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Bad Bean Baja Grill

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Latin, Mexican, 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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great place for lunch

I have never dined here before so my husband and I decided to give it a try. Wow! We were both pleasantly surprised. Very clean place and our server was very friendly. And the food was awesome. Couldn't finish it so I have lunch tomorrow, I had the ancho braised beef brisket quesadillas and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
chupakilldevilhills
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kill devil hills
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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kill devil hills
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never dined here before so my husband and I decided to give it a try. Wow! We were both pleasantly surprised. Very clean place and our server was very friendly. And the food was awesome. Couldn't finish it so I have lunch tomorrow, I had the ancho braised beef brisket quesadillas and the flavor was impeccable. Can't wait... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Tucked away in a strip mall this place prepares sensational food. The whole family loves it. Dining in or taking out you cannot go wrong. Great flavor. Love all the tacos, especially the pork belly. A must stop if your in need of a break from seafood. The staff is very friendly.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

No, don't go here for what you might consider "authentic Mexican food". Do go here for a gastronomical delight based on upscale Spanish influences. The pork belly offerings were out of sight, and the stuffed avocados were to write home about. And the beer and wine lists were more than adequate for a small restaurant in the corner of a... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food was typical Ameri-Mexican. It was bland and too expensive. Not a destination that will get my attention.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Again always a great special on the menu. The brisket is to die for. We love that is a local ma and pa restaurant and the staff is so friendly.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had a late night dinner at Bad Bean and was thrilled! I was nervous as the season is almost over and that can sometimes mean a so-so meal. Not so here! The service was warm and friendly, and the food was off the charts. We wanted to try a sampling of tacos and while that isn't actually on the menu... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went here with friends for dinner one night and it was a great find! The food was delicious and relatively decently priced for the large portions. Many great options for vegetarians and vegans as well! We happened to go for an early dinner and as we were leaving the restaurant became very crowded so just be careful what time you... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My son and I are in vacation for a couple of days and decided to go here based on other positive reviews. The waitress was pleasant. My son ordered the mahi mahi tacos and I ordered the steak. When our meals were brought to us I immediately saw a bug crawling in my top of my steak. This was not... More 

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mkpayne81, Manager at Bad Bean Baja Grill, responded to this review

We are truly sorry for your recent experience. We take our cleanliness and sanitation very seriously, as reflected by our 99.5 score from the health department. When the dish was brought back to the kitchen, it was immediately clear to management and the chef that it was a fly that landed on the plate and became weighed down from the... More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Eric was awesome. Food came out very fast and was very good. Would recommend this to anyone who comes to the OBX.

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

SHREDDED BEEF BRISKET AND VEGGIE - BLACK BEANS & RICE ARE AMAZINGLY!!! The service was perfect we never have to wait for anything. Beer, water, Chips the server always make sure we were taken care of. Being local we have plenty of places to choose to eat but we go here every week. Lunch or dinner. The manager Erik always... 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: Latin, Mexican, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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