Right as she seated us (at 4:45), the hostess told us that our table had another reservation at 6:30. She wanted to make sure we would be done by then. It seemed odd and a little rude.
Always a fun please to get back to. Great atmosphere and vibe, locals not tourists.
Fun, great 'go-to' place. Always a good time, and always the best margaritas. Staff are friendly and helpful.
These guys always knock it out of the park! Great food, great service!
Food was really good. Both entree’s were seasonal and flavorful ! Good margarita menu! Nice old school vibe! Indoor fireplace is nice for a cocktail before seating! No outdoor seating or bands playing in the winter :( but the fire was going outside! It was pretty quiet for a New Year’s Eve!
great service and food.weather was great to sit outside
The first impression was pretty bad as the woman who I presumed to be the manager was on the phone and completely ignored us. She was about 12 inches always from us. Instead of saying sorry, I’ll be right with you, she just turned and yelled at someone else from across the restaurant to help us. At this point we almost left but glad we didn’t. The service got much better from there. The woman who showed us to our table was extremely sweet and server was great as well. The food and drinks were very good. Same lady that was was rude at the start was also rude as we left. Didn’t even acknowledge us and this time she wasn’t busy on the phone.
Lovely al fresco lunch on the patio on a warm winters day. Mains took a bit long to arrive but were worth the wait! Friendly service and nice vibe...mainly locals.
Love the food, love the service. I will go there again, and again!
We were staying at the Carmel Valley Ranch and wanted a casual nearby place for dinner. The food here was great, and we loved the atmosphere. The decor is super unique -- an amazing collection by a car enthusiast, everything in great condition and amazingly clean (ie not dusty, as many of these types of places with paraphernalia everwhere can easily get). I had a good margarita, and all the food was good. Big place, would definitely recommend.
Great restaurant find on our Western adventure. Food tasted fresh. My only complaint would be that the chips, which were very tasty, had salsa on some of them. It almost looked as if they were leftover from a prior table. However, everything else was delish. Would definitely be back...
Disappointed food was cold. Could not eat it. Waiter very helpful he tried to get another order out quickly. We should not have been charged for this
Seated fast , was very busy
Loved the atmosphere
Didn't have any drinks but the drinks looked amazing !! Soda was crisp & delicious
Decent priced $$
Got the chimi & not much meat in it & the shell was burnt ( should of had the tacos )
Was so excited & my choice lead to disappointment. Would return , but would get something else ....
Good band, good service, average food quality, lousy Cadillac margaritas.
Giant portions great food reasonable price
Everything we have had has been great
Great evening! Excellent food, drinks and service!
Met with local relatives while visiting Carmel Valley. They recommended the place. Great fun. Good value, good food, good drinks. Definitely will return.
waitress was not very friendly, been there several times worst waitress!!
I have been to Baja Cantina several times since we discovered it about a year ago. Service has always been outstanding, and this restaurant serves the best Mexican food in the area. The mixed green salad is tasty, too. The large deck for eating outside is wonderful, especially on sunny days.
Baja Cantina is a favorite of ours when visiting the area. The cars are great to look at, the live music is fun, and the food and margaritas don't disappoint. Their churrros are delicious too. Love the decor and ambiance.
My husband's a car guy, so we knew we needed to check out Baja Cantina. The atmosphere definitely lived up to the hype. He loved seeing all the memorabilia. We expected the food to be good and were pleasantly surprised to discover that it was actually great! We both had the fish of the day - snapper. He had it in tacos & I had it grilled with veggies & coconut rice. Both were outstanding! The margaritas were terrific, too.
The rude mananger told us we had spent 2 1/2 hours and we needed to leave because the next res was there. Period!
Well it was 2 hours not 2 1/2 .
WE WILL NEVER RETURN !!!
Always a fun dinner with car
Fun car decor, food good, service good. Let's see how many words do I have left before I can end this review? Another twenty two words are needed, now I need another how many more extra long words all spelled correctly, soon in black and white.
Great, creative Mexican food! Especially the Mole Enchiladas! Eclectic and comfortable restaurant/bar. One negative comment was that it was difficult to get servers attention for more drinks, more salsa and chips as there was a gaggle hangout just by the kitchen out of view.
We love the food here! Everything is so flavorful . Service can be slow depending on day you go . They have great chips and salsa . Something on the menu for the entire family !
Fun place, very energetic staff. Waitress was knowledgeable but unattentive at end. Apps and some of entrees were great and some ok.
Have been here many times and obviously, keep returning. Consistently delicious Mexican food with interesting twists and riffs on the usual offerings. Yummy quesadilla choices, delicious wraps, good entrees, lovely drinks and to top it all off, the service is excellent. Prices are reasonable for our area. Will go back with more family and friends for sure.
Great time! Highly recommend. Chimichangas and nachos were excellent. Service was some of the best I've seen. We got there at 8:07 and were served and finished eating by 8:30. Amazing. Atmosphere was fun and lively. Live band and great crowd. It was our first visit and we will definitely go again.
Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The service was poor as we were left standing for quite a while when entering the restaurant. Our server took quite a while to come over and then did not bring drinks in a timely manner. Would give them another chance.
Great as always! We went on a Laguna Seca race weekend, so we knew it would be busy. Even with the crowd, food and drinks came out quickly, and we all had a great time. It's one of our "go to" places when we visit Carmel or Carmel Valley!
Unbelieveably fresh food. Chimichanga was wonderful. Only negative was they forgot to bring out appetizer-guacamole. Apparently they were understaffed for the day. Otherwise a great lunch with a beautiful view.
Have been to Baja Cantina for dinner, lunch & happy hour - it has always been terrific. Today was equally excellent and was thrilled to try their breakfast menu for the first time. I will visit again!
Ok waitress a bit slow....
Great food, great service. You just need a bit more friendly of a hostess
Baja Cantina has a great menu with a lot of options to please everyone in the family. Service was fast and friendly and we enjoyed our meals very much!
Celebrating a friend's birthday. Drinks were refreshing, food amazing. Coconut shrimp appetizer, best we've had. Enchilada dinners and chili relleno first rate. High energy atmosphere in a beautiful setting. After dinner walk through Carmel Valley made it perfect.
We found this spot on yelp and trip advisor and it lived up to the reviews!!
Great food, as always, but service was poor. We had booked a reservation a day ahead of time for supper on mother's day, but they did not have a table for us in the dining room so we had to sit in the noisy bar area. The hostess acted like this was our fault and seemed generally put out at having to do anything except talk to her friends. Food order was wrong, although fixed quickly. They didn't bring us any silverware or napkins and we had to ask several times before someone remembered to bring them, all while our food was getting cold. Other requests were similarly forgotten. I'd consider going back for a weekday lunch since the food is so good, but probably not for any nicer occasion.
Best Mexican food in Carmel/Monterey. The best! We will be back. Good drinks as well. Awesome bloody mary.....
Excellent service. Food was terrific. They have a wonderful outdoor eating area as well as inside the restaurant. Nice fireplace outside.