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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate cake” (17 reviews)
“taco salad” (7 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Southwestern
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1710 Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3006
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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
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I visited Jake's on a Thursday for a business lunch. I figured that arriving at 11:30am would beat the lunch rush. Not so! Thank goodness my dining companion arrived early and snagged us a table as I had to wait in a line 15 people...More

Thank JALReviews
Reviewed 20 November 2014

What can I say, but "incredible" and "terrific" food @ Jakes Original Tex Mex Café!!!! Had the pleasure of eating here many years ago (w/my first wife!!!) and now for the first time with my lovely Mary (married now 13 years!)! Years have gone by,...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was my first visit - stopped by for a quick lunch, it was delicious - I will definitely be going back more than once!

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Myrna D
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, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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