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Baja Betty's

#258 of 3,773 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
+1 619-269-8510
Sat 16:00 - 18:00
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only excellent food, Not only excellent service, But AMAZING prices - how they can donut for these prices is unbelievable. I had chicken quesadilla AND fish tacos for $4 EACH - could not finish & ended up taking food home. Drinks awesome too. A group of us went here yesterday & it was the best Mexican food I have... More 

Thank Z6343VCjohnh
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137 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We adjourned to Baja Betty's after a day-long board meeting, and we were not disappointed. Food was great (Mexican food in SD had better be good!) and the service was really excellent. Our group of 10 enjoyed a variety of appetizers and entrees, and cocktails/mocktails (virgin margarita, anyone?). There are a lot of places to choose from in this part... More 

Thank KDUB7
Dana Point, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

First time here, stopped in for lunch on our way to Balboa Park. Good lunch specials at a really affordable price. Saul was our server and he was the best!! Went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. Will definitely go back.

Thank konalynn
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We found this place by accident, a happy accident . Arrived during happy hour and took advantage of the appetizer and drink specials. We then turned our focus to main courses. Fish tacos...yes! Chicken enchiladas yes! Drinks were amazing, everyone was happy with their food. Service was fantastic. Server Chris was fantastic and funny, he should be hosting the Emmys.

Thank atomic r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So much fun, Always a great time with great service! You can walk of your good time afterwards at the farmer's market too!

Thank Michelle E
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect place - great food - and the most attentive staff - especially the guy on the desk.... So gay so much fun and got a table straight away... Thx guys

Thank peter4577
Flagstaff, Arizona
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was in San Diego over my birthday weekend and stopped here several times on my trip. This place has delicious food, amazing drinks, and a great atmosphere. Next time I'm in SD I'll definitely be stopping back by!

Thank BZornes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

In the heart of Hillcrest, this restaurant and bar is our favorite place in San Diego. The food is good, but the drinks are outstanding. Really. I mean it. The best in town! The ambience is fun and casual. The service outstanding. We get greeted with hugs and big welcomes any time we walk in. The happy hour appetizers are... More 

Thank Giovannaz2
Barry, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Cool place to dine and the staff are friendly. Lots and lots of food for a good price. Tasty margaritas too. I can see that this place could party till late

Thank Lauraworman
Anchorage, Alaska
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

The food here is awesome. Flavorful, nice portions, and great drinks. Even the street tacos are amazing.

Thank Alicia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-269-8510

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