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Baja Fish Tacos

171 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3708
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Ranked #33 of 419 restaurants in Costa Mesa
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2014
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

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
53 reviews 53 reviews
49 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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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Nothing fancy, just a great location near the pier and amazing fish tacos at a great price. For $8 you can get 2 tacos, rice, black beans, and vegetables with all the extras (salsa, onions, lime, etc.). If you like the beer selection is good and ice cold. We went back 2 days in a row as the food was... More

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newport beach
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

I probably eat lunch here a couple of times a week. My favorites are the chicken tacos, the unwrapped burrito bad name but a prefect salad with whatever protein you prefer, great salsa bar. The crew is fast, friendly and professional, they a few locations in the O.C. Love this place!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

White fish tacos.. doesn't taste fishy at all.. excellent "pico de gallo" and great pinto beans and rice on the side... don't know what they put in there, but it's just so good.

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