311 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.980554 -118.464261
Neighborhoods: West LA, Marina Del Ray, Marina Del Rey
Great place – 3 German couples, after a 2weeks trip along the west coast ,Baja Cantina became our second home for the last six days at Venice Beach.Marvellous location, great service, delicious meals,even for the one of us who had never eaten Mexican food before, went there twice a day (noon cold drinks and hot salsa), evening great dinner,highly recommendable. By the way, all those guys over there in L.A. and the whole of California were very,very friendly
Chips and Salsa at the door – First off, the place has free chips and salsa available at the front door, all you can eat. Food is solid Mexican fare- good burritos and fajitas, and excellent fish tacos. Try the El Bundigas soup- really, really good.
I go for the bar- bartenders are all very friendly and funny and make you feel at home. Nice patio for drinking margaritas in the sun, and gorgeous waitresses. Cheap valet right at the door, so no worries about parking. Probably my favorite bar in Venice (address says Marina del Rey, but vibe is totally Venice). :)
No chips and salsa! – This Mexican bar and eatery is a good place for a laid-back dinner, even late in the evening. We arrived there at 11pm and were seated promptly. On the patio patrons can enjoy fireside dining while watching sports on the numerous screens. It took a long time until the menu arrived at our table. After ordering salmon tacos we didn't get any chips and salsa-- which is actually a common practice in Mexican restaurants. The food was good though. It came hot, the fish was fresh and tasty. The service was so kind though to bring us extra guacamole without adding it to the bill.
This Place Was Cool!! – To start our day on the coust during our one week LA vacation, my GF and i decied to drive around and look for a Mexican food place to eat.
We found Baja Cantina. It looked really neat from the outside and you could tell that the inside decore would be interesting as well.
The entry way and main bar was very, very dark and juxtaposed the brightly lit outdoor patios on either side.
We decided to sit on one side of the patio where there was only a family eating close to us.
My babe loved her salad and even took a photo of it because it was so colorful! I had the salmon tacos with mexican rice on the side. She had a house margarita and i had the same.
We must have looked like tourists because we were acutally BROUGHT our chips and salsa as opposed to getting them on you own at the entrance which is one of the neat quirks about this place.
The weather was great, the food was great, the sevice was great (although it did take us a bit long to get our ritas), and the overall ambience was great.
Apparently, on the weekneds, this little place tourns into a young and old surfer hangout with live music in the patio from time to time.
Guess showing up on a weekday at around 11am was too early for the beach party!
Great Cadillac Margaritas! – The Baja Cantina was a great experience. The Cadillac Margaritas were great - the Grande size was perfect; pricey but way worth it.
The staff was cool, (chicks in the front were a little dry, but the cocktail staff rocked). Our waitress was Shannon. She kept the drinks coming and made sure we had refills on everything.
The TJ Taxi was pretty good. (It's a chicken burrito served very large).
Overall, the place is fun. I'd rate it higher than any of the mexican places in Old Town San Diego or Kansas City, two other areas I've frequented the mexican bars.
best enchiladas ever – baja cantina has the best feta shrimp enchiladas ever black beans delicious and not to mention their pina coladas they r the best me and my husband travel 45 min at least once a week to eat here its deliciousssssssss!!!!!
Fun place to eat and drink – It's a fun place, especially rowdy during sporting events. The food is adequate, if a little expensive, but the drinks are excellent and the free chips and salsa make hanging out there awesome. My girlfriend loves the shrimp feta enchilada-type dish (which isn't really authentic Mexican anyway but it's good).
Good place to eat outside. – Depending on when you go, this place can get kind of busy. But it has a very charming ambiance and can be a great place to eat outside. Drinks are good, big, tasty and strong. Dos XX Amber on draft! Interesting people watching in the bar. Food is good too. Yummy chips and salsa and I have always had good experiences no matter what entrees I order, although Jose's Toothpicks are my favorite. (Not on the menu anymore, but they will make them if you ask.) I have been coming here for 5 or 6 years and have always had good service, no terrible experiences. But sometimes, when it is busy....you have to wait. Can you believe it? Come on all you amateur diner and drinkers...seriously.
HOT STAFF – Great place to meet people, good strong drinks!!!! The girls that work here are Hot and are extremely efficient, especially since it gets really busy here!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!
Margaritas and Grilled Shrimp – This is what a good beach bar should act like. No pretensions, just great margaritas! Friendly staff. Good grilled shrimp in the bar. Can't order the bar grilled shrimp in the restaurant section, get your fill before moving from the bar to the restaurant. Take a date and take a cab: The margaritas taste really good and the atmosphere is fun.
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