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K-38 Baja Grill

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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5410 Oleander Dr, Midtown, Wilmington, NC 28403-5812
+1 910-395-6040
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to K-38 for lunch with a friend. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. There was a wide variety of choices on the menu. Would go back again!

Thank Sue K
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194 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to K-38 several times with my son, it was good with generous portions. I talked my wife into going to lunch at 38 instead of one of her favorites. Here is the review: Service: Very good from the wait staff Food: Nearly Un-Eatable. The Nacho's and Salsa were as I remembered very good I had the beef... More 

Thank Ronald H
K38BajaGrill, Owner at K-38 Baja Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ronald, We are very sorry you had this bad experience, especially after you had only enjoyed our food and service in the past. Since 1993, we have always strived to provide the best food and service that we can, each and every day to all guests. We can only continue to grow and improve by hearing from our guests,... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never been there. But heard how great from other people. Went there with another couple. Had a great time. Great fish tacos. Definitely going back.

Thank Chris P
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

After living overseas for a few years in a country that just does not have access to good Mexican food, it was great to have dinner at the K-38 Baja Grill. We had to wait about 30 minutes to be seated on a Wednesday night, so get there early, they do not take reservations. The menu is a great mix... More 

Thank Bytor56
Wilmington, North Carolina
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

the food is always good and always fresh; thought some of their items were a little pricey but the food was really good, so it was worth it to have fresh food.

Thank PerihanW
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Salsa is excellent. My wife loves taquitos and these had great flavor. I have had the fish tacos, which were excellent, and today chose a vegetarian burrito, also very good. This is probably the best Mexican place in Wilmington and is always busy. Be prepared to wait.

Thank drphilnc
Hubert, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Best fish tacos in town, period. However you want them they'll cook it up for you. The cantinarita's are killer--seriously, be careful! Can get a little pricey if you're drinking, but the drinks are always strong unlike a lot of places where you feel jipped on mixed drinks.

Thank kbandy09
Durham, North Carolina
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Cool place with good selection of food. The food was a bit expensive but the serving size was appropriate for what you pay. You will not leave hungry!

Thank Lisa B
Trabuco Canyon, California
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242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a friend and was not disappointed. Service was great, started with nice warm chips and salsa right after we were seated. I had the stetson rolls. Fantastic!!! Nice grilled chicken, avocado, cabbage with a sauce to dip it in. Add a side of refried beans and you have more then enough food.

Thank grpandnana
Wilmington, North Carolina
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The food was good, the restaurant was nice and quaint but there was not enough room as I was there with co-workers, the seating was difficult, otherwise the food was really good.

Thank PerihanW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5410 Oleander Dr, Midtown, Wilmington, NC 28403-5812
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-395-6040
Please visit our website to find out about our daily specials and other information at our sister restaurants, Las Olas Mexi-Q Grill, K38 Baja Grill (2 locations - Oleander Drive and Porters Neck/Market St), Tower 7 (Wrightsville Beach) and Cafe Del Mar (Wrightsville Beach)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?