A place for all Racers at heart
If you love racing, and want to dine where all the great drives & teams have fueled up over the years after a long day at the track, you'll certainly enjoy the special collection of decorations , Pat and Gina Phinny ( owners) have instilled on the walls. Artifacts and photos of current and days gone by of motor racing and their new addition of motorcycles. If your in the Monterey / Carmel area or just coming from an event at Laguna Seca , there's no better place to finish the day and " Fuel Up " at the Baja Cantina in Carmel Valley. The food is excellent and the hospitality is the best.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stopped in with the kids for lunch when in Carmel for the weekend. A definite local favorite and huge menu. Kids were treated very well-service great and overall lots of fun. We will be back next time we are in for the weekend.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whenever we don't feel like cooking or are in the mood for some Mexican...we go here. Never had a bad meal or bad service. Don't forget to swing by COSTCO and pick up some gift cards ($100.00 worth for $70.00)
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican food. I had the chicken mango enchilada. They where great!!
Defiantly a must have again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Mexican around!!!!
Best Mexican around plus you are in the sunshine only 5 minutes from Carmel.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have always loved the Baja Cantina. Great food and ambience for a dinner with family or a date night. Service is always friendly and with a smile. They can get very busy, but the service is still excellent.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool place with tons of car memorabilia. Classic car show on Thursday and great band. Cozy fireplace and lively bar. Decent food. Make reservations- very busy!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there and we had a great time!
Although our first server was a little off... She only went to our table 2 times but we told them and the second server was more attentive... Other than that everything was great!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monterey Car Week
My kids and I visited the Baja Cantina for dinner during Monterey Car Week, good job we booked in advance. It was very busy, however, we got seated on time, food was great, ambience was energetic (loud). Great cars in the car park. Great place for car guys and gals.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and ambiance contributed greatly to our evening.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to dine outdoors
We had a lovely lunch outdoors at Baja Cantina. We shared the Santa Fe Chicken Salad a Chicken Enchilada with side salad. All were excellent. There is no where quite like Baja on a nice sunny day....very festive and lovely views! The Santa Fe Chicken salad is the best.....a great combo of flavors & nicely spiced dressing!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lobster was delicious. The service was great! & it should have been since we were the only ones there at that time. The only problem was the reservation thro Open Table said their first available table was at 8:30pm. When we got there the place was empty & the staff were cleaning up for the night. I think in the future, I'll call the restaurant directly because they apparently aren't on top of their Open Table listings.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Drive in" for a great meal
Off the beaten track, a few miles outside of Carmel on Carmel Valley Rd (keep driving even when you think you have gone too far), the Baja Cantina turned out to be a great Mexican restaurant. Our server was very attentive. Decor was a little over the top with an automotive theme. We ate inside due to the chill but there is a large area for outside dining. Menu offered traditional and alternative variations on Mexican food and has an extensive drink list. Dinnertime was already booked so we went early, before the crowd. Recommend.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is always good & always friendly. It was great to go for a late dinner after getting off the plane. Food was served hot.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican food
Food was yummy, service excellent. Great place to go for quality Mexican food
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nina's Special Day
We did the outdoor dining. The food was hot and delicious. Most of us had the fish tacos.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM