Where to Eat in Taft: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jeremy Dunfee

Taft (formerly Moron, Moro, and Siding Number Two) is a city in the foothills at the extreme southwestern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, in Kern County, California. Taft is located 32 miles (51 km) west-southwest of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 955 feet (291 m). The population was 9,327 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39.1 km).

1. Asian Experience

215 Center St, Taft, CA 93268-3506 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 661-763-1815
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Asian Experience

Reviewed By Trips4family - Taft, California

Stop by for delicious Thai food with the perfect spice level....mild to volcano. Pizza is good too. Veggie Rolls are the bomb!

2. La Salsa Family Restaurant

101 E Kern St, Taft, CA 93268-3223 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Dinner +1 661-765-7321
Excellent
55%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By wayne B - Taft, California

We live here in taft and eat here a couple times a month. Their food and service is always great. They have the best salsa in Taft and maybe Bakersfield . I had the chicken fajita salad and it was very big and very good. I would recommend this place to eat anytime.

3. OT Cookhouse and Saloon

205 N 10th St, Taft, CA 93268-2601 Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Dinner +1 661-763-1819
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

OT Cookhouse and Saloon

Reviewed By Lenore F - Phoenix, Arizona

We visited for dinner on Friday night. We were seated right away. The steaks were cooked exactly as we requested and my medium rare porterhouse was very tender. Real bacon on the baked potatoes (that I'm sure never saw the inside of a microwave) and the salad dressing was homemade. The service was a tad slow and the décor is very, very dated but we would definitely go back.

4. Roots Eatry

149 Kern St, Taft, CA 93268-3220 +1 661-745-5050
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Roots Eatry

Reviewed By Roger S - Northfield, New Hampshire

Had dinner there mid week and enjoyed some excellent BBQ. We split a 2 meat basket and had left overs to take home. The meat was well smoked and the sauce was complimentary. The sides were generous and included a corn chili muffin, a cup of chili beans (really way beyond that) and your choice of a third item (cole slaw, fries, sweet potato fries, etc). The menu also features burgers and sandwiches. There was bottled bear and draft beer on tap. This is a small place with about 6 tables inside and two outside on the sidewalk. I know Taft is a bit off the beaten track but if I was driving up I5 and wanted some BBQ the Roots Eatry is worth the detour.

5. Jo's Restaurant

510 West Side Highway, Taft, CA 93268-2815 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner Breakfast, Lunch +1 661-763-4621
Excellent
29%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Jo's Restaurant

Reviewed By ChetTraveler - Eureka, California

My wife and I at recommendations of friends ate our breakfasts at Jo's Restaurant. They are open for breakfast and lunch. The typical American style breakfast was large, delicious, and filling. I remember eating here 50 years ago when I was living in Taft.

6. Original Hacienda Grill

1015 4th St, Taft, CA 93268-2433 +1 661-763-1655
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Nanski - Taft, California

This is the restaurant we visit the most, here in our hometown of Taft. They have a good selection of items to choose from, and not only Mexican food. I usually get a seafood dish, while my husband gets something different every time, as long as mashed potatoes comes with it. There is usually not too many people there, so you can get waited on quickly. The building could use some updating but even if it doesn't, the food is still good.

7. Mi Casita Restaurant

416 Center St, 621 Center 93268, Taft, CA 93268-3511 Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 951 +1 661-763-0188
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Mi Casita Restaurant

Reviewed By Terry M - Campbell, California

We were staying in Maricopa where the restaurant choices are very limited. Since Taft is only about seven minutes away from Maricopa, we decided to go there to Mi Casita. The staff was very friendly and our margaritas were delicious as were our meals. We both had the Enchilada Suizas. Usually we share a plate when we go out, but this time we each got our own. Good thing, too, since we ate practically everything on our plates! We had one enchilada each which was plenty. I recommend Mi Casita for the food, the drinks, and the service.

8. Tacos y Mariscos

330 Kern St, Taft, CA 93268-2811 +1 661-745-4898
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By David R - Moscow, Idaho

The best of Mexican cafeteria-style food. A gargantuan salsa bar- everything fresh. Carnitas, lengua, mariscos... all the good stuff home cooked slow out of an open kitchen. Not the place to go if you want tablecloths or if you dislike Mariachi music in the background... but this is the real deal. The staff are generous, and the clientele down to earth.

9. Domino's Pizza

530 Kern St, Ste A, Taft, CA 93268-2854 Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 661-763-3030
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Nanski - Taft, California

Dominos makes the best pizza in Taft, and they deliver quickly too. I order from their website when I order my pizza for delivery.

10. Jacob's 24 Hour Burgers

401 Kern St, Taft, CA 93268-2812 +1 661-769-9600
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By slc1jmh - Bountiful, Utah

My co-worker brought me back a cheese burger from this place...wow. If you are looking for a greesy burger with an amazing taste...go no further. The staff are friend and fast.

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