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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

My family and I went last night for my fathers 71st birthday and the waiter was nice and very attentive. Anthiny made sure we and the other diners with us were attended to. He was quick and efficient. We gave him a good tip since...last time we went (3 years ago) we had one of the worst service we had ever encountered but since it was my fathers birthday and they have musicians playing there everyday in the evening for dinner we gave them a second shot. We did not tell anyone of the workers and we were pleased with the new experience. ANTHONY did a FABULOUS JOB!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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LosMolcajetesBKFD, Guest Relations Manager at Los Molcajetes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

We are glad your family had a good experience. Thank you for giving us another shot. Hope to see you at the restaurant again soon!!

Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was small but with a lot of hungry visitors. The staff was very helpfull and our orders was served quickly and it was good. We had we think typical Mexican main course and the dessert was deep fried ice-cream. Ow and it was...delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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LosMolcajetesBKFD, Guest Relations Manager at Los Molcajetes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2019

Thank you for enjoying our food! The deep fried ice-cream is one of my favorites too!!!

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Hadn't been here in over a year and I don't know why. We went early because the place always fills up by 6. We were seated and greeted quickly. I ordered a taco/enchilada combo and my parents had the Molcajetes Supremo. This dish is presented...in a lava bowl, bubbling hot. The best thing is it stays hot the whole meal. Served with rice, beans, tortillas and avocados, it is an ample meal for 2. The food arrived quickly and we dug in. My combo plate was delicious and flavorful. The Molcajetes dish was super hot and loaded with shrimp, chicken, cactus, onions and a whole jalapeno. The service was very efficient and the whole meal was excellent. This place is highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner. It was a busy Friday night. The food was really good. We enjoyed everything. The only problem was the noise. The mariachis were too loud, and every time they sang to Birthday people, the banged on a tambourine with a maraca. It was...just too much.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I visited Los Molcajetes because they were close to where i was working. When i came in a super friendly hostess welcomed me and offered me a seat by the window. Thank you! My waiter was extremely attentive and also very friendly. I ordered the...restaurants specialty dish the extreme molcajete and wasn’t disappointed!! I’ve never seen this dish on a menu and it was delicious! This dish could be shared with 2 people for sure.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Sherpa822747, General Manager at Los Molcajetes Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank You very much...Hope to see you again real soon.

Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Wow. Really good, authentic and unique menu with the standard fare as well. If you choose the Molcajete dish you better be hungry and patient. Portions are huge and volcanic hot (temp and spice).

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Verry unorganized almost like , Noone knew what to do , how to do anything , 45 min wait to get food and after the wait it was good, or was I frustrated and hungery , I'll never know

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

My wife and I have had dinner here twice. The last time we were there we shared a nopale salad and the special molcajete. I don't recall ever seeing either of these dishes on the menu in any other Mexican restaurant. The food and service...were both excellent, in the atmosphere is very pleasant. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Came here for a birthday party. They would not accept a reservation, even for our LARGE party. The line was out the door even though we went early~ish (4PM) Twenty minute wait to get seated and almost as long to get a drink. Ordering was...somewhat of an ordeal as our waiter did not speak English and my Spanish is only good enough to get me in trouble.... Refill on drinks during the looooooong wait for food? Hope you aren't thirsty, it's going to be awhile. I must have ordered the wrong item on the menu as everyone else seemed ok with their food, 'Devil Shrimp' is apparently the only item on the menu that SUCKS! Presentation was also a rather weird mix... Mixed drinks looked unique and inspired. Some food dishes were also unique looking, while others looked somewhat short of plain~as in, Denny's can do better. I don't get it. Considering the poor service and a less than stellar meal, I can't imagine why there was such a line to get in this place. Prices seemed a tad high for some dishes and about average for others. Everyone has a bad day once in awhile so maybe one day I may give this place another chance but with so many good Mexican restaurants to choose from I don't imagine it will be anytime soon...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to Molcajetes Saturday night, started out with a couple margaritas on the rocks excellent! Lisa was our server and was great good service without smothering us, very friendly and down to earth. Salsa and chips were great and plentiful. We ordered there specialty shrimp,steak,...and Chorizo in a piping hot Molcajete in a spicy sauce with onions and cactus. What more can I say delicious!! Cane with rice, beans, and hot torts. Also had a shredded beef taco the was very good. Friends had spinach stuffed chicken that they really enjoyed. We will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

I am a California Native & have tasted a lot of authentic mexican food & Los Molcajetes is by far THE BEST! Our server was pretty slow due to the fact he would sit down at other tables & chat with his friends, but when...he FINALLY brought our food it was amazing!More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in all times, I am not really into Mexican food, but I like molcajete del mar, it comes in a rock bowl, which is very hot and it keeps boiling inside the pot for a good 30 minutes, we always get...the michelladeous as a drink, " you must try it". One more thing stands out for this restaurant, is the service, it is outstanding. The owner and his staff great you with a big smile and try to chat with you. The owner gives you the impression that he knows you for years. That place is a good spot for birthday parties, they give you free drinks, some of these drinks have smoke and lights, which is perfect for pictures and the ambien itself is cheerful. I strongly recommend this restaurant for birthday parties.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Warm salsa?? Really?? Would have liked to rate them higher, but the warm salsa kinda ruined the whole experience.......

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Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Great Mexican food if you get the joy of being in Bakersfield. Better than others we have tried near by. Molcajete bowls are obviously the specialty and it doesn't disappoint. I must have my food hot in temperature and the stone bowls keep it that...way the whole meal. Perfect.More

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The chips were delicious, but the salsa was pretty spicy and hard to enjoy. I tried the combination molcajetes with green sauce. The sauce was absolutely delicious, but the meat was overcooked. The beans and rice were average. The meal was a bit pricy at...almost $20.00, but it was a neat experience as I've never had it before.More

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 3.5