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Baja Cantina & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, American
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7166 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9525 (Valley Greens Drive)
+1 831-625-2252
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great taste and salsa. The hostess could have done much better . We were there twice and never got a smile or welcome. Last year we were treated soo much better. Very disappointed until the food and servers took over . Then we remember why we came back. Service was very good. Food at the right temperature. Waiter keep on... More 

Thank David A
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The moment we walked in we were greater and seated by pleasant employees. We had a great waitress who has excellent customer service. The nacho plate was well done and my husbands shredded beef tacos were delicious! The chips and salsa were quite tasty and the bill was quite affordable for California and I would say it was comparable to... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Atlanta, GA
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge burritos. Excellent salsa. Great guac. Strong margaritas. Huge outdoor patio. If you love Mexican food, you will love this place. YUM.

Thank Justin H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by the waitress who served us at the wagon wheel where we had a marvelous breakfast. Happy hour was lively and the menu delish with great prices. The margarita was (meh). We did enjoy the food and atmosphere. The prices were decent. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank cheryl w
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cantina is across the street from the hotel and full of life and atmosphere, the food is really good Mexican. They have an outside area with live music in the evenings

Thank landrovernv
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two adults and one 8 year old really enjoyed great Mexican lunches. Great presentations and flavours. Good service and if you didn't enjoy this type of food before you will love it after you've been here! Petrol heads or Clarkson fans will love the engines, vintage bikes and photos. Prices were OK too.

Thank highrollerreefing
Carmel Valley, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our favorites are the fajitas (1/2 chicken, 1/2 beef),and coconut prawns. Other excellent dishes, chili rejenos and enchiladas. Draft beer and margaritas are always good. For our taste Baja Cantina has the best Mexican food in the area, with always good service. We live in Carmel Valley, and it's one of our favorites.

Thank jimandjoan56
Encinitas, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family and I met with a friend and her daughter for dinner. The patio was very cute and the atmosphere was great. Ordered fish tacos and they definitely didnt skimp on the fish. it was yummy. the kis meals came in cute paper cars. :)

Thank mheinen2016
Becker, Minnesota
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The atmosphere was interesting with the gas station theme. We sat by the fireplace outside and the wait staff was friendly enough to let us move our table close to the fire since it was a cold night. the food was average to good, but my husband's chicken dish came with two shrimp inside. It could've been disastrous for one... More 

Thank Eileen P
La Quinta, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Poor service/snarly servers, servers did not cooperate with each other and ignored all but their table, poor/cold/short food order, took to long, food was cold and missing items, chased indoors by birds making a mess on the patio and poor hostess customer skill set, left without eating our meal and hostess did not offer to comp nor reduce bill due... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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

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