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Baja Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5129 (Sunborn)
+1 310-821-2252
11:30 - 01:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:30
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time going to this restaurant and well, lets just say it was not disappointing at all! The food was Great as well as the service!! I would defiantly recommend this place for some amazing Mexican food!!

Thank msimo331
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a lively sprawling restaurant on Washington Blvd. It serves all the traditional Mexican dishes along with a large selection of Margarita's. Good size portions, good flavours and reasonable price.

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the steak pineapple quesadilla it was fantastic! We sat on the patio and enjoyed visiting with friends. Great little place!

Thank Haylee H
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was good but not mind-blowing. Have a margarita with your food, they taste amaziing. Staff isn't too friendly, but not rude either. Except for the margaritas, which are great, it's pretty mediocre. Not bad at all, but there are probably better places. Oh, and go sit outside, it's... More 

Thank Jenny R
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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167 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with a couple of friends and we definitely enjoyed the drinks, the service and the food. We ordered different margaritas (regular, heat, watermelon) and when my friends did not like the heat (too much habanero) nor the watermelon (too sweet). So in the end we all got the regular at no additional cost. Thank you. Chips and salsa... More 

Thank Luca B
Boston, MA
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I inevitably end up at this restaurant whenever I go to LA because it's located directly next to my hotel and open late. About the best thing I can say about it is that's really convenient. Food and drinks are mediocre at best. There's much better Mexican food close by.

Thank Ellen-On-The-Beach
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After a long stroll through Venice beach and the canals we stopped here for food and drinks. Great atmosphere on one of the (multiple) patios. Food was delicious and quick. The nachos they serve when you arrive we're warm and exactly what you want from a great Mexican restaurant.

Thank Kary A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe got used to London service ... this is nothing in compare ! Food arrived separate with my friend more than 20 min! And service real xx ... ordered hamburger and bread was served without actually hamburger inside can you believe it?

Thank Francesco L
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great location close to the action and festivities of Venice Beach. Exciting local beautiful weather outside with great food & drinks on the menu. The interior such a Mexican Fiesta chips & salsa authentic home made & drinks so refreshing a can't miss fun in sun so festive. The Venice canals close beautiful homes & walking paths next door &... More 

Thank deller701
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today. Didn't really know much about Mexican food so thought we'd give it a whirl. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. Food was fresh and delicious - staff were friendly and attentive and the ambiance was great. We sat in the terrace area which was lovely - it did help that the sun was shining after the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5129
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-821-2252

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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