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La Costa Mariscos

716 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2913
661-322-2655
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Ranked #1 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were staying at a nearby hotel and got our dinner to go. There were available tables at 8:00 on a Friday night. We enjoyed the good service and had a delicious margarita and complimentary chips and salsa with fresh tomatoes in it. We had the fish/shrimp ceviche tostada and the "al ajo" fish, which was a fresh and delicious... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is number 1 for a great reason. Absolutely great service, wonderful food and awesome portion size for lunch options. Go out of your way to eat here. You will not regret it. It is easy to understand why TripAdvisor folks love this place! Service and food are A+++

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

In an unlikely little town off Route 5 we found a lovely meal. The experience included an ambiance of warm colors, friendly quick service, excellent lemon margaritas, chicken fajita, grilled shrimp, grilled fish and spanish music that was very pleasant to the ear. Such a welcome stop in the middle of a long drive from Sequoia .. made us so... More

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Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

On our way to las vegas, we tried this mexican restaurant following trip advisor advice. Service is nice, there is mexican music all around the restaurant The food, on the opposite, is not so great (very good fajitas, but too much cheese in the quesadillo, quite insipid schrimp tacos) plus I found a disgusting hair in my food which cut... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We ( family of five) stopped here on our way to Las Vegas. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. The food was great value given it's good quality. I suggest booking ahead as it appears to be very popular with locals ( always a good sign!). The restrooms were clean and pleasant. We would definitely... More

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Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very tasty & you can tell the seafood are fresh! Can't go wrong with any order in the menu! Love the cozy ambiance of a small little coastal Mexican place!

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Lancaster, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I revisited La Costa Mariscos again on our latest visit to Bakersfield! It is still wonderful, friendly and delicious!! They are moving a bit north, next to the Bakersfield Historical Museum complex on Chester Ave, probably the last week in July. They will be closed for that week, according to the Owner's family. The facility will be... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Used the trip advisor app to find the best restaurant close to us. Service was awesome. We were seated quickly, greeted promptly, and served an awesome dinner. No hard liquor license but heard they are moving soon. Then they will have AC and better drinks.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Read the reviews, had to try it, wow! Happy hour margaritas were fantastic! We ordered fajitas (steak), and they were as good as I've ever had! Another round of margaritas! Staff were very friendly, food came quick. Prices reasonable. There is a reason this place is number one!

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have been to La Costa many times. It is by far the best Mexican restaurant in Bakersfield. It specializes in coastal cuisine from the Pacific coast of Mexico. Anything you order is wonderful but I would recommend the Shrimp "a la diabla" - a little on the hot side but worth it. The Shrimp "al ajo" are in garlic... More

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