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Baja Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, American, Southwestern, Latin, Pub
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7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525 (Valley Greens Drive)
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Baja is over the top. I'm a regular and try to visit weekly! You won't leave disappointed. California-Mexican food with great drinks.

Thank Jason C
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a cool place! The decorum is loaded with car and racing memorabilia! A lovely, large patio area and inside dining. The bar looked fun as well. We sat inside and came unexpectedly on lobster night. Every Tuesday they fly in lobsters from Maine. My husband had a 2 pound grilled lobster and was ecstatic to eat it!... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and libations during a recent visit. The menu is quite varied and the decorations and props add to the experience. I'd strongly recommend this unique restaurant to anyone enjoyed Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.

Thank Ron C
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The Baja Cantina offers a great menu to choose from at reasonable prices. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The hostess accommodated a larger group than we had indicated when we made reservations. No hassle. The atmosphere was dessert for the eye. The dining area and exterior of the restaurant were filled to the brim with auto and motorcycle... More 

Thank rlsgman
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Met friends here after a visit to Laguna Seca raceway on a rainy spring day. Oozing with character this place thrilled us continually. Loved the ambiance, the decoration, the service, the roaring fire, the margaritas and the mexican food.

Thank TaupoRaerae
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

When you finally get tired of having to take a second mortgage out for overpriced food in "quaint" little restaurants with "such amazing" atmospheres in Carmel, drive a few miles into Carmel Valley and eat at the Baja Cantina. It is a casual atmosphere where you can get a "man" beer, good service and an excellent meal. They seem to... More 

Thank Tyler N
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a great place to have lunch out on the patio! We stopped here on our way to wine tasting in the Carmel Valley. It was perfect! We started out enjoying the basket of chips with salsa, and their chips were homemade and still very warm and delicious! We even made it to a second basket of chips, they... More 

Thank sunkitten60
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great combinations of dishes, and fun entertainment. Service was a little slow but acceptable.

Thank BlackRoseCher
Canton, GA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We drove out to this restaurant while touring Carmel, and were so glad we did! It's in a beautiful setting with a view of the hills, with attractive indoor and outdoor dining. The food was fantastic, some of the best Mexican we've ever had. Wish we had this restaurant close to home, we would go there all the time!

Thank JRusCanton
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Great mix of mexican and american food, good service and ambience. My kids enjoyed the food and they rarely like Mexican. Try the ribs.

Thank Clarence Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Mexican, Bar, American, Southwestern, Latin, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
    (Valley Greens Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey-Salinas Transit stops at Valley Hills Center.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-625-2252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?