Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel

4.1
155 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 155 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and personalized service

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NickC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Bad inside atmosphere, very dark, food was ok and service was good, just felt like a cheap hotel. (came just to for Brunch)

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vipJocelynnW
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had the omelettes and coffee and a Bloody Mary - the service was excellent and the outside dining was awesome! The food was good and satisfying 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The entire experience was extremely underwhelming. The food was expensive and looked better than it tasted. There’s no view of the water. It’s definitely a family restaurant in a hotel. If you’re under 45 and don’t have children I would not recommend.

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really great friendly service staff all around

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MonicaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fantastic time celebrating me and my twin birthday # 60

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JonB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They didn’t have items on the menu stating they didn’t have the right equipment to cook a steak???
Pricey for quality

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was sub par. Service was incredibly rushed even tho there were no guests around. Entree selections for dinner, not brunch. Also sub par.

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vipbonvivant1
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined early at this very old establishment. The evening was lovely and we sat on the patio planted with lots of color and a tropical feel. Our server was Kona who my BF had running back and forth for tastes of wine before he was ready to order a bottle (sorry Kona).
The menu is quite limited but our two choices were winners. We were both super happy with our dinners which were creative and well prepared. BF had shrimp in a pasta dish with FRESH peas that they shell there. I found that to be amazing! My salmon came with a quinoa cake which was dense and almost meaty like, lots of flavor. The menu had not mentioned white asparagus on the dish but that was another accompaniment with the perfectly cooked salmon I ordered. It was another rare treat and the spears were so good.
This place could probably rest on its laurels since I think it’s been there for about 60 years and I’m sure caters to tourists, like us. But we were super happy and would have gone back again except that it was the last night of our stay in San Diego. Definitely recommend.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on May 4, 2021

We are over the moon reading your detailed, thoughtful review! We appericate your kind recommendation and love hearing how impressed you were with the California coastal cuisine! Thank you again for being our guest; we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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JoeS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was great. Food was delicious but small portions for the price.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for joining us and we appericate your feedback, Joe. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

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Bailey
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My friend & I went for Restaurant Week & had a lovely time. Delicious food & attentive service. Will definitely come again.

Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for joining us, Bailey! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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jacob
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

At opening they were out of wings. The special was not allowed in the bar area although some people were able to get it. They charged the higher price for the special. The employees were great. All in all it was worth the money. They have a great happy hour and I never felt rushed.

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TerryY
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a great time. We got there early and sat ourselves at a good table by the fireplace. The ambience and food was really good.

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DayleE
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and wine paring was delicious. We went for restaurant week. I would go back for sure.

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vipLisa
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live guitar music, the ambiance, and the wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Will come back again ! We were very impressed & enjoyed just about everything!👍

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vipTravelMafia
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was stand out. It was really cold and I forgot a jacket and they went out of their way to make me comfortable. The food was really good too! I had the sea bass. They made low fat taste great!

TM
vipTravelMafia
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors and I think we will be back. Everyone was very nice and responsive. We only had one issue and that was the coffee machine did not work, but the food and service was so great we can easily overlook it. I’m sure thy would have fixed it for us too, but we decided just to wait until breakfast.

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Furlyman
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jazmin was a wonderful waitress! Thank you for making our first night on vacation welcoming and relaxing 😊

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JacquieH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our family went for Easter brunch, and was very disappointed in the food. Not much taste and our table was outside the awning so very windy! The umbrella shades didn’t cover the table. It felt great to go out for brunch but we won’t be going back until Easter brunch is back inside.

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vipfoodie
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service was better. Kona ensured we wanted for nothing and was very friendly and helpful. She ensured we had a memorable Easter Brunch experience. The carnitas hash was to die for. I hope it becomes a regular menu item. The sea bass was also out of this world. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We don’t recommend this place

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Monicap
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The good- they had a live singer there and they were very good and the patio seating was beautiful and the location was wonderful. The food was hit or miss. There was some really good food and some very subpar items too. It was very over priced for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Host makes customers sanitize hands before seating.

Limited menu ... very clean and excellent service.
Tables and chairs are thoroughly sanitized between customers. Heat lamps on patio.

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JenC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! It was wonderful to revisit the place where we had gotten married 21 years ago.

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ReginaA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice patio seating

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner and a perfect evening. Our food was delicious.

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TheJacksons
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAVE COME ON VALENTINES DAY FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS AND WE ALWAYS HAVE GREAT TIME AND LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE...

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VinceS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Friendly safe staff and well thought wine pairings with unique flavors. Highly recommend

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HeatherD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The sea bass was excellent. The filet was not very good. Beautiful table in front of the fireplace

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NhuhangR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent, they always ask if they can help you with any else. The food was so good especially the creme brûlée to die for.

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AnaV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ,I really recommend it and it’s a nice place

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vipLizzieH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the best seat in the house right in front of the fireplace then we had to move from the rain. Our waitress was so nice and accommodating.

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vipDebG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Bahia Resort and ate at Cafe Bahia a couple of times. Each time was delicious! Surprising for a hotel restaurant. The ambiance is lovely. It’s open air but they provide large heaters to make it more comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. They were great for my girlfriend’s birthday. Our Waitress gave great food advice. Planing on making another reservation before we leave!

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KatD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Cafe Bahia. Staff was attentive, friendly, and accomodating. Our waitress Jazmin especially! We celebrated my son's birthday and she made him feel appreciated on his special day. Thank you Cafe Bahia and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner fir my wife , everything was perfect

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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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Tasweigendevil
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast and fast friendly service.

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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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Cafe Bahia - Bahia Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 155 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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