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“Noisy and food not too good.”

Don Pepito's Restaurant
Ranked #597 of 888 Restaurants in Bakersfield
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

There are now two Don Pepito's restaurants on the same block, side by side. I at first went to the eating place at 1201-1/2 Chester Avenue, but I found it to be very depressing, with shabby plastic tablecloths, a television turned up TOO LOUD, along with a Mexican music station also turned up TOO LOUD. I then went to the other Don Pepito's next door, which is housed in a former IHOP (later a place called Clay's) at 1530 California Avenue. This one had the same TV and music, but at least the TV sound was turned down, and I really wanted to try Salvadorian food, so I stayed and ordered the special, three pupusas for $5.99. Big mistake. Pupusas, I found, are simply flat pieces of cooked dough with cheese, beans and meat inside. Everything was quite fresh, and tasty in a way, but I didn't really need three of them, one after the other. Maybe I should have tried the fried plantains, but then I would have had to put up with more loud music. The wait staff was very nice and friendly, though. Oh, yes, I had coffee, which was served with that powdered whitener stuff in a box. Tacky, I thought, but possibly just a Salvadorian thing.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

very close to the Historic Downtowner Inn, walking distance, i had their super carne asada burritto.... I have to say it was awesome, tasted really good, and were very big. I ate half of it for dinner then when i woke up in the middle of the night finished the rest while watching ,lifetime .

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Reviewed December 28, 2006

It's just a hole in a wall at the northwest corner of Chester and California, and inside you'll find spartan tables and chairs, but the food is absolutely heavenly. You'll most likely to be served by the owner/cook, and she's a delight. If it's not busy, she'll talk with you about the food, what's in it and how it's prepared.

There may be no place like casa, but this is pretty close!

And do I really have to mention that the prices are criminally low? That's okay...it makes it easier to tip big!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013
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