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Baja Cantina & Grill

) #46 of 109 Restaurants in Carmel €€ - €€€ Mexican, ,
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
+1 831-625-2252
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to BC for a few years now. It's one of those places that is never your first choice. They have an attractive happy hour, their location is convenient if you live in Carmel Valley, and the place is decorated in such a...More

1  Thank misterb00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Way over-priced and not very authentic. The herbed chicken tacos had a bitter and unpleasant taste -- perhaps Rosemary? Could eat them. Chips were thick and a bit stale and the salsa was only so-so. I guess people might go for the Margaritas and old...More

Thank MichaelScott2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local spot with fantastic margaritas and music on the patio - food as you would expect 6/10. Worth the drive to sit on the patio.

Thank colin c
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have read many reviews about this restaurant and cannot for the life of me figure out how the food rates as good as it does. It is about as average as you can get for a Mexican restaurant. So if there is anything negative...More

1  Thank stillwatercove
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Baja Cantina is in a sunny and hassle-free location. Well worth the drive into beautiful Carmel Valley for lunch. Food is fresh and well-prepared. The dining areas inside look pleasant. Eating outside on the deck was a pleasure.

Thank Lora P
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This Mexican was right across from our hotel (Quail Lodge) and so a good choice for our first night. It seemed like a place locals frequented. It had a fun, casual atmosphere, great service and excellent food. We sat outside on their sunny patio and...More

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Baja Cantina is situated in a funky building, barn-like, covered with vintage (copies?) advertisement signs. The menu is extensive. Guacamole was superb! I had Cabo San Lucas ($18), An enchilada with shrimp, spinach, cheese, beans, and rice...really devine! Fish tacos were also excellent. Marguerita...More

Thank NYBob6
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Everything here is good. Been eating here for years and never had a bad meal. Owner is very generous to hold charity events here. Fabulous patio!!!!!

Thank Jesalee
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We've been thinking about trying this restaurant for some time, as we often eat breakfast at the nearby Wagon Wheel. We finally had the opportunity to try it out. We like the decor inside. It's fun. We enjoyed our beverages (margarita for him, red wine...More

Thank TravelWithPets
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Baja Cantina & Grill is an iconic spot made famous during the car week when everyone gathers to checkout the parade of collectible cars not only parked, but parading through the parking lot. Hundreds if not close to a thousand people flock here all year...More

Thank Kathryn O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
    (Valley Greens Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey-Salinas Transit stops at Valley Hills Center.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2252
  • E-mail
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