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Baja Fish Tacos

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171 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3708
949-548-8487
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Addictive!

I think I may be addicted to this place! Although I love the fish tacos, my real love is their green sauce cheese enchilada! The salsa bar offers three spicy and delicious options, and I always get all three. Their shrimp tacos are amazing too. The nachos are a special treat! We typically get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Newport Beach, CA
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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91 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I love fish tacos and my first one I ever ate was in Kauai at a Mango Festival. I remember the line was insanely long but the tacos were to die for. Maybe they just tasted better because I was in Hawaii, but I never forget how good they were. Keeping that as a comparison, I wasn't overly impressed,with the... More 

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reno
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Typical of a chain. Music is too loud. Fish tacos are good. Order at the counter and they will bring your meal to you. A salsa bar with lots of toppings to add to your meal.

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Newport Beach, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I think I may be addicted to this place! Although I love the fish tacos, my real love is their green sauce cheese enchilada! The salsa bar offers three spicy and delicious options, and I always get all three. Their shrimp tacos are amazing too. The nachos are a special treat! We typically get take out from Baja Fish Tacos... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We ate here twice on our 3 day trip, it was delicious!! Great customer service and the best tacos I have had in awhile! Will surely be back!

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Thank Hollyh68
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The blackened fish tacos are pretty great. Could use some mango salsa. The carne asada burrito hits the spot. Really, there wasn't anything bad about the food. I wish there was a kids menu. ;)

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Thank Nicholas D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

On a recent business trip to the area I was in search of Mexican food. The chips, guacamole and pico de gallo are reason enough to come here. I also ordered the carne asada and chicken enchiladas, which were flavorful, cheesey and not too spicy. The rice and beans served on the side, were also fantastic. Don't be turned off... More 

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Thank Jenna D
Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We are locals and have been stopping by a couple of times lately. The food is pretty good. The location is in a strip mall...a former Baja Fresh location, and there is both indoor and outside seating. The place seems to be pretty busy which is normally a sign of good food....!!! We have ordered the Blackened Fish Burrito several... More 

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Thank ebrynnie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My family and I stopped in on our latest beach trip to try this place out on a recommendation from a friend, and we were pleasantly surprised!! The fish tacos were some of the best I've ever tasted, and I'm not a huge fish person. All the plates we tried were great, the rice and beans were delicious! The staff... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Went there in a whim, for a fast fish taco. Had great service and awesome food. Tried three tacos, shrimp, grilled fish's. They were all really good! The salsas and condiments bar is clean, fresh and tasty. We have tried about 6 fish taco joints in the Newport area and this is now one of our favorites. Forget the glitz,... More 

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Thank Tony A
Orange County, CA
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love this place. Fresh ingredients, the Ensenada style fish tacos are fantastic! I even crave their seasoned rice and black beans. I have a house in Ensenada and live off of fish tacos down there. This place is my little mexico trip without the drive (and probably healthier too). Great place for a quick bite that isn't dripping in grease.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: 949-548-8487

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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