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Jakes Original Tex Mex Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
1710 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3006
+1 661-322-6380
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate cake” (17 reviews)
“taco salad” (8 reviews)
“tri tip” (9 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1710 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3006
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

My family arrived as they were closing for the night, but the staff cheerfully greeted us, took our orders, preoared our food and told us to please sit and take our time while they cleaned up in the kitchen and not to hestitate to ask...More

Thank GypsySouls5
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The food is great and I love their deep pit nachos. But the thing that makes this place amazing is their chocolate cake. I think it has crack in it because it is the best desert I have ever had! Seating can be challenging at...More

Thank Christy W
Reviewed 11 April 2016

For something out of the ordinary but delicious this is the place! Their cheesy potatoes are the best, and the chocolate cake is to die for!!!! My favorite dish is the Taco Salad, loaded with everything.

Thank Karin H
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I have going to Jakes for years and always enjoyed the food. Since I eat light, I usually order the "original Sarah's special" which was great. That has been replaced so I tried the garlic chicken sandwich and was disappointed. There was not much flavor...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Got to love this family oriented approach to Tex Mex. Join the line of folk ordering from off the wall menus as move to the staff dishing up your selections. BBQ, chili beans, corn bread or try the dinner salads. We had cold beers and...More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I have loved this place for over 20 years and it just gets better all the time. Deep pit beef is so yummy. Taco Salad is delightful and oh the desserts, chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies with new additions of lemon cake and 08...More

1  Thank Lynnette2014
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

This place has great food hands down, my only gripe is the seating. If you are looking to dine in its very hard to secure a seat unless you want to hover over someone. I have only been for lunch so I can't speak for...More

Thank Cheese_Taco
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Went here with my husband while visiting family in Bakersfield. The food was delicious, and portions were large. I had taco salad with chicken and husband had 2 meat plate with chicken and beef. His only complaint was he wanted more tortillas. We will be...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My wife and I go there about once per month. She has the original Sarah Special and I have the Salad Light. It is a great place for lunch. Managed by Sarah- the daughter of the owners and an ex student of mine. My favorite...More

Thank 30Bill
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I don't think I would have gone here if a local didn't take me there for lunch. Now I go every time I'm in Bakersfield. Step up to the counter and tell them what you want. mesquite smoked tri tip, garlic baked chicken, a burrito...,...More

Thank RjF-LA
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13 April 2017|
Response from Shong B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you give them a call @ (661) 322-6380. Their prices may fluctuate from time to time. They are very nice and helpful.
Jan F
15 May 2015|
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Response from Bill E | Reviewed this property |
For 10 people, i'd estimate about $125.... well worth it. :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1710 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-322-6380
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