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Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel

4.5
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116 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Located on a picturesque peninsula on Mission Bay, Café Bahia is the signature Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Its contemporary dining room, dotted with dark wood tables and scenic paintings, sits adjacent to a serene outdoor dining patio featuring towering palm trees, a three-tier fountain, textured white walls, wooden beams overhead, and cozy fire pits.

Café Bahia caters to a variety of tastes through American and international cuisine. With a dedication to fresh and seasonal ingredients, menu highlights at Café Bahia include the Sunrise Breakfast Buffet, lunch offerings that span beyond borders with items like Apple Cider Braised Pork Tacos, and thoughtful dinner entrées including Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon and Pan-Seared Scallops.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

This Thanksgiving, celebrate the start of the holiday season at Café Bahia. We are offering a delicious three-course prix fixe menu at $49 per adult and $28 per child under 12. Our regular menu will not be available. We look forward to spending the holiday with you!

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KKMD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all the way around. Our server, Betty, was fantastic. Food was delicious and great value. Flat bread pizza was delicious with crisp, thin crust. Salmon in broth was well-seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding dinner. Everyone was so very helpful.

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PriscillaT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great Experience! Food was delicious and service was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Food was horrible tasted like frozen breakfast food but the service was nice

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vipJamieR
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love this little restaurant. We just wish it was on the other side of the hotel so we could dine while looking out at the boats and Mission Bay. Any chance that will ever happen? Pretty good distancing, but could be better. Our waitress was a delight. Really kind and pleasant and professional.

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PriscillaT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cleanliness and service was awesome! We had dinner and breakfast both were delicious!

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JeffV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kona was our server. She was very efficient and friendly. The hostess also checked on us a couple of times. All three of us were full when we left. One of us took food home because she had so much. Kona treated the Birthday Girl with a free dessert. The weather was perfect for the patio. There were a couple of kids nearby who were somewhat noisy, but they didn't bother us. It was my first time at Cafe Bahia and I had an enjoyable time.
My ONLY disappointment was that we were not allowed to park in the resort parking lot by security. We were forced to try to find a spot in the VERY full park next door.

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LouieM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Food wad great service excellent. Our wedding venue, best in San Diego!💕

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KarinaG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and polite staff, high quality service and delicious breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Bahia Cafe many times and we are never disappointed. The food is delicious and the service awesome. Special shout out to Rachael and Melanie H. for their wonderful care. They are both personable and made our latest experience even more special. We nightly recommend.

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MeganJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food and service was great! Ambiance was a plus too!

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and price wasn’t bad. Kids loved their food as well and made reservations and got right in.

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BradleyA
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress. Jea0n was very polite...Good food.

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TammyE
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We always love to eat at the Bahia. The food is delicious And healthy,, and the atmosphere is lovely. So relaxing and fun. We were there just before lunch, so we had to wait at our table to get served. It seemed like a longer time than was necessary, but overall everything was great!

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DeannaA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was the absolute best! It was my husband's birthday and they made it extra special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I would not give this establishment a good rating overall and would not return back here because my mother is handicapped and cannot walk far and when we drove up there was no valet and no parking and we were told by the guard at the front that we were not even allowed to park in the lot if this restaurant!!!! Then when we finally arrived I had a reservation and they couldn’t find me at first because I told them we were here for brunch. She said we don’t serve brunch. I then told her but I made a reservation and then she found my name. I asked her why she said they font have brunch and she said because brunch is champagne and all u can eat buffet which they font have. I responded that I was just referring to the time of day we were eating which was 10:30am and she seated us. Also I thought we would have a view being that they overlook the bay but the only view was the parking lot. The food was just average and nothing that I would return for. Sorry but with all that is going on in our society lately I booked this to have a relaxing time with my mother and it turned out to be another stressful situation.

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vipLuv2dine
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed both breakfast and dinner there and it was wonderful. The shrimp with tagliatelle pasta was my all time favorite. The shrimp were cooked perfectly and the sauce was scrumptious.
I'd go there for dinner anytime. Make a reservation, seating is limited but the service , food and wine list is exquisite.

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DONNAP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the food but need more selections. The service was excellent.

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ANNAC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great we were seated upon arrival w reservation. The waitress took long to tend to us after being seated but understand they were busy. Overall great service

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipmilholland1
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Normally this is a great place to eat, not this time.
I ordered my favorite drink, a Maitia. The drink they gave me was not what I ordered. When I asked for the correct one, they still brought me the wrong drink.
We of course sat outside due to the current situation, but was soon bothered by flies. I never had any problems with flies before.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 26, 2020

We aim to offer all of our guests an unforgettable experience, and it’s disappointing to hear that we missed the mark during your most recent visit. We have shared your feedback with our leadership team and hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

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EsmeraldaT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good Great service very clean and safe awsome service

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for joining us and sharing your kind words! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great! The ambiance was fantastic! Really felt like we were far far away from the daily grind with this pandemic.

