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Baja Cantina - Marina del Rey

4.2
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
"New Chef, New Food, New Specials, Same Baja!"

Baja Cantina is the original Oaxacan style restaurant in the Marina Del Rey/ Venice area. Baja opened in 1975 and has been a landmark for locals ever since. Owners Pat and Gina Phinny have created a unique establishment with an outstanding cuisine and one of a kind ambiance. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious meal or a relaxing cocktail on the patio, Baja is the place for you!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Daily Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Nightly Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Bar open until 2:00am
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Phone number
(310) 821-2252
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mauro Cuevas
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Catering
We can cater any party from a small house party to a huge corporate event. Check out our banquet and catering menu for items.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunborn
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Parking details
Baja is one of only a few restaurants in the area with our own private lot. We offer free parking in the afternoon and $4 valet in the evening.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipfoodforthought (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We believe our credit card got hacked there and used the next day in 2 states

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vipLisa (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

This place has been here for decades and I can see why: good, healthy Mexican food in a fun setting (next to the canal, with palm trees and other plants) with friendly servers. I had fish tacos which I loved and my friend had delicious tamales, always a special treat because they are so labor intensive! I will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Best chips and salsa I’ve had in a long time. Good atmosphere. Decent Mexican with all the favorites

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

The menu i reviewed on Open Table was NOT the menu available at the restaurant. The prices were much much steeper. The second issue was the fly problem outside, flies were everywhere, hundreds of them which got annoying quick. Quesadillas were too wet but tasted ok otherwise. Server could not be found when i needed a check and I had to ask a bus boy. With all the food options in this neighborhood i would run the other way, the margaritas were classic out of a jug flavor as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Fun place to drink on Cinco but food & service is subpar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Super Ambiente, Tisch im Freien, grosse Speisekarte, grosse Bier- und Tequila Auswahl, gute Weine und tolle Margaritas- was will man mehr

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vipRick (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Always love it. We love sitting outside and the service is typically excellent.

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vipCathyA (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Can't go wrong with this fun restaurant. My husband always orders the fajitas because they are consistantly good. My shrimp tacos were a winner as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

We were seated right away and had an excellent dinner. The chips and salsa were so good we almost didn't need to order a meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food. We were there for Saturday lunch / brunch. The selection is very broad. The Mexican dishes were fantastic - well seasoned, spiced just right. The salad was great.

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