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Baja Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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206 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3206
+1 757-437-2920
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 14:45
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is one of the main reasons I come to the beach. My family and I go 2-3 times a year and Baha Cantina is always one of the first meals we eat. I have yet to find a bad menu item and highly recommend their steak tacos. There's nothing like spending a hot summer afternoon with a good... More 

Thank Gary B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the reviews before we came down and put it on our list. My sons 12 & 14 and I were here a night early and walked down and were a bit afraid to go in alone so opted to skip it and do something different. Looked a tad sketchy from the outside with windows blacked out. Next night when... More 

Thank Melissa M
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to a Mexican joint where chips and salsa weren't free. These were $5. Salsa is homemade but vary heavy onion. Chimichanga was not fried. My husband got fish quesadillas and they were good. Service was good.

Thank Beachfeets
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was driving around exploring during our visit to Virginia Beach and saw a sign on the side of a building advertising "$3 LOBSTER TACOS 6 PM". My companion and I both said "Lobster tacos? YES PLEASE!" We stopped and I ran in. Fair warning, it's a bar. A dark bar. You walk in the door and after your eyes adjust,... More 

Thank cpbaby
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

They have a pretty great atmosphere, and super nice staff, and cool decor! I loved their tacos! Will def be back!!!

Thank Lyndsey J
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit we go to the second floor bar. Great drinks and some of the best fish tacos!! The lobster tacos are to die for. My only downside, some drinks you can only pay cash for so before you visit run by the atm.

1 Thank Patrick D
Newport News, Virginia
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We tried Baja Cantina based on previous good reviews, but nearly backed out when we first opened the door to a pool table and smoke. However, when one of the pool players gave us a big grin and pointed us left toward the non-smoking room, we decided to stay. I'm glad we did! The food and service turned out to... More 

Thank SuzanneSays
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We were told about this place by a local! We went thinking it was a restaurant, more of a pub life! But we pushed that baby stroller right in haha... and felt very welcomed! The food was hands down amazing!! The waitress was very nice and on top of everything we needed. This place is a must!!!

Thank Jessica L
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place was recommended to me by Rob from the Repeal Bourbon & Burgers place. Great recommendation. Food cooked out at the bar. Great to watch. Great food and very relaxing to be able to drink and smoke inside.

Thank Louis N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Place is rough. People playing pool at entrance were trailer park specials, not alternative or hipsters, just trashy. Service and music is quick and efficient . Wings are very good, crispy, not to sweet and sticky. Fish taco was flavorless, however have made hit sauce choices. Place is great for college kids or mid 20's. Very cheap.

Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 14:45
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:30 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-437-2920

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