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MariaN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for dinner. We had pizza, wing, fish and chips and steak and some mixed drinks. Everything was delicious. Customer Service was awesome and they have reasonable prices. Very nice setting. My husband and I loved it.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review of the Cafe Bahia! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the your meals and our staff provided excellent service! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had booked cafe Bahia to have lunch for my friends Birthday. I had booked my reservation for 2:00 pm for 4 people and then called 2 days later to add a fifth person. I spoke to a worker there and they said they could add the fifth person no problem and they asked for the reservation info. The day of the reservation I called to confirm my reservation and to try to see if I was able to come in earlier. When I spoke to this person they informed me that actually they close at 2:00pm. I was confused as to why they would accept a 2:00pm reservation and even when I spoke to another person previously to add a person why they did not inform me of this. At this point we all had to rush to the reservation. My partner and I arrived at 1:00 pm. We explained to the hostess our situation and she did not apologize instead told us we couldn’t be seated until the whole party arrived. Eventually at 1:40 ish the hostess decided that we could actually sit down. We were still waiting on the rest of the party to arrive since we were told last minute that the reservation closed at 2:00pm. Our fifth guest did not make it on time and had to miss out. When we finally were seated and ordered, we had ordered an appetizer which we never received. Luckily it wasn’t added onto the bill. I had also mentioned that this was a birthday and had requested a dessert at the end which was not done. I had really high hopes for this restaurant but was disappointed by the reservation and service. Not sure why they would have reservations at or after 2:00pm if they close at that time.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark here. We would like the opportunity to connect and have sent you a private message. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back.

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kims
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The service was a little spotty but the food was pretty good. The fish and chips were the highlight. The poke was pretty good, and the Caesar salad was really fresh. The prices were what you’d expect from a hotel restaurant. It’s too bad they didn’t place the restaurant and bar on the water (like their sister resort The Catamaran).

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us and sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the delicious cuisine - the ahi poke is a house favorite! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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MarkJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Morning after wedding breakfast.

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DEBBIEV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals were delicious and had a beautiful presentation. Everything was so fresh and well prepared. I would go back just to eat there whether I stayed at the resort or not!

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thank you for joining us at the Bahia Resort Hotel's signature restaurant Cafe Bahia, Debbie! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and appreciate your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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MICHELLEM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service i have recieved.. our waitress was the best. The outdoor sitting was incredible.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 7, 2020

It brings us great joy knowing that you were in such great hands with our staff! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service are top notch!

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thanks for joining us and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Ashley
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Our waitress and the manager went above and beyond to make sure our experience went well above expectations. Will definitely be returning!

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Cafe Bahia, Ashely. We are delighted to hear that our staff made such an exemplary effort to ensure you left with positive memories! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service and look forward to you joining us again soon!

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vipPanterafb
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a pleasant lunch on our anniversary. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We shared the tblt and beet salad, both were tasty.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on July 16, 2020

Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion! We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable dining experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipJoyC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our first time here very nice outdoor patio with lots of greenery surrounding. Drinks were good and Shrimp Appetizer was amazing. Dinners were good as well...we will be back again.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on July 16, 2020

Thank you for joining us for the first time, Joy! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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LeslieM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Limited menu but all food we had was very good. Nice outdoor seating but no water view. Server was nice, but slow due to a large table being seated close to our seating and him being busy with them and not able to get o us until we had been seated for 15 minutes.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our outdoor patio and our staff provided friendly service. We appericate your feedback and have shared it with management. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cafe and the service is excellent!

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on August 26, 2020

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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LaurieR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating on the patio and the heater was wonderful.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on July 2, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Laurie! We are happy to hear that you had a memorable dining experience on our outdoor terrace. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The host was not wearing his mask improperly. He had it under his nose. This was a disappointment has there is a serious pandemic and masks are important to protect our community. Other than that, everything was very good. Not sure if I will go back until after the pandemic is over because of the mask issue ..

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Each and every staff member has gone through rigorous training and we are surprised to hear this. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and have shared it with management. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Melanie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was decent but they don’t accommodate to vegetarians which is thumbs down. It’s 2020 there should be more flexibility with food.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on June 30, 2020

Thank you for joining us, Melanie. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience including accommodating special requests within reason. We regret that this was not your impression and offer our apologies. We have shared your feedback with management and hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back again.

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ToreyG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with everything! - the service was exemplary, our food was delicious and the ambiance was fantastic. Extra extra points for how they handled precautions with COVID-19. I was so pleased to see a restaurant doing everything in their power to keep their patrons safe. We will return!

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us, Torey! We love hearing how impressed you were with everything! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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HeatherR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice quiet patio. Social distancing was in place.

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Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.bahiahotel.com/products/gift-card-resort?_ga=2.228875679.2075474231.1584549985-1101565813.1570574393.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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