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Baja Cantina & Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
+1 831-625-2252
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“quail” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun place we ate there twice during our stay. I ordered an Orange Cosmo that was delicious! Tacos, shredded beef and carnitas are fantastic as is their green tamales! YUMMM!

Thank Teri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been here in awhile. Use to visit during the Concours de Elegance, and Concorso Italiano. I remember the food being good. Not this time. I don’t know what happened, but we were served raw, doughy, inedible tortillas. I asked the waitress how the tortillas...More

1  Thank NcogNito1
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We loved the food so much we went twice in two days. The food is amazing and the restaurant itself is visually appealing. It gets really busy so either go earlier for dinner or make reservations.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice pleasant surprise. Good menu, great service and excellent food, good value for the dollar and really friendly people. Well located just off the highway, lots of free parking too!

Thank yachti
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We really enjoyed the food and scenery. Great view of the mountains in Carmel Valley. We ate on the patio which was also very enjoyable. We seem to visit this restaurant every time we travel to the Carmel area. Highly recommended.

Thank FosterMT
Reviewed 19 October 2017

While traveling to Carmel, we found ourselves in the mood for Mexican food. The Baja Cantina did not disappoint. We initially made a reservation but ended up sitting at the bar when 2 seats opened up before our table was ready. The bartender was prompt...More

Thank BostonFans
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was the best Mexican food ever. I had the street tacos and my hubs had the carnitas. They both had very tender meat and were absolutely delicious!

Thank Gretchen B
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and a very eclectic atmosphere. The patio has a good view of the mountains surrounding the valley.

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

So delighted we checked this place out. It was very busy with live music on the outside terrace but we were quickly seated inside. Walls completely covered in vintage style automobilia which was fun. Great atmosphere and everyone seemed to be having a good time....More

Thank Loanhead
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent fish tacos!!!! Enchilada Suiza is awesome too!!! Great recommendation from Devin at De Tierra tasting room!

Thank kbarze
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-2252
  • E-mail
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