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Baja Fish Tacos

Mexican, Seafood
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171 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3708
949-548-8487
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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
Really good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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Orange County, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went here due to the Yelp review and wasn't disappointed. You order your food and then they bring it out. The Fish Tacos were amazing!

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El Segundo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were a large group of 12 and they helped us put some tables together. Based on the empty plates...the group enjoyed the meal. I like the salsa bar - yum.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Since recently introduced to Baja, I have probably gone about 6 times in the last month. I crave it after the gym! Super fresh salsas with great flavor and some of the best chicken I've had from a spot like this. Always happy with my food and the service here, it's one of the few quick joints I actually enjoying... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have eaten here many times with no complaints. Delicious and fresh meals always. Can get quite busy not surprising. The line does go quite quickly though. Great prices and quality food. Will always go back.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have eaten here several times and the employees are excellent, very friendly and efficient. The food is great and the prices are so reasonable. We really enjoy splitting a meal and then getting another fish taco. Great place to go and enjoy an inexpensive, but good meal.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went twice while in the area on business. My only wish is that I could have taken this restaurant with me and relocated it near my home! The grilled fish tacos and the carne tacos were so delicious. And the rice and beans - the best I've ever had!!! Definitely recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To be honest, I didn't really expect the quality of the food at this small taco restaurant near the South Coast Plaza mall. From the outside, the restaurant is very non-descript, looking like any number of similarly themed (and named) establishments in the southwest. The "baja" part sounded strangely familiar, and even made me not want to visit. But I... More 

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Northeast USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was surprised how reasonable the prices were, plus the portions. I had the Baja Bowl with chicken, rice, and beans, and couldn't even finish them! I like the fixings bar, with pico de gallos and the salsas! Food was served fresh and was delicious. Sorry though, I have to knock off 1 star because they don't take Amex. It's... More 

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

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  • 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

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