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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Laid back Mexican meal, excellent value and delish!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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116 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Newport Mesa
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had heard about this place For a while but never have it a chance until I went with my folks and my wife. Boy had we been missing out! Service is outstanding. Great staff! The food is amazing here! Burritos, nachos and the fish are so delicious. The rice and beans are magnificent. This place Is our go to... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I always get the fish tacos. Consistent quality every time I go. Their is always people in the place. I have never seen the place empty.

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Yummy fish tacos, Black beans and rice. 2nd time we have been there. Consistent quality and very clean environment. Great for families too.

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Hamburg, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Spent two weeks in Costa Mesa and ate here about five times. Really good fish tacos, beans, and various salsas. Everything is made fresh and it shows. Also good value for the money. Highly recommend this place!

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Top Contributor
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50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Delicious, FRESH, fast Mexican food. We had the fish bowl, the fish tacos, the cane guisasa tacos and chicken enchiladas. All were delicious. The plates come with rice and beans. It's refreshing to visit a Mexican restaurant that doesn't douse their plates with excessive quantities of cheese. Also, the salsa bar is great. There are even fresh whole jalepenos, onions... More 

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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

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