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Baja Bean Co

1327 W MAIN ST, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 293-4507
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Ranked #184 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 12, 2014
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31 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were greeted and immediately shown to seats. The restaurant was clean. We had fajitas, chicken and steak. Sides were great, which included a nice fresh gucamole. The flour tortillas were grilled. The salsa was a freshly made and delicious. We will be going back.

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Bel Air, MD
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We eat here very visit to C-ville. Freshly made, unique dishes. Not your regular tacos, burritos, and fajitas. Warm and friendly staff, big portions, great value. 4 lunches for under $40? yes. You will not be disappointed.

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Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had the vegetable enchiladas combo, which was pretty good. The price ($6.50) is about average for standard Mexican food. The place wasn't awesome, but it wasn't horrible either--a pretty typical run-of-the-mill Tex-Mex eatery. I would eat there again for a quick, inexpensive, lunch.

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Newnan, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This was better than most. Had a nice variety on the menu. Great salsas - a variety to choose from. Seemed to be very popular with the locals. I had tacos and enchiladas. My husband had an enchilada dinner. Both were very good.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The title says it all. The food is really verging on inedible. But I have had fun having a few beers here, and while I've never been, karaoke is supposed to be fun. Just, please, don't eat.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Disclaimer: I love Mexican food, especially of the Text-Mex varieity. Baja Bean Co does not disappoint. This location on the Corner near UVA is a great choice if you're looking for quick and affordable Tex-Mex food. Lunch menu is great -- for just $6.45 you can choose from about a dozen entrees, with soft drink included. I had the Big... More

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Charlottesville, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good location on the Corner, where it's been for years, with decent decor. Service was quick, with good salsa and chips. Chicken tamales were also fairly good, but the side of rice was undercooked and dry, and I didn't feel up to touching the small blob of refried beans. A decent 'eat-and-forget' place - but not one I'd go out... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Average place, nothing special! We were a bit disappointed because we love mexican food and heard about this place in town. Cool energy inside but the food was kind of blah. We won't go back.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Being from California, I've tried 'em all. Baja Bean is hands-down, the best Mexican food in this area. The owner has developed an extensive menu with a nod to authenticity over the standard mexican fare. Delicious! Generous portions, a variety of salsas, and very agreeable prices. A "Must" if you like Mexican food.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Like many restaurants in this town, the cheapest food suppliers and amateur kitchen help combine to make a recurringly miserable meal. The fajitas platter was a disaster, 3/4 of the beef was gristle and the vegetables were overdone. Store-bought, 5 day-old cold tortillas topped it off, so -- never again.

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