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“Best Mexican seafood in Bakersfield”
Review of La Costa Mariscos

La Costa Mariscos
Ranked #4 of 829 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bakersfield, California
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Mexican seafood in Bakersfield”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place is on 21st street it is small inside but with lots of atmosphere. The waiters remember the regulars. The service is great and attentive. The food has the best fish and seafood selection which tastes very fresh. You also have your traditional mexican dishes. The salsa is homemade and chuncky. I go as often as I can..They even have a few tables outside.

Visited December 2012
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Bakersfield, Ca
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great fish”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was wanting fish and when my friend invited me to lunch, I used this as an opportunity to try their diamond cut fish. Grilled whole, it was just right and delicious. the rice was a bit bland, but then I love hot and spicy, so it would be fine for most people. We sat and talked and were not rushed out. The staff was a bit sketchy, but we didn't need any thing. If we had wanted a refill on water or other needs, it would have been difficult to get anyone's attention. Being the holiday, they were very busy. I had been here a few years ago and no problems, so I give this a good rating for the over all experienced. Warning, it is a small place. Cozy and nice. Parking is in front of bldg, so it is not a problem.

  • Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican Seafood in Bakersfield”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We were passing through from the Bay Area to Death Valley, and spending the night in Bakersfield. Coming from the Bay Area, we snootily didn't think we'd find much in Bakersfield. Boy were we wrong. This place is outstanding. A good variety of seafood dishes (and others - we got seafood), nicely done. Shrimp, fish, and octopus (!), with combinations of these and various sauces.

More impressive, you get a choice of rice and beans or vegetables and salad. The vegetables were done nicely. Nothing exceptional - the exceptional was to get the choice.

A small place, tends to get crowded in peak hours. But service is quick, and they turn the tables quickly (which may not be a plus for everyone).

  • Visited December 2012
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Bakersfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong here!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

La Costa is the best mariscos in Bakersfield. Very cheery atmosphere, and wonderful food. Check it out!

  • Visited November 2012
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Bakersfield, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding Mexican Food”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

There are a lot of Mexican Resturantes here in Bakersfield. La Costa Mariscosis certainly my favorite of them all. Awesome food, service. The sauces are so outstanding. The shrimp cocktail is the best. Come here and you will have a new favorite.

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