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Baja Bean Company

Mexican, Bar, American, Southwestern
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1520 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4687
(804) 257-5445
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Don't let this place fool you. It looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is surprisingly good. The guacamole platter is excellent. There is also a nice big outdoor area.

1 Thank LizY121
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited Baja Bean today to watch the UCI races. Very cool spot to watch the action. Food was good, drinks specials were fantastic. Service was terrific until the patio really got full, then seemed like could have run a bit better. Owner was there working and was really terrific! He clearly seemed like the most experienced of the bartenders.

Thank Rebecca S
Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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120 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great location with outside seating. Lots and Lots of activity with good drinks, food and fun staff. From the nachos to the full meal deal a good experience.

Thank Walley M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Three of us walked in and waited at the hostess booth because the sign said to wait to be seated. After a few minutes, a guy walked up and asked us if we needed anything. Umm, yeah..how about a table, duh! He took us down a hallway past some really gross benches that needed to be reupholstered (and who needs... More 

1 Thank norfolkmermaid
Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have been to Baja a lot. Sat inside and out. It's a cheap but good bar with above average bar food that has a twist. Sort of mexican (nachos, YUM!). I wouldn't say one of the best restaurants in Richmond but if you're around or live in the area it's worth a visit. Beautiful outside deck (view of the... More 

Thank KKJBB3
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

The food is not that great and but the drinks are cheap, the staff is friendly but they are definitely in need of hiring a few more people. Great place for drinks outside on the patio.

Thank Cruellakh
Richmond, Virginia
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friend and I popped into Baja on a beautiful day to enjoy margaritas outside on the spacious patio. The total tab for two drinks was just $5.50 with tax! A basket of chips and bowl of salsa with our margaritas and life was good.

Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went there for a nice saturday afternoon lunch and beers: 1) sign said "wait at gate for patio seating", so we did and waited and waited. We just sat on our own and at that point, the staff stated to just ignore the sign; 2) overall a filthy restaurant with disgusting bathrooms; 3) no wait staff for us but other... More 

Thank Mike I
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The food was okay, nothing special. I'd rather go to a Mexican restaurant. The outdoor patio is a nice place to sit and drink though.

Thank Leona L
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is one of my must-stop places not only in the Fan, but in Richmond. The food is great, beer is cheap, love the atmosphere and outdoor seating. Bartenders are friendly and Jeff, the owner is often there to say hi. My cousin actually booked Baja for her wedding reception and fun was had by our entire family! We always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Bar, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4687
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 257-5445

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