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Baja Cantina, The Woodlands, TX

Baja Cantina

3.4
3.4
106 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Our carefully and lovingly crafted food and specialty drinks reflect a blend of Mexican, Latin, and Californian cultures. We ground on traditional Mexican dishes and flavors like carnitas and cotija cheese and add a twist of Southern California fusion which places an emphasis on fresh ingredients, seafood, and a Mediterranean flare.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 11:15 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (832) 432-2252

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Crowell

  • Catering

    We are working on our catering menu and options. In the meantime, please contact us at 832-432-BAJA or info@eatbaja.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to accommodate private events - simply contact us at 832-432-BAJA or info@eatbaja.com.

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for Brunch

  • Houston

    Outdoor Dining

  • The Woodlands

    Great for Brunch

  • The Woodlands

    Hot Spot

  • The Woodlands

    Great for Lunch

  • The Woodlands

    Neighborhood Gem

  • The Woodlands

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. h

    healthyeater

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue before Jimmy Buffet. Manager was working his tail off to keep all the parrot heads happy. Intersecting yummy foods!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The worst experience I’ve ever had. The service was horrible waited over an hour for drinks and didn’t get them until we got up and went to the bartender ourselves. Restaurant wasn’t even full. Just very poor experience from the beginning untrained staff nobody knew what they were doing. I’ll never be back. The price you pay for that food the experience should be top notch
  3. BD

    BirthdayDinner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our waiter sucked. Wrong food delivered to our table. That same food was sent back and brought back out to a table behind us. How ironic. Ordered drinks and it took forever to get them.
  4. TT

    TexasT

    Houston

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good easy place to go in The W. Wish we couldve sat outside but full. Inside was fine esp with the A/C. Service was good until the end as I think our waitress forgot about us and the check. The bathroom line was tough to watch b/c its only room for 1 at a time. Great tasting food and the drinks were good too.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Mother’s Day. Took forever for a menu. Long wait for silverware. Long wait to order. All good finally arrived and then they tell my dad they are out of his dish. So another 30 minutes to bring him food and we are all finished eating.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mothers day and the special eggs Benedict were sooo good. It was great sitting on the patio for brunch and having Mimosas! Everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere is totally fun!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    SUPER disappointed. We made a reservation here before a concert at The Woodlands. It was only four of us, and we thought we’d get there early have a drink and an appetizer and then head out. Upon arriving at the restaurant (earlier than our reservation) we told the gentleman at the host stand our name and that we had a reservation. He proceeded to then look around the restaurant, wait a moment, and tell us “well it’ll be about 25-30 minutes for a table inside and the only one we have outside is directly in the sunlight.” If you’re going to take a reservation that specifically said indoor dining, you might want to have a table available? It seemed like not only did this gentleman not want to be there, but couldn’t care less about us. He was rude and arrogant. BUT we did go next door to Bar Louie and I couldn’t recommend them more!!!! The food, atmosphere, drinks, and service are always INCREDIBLE. Don’t waste your time at Baja Cantina. There are far better restaurants in the woodlands, and definitely better Mexican than a place that advertises (Cali-Mex)
  8. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was alright. We went for date night and a concert. We were sat in the corner under the AC cent. Yikes. It was freezing. Food was comparable to budget Mexican food places.
  9. GA

    GenaA

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Brunch is always lively at Baja. The food is always good. I wish the servers could keep up with the tables better.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always! I highly recommend the Carne Asada fries and any of the tacos! The drink menu has so many choices but they will make you any drink you ask for. I love sitting on the patio it has such a fun atmosphere. The staff is so pleasant and always attentive.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sunday brunch and there was a total of 3 servers for both inside and outside. INSANE. Made reservations for 2 and arrived on time. Took 30 minutes to give our drink order, another 28 minutes to actually get our drinks. Took my first sip of a mimosa literally an hour into sitting and waiting. Food was another 25 min and it was soggy and cold. Servers seemed to be struggling and management didn't look to being doing anything. As a previous server, I totally feel for this. Bad job on management
  12. E

    Easter

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Daughters 13h Birthday with 5 of her closest friends. They had a blast
  13. K

    Karlam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It’s so different now, it had a better ambiance with the previous management. Waitress barebcheck up on you, I had to be getting up to get to get napkins and ask for champagne. We weren’t happy overall.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Service from start to finish was bad. Our waitress did apologize as she was overwhelmed but it was not a good experience. Food, however, was good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    This has always been our spot to go to. We can always expect great food and service. We were very disappointed with the service. Made online reservation so being seated was not an issue, it took 25 min to get our water, not even our drinks those came 35 min later after seated. Then it took another 30 min for the waiter to come get out order. We were there about 1 hour and 30 min in before our food was brought out. Not to mention items were missed from our order. Something has changed and not for the best. We felt it, seen it. Management didn’t care as they normally would. It’s sad to say but we will not be returning. It went from the best to the worse service. Food was still on point and good, but the lack of service just killed the experience for us.
  16. AM

