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“Price increase of $2 added to your bill...but nothing said or on the menu it was coming”
Review of Pyrenees Cafe

Pyrenees Cafe
Ranked #29 of 1 020 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Price range: US$6 - US$39
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Private Dining
Description: Pyrenees Cafe opened in 1901 is one of the oldest Basque Restaurants in Bakersfield, Ca. We Serve Family Style so that means setting down like you would at you Grandmothers house on Sunday. All of our Menu items are made from scratch and made to order. So please come in and don't be in a hurry, have a glass of wine, maybe 2 we're not judging . We also serve many other delicious non alcoholic beverages. Some of our many delicious menu items are Oso Bucco, Ox tail Stew, Lamb Stew, Amazing Rib Eye Steaks Clam Chowder, Halibut with capper sauce, Lamb Shank, and of course this is all with our set up. In addition to our hearty Entrees we offer a large selection of Burgers , Salads and Sandwiches. We are the only Basque Restaurant in Bakersfield that opens every day for Breakfast starting at 7:00 am and our kitchen remains open all day until the close of dinner
Reviewed 10 September 2021

Food and service was really good. Definitely a locals place...at 130pm the bar was still fairly full of diners enjoying lunch with friends. Dining room had another 15-20 people.

But to me it's a matter of integrity. Adding $2 to the bill just listed as "price increase" without the waitress or menu having indicated it was coming is a problem.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank BruceDing
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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

We had the garlic fried chicken. It was pretty good. Nothing amazing. Kind of flourish. Came with all sorts of sides. Fries, which were super delicious. Beans. They were okay. Cottage cheese, cabbage soup, that was really good, a salad, and bread with salsa. Lol. It was weird.

We also got fried zucchini which was amazing!!! By far the best zucchini we've had. (One of our favorite apps). And hubby got fried fish and onion rings, which he said was really good. We had SO much leftovers. Tried to find someone homeless, and couldn't find a soul. Hoping that's a good sign.

Our server was super nice, and on top of everything. Checked on us often. Casual atmosphere. Surprised it was pretty busy, for a Monday, in the middle of the day! Looks like it's a very popular spot.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021

Doesn't look like much from outside, but inside it's a bustling bar and happening restaurant. Food is quite good. Service was painfully slow.

Date of visit: June 2021
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1  Thank Waterloonie
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Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

This place is in an old part of town, but the proprietors are working very hard at serving delicious Basque food in a casual friendly atmosphere. The employees are friendly and helpful. Their salads are outstanding, and what is known as “the set-up” (traditional assortment of Basque side dishes) is also first rate. This place is a true slice of Americana!

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank mikesesq
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Reviewed 3 December 2020

Even during covid, the Pyrenees has been able to make a very pleasant atmosphere with their outdoor dining. Their patio area has been attractively arranged with plants and television, while still allowing for a nice air flow and social distancing.
Beyond that, the wait staff is very attentive, and the menu is extensive enough for anyone to find something to like. Whether you order fish, foul, beef or vegetarian, you will be well pleased with the quality, quantity and price.
A local favorite for years, it just continues to get better. Worth a stop.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Thank F9496XXjohnt
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