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Baja Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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206 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3206
+1 757-437-2920
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 14:45
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit we go to the second floor bar. Great drinks and some of the best fish tacos!! The lobster tacos are to die for. My only downside, some drinks you can only pay cash for so before you visit run by the atm.

Thank Patrick D
Newport News, Virginia
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We tried Baja Cantina based on previous good reviews, but nearly backed out when we first opened the door to a pool table and smoke. However, when one of the pool players gave us a big grin and pointed us left toward the non-smoking room, we decided to stay. I'm glad we did! The food and service turned out to... More 

Thank SuzanneSays
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were told about this place by a local! We went thinking it was a restaurant, more of a pub life! But we pushed that baby stroller right in haha... and felt very welcomed! The food was hands down amazing!! The waitress was very nice and on top of everything we needed. This place is a must!!!

Thank Jessica L
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place was recommended to me by Rob from the Repeal Bourbon & Burgers place. Great recommendation. Food cooked out at the bar. Great to watch. Great food and very relaxing to be able to drink and smoke inside.

Thank Louis N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Place is rough. People playing pool at entrance were trailer park specials, not alternative or hipsters, just trashy. Service and music is quick and efficient . Wings are very good, crispy, not to sweet and sticky. Fish taco was flavorless, however have made hit sauce choices. Place is great for college kids or mid 20's. Very cheap.

Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great waitress an great service. Smokers an non smoking.. great prices and daily specials ... friendly ... music at night..food is good will go back again..

Thank Sherry G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Steak Tips was out of this world!!! Food excellent, service excellent. Prices were great! Its located down a side street. Be sure to go!

Thank regina b
North Mankato, Minnesota
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice bar with good Mexican food. The shrimp tacos and guacamole with chips were tasty. Service was a little slow.

Thank bradries
Bristow, Virginia, United States
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had poor luck through the weekend for service and food. After striking out again for dinner we tried Baja out late saturday night. Smoking in the main bar area almost sent us packing but there is another room, the Mai Bar. As noted service was very friendly and the food was great. Baja is rough around the edges but... More 

Thank Karl S
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a long weekend and we're trying to fit in all of the beach vacation activities. One of those is FIS tacos. After a long search, we decided on this place. I had been once before and enjoyed it. We all got fish tacos, either the house (fried Alaskan pollock I think) or the special (blackened... More 

Thank Bettina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:45
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:30 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-437-2920

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