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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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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Good tacos and catered to vegan and vegetarian diet.

Read up on the place before hand and reviews were promising. As a vegan its always more difficult to find dining options and menus with suitable meals. They accommodated my requirements and I had some very good guacamole, followed by two delicious tacos (tofu and bean, without the dairy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
DanHobs
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Concord, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Read up on the place before hand and reviews were promising. As a vegan its always more difficult to find dining options and menus with suitable meals. They accommodated my requirements and I had some very good guacamole, followed by two delicious tacos (tofu and bean, without the dairy). Ordered it was hot and it was certainly spicy. Very friendly... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Bad bean has the best biggest burrito that you will ever have this side of the Mississippi! There pork beef or chicken are all amazing. Not to mention their guacamole and homemade salsa is some of the best around. If your looking for a place with top notch margarita there pineapple or watermelon are absolutely amazing! Best place to unwind... More 

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kill devil hills
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?