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Bad Bean Baja Grill

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Mexican, Latin, 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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  • 12
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  • 1
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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
Hidden gem!

Great find. It's tucked into a plaza so it isn't the easiest to see. We got the chips and medium salsa with guacamole and tacos! We ate everything. Was an awesome lunch. We tried pork, brisket, mahi, and tofu tacos and they were all awesome. The waitress was super down to earth. They have fruit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
LindsayCSC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great find. It's tucked into a plaza so it isn't the easiest to see. We got the chips and medium salsa with guacamole and tacos! We ate everything. Was an awesome lunch. We tried pork, brisket, mahi, and tofu tacos and they were all awesome. The waitress was super down to earth. They have fruit mojitos and craft beers on... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The best Mexican restaurant I have been to. The chips and dips were awesome if you enjoy real spice. I just order the medium spice and I could feel the flavor of the jalapeño. The burritos was so flavorful with the beef briskets and shredder chicken. It's not an authentic Mexican but the combination of the beef and pork marination... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've been going here since it opened in 2010. The chips and salsa are awesome- the "hot" salsa is smoky and spicy, and the pork belly tacos and shrimp tacos are amazing. It's definitely worth the trip.

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Baltimore, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

You would never chose this place by looking at it from the outside. But don't be fooled by outward appearances. This was one of the best Mexican restaurants I have been in. Large portions, fresh ingredients, authentic flavor.Family friendly. Nice cocktail / bar area. Eat there!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Unbelievable food! Whole, fresh ingredients sourced from local markets. Great flavors! Looks like a locals secret dining spot.

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Eureka, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Was hesitant that this was going to just be another Mexican restaurant, but the food was great. The frash made guacamole was some of the best I have ever had. We got a sampler platter with four dipping sauces for chips, all were excellent. Cheese, verde, mild, and guacamole. Even the salads were good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was a stop on our restaurant tour, and I was absolutely delighted. Great guacamole and fresh salsa, delicious queso. They also made a killer vanilla peach margarita! By far, the biggest surprise was the pork belly taco!! Be sure to ask for it...it's not listed on the menu! It was simply mind blowing! Everyone should taste this food...it is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great little establishment tucked in the corner of a strip mall along 158. The fresh guacamole and warm chips are a great way to relax and settle in before ordering your meal. The soft-shell crab sandwich was perfect and filling.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great place, great staff, and great bbq and mexican style food. Best margaritas in town. Discovered the place on a restaurant tour and returned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This restaurant was simply amazing. The atmosphere is casual and laid back. The food is not your typical tex-mex. This was a stop on a restaurant tour I was on and I'm so glad it was. We were served fresh guacamole, house made salsa and queso dip with chips, then a fantastic vanilla peach margarita, and a pork belly soft... More 

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Additional Information about Bad Bean Baja Grill

Address: 3105 N. Croatan Highway, Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-6962
Phone Number: 252.261.1300
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Vegan

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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, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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