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Baja Betty's

#256 of 3,811 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar
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1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
+1 619-269-8510
Sat 16:00 - 18:00
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with colleagues while on a work conference for the first time. Great selection of margaritas. Bartender this particular night had quite a heavy pour which was nice! The home made guacamole was fantastic made right at the table. The atmosphere was vibrant and the music was fantastic!

Thank taste05
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yeah I did get the $7.99 lunch special with a fried fish taco, Caesar salad, refried beans, and was supposed to include rice but some reason I wasn't given. It was all awful. Next time just margaritas and maybe the cheese dip. Not going to eat here again, I've been disappointed every time by the inedible food.

Thank SanFranciscoRoyalty
Asheville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome little Mexican place. Good drink specials. Buy one get one on Wednesday nights. Massive burritos which are amazing.

Thank BigJakeTheSnake
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing nachos!!!!! Awesome food and great staff! Great find and will definitely go back when in San Diego.

Thank Pamela M
los angeles ca
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I went there for dinner on the price food was excellent the customer service was excellent I had a C Asada burrito with sour cream and cheese which was out of this world and my friends also had different dishes that they said that the food was very tasty looking forward to going back in the future

Thank Camie41
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Not only excellent food, Not only excellent service, But AMAZING prices - how they can donut for these prices is unbelievable. I had chicken quesadilla AND fish tacos for $4 EACH - could not finish & ended up taking food home. Drinks awesome too. A group of us went here yesterday & it was the best Mexican food I have... More 

Thank Z6343VCjohnh
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We adjourned to Baja Betty's after a day-long board meeting, and we were not disappointed. Food was great (Mexican food in SD had better be good!) and the service was really excellent. Our group of 10 enjoyed a variety of appetizers and entrees, and cocktails/mocktails (virgin margarita, anyone?). There are a lot of places to choose from in this part... More 

Thank KDUB7
Dana Point, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

First time here, stopped in for lunch on our way to Balboa Park. Good lunch specials at a really affordable price. Saul was our server and he was the best!! Went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. Will definitely go back.

Thank konalynn
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We found this place by accident, a happy accident . Arrived during happy hour and took advantage of the appetizer and drink specials. We then turned our focus to main courses. Fish tacos...yes! Chicken enchiladas yes! Drinks were amazing, everyone was happy with their food. Service was fantastic. Server Chris was fantastic and funny, he should be hosting the Emmys.

Thank atomic r
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

So much fun, Always a great time with great service! You can walk of your good time afterwards at the farmer's market too!

1 Thank Michelle E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-269-8510

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?