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Mexicali

631 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4934
+1 661-327-3861
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
631 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4934
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful fresh fish, chef does a great job with specials. Clean and great service always friendly and welcoming

Thank J8922ZWjackg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A long standing family favorite restaurant. My in laws first date was here. The food and service is always very good. It's the only place I will eat Chile rellenos. Yum. Great food. Fun seasonal decorating. Great for just two or a large party.

Thank sharontraff77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though there are plenty of other Mexican Restaurants in town that are much better, Mexicali is always a solid stand by. Maybe it's nostalgia or the location, but while it's never the best choice, it's never a bad option.

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Established place been around for a while. Ran in for quick late lunch. Only one there. Tables sticky with age. Flautas just ok. Chips were stale, salsa ok would like more flavor.

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Family owned and operated. Friendly service and good for. Love the Cadillac Margarita and Nachos. Business lunch Monday thru Friday is a real winner in cost and food.

Thank bookworm93305
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank DoryGuy
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank MaryC95123
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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