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Baja Cantina & Grill

) #46 of 110 Restaurants in Carmel $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
+1 831-625-2252
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I'm from Texas. And I gave visited Mexico often. This place is in the middle. It's not Tex mex. but it's not authentic either. It's a tad over good. The food was super tasty. However our server was not super friendly. She said she...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great Mexican food! Fun atmosphere inside and we had very good service. Good variety on the menu and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal

Thank Go_Utes_32
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great place for late night eats near the Quail Lodge. The setting is a bit funky with a mix of movie posters and western grear. Race memorabilia and ranch finds! The food came out quickly and was tasty! Everyone loved their dishes....More

Thank Raz E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place, loads of motorsport memorabilia on walls, staff were fun and sassy! great evening cocktails were a blast, ask for a Ripper! got someone else to order my food which was a mistake as think I got set up, everyone else had a great...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After golfing at the Quail resort we stopped by for some snacks and to quench our thirst. We had a blast and the food and drink was reasonably priced and tasted great. I am hoping we can recreate the trip again soon. I will stop...More

Thank ttocsnodrog_2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go to Carmel often. One of our favorite restaurants is the Baja Cantina and Grill. We enjoy sitting on the patio. If it is cool, they have heaters to light. The food is very good as is the service. For the...More

Thank FosterMT
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I've been going to BC for a few years now. It's one of those places that is never your first choice. They have an attractive happy hour, their location is convenient if you live in Carmel Valley, and the place is decorated in such a...More

1  Thank misterb00
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Way over-priced and not very authentic. The herbed chicken tacos had a bitter and unpleasant taste -- perhaps Rosemary? Could eat them. Chips were thick and a bit stale and the salsa was only so-so. I guess people might go for the Margaritas and old...More

Thank MichaelScott2013
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great local spot with fantastic margaritas and music on the patio - food as you would expect 6/10. Worth the drive to sit on the patio.

Thank colin c
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I have read many reviews about this restaurant and cannot for the life of me figure out how the food rates as good as it does. It is about as average as you can get for a Mexican restaurant. So if there is anything negative...More

1  Thank stillwatercove
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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 County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2252
  • E-mail
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