Bakersfield's 3 top meat shops (that won't break the bank)

Bakersfield's 3 top meat shops (that won't break the bank)
Martin's Meats & Catering | Photo: Martin C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 25, 2019.

Looking to try the top meat shops around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable meat shops in Bakersfield, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Carniceria La Carreta

photo: maricel r./yelp

Topping the list is Carniceria La Carreta. Located at 3015 Calloway Drive, Suite 16, the meat shop, grocery store and Mexican spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly meat shop in Bakersfield, boasting 4.5 stars out of 137 reviews on Yelp. 

The meat shop offers a slew of meat baskets, including the Southwest, which comes with chicken, ham, chuck steak, beef sirloin tip, pork chops, pork shoulder steak, ground beef and chicken hindquarters.

2. Martin's Meats & Catering

photo: victoria g./yelp

Next up is downtown's Martin's Meats & Catering, situated at 801 21st St. With four stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp, the meat shop, which offers barbecue, sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.

Yelper Christine W., who reviewed Martin's Meats & Catering on Sept. 10, wrote, "I know good grilled meats, and Martin's does it exactly right. I've had their tri-tip, chicken, and pit beef at different times, both at their tent on Sundays and at their storefront downtown. It was delicious each time."

3. Carniceria Rancho Grande

Photo: danny z./Yelp

Carniceria Rancho Grande, located at 3480 Wible Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable meat shop four stars out of 21 reviews. 

The restaurant serves up carne asada, chorizo eggs and marinated chicken. There's also a butcher's counter on-site that offers cuts of pork and beef, as well as a selection of seafood. 

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