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“Loved the vibe at this spot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baja Cantina & Grill

Baja Cantina & Grill
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
831-625-2252
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Ranked #55 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Valley Greens Drive
Transit: Monterey-Salinas Transit stops at Valley Hills Center.
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Loved the vibe at this spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had fabulous service, great food, and a wonderful time. The place was PACKED on a recent Thursday evening. We had reservations for 5 on the patio and sure enough our table was ready and waiting for us. A cover band played a great mix of music for not quite an hour - it was fun to watch people of all ages get up and dance. Sometimes a live band can destroy a dinner experience, but this was not the case - we enjoyed the music and still had plenty of time to talk and enjoy our food. The guacamole was delicious... I had some kind of bbq taco that was great. My mom had a wonderful salad. Someone ordered a burger... can't remember what the other meal was, but we covered a broad range of their menu and everyone left happy and full.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always a stop when we go to Carmel! Delicious and wonderful/fun! I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Rosemary chicken quesadilla is my favorite! So fun to sit outside under the heaters and enjoying a margarita! Perfect!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Come for the location, not the food or service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Ignored when I arrived, once food got there had to wait again for flat wear. Food was not that good, the service was slow.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marina, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome food, drink and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I can't wait to go back. The food is AMAZING, the atmosphere is great and it is not located in the middle of Carmel or The Barnyard. I love that it is away from the other businesses.

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Anthem, Arizona
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Sunny oasis in Carmel Valley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Had Sunday Brunch here and sat on the sunny deck/patio. Being vegetarian, we went with the sautéed vegetable serape in a whole wheat tortilla. The veggies were very fresh and numerous wrapped in cheese and tomato. Very tasty.

During our stay some live music started on the deck which added a nice ambiance to the place.

It's great to drive a short distance into the sun and away from the hordes of tourists in downtown restaurants. Would thoroughly recommend the Baja.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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