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Bad Bean Baja Grill

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegan
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3105 N. Croatan Highway, Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-6962
252.261.1300
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Description: The Bad Bean Baja Grill serves cuisine inspired from Baja California...
The Bad Bean Baja Grill serves cuisine inspired from Baja California, Mexico, and Latin America. The Baja Grill is a full service family friendly restaurant utilizing local fresh ingredients from the sea and land. We have an excellent selection of craft beers and a great specialty drink list.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic tacos here!

I asked a local lifeguard what place in OBX had the best fish tacos around (since that's all I ate the entire week on vacation) and he told me to go here. Jokingly told the host at Bad Bean he was under a lot of pressure to deliver a good taco and without hesitating he said "I'm not worried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Edward M
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I asked a local lifeguard what place in OBX had the best fish tacos around (since that's all I ate the entire week on vacation) and he told me to go here. Jokingly told the host at Bad Bean he was under a lot of pressure to deliver a good taco and without hesitating he said "I'm not worried". The... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best fish tacos I have ever had. Get the mahi mahi, not the shrimp. Best pork belly tacos I have ever had as well. I am used to DC and california mexican and this outdid both. Incredible experience!!!!!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 stopped here on a Friday afternoon for lunch when we arrived in Kill Devil Hills. It's a small place, but wasn't busy when we visited. 2 of us had the fish tacos and 2 of us had the pork belly tacos. Both were very yummy! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We'd definitely recommend!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Killer tacos great place for drinks , you can go there and spend under $10 bucks, or $25 a plate depending on your mood and budget

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We drove past several Mexican restaurants to try Bad Bean Baja Grill and were not disappointed! My wife enjoyed some great tacos and I had the chicken, bacon, avocado wrap, that was simply one of the best meals I have had on the OBX! Go to Bad Bean, it will be worth it!

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OBX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Always a great lunch. Quick service, excellent food and very reasonable prices. Best spot on the beach to get a quick lunchtime meal. Chips and Queso are the best around. Be sure to try the Pork Belly Taco. They do it differently every day and none of them are bad. The brisket taco/burrito is also excellent - burritos are huge!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had the specialty margarita honeydew jalapeño which was tasty. Also started with the nachos with chicken which were outstanding! For the main entree I had the fish tacos which were quite good and my husband had the pork belly tacos which he also liked. Very good place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband got the shredder burrito which even has fries and cheese curds in it in addition to the skirt steak and other burrito standard ingredients. Every part was great but the sum is even better than the parts. If your hungry it's the best thing you can eat but was more food than I could handle. I got a... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Current fave is the bad bean salad. Old standby is meatball quesadillas. All good, great spot for casual dinner then get desert at moms sweet shop next door.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Cute place with friendly staff. We took dinner to go and it was very quick to get our food. We were happy to find vegan options for Mexican food. Tofu tacos and rice and bean tacos were good but not huge portions. Seems a little pricey for the quantity of food but the flavor was good. If we had dined... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3105 N. Croatan Highway, Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-6962
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 252.261.1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups

Description

The Bad Bean Baja Grill serves cuisine inspired from Baja California, Mexico, and Latin America. The Baja Grill is a full service family friendly restaurant utilizing local fresh ingredients from the sea and land. We have an excellent selection of craft beers and a great specialty drink list.

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