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Centro 18 Cuisine & Lounge

1517 18th St, Between Chester Ave and Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4401
+1 661-493-0177
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“skirt steak” (5 reviews)
“skewers” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Steakhouse, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1517 18th St, Between Chester Ave and Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4401
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

I applaud Centro for trying to make a go of the Brazilian Steak house theme. But, they have a ways to go if they want to match-up. We went here recently for a Sunday brunch - buffet. Starting off with the buffet selections, pretty good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mcfire1
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We stopped in for dinner while in Bakersfield. The atmosphere was more like a dance club than a restaurant. Our waiter was friendly but pushed a little to much trying to upsell us on beverages and our meals. That being said, I had the carne...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gregory M
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We were in town to see Jack White at the Rabobank theater, so we decided to eat dinner and have a few drinks before the show. Worth the short Uber ride from our hotel. The street corn and skirt steak were tasty. Great service, ambiance,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WillysWorld
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Pros: Good calamari, good skirt steak, decent cocktails, decent prices Cons: Table seemed too small for 4 people to dine comfortably especially with so much centerpiece decoration, the garlic shrimp were super underwhelming, fried cheesecake was just OK Decent meal, good service, but dessert took...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank cgo00
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Menu has everything from pasta, steaks to tacos and tortas. Also suggests it’s brazilian fusion...it’s just confusing. Prices range between steakhouse prices to inexpensive...Its just confusing. People were dressed from suits to shorts...It’s just confusing. Service was good. Pork barbaroca was okay. Beans ok but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Went here with a group of friends (7 total) for a long overdue "kids-free" dinner and night out. The good: The food, actually (entrees anyway). Asparagus was serviceable but not memorable. We ordered some unique appetizers that were fun, but we wouldn't necessarily need to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Outgunned3to1
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I was not going to go here when I saw the prices, but love my friend, so went. What a wonderful experience. There were 8 of us and ALL loved what they had ordered, each different. The staff all insisted the best thing they ate...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank bakersfieldmom78
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Wow, in hunting online for a nice place to have dinner in Bakersfield, we found a place called Centro 18 on 18th St., just west of Chester. My wife had lamb chops, which were to die for, and I have a New York, which was...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank rika69
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

Went for taco buffet, my wife asked for pork belly tacos. The made especially for her. Not part of buffet. Let my kid eat for free. Great service. Our new taco place, everything fresh. Love the beans. Can't wait to try their steak.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank leroyweber
Reviewed June 27, 2017

As far as the taste of everything we tried, it was outstanding, five stars! Loved the Bloody Mary bar, seafood was fresh and really good, but most of all the meats were fantastic, spiced slightly, charred just right, and when we requested, perfectly rare. The...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $36
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 18th St, Between Chester Ave and Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-493-0177
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