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1015 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5427
+1 661-393-7388
09:00 - 13:00
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Most unique Mexican food in town. We get the fried chicken chile verde (green) and it is to die for. There's pieces of fried chicken that could stand alone and then they add chile verde to the top and takes it to a whole other level!! We go weekly!

Thank blduke427
Costa Mesa, California
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338 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stopped here with my cousin and her husband for a late lunch after digging for fossils up at The Ernst Quarries. Lots of locals here in a rather old restaurant. Food was good and plentiful but probably too much for a long drive back to SoCal for my son and I and SF Bay Area for my cousin and... More 

Thank Paul S
Evanston, Illinois
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Over 30 years ago, La Tapatia was one of my go-to lunch places with colleagues from work. I have great memories of eating excellent, spicy Mexican food that the owner, Blas, served up at this hole-in-the-wall spot. I returned on a visit today. Blas is no longer there, but thankfully, the new owners have retained many of his recipes -... More 

Thank elpndj
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Great real Mexican food. Not American style Mexican food but real Mexican style. The building has that Mexican feel and atmosphere.

Thank Ericdjr
McKinleyville, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The food is consistently good and the staff is consistently courteous. I have eaten here many, many times and it is always great. I no longer live in the area so I do not get to enjoy it as often, but every time I am in town we make a trip here. I've enjoyed this restaurant for more than 20... More 

Thank DadesMomma
Monterrey, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The best food in the world, handed by an experienced chef, helped by the most adorable team! Love the restaurant, the food. All the meals are sooooo good!!! Have to try them all. Always busy but always with excellent quality! Family friendly athmosphere!!

Thank Marco F
Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

great food, great service, wonderful atmospher. and resonably priced, we are always happy when we come here

Thank jenniferbroyles
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2010

If you know what Mexican food is supposed to taste like then I would very much NOT recommend this place. It is very americanized Mexican food.

Thank MrsGoodface
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2010

The food is delicious on of the few restaurants in Bakersfield to have the authentic mexican taste in every plate they make. The service is great they have very friendly ladies who know after a few times and treat you like family! Love La Tapatia! Its a must if you come to Bakersfeild.

Thank monkeyelita
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Reviewed 27 March 2008

Okay mexican food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1015 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-5427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-393-7388

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