Bakersfield - Detroit

4.5
618 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 618 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Gregory
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is very enjoyable. Best shrimp tacos around. Fun place to spend time before a concert or sporting event. Our waiter, Tonny, was great being on top of drinks and food. He was very helpful with the menu too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Nice place & server . Food was terrible highly wouldn’t recommend .

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vipTimH
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience! Great food and service!

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MarcP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place for pre Red Wings games. Great selection of whiskey and Tequilas.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Great margaritas, food was average. Service was great. Kind of noisy inside, so if that is not your thing then sit outside.

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PamR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Lively atmosphere, good tacos, very good guacamole. Our server, Jason, was friendly and helpful.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the love Pam! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Overall it was a solid place. The food was solid and service was pretty good. The only thing was that it was so loud you can’t hear the person you are with for dinner. I understand that it’s a Saturday but at some point you want to have a decent conversation. Overall 7/10

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KeithB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Decided to try this before a Redwings game. Food was excellent and the cocktails were delicious. It was a little loud for our tastes but not terrible. Our server was very soft spoken and the noise level made it difficult to hear her, but otherwise the service was very good. We will definitely eat here again.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the love Keith! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good experience!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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audreyk
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Noise level was kinda high but it’s a lively atmosphere which is a good thing!!!!!!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the love Audrey! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Hope, was amazing. We told her we had to get to a show and we were pressed for time. Everything came out quick and efficiently, and tasted amazing!
We love Bakersfield, we come here anytime we get a chance!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the love, glad to hear Hope took great care of you! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Drinks and appetizer was great would definitely go back for more. Tacos was not much special in my opinion.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the love! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bakersfield was a last second late evening decision for my Birthday and I left with no regrets. Enjoyed the food, energy and tequila. Will def come back with a different crowd for more.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your birthday! - Sam Milton, Manager

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vipRAUDIKAL
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fresh food and good service. The guacamole was fresh and kicked things off nicely. The selection of byte sized tacos allowed us to try a variety of tacos. Fresh flavors added to the experience.

The outdoor dining option was great. A tented area with patio heaters made it comfortable.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thanks for the kind words, happy to hear you had a great time! - Sam Milton, Manager

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SusanK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is very tasty and delicious. Cocktails are good and refreshing. Staff is friendly. Noise level is kind of high. Definitely going back!! My only disappointment was they had NO HOT sauce/salsa !! Our waiter blamed the bartender??? I’ve eaten here at least a dozen times and never experienced this.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the love Susan, cannot wait to see you again! - Sam Milton, Manager

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Anonymous
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Drinks are always amazing here. A good spot to catch up with friends after work.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thanks for the great review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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Bekah23
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks in a casual and fun setting. Prices were really reasonable for the quality of food. We'll definitely be back.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thanks for the love Bekah, come back soon! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delish, guac was so fresh, tacos were ah-maze balls (shirt rib tacos a Lil greasy, but still great flavor)

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thanks for the love, guac is always a great choice! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A co-worker leaving

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thanks for the review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The volume was way too high. Could barely hear each other speak, yelling just to have conversation. Food and service was outstanding. Love this place but it needs to tone down a bit!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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vipAnony
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I wasn’t really feeling this spot. Food was ehhh, drink were ehhhh, I just thought it was ok

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a good time there

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks so much for the review, glad you had a good time! - Sam Milton, Manager

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Zahra
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff was very welcoming and seated us at a great spot with a view. Our chips and guacamole and queso were the highlight of the night, a perfect introduction for the delicious tacos.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the love Zahra! - Sam Milton, Manager

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CorriW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The hostess that sat our party was very accommodating as our party grew at the last minute. Our server was nice as well.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the review Corri, glad we could accommodate your party! - Sam Milton, Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

I had been wanting to try this place for awhile but the food and service wasn’t that great.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, margaritas and tacos were on point. Ambiance is fun and lively. Always love it here.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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MeganC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I love Bakersfield, but the pork was over cooked and chewy this time.

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StevenM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. House margaritas were on point. Outside seating was adequate. Will be back.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the love Steven! Hope to see you again soon! - Sam Milton, Manager

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Jill
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Pineapple margarita! Tacos are nothing special but if your looking for a place to eat before/ after a game or concert this is a good choice.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the love Jill! - Sam Milton, Manager

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marial96
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Inexpensive menu/prices. Friendly service. Overall good time. The cauliflower and trio are great shareable. We all had different tacos. The Baja shrimp was my favorite.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the love, glad you enjoyed your experience, the shrimp tacos are always a great choice! - Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh, creative and flavorful; the atmosphere was reminiscent of being on a friend’s outdoor table in the Southwest. Would highly recommend for a casual dinner or to anyone heading to a concert nearby.

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 30, 2021

THank you so much for the review! - Sam Milton, Manager

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vipKarenG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bakersfield! It's our go-to for tacos and their trio of salsa & guacamole is amazing. The staff provides consistently great service and tasty food. It's the best kept secret of midtown Detroit!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the love Karen! - Sam Milton, Manager

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MahaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thanks for the love. Sam Milton, Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friends gathering

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thanks for the stars! - Sam Milton, Manager

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schaalla
Waterford
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner at Bakersfield never disappoints. The tacos are great and the short rib queso is not to be missed! We sat on the patio this time and I don't think I'd do it again, if I had the choice. Overall dinner was still great. Can't wait to come back!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed the food! - Sam Milton, Manager

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vipkathryns
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

nothing special about the food/quality. this was our second time there

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LisaMLS
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere!

Bakersfield - Detroit
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks for the love Lisa! - Sam Milton, Manager

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MichaelH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food but not large portions. Also, no desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very hot food

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KimberlyS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing, however the server was extremely slow. We saw people get food and drinks that sat down after us get served first. We had to search for our server on several occasions. We did get something comped but if I hadn't been there many times before and knew the food was good, I would have left before the food came. AGAIN, food and drinks were excellent...service was lacking.

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Bakersfield - Detroit is rated 4.5 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.