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La Costa Mariscos

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3401 Chester Ave #B, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2913
661-322-2655
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good choice

This restaurant is consistently good and always brings me back. It's not necessarily my favorite Mexican food restaurant across the board, but there is something on this menu that almost anyone can declare to be their favorite. For example, the salsa here is excellent because it is fresh and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jon R
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is consistently good and always brings me back. It's not necessarily my favorite Mexican food restaurant across the board, but there is something on this menu that almost anyone can declare to be their favorite. For example, the salsa here is excellent because it is fresh and brimming with tomato chunks. Great salsa and margaritas, which are also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Only reason it didn't get a full 5 stars is I thought the margaritas could have been bigger for eight dollars apiece.

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Bakersfield, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is nicely decorated in Mexican, pottery, art and crafts. It's a big place at 3 floors. Nice bar great drinks and beer selection. The food is fresh and tasty. They have the best Albonigas soup. It's full of meatballs and Chunks of veges. The fish and shrimp dishes are wonderful. You also have traditional Mexican like enchiladas. I... More 

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

The best Mexican food in Bakersfield and among the best I've had anywhere. If you're a taco, cheese enchilada, rice, and beans kind of Mexican food eater, you'll waste your time there. But, if you like mole (moe lay), or poblanas, or fish with a Mexican flair, then LaCosta is for you. The building it's in has great charm and... More 

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Woodside
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163 reviews 163 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Enjoyed the restaurant, attentive servers, and great food too! I don't think you'll be disappointed, and the prices are fine for a nice place.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We went on a recommendation. The food was amazing and authentic. Service was great. Will eat here again.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

After a long day on the road, we were really hoping for a relaxed meal with great service and this is exactly what we got at La Costa Mariscos tonight. We arrived to find the restaurant full - which is of course a good sign - and so we were happy to wait 20 minutes for a table to free... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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100 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the second time we have had a meal here. The place is very lively with a two person mariachi bank on Friday night. I had the shrimp in a white sauce. It was very tasty. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Where do I start.... Love love the decor. This building has such great personality. And it feels like an old hacienda found in Jalisco. Now for the food. This is truly what REAL Mexican food is. Not Mexican American and what I love is that they don't use cheddar cheese. No wonder they got voted by kern county residents Best... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wow, where do I start. I noticed that some of the decor was mismatched, and was a cross between a country kitchen, and a mexican restaurant We were asked to wait for approx, 10 minutes, ( party of four) for a table, only to find 1/3 of thee restaurant full?. We were seated in a booth up stairs, and as... More 

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Additional Information about La Costa Mariscos

Address: 3401 Chester Ave #B, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2913
Phone Number: 661-322-2655
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3401 Chester Ave #B, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-322-2655

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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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