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Bad Bean Baja Grill

$$ - $$$Latin, Mexican,
4146 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6075
+1 252-261-1300
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quesadilla” (13 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“cali burrito” (7 reviews)
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Latin, Mexican, Southwestern, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4146 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6075
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! We had to wait for a table but got to grab drinks at the bar while we waited. Our server Stan, who actually was only filling in for friends, was Great! He was funny and provide great service. Shout out to...More

Thank Brianna F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing guacamole, best margaritas on the beach, hands down. Burritos are fresh, chips and salsa are awesome, and the garlic fries are to die for!

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We were thrilled with our dinner! We love coming to the beach during the off season - but sometimes the restaurants are closed for the season. This GEM is not only open ...but it is delicious! We had the veggie burger and the Giant Cali...More

Thank Donnadonna01
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Bad Bean Baja Grill was about 5 minutes from Sea Scape Beach & Golf Villas where we were staying. Upon entering the restaurant, the atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Try the chips and dip. I'm skeptical about trying new foods, but the dip served with...More

Thank garnat235
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We arrived about 5pm on a Saturday evening, and were immediately directed to our seats. It was chilly inside, so we kept our sweatshirts on. Our drinks were brought immediately. I'm not sure if there was supposed to be chips and salsa, but we never...More

Thank Mom_of_3CrazyCABoys
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I had dinner there last night. We were a party of five. We had just driven in to town from about six hours away and met my mother there for dinner. We arrived about 6:30 PM to a wait of about fifteen...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

great service, super fresh ingredients, gotta try the queso!!! Kids menu and kid friendly. Full bar also

Thank madkat5562
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We eat here as much as our hectic summer schedules allow; when it slows down, we definitely stop in every few weeks. Friendly staff, great food, excellent Margarita/Mojito specials. Check out their daily specials as they usually contain seasonal variations and unique combinations. Very fresh...More

Thank b3cca21
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I tried this place on a weekday late in August, late enough in the afternoon to be between rushes. But the place was still full and lively. There were only two employees working in the front of the house. They were hustling to get food...More

Thank MikeBHR
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

On the Outer Banks bypass. Open all year. Good place for a week night family dinner, casual but clean and good food.

Thank TogoNZ
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Richard B
26 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mkpayne81 | Property representative |
We are currently closed for some maintenance, but plan on re opening Tuesday, January 30th
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4146 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-6075
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-1300
We are a chef driven menu utilizing ingredients and techniques from around Latin America. We also incorporate local ingredients and cuisine. Our entire staff strives to create an awesome overall dinning experience. Daily drink specials from the bar and creative creations from the chefs in our kitchen are sure to please. There is something for everyone to enjoy so bring the whole family. We also have great vegetarian and gluten free options.
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