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“Everything you want in a college joint.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baja Bean Co.

Baja Bean Co.
Ranked #18 of 120 Restaurants in Staunton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, American, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Everything you want in a college joint.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My favorite part is the food and of course that is the point isn't it. Staffed by a young hip crowd and has a funky and fun atmosphere. Some ecclectic music playing and the crowd ranges from family to the local college kids. Service is usually good but sometimes it get lost in the comotion on their busy nights. Food is fresh with a definate baja twist. I don't like everything on the menu but it is all done well and cooked well. Newly renovated from beat up well worn local place to cool local place. It should be on everyones rotation.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Tasty food. Good draft beer. Good service and quick seating on a busy night. Very attentive host kept an eye out for us.

Visited October 2012
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Thank clarkwork
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Virginia
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not Amazing, but great value.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were not terribly hungry but wanted a beer and a bite so we ducked in here. Fun atmosphere and the service was speedy. We ordered a plate of nachos to share and were underimpressed. Chips were a bit limp and the refried beans were cold and tasted "old," but my friends said they enjoyed them. The plate was overloaded with jalapenos which we had to pick off. Two of us love spicy food, but when we had finished removing the peppers, there were more a cup of them. My friend ordered a spinach quesadilla which was much better than the nachos. Beer was cold and the price was right.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank lauracvit
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Staunton, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It's ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Not bad tex mex food - my husband ordered the ginormous burrito (don't remember the name) and it was indeed huge. Biggest issue, we saw the waiter fill the basket of chips with his bare hands. Made the whole experience a bit tainted.

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Ohio, USA
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425 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
“Excellent southwest food and an outstanding selection of craft beers.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had one night in Staunton during a short road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. As it has been a cool and overcast day, I was looking for something with a little heat for dinner. After a quick search of the TA reviews and the local dining options listed in the hotel guide, I quickly zeroed in on Baja Bean Company. The clincher for me was that there were 14 craft beers on tap. There had to be a good pale ale or IPA in the mix.

I visited on a Saturday evening in early September, right about dinner time, so I was expecting a crowd, but surprisingly there was only a 15 minute wait, so not too bad. Once seated, the service was expedient and friendly. The menu was chocked full of great looking options, so I told my server was I had in mind (something with heat for dinner and a hoppy beer). The server recommended the Burro del Muerto, and that turned out to be genius suggestion. Great flavor with a good amount of heat; a perfect combination with the Uinta Hop Notch IPA. The bonus to this dish was the jalapeño bottle caps (deep-fried slices of jalapeno peppers…YUM!).

The setting was open and light, so very inviting. The downtown location provides the opportunity to look around the shops. There was also public parking lot just a couple blocks away, with free parking on weekends.

One thing is certain, the next time I am in Staunton, I will eat at the Baja Bean Company.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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