    ArmandoM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was OK and the ambiance was festive but the service was terrible and that ruined the overall experience
  17. R

    Rosalia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & atmosphere is awesome! Perfect place for Sunday Brunch!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Sunday brunch hours; it was busier than expected and service was slow. Kitchen exhaust blew into outside dining area which is a bad design. Food was okay to good but menu was more limited than the website indicated. Overall okay but unlikely to make it a regular spot.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and amazing food!
  20. s

    shannonp

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun experience! Excellent service & food! Great brunch with all my girlfriends! Highly recommend for brunch!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Dallas and I found this restaurant on social media, it was great. Food was delicious, drinks were perfect and just a friendly atmosphere. Very glad I found this restaurant. 10/10!
  22. CC

    ClaudiaC

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived for reservation for our family of 5 on a Saturday evening. Sat for 15 minutes and was brought water by the kid cleaning the tables. No sign of any waitstaff the entire time. Finally after they appeared we tried to get their attention to no avail so we left.
  23. GC

    GloriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service very friendly, food is delicious,
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Drinks were amazing! Service was amazing! Will definitely go back!
  25. E

    Easter

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a favorite of ours. This used to be Yucatán Taco and since the change the atmosphere and food have been so much better. Management is very involved and the menu is much more Mexican. We love the Nacho Tower and the fish tacos. There are always “off the menu” items such as Korean Beef” for the taco tower and there is an incredible adult desert the call a French Toast Pop for brunch. Be sure and ask about it. If you want a great spot on The Woodlands Water Way with great food and fun atmosphere, this is it. They also have nice outside seating
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience2
    The margaritas were terrible my fiend actually almost got sick very Sour sent it back and still not great. The food was just ok nothing special could be better. The waitress was good and accommodating just overall food and rink were not impressive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch as always! love the chorizo eggs benedict!!
  28. MM

    MichaelM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Very pedestrian restaurant. Sort of a food court as a stand alone restaurant. Very mediocre.
  29. GA

    GenaA

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We love the Sunday brunch but the music was sooooo loud outside. We could still hear it at the end of the block when we left.
  30. J

    Jedh

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Server initially took drink order quickly once we were seated, but then waited over 25 minutes for her (or anyone) to return to take our food order. The margarita I ordered took so long I eventually told server to cancel. Had to ask different servers multiple times to have someone come over to take our food order. When it was taking so long for simple appetizer of chips and salsa trio to come out, had to ask server to bring out before mains. We each ordered two tacos. Husband was happy with the Korean Beef taco, but his carne asada taco was just "OK". My fried avocado taco was good, but grilled chicken taco was mediocre. I haven't had service this abismally bad in a restaurant in a very long time. Don't think we'll return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service here is fantastic. Friendly staff, the owner came out to check on us. Food is fantastic. Awesome tacos, the nacho tower is delicious and the garlic fries are how garlic fries should be. The ambiance is great, beautiful location where you can take a beautiful stroll after dinner and they have music and entertainment at night. Covid has been an excuse for poor service the last year, but not at Baja C, we very much appreciated the care the owner and staff put into their business. Will return!
  32. YD

    YouDontKnowMyName

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Heard a bartender walked off leaving other 2 bartenders slammed. But does not excuse me standing there for nearly 15 min before I was acknowledged at all. Not a hi not a I’ll be with you. Guy with the dangling earring was the one who said hi the other dude with the gray hair was just not courteous looked mad the whole time. I work as a waitress and I back up my industry workers but customer service is what we do and a smile & greet goes a long way. The drinks are so high in price. Definitely need drinks specials. Tito’s vodka was 11$ that’s outrageous. Reason I went to the bar is bc waiters take too long to come back around. I’m not sure if y’all are understaffed but we need to get it together for the amount of money spent here. Overall we had a good time DJ was playing awesome hits which made our night.
  33. T

    Toni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very helpful and polite. Can't remember her name because of the 2 mango margaritas (I'm a lite weight).
  34. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, loved the bottomless mimosas. Will definitely go back
  35. VM

    VantriseM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My friends and I were seated for about 10-15 minutes before a server actually came to our table to greet us and take our drink orders.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bottomless Mimosas for brunch is the bomb!
  37. E

    Easter

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love all of their tacos. Have been there multiple times and also enjoyed the nacho tower and the Sunday Brunch tacos
  38. MS

    MonicaS

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    It was way to hot. The service was slow and I never got a water refill.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Booked a table and they would not take my reservations
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was pretty good. Chicken was pretty bland but fish and shrimp were great! Our server was very sweet!

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You can order delivery directly from Baja Cantina using the Order Online button. Baja Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 432-2252.

Baja Cantina is rated 3.4 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Baja Cantina

24 Waterway Ave Ste, Ste 160, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Thu 11:15 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Crowell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 432-2252

  • Catering

    We are working on our catering menu and options. In the meantime, please contact us at 832-432-BAJA or info@eatbaja.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to accommodate private events - simply contact us at 832-432-BAJA or info@eatbaja.com.

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