajitas, or any of the daily specials. You can also order... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was in town for business and this restaurant was literally a block away. The place looked nice and seemed to be busy. The wait staff were good, I did not have to wait long for a seat or for my food. Food seemed to be average to me not terrible not great. The Margaritas were not watered down. All... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mexicali is two generations of recipes tested by Bakersfield gringos and amigos. The staff dress and act like Mamacita is in the kitchen; same with the bar; the customers are treated like neighbors and frequently they are. The food is basic mexican menu with quality and a flair (hot, thick plates, generous portions). Simply said, "The Mexicali will not leave... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This restaurant is within walking distance of the Bakersfield Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center. We arrived around 8pm on a Friday evening and were seated immediately. The server quickly brought out our drinks and some chips and salsa. The chips were very fresh and not greasy. I ordered two enchiladas (one cheese & one chicken) with rice. My dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a local favorite. The specialty items are really good, and believe it or not they have fantastic Fried Chicken but you have to allow extra time when you order. Biggest negative is that they close too early !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Mexicali has been a Bakersfield staple for many years. The food / service and atmosphere are what has sustained it all these years. The standard menu items are very consistent on taste and presentation . The special board is where you'll find great surprises. I will mostly order off the specials. Also, one of the biggest secrets is the steak.... More 

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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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