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Bakersfield - Mass Ave, Indianapolis, IN

Bakersfield - Mass Ave

4.6
4.6
376 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
  • Lively
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for happy hour
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.

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 635-6962
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

376 Reviews
  1. AllenH

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best margaritas in town! Wonderful service and great food. Tacos are a little pricey, but worth every penny.

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  2. ChelseaW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cadence was amazing! We loved everything as usual!

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  3. CarolinaC

    Rhode Island

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent, tacos came together with appetizers and were already cold, still delicious. Service wise we sat and waited for solid 15 minutes, I then complained to host and the server who was chatting with next table the whole time told us we got caught in middle of shift change so hence the slow service, which should never affect glow of service.

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  4. ChrisS

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu change- shrimp and fish tacos had a new flair which wasn’t great. The new queso without the pickled peppers was lacking flavor. Service was excellent as always but bring back the og shrimp, fish and loaded queso. And the aqua fresco aka shrimp ceviche Sadly, Bakersfield is Currently off the roster

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  5. addomarie

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The section we had requested in the reservation wasn’t available so we ended up in the much louder large table section. It took about 20 minutes to get waters. The bar & kitchen were backed up which was understandable but our food still came out cold and missing ingredients that were never brought to us after telling the server the red onion on my salad was in fact not hearts of palm as he said. The manager took off the cold tacos but was not very professional about it. Our last set of drinks also never came out so my friend had to get them directly from the bartender. It was a very disappointing experience considering we had been there many times before.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was for my birthday and even though it was crowded and a longer wait to be seated and get food the server was amazing! he was extremely attentive with all that he had going on and have great advice on the tacos and drinks… all were AMAZING….. every single taco was YUM and the pineapple margarita was easily the best margarita i have ever had!!! we also all got a free round of birthday shots and our apps were free due to the wait! An amazing atmosphere with even better staff and food:)

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  7. AliOpp

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Bakersfield is a Mass Ave classic that we often return to. We enjoy the restaurant but were disappointed in our wait time. We were seated at 7:15 for a 6:45 reservation and service was very slow.

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  8. Lindsay

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bakersfield was amazing- as always! We had drinks and appetizers and they had recently updated their menu they said. It was delicious, fast, and our server was very friendly and attentive! I’d go here again and again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place has nothing to do an authentic mexican restaurant in terms of the food nor drinks. It’s purely american. Most of their expensive Margaritas are advertised with Grand Marnier. On 6/16/24, they didn’t have Grand Marnier or Cointreau. Just the cheap triple sec. Flour tortillas is not mexican…bad bad food. Meats lacked true mexican flavor in terms of seasoning. Tacos are tiny. Not coming back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely had the best time at Bakersfield on Saturday. Our server rocked and even gave us free shots as a part of a restaurant initiative to create memories for customers, and that they did! One of my favorite local spots.

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Bakersfield - Mass Ave is rated 4.6 stars by 376 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


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Google Map for Bakersfield - Mass Ave

334 Mass Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Additional information

  • Area
    Downtown Indy
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
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