Explore the 3 most popular spots in Bakersfield's Lakeview neighborhood

Explore the 3 most popular spots in Bakersfield's Lakeview neighborhood
Grandma's Tamales | Photo: Jenn H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 01, 2019.

Visiting Lakeview, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Bakersfield neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Chinese restaurant to a Mexican spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Lakeview, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Grandma's Tamales

photo: jose a./yelp

Topping the list is Mexican spot Grandma's Tamales. Located at 201 E. California Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 101 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, you'll find tamales, tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, nachos, horchata and more. 

2. Great Castle Chinese Restaurant

photo: jessie k./yelp

Next up is Chinese spot Great Castle Chinese Restaurant, situated at 410 Union Ave. With four stars out of 260 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

"The food is the freshest and most consistent of any Chinese Restaurant in Bakersfield," wrote Yelper Steve H. "The walnut shrimp, which is candied, is unbelievable and the moo shu pork are like little burritos with mega-awesome plumb sauce. Lastly, the chicken fried rice is wonderful in its self."

3. Rinconsito Latino

Photo: Cecia P./Yelp

Latin American spot Rinconsito Latino is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 601 E. Brundage Lane, 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews. 

The menu features dishes like empanadas, chilaquiles, shrimp cocktails, tostadas, menudo, steak ranchero and more. 


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