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“Awesome, the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Costa Mariscos

La Costa Mariscos
716 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2913
661-322-2655
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Ranked #1 of 705 restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Mexican
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Inyokern, CA
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Awesome, the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

Delicious seafood, chile verde, fresh delicious salsa, super fast service, best authentic Mexican food we've probably ever had, great Marguarita too, wonderful comfort food we looked for upon learning of the death of the patriarch of our family

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good lunch stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Wonderful fish tacos and great service especially if you are there for lunch

Visited February 2012
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Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Would move to Bakersfield just to eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012 via mobile

We were driving thru on our way to Death Valley and wanted our last meal to be memorable. This was definitely it. The fish tacos were the best I have ever eaten. My husband had a fish stew that I had never seen on a Mexican menu. It was delicious too. The fish were tender, the shrimp and octopus perfect cooked. The whole stew was lightly spiced, not overpowered with peppers. Our friend who is ambivalent about Mexican food ordered a fajita taco salad. She said it wasn't good, it was fabulous. The meat was tender & the veggies wonderful. The hostess brought us a small dish of the chili verde so we could check the spice level. Again it was just right with tender chunks of pork. We invited the manager come to Missouri with us to open restaurant there. We can always dream....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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187 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 151 cities Reviews in 151 cities
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

La Costa Mariscos is a great find thanks to the many reviews right here on tripadvisor. The restaurant is away from the more traveled areas and caters to a mostly local clientele.

The place is small and eclectically decorated. The service was very good.

The salsas were excellent and the chips warm and tasty.

Our entrees, tacos with marinated chicken, and my chicken mole were just delightful. La Costa is reason enough to plan a stop on your way through the area.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good Food-Good Atmosphere-Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My wife and I were staying overnight in Bakersfield on our way to the Bay Area and picked La Costa Mariscos based on comments here on Tripadvisor. We found the food to be very good, the service friendly and attentive and the restaurant itself to be attractive decorated and comfortable. It was not surprising to learn that it has been family run for 20 years. My fish tacos were excellent as was my wife's shrimp salad. We finished by sharing a flan that was as good as we have had anywhere.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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