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631 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4934
+1 661-327-3861
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fresno, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful decor at this restaurant, and great mexican food! Pretty waitresses, and it was highly recommended by my dad's friend, as he's a Bakersfield local. Right by the man-made river too!

Thank willlokes
Bakersfield, California
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278 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After living in Bakersfield for over 20 years, I had my first Kenny Burger -- the famous off-menu item at Mexciali. It's very good! It works! The beef is especially tender and flavorful -- quite a contrast to anything in a fast-food chain. Service is mature and professional. If you're a burger fan, it's worth the trip.

Thank Bruce H
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My partner ordered the fish fried, and I got chicken asdo. Both were wonderful. The waiter was very helpful in getting a glutten and dairy free meal for us. And picking the better of the two fish dishes. One cavet, the night we were there the fans had a harmonic that made the room vibrate weirdly for me. I almost... More 

Thank DoryGuy
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Our family went out for a fun dinner. They were very busy. We waited about 20 minutes. When we were seated we waited again. No greeting, no welcoming just what would you like? Food was good- waiter very busy with others. Finally we were given chips and salsa and the dinner was good.

Thank MaryC95123
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Found this gem while staying in Bakersfield for an event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Great food, great service, great setting. This place is very large inside but very comfortable for small and large groups.

Thank mlcohen987
Surprise, Arizona
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Located in downtown area. A great place to eat while you are out shopping.It is off of highway 99. Food is appetizing. Top it off with my favorite drink.... A lime margarita with salt around the rim and just sit back and relax...it is just heavenly.

Thank Darshll
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've been coming to the Mexicali every since I was a child were I developed many fond memories of both the food and atmosphere. Growing up in Bakersfield and I'm sure that the Mexicali greatly influenced my love of Mexican cuisine after eating here with family and friends so many, many times. That was 15 years ago and I've since... More 

Thank Ultrasweatproof
Bakersfield, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Mexicali downtown, is easy to get to and plenty of parking. A nice place for family and friends to gather and visit over lunch and dinner. I recommend the burritos, I don't have the sauce on top but add melted cheese, delicious. Only complaint is the ice tea glasses are too small, but the wait staff is quick to refill... More 

Thank Karin H
bakersfield, United States
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been eating at Mexicali for years ,the food is great and so are the Margaritas!!!! This is not a chain type Mexican food the taste and atmosphere are authentic!!!

Thank Marnie C
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful place and the food is authentic Mexican food very good worth going to enjoy it every time

Thank mike G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4934
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-327-3861

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?