Experience some of the finest food in Bakersfield by Executive Chef, Lino Gonzalez. Winner of numerous competitions and awards spanning multiple restaurants and cooking styles, our Chef's creativity, passion and commitment to excellence make Centro 18 one of the best restaurants in town.
Ceviche de Trio
Shrimp, Ahi Tuna, and Tilapia marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and onions. Garnished with avocado and a lime wedge.
Three large scallops, pan seared then finished in the oven with butter and Parmesan cheese. Served with flour tortilla chips.
Deep fried and served with roasted jalapenos, fresh limes, and Tapatio aioli.
Camarones a la Diabla
Five large shrimp sautéed with our spicy homemade hot sauce and sitting on top of toast points and avocado slices.
Tortilla chips and refried beans topped with Cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese and your choice of Chicken or Chile Verde. Garnished with pico de gallo, sour cream & guacamole. +2 for Pork Belly or New York Steak.
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Sliders
Topped with sautéed peppers, onions, and pico de gallo.
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Grilled mushrooms stuffed with bacon and cheese.
Blend of three cheeses (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Queso Fresco), topped with pork chorizo, sour cream, and pico de gallo. Served with warm flour tortillas.
Fresh avocados mixed with tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and lime juice served with tortilla chips.
Trio of cobbettes grilled and seasoned with Mexican spices and butter.
The McKenzie Seafood Bake
Pan seared scallops, halibut, and shrimp in a white wine cream saffron sauce baked with a Parmesan crust. Includes choice of one side.
Pepper seared Ahi served over an oriental marinated slaw, topped with Mandarin orange segments and cilantro.
Spicy Queso Fresco Pasta
Grilled chicken breast served on a bed of rainbow rotelle pasta with our spicy Queso Fresco house-made sauce. +4 for Shrimp.
Shrimp or Salmon Salad
Perfectly seasoned shrimp or salmon served on a bed of premium greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado slices, croutons, and cheese served with cilantro-lime vinaigrette.
Caldo de Rez
Traditional home-style Mexican beef stew with carrots, zucchinis, potatoes, corn on the cob, and chopped cabbage. A side of rice is included with your choice of flour or corn tortillas.
Savory premium greens, fresh ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese, crunchy croutons and a hard-boiled egg. +4 for Grilled Chicken, +7 for Filet Mignon.
Savory premium greens including avocado, cheese, croutons and cherry tomatoes.
Soup of the Day
Enjoy a cup or bowl of Chef Lino’s homemade soups. +4 for the Bowl.
Centro 18 style, buttered and grilled Ciabatta bread layered with sliced deli ham, seared pork belly, Swiss and muenster cheese, pickled jalapeños, mustard, mayo and pickles.
The classic Mexican sandwich with your choice of premium meat served in a toasted bolillo bun with refried beans and our unique red chile aioli spread. Pork comes with cilantro and onion. Chicken and Steak comes with lettuce, pico de
Single gourmet taco with your choice of premium meat served on two corn tortillas and drizzled with house made salsa. Seasoned chicken is topped with pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese and guacamole. New York steak or slow-braised pork belly is
1/2 pound burger cooked to order with all the traditional fixings. +3 for Fully Loaded.
Chopped chicken breast served in a large flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, pico de gallo, and house made salsa. Garnished with guacamole and sour cream. +1 for Chile Verde, +3 for New York Steak.
Chunks of tender pork simmered in light tomatillo, jalapeno and green chile sauce.
Cooked slowly in low heat to ensure melt-in-your mouth tenderness. Covered in our house made spicy bacon chipotle BBQ sauce.
Fresh Anaheim chile roasted and filled with melted Monterrey Jack cheese, battered in whipped eggs, and cooked golden brown. Topped with house made chile relleno sauce.
Enchiladas Rojas o Verdes
Shredded cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses wrapped inside warm corn tortillas with your choice of beef, chicken, or pork.
Chicken breast, bell pepper medley, tomatoes, and onions sautéed to perfection. Served with guacamole, rice, beans, and pico de gallo. +2 for New York Steak, and +7 for Shrimp.
Pollo al Horno
A 10-ounce chicken breast, seasoned and pan seared to a crisp, finished in the oven, and served in a pool of homemade chirmole salsa. Topped with guacamole and pico de gallo (20 minute cook time).
A 10-ounce chicken breast stuffed with a cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses. Pan seared to a crisp and then finished in the oven (20 minute cook time).
Slow braised beef short rib simmered in dried chiles and Mexican spices.
Churrasco Bone-In Rib Eye
16 oz. steak marinated and grilled to perfection using the centuries old Brazilian method of barbecue.
10 oz. pan seared, perfectly seasoned Angus filet. For a lean yet tender, melt-in-your-mouth experience.
New York Steak
14 oz. robust and well-marbled for those seeking traditional American flavor.
Arrachera con Chimichurri
Tender outside skirt steak garnished with Chimichurri, an incredible condiment popular throughout South America.
Lightly seasoned and seared, oven finished, with house made orange-glace.
Canadian dry scallops topped with bread crumbs and baked in a buttery sauce. Sprinkled with pico de gallo, fresh Parmesan, and served with our toasted flour tortilla points.
Rack of Lamb
Herb crusted rack of lamb served with a red wine demi-glace.
Succulent shrimp sautéed in your choice of homemade sauces: Ranchero, Mojo de Ajo, or ala Diabla.
Thick-cut, bone-in pork chop seasoned with traditional Puerto Rican spices, pan seared and oven finished to perfection (2o minute cook time).
Seasonal Sauteed Vegetables
Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Fries