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K-38 Baja Grill

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8211 Market St, Porters Neck, Wilmington, NC 28411-8890
+1 910-686-8211
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Stonington, Connecticut
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258 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four and stopped for a light dinner. We all ordered something different and shared appetizers, quesadillas, tacos and burritos. Service was excellent. The menu was varied and prices very reasonable.

1 Thank IP3806
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The only redeeming quality here is the food is actually good! Which is why i have gone back enough to know that the service is consistently bad. After our latest poor experience i feel inclined to finally post a review. We stopped in last Sunday for lunch. Our party of 6 arrived at 2:35 and were seated with menus including... More 

Thank Felecia P
K38BajaGrill, Owner at K-38 Baja Grill, responded to this review

Dear Felecia, We are so sorry you had this experience. We strive to provide great food and service to each and every guest and need to know when we fall short. We appreciate you letting us know so that we can get to the bottom of this with our management and staff. Please be so kind and send us your... More 

North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Called 5:30 p.m. to place take out order for 2. Put on hold 3:45 and I hung up and called back. Hold for another 1:30 before order was taken and it was so loud I had to repeat my order over and over. Husband went to pick it up at the bar and was ignored so long, because bartenders are... More 

1 Thank JACTMP
K38BajaGrill, Owner at K-38 Baja Grill, responded to this review

Dear JACTMP, We are so sorry you had all those issues with your take out order. Please email us your contact information: info@liveeatsurf.com so that we can get a little more detail to improve so that this doesn't happen again. We appreciate your business and will do our best to make it up to you and your husband. Sincerely, Cindy... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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486 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My wife and I have been to the K-38 Baja Grill many times over the past couple of years and have never had any problems or complaints with their food, service, and great atmosphere. The staff has always been helpful, friendly, pleasant, and very attentive.We usually sit at the bar when we visit and always enjoy the service their from... More 

Thank pparrothead
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Previously desirable restaurant but now leaves a lot to be desired. Nachos were soggy, queso was cold, and we dropped almost $100 bill for two entrees and an app. Flavor was good but I expect hot food for that price, epic failure. The waiter slammed our chips down, skipped out for a while after that and should take the next... More 

Thank analfoodster
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223 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Started out at the bar to wait for our table. The bartender was great especially since we only ordered soft drinks. But, the food was just awful. The food sat heavy in both our bellies. Of course the chips and salsa are good but the entrees left much to be desired. This was a similar experience to the last time... More 

Thank rpboz
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Ok, so I'm a food snob some of the time. And if it comes to Mexican fare, being from Texas and having lived the last 10 years in California I own my being a snob. So, after relocating to North Carolina I expected it would be a while before we found a good replacement for our old favorites. Not after... More 

Thank Ed A
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351 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Love this chain! Great food. Great ambiance. Exceptional service. Loved it since it was Kiva Grill. Just do it!

Thank EdRockster
Wilmington, North Carolina
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486 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I ate once again at the K-38 Baja Grill in Porters Neck. As usual it was packed but we were lucky enough to find a couple of seats at the bar. The bartenders were Kim and Amanda and as usual they were running ragged keeping up with another busy night, Both Kim and Amanda are great at... More 

1 Thank pparrothead
Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We found this gem close to our house when we moved to Wilmington last year. We must have been there 10 times since. All the food is good but we go for the nachos with beef. Enough for two to split!

Thank Leila A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8211 Market St, Porters Neck, Wilmington, NC 28411-8890
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-686-8211
Please visit our website for our daily specials and to find information about our sister restaurants, K38 Baja Grill (Oleander Drive), Las Olas Mexi-Q Grill, Tower 7 (Wrightsville Beach), Cafe Del Mar (Wrightsville Beach)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?