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Los Molcajetes Restaurant & Cantina

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2500 Brundage Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304-2604
+1 661-631-9731
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Rancho Cordova, California
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Really good, authentic and unique menu with the standard fare as well. If you choose the Molcajete dish you better be hungry and patient. Portions are huge and volcanic hot (temp and spice).

Thank LouieCK
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Verry unorganized almost like , Noone knew what to do , how to do anything , 45 min wait to get food and after the wait it was good, or was I frustrated and hungery , I'll never know

Thank The W
Vacaville, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I have had dinner here twice. The last time we were there we shared a nopale salad and the special molcajete. I don't recall ever seeing either of these dishes on the menu in any other Mexican restaurant. The food and service were both excellent, in the atmosphere is very pleasant. We will be back.

Thank Jim H
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Came here for a birthday party. They would not accept a reservation, even for our LARGE party. The line was out the door even though we went early~ish (4PM) Twenty minute wait to get seated and almost as long to get a drink. Ordering was somewhat of an ordeal as our waiter did not speak English and my Spanish is... More 

Thank audry2
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went to Molcajetes Saturday night, started out with a couple margaritas on the rocks excellent! Lisa was our server and was great good service without smothering us, very friendly and down to earth. Salsa and chips were great and plentiful. We ordered there specialty shrimp,steak, and Chorizo in a piping hot Molcajete in a spicy sauce with onions and cactus.... More 

Thank justawalker55
Kihei, Hawaii
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I am a California Native & have tasted a lot of authentic mexican food & Los Molcajetes is by far THE BEST! Our server was pretty slow due to the fact he would sit down at other tables & chat with his friends, but when he FINALLY brought our food it was amazing!

1 Thank DSCowans
Bakersfield, California
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142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in all times, I am not really into Mexican food, but I like molcajete del mar, it comes in a rock bowl, which is very hot and it keeps boiling inside the pot for a good 30 minutes, we always get the michelladeous as a drink, " you must try it". One more thing stands out... More 

Thank Hany G
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Warm salsa?? Really?? Would have liked to rate them higher, but the warm salsa kinda ruined the whole experience.......

Thank sirCone
Temecula, California, United States
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Great Mexican food if you get the joy of being in Bakersfield. Better than others we have tried near by. Molcajete bowls are obviously the specialty and it doesn't disappoint. I must have my food hot in temperature and the stone bowls keep it that way the whole meal. Perfect.

Thank JetSkiRacr1
Surprise, Arizona
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557 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Terrific Mexican Food. their specialties are great. Excellent Cadillac Margarita. My choice for Mexican food in Bakersfield.

Thank michaelbkolsky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Brundage Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304-2604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-631-9731

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