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Baja Betty's, San Diego, CA

Baja Betty's

4.8
4.8
109 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
If you are in the mood for creative, Tex-Mex inspired dishes, the fun and atmosphere of Baja Betty's in San Diego, CA is for you. This popular eatery provides diners with a colorful and entertaining setting in which to savor a full array of dishes made from the freshest and most authentic ingredients.



The menu at Baja Betty's features many expected options, such as a comprehensive quesadilla menu and array of satisfying combination platters. However, diners can also enjoy a build your own burrito or bowl, an array of house specialties and tacos and some stunning signature margaritas to wash it all down. The menu at Baja Betty's also offers a long list of tequilas and mezcals, a full range of appetizers, nachos, soups, salads and the best Taco Tuesday in town!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-8510

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio
  3. VC

    VictorC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its always a spot that I enjoy going to. The drinks are amazing and well priced and so is the food but the best part of BB will always be the service. Everyone always smiles and asks how they can help or if you need anything. Its beyond welcoming and thats why I will always come back time and time again.
  4. MI

    MadamIyamu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Baja Betty's never disappoints. The food, the service, and the atmosphere is amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. So nice to have a venue like this in San Diego! Just great to see everyone having a good time
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party So much FUN
  7. AW

    AnythingWithWine

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner at Baja Betty’s!!! The Nachos (with Spare Ribs - a must add) were great. Our Margaritas were wuite good as well. The main course, Carne Asada was overcooked, so OK, not great. But the best part is the wait staff and ambience - could not have been more fun. Mark, our waiter, took terrific care of us while also being a beacon of fun and joy.
  8. JK

    JayeK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely check out taco Tuesday! They have great deals!
  9. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Everybody was very very wonderful my mother is in a wheelchair and has muscular dystrophy Kevin was the most patient waiter that I have ever experienced in my whole life and I'm 55 years old
  10. SK

    StefanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tacos with a great value on taco Tuesday. Friendly service
  11. T

    Texan

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was very good. The place was very loud and crowded during a big weekend festival.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our time at Baja Betty’s! We went for Taco Tuesday. All food, including tacos, were tasty. Great service from host, server and others. Great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!
  13. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful venue fora birthday celebration. Everybody had great time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would come here for any occasion. The bartender as well as our server were so sweet and definitely took care of us!!!
  15. JB

    JeffB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin our waiter was great. It was our first time as a family to San Diego and we will return
  16. RB

    RubyB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food wasn't the best Mexican food I've eaten, but it wasn't terrible. Perhaps their drinks are better than their food, but as I didn't drink, I don't know. The place was packed the whole time I was there, so clearly its a popular spot.
  17. G

    Ghiyom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great place! Just sad that they couldn't honor our outdoor seating reservation because they didn't manage walk in appropriately.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  19. BS

    BethS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to eat with great burritos!
  20. KN

    KathleenN

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dash, our waiter, was fantastic! Great food and great experience!
  21. AM

    AnitaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant!! Food was amazing and service was awesome! We went during a week day at lunch and sat outside. Highly recommend if you are in the area looking for good Mexican!
  22. SM

    SedonaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love it especially for taco tuesday
  23. AP

    AndreP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect atmosphere with friends!
  24. GG

    GraceG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a somewhat large group of 10 people, and our server Mikey did a fantastic job. Everything went smoothly, drinks came out fast, and food was so so good! Would highly recommend the specialty tacos Al pastor. Rice was super good too; not sure why that stood out but every bite was delicious. Only complaint that I heard a few times was from those that got specialty tacos that came with the mango slaw - there was like a tablespoon of slaw on the plate. And it was so good everyone wanted at least enough to put on each taco! Which there wasn’t. Nestled in the LBTQ+ community of Hillcrest, this place was a gem. All and all we had a great night and would return if we’re ever in the area again!
  25. J

    Jeff41

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was friendly, helpful and accommodating from the moment our party arrived. The food was delicious. We enlyed ourselves.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 28th on taco Tuesday! I was able to make a reservation for a party of 10 through the website has no issues and amazing service!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Absolutely fantastic. Tyler, our waiter, was awesome.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing, great friendly customer service who made us all smile and laugh. Was my decline time there and just like the first time I went 10 outta 10 experience
  29. L

    Lana

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic, the food was wonderful, the drinks strong but flavorful...We had an impromptu party of 18 for a retirement get together and they made us feel so welcomed. I would DEFINITELY recommend going there again, and I know we will be back since we all just work down the street.
  30. V

    Vince

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations for a party of 5 and we all enjoyed the service from the moment our host walked us over to our table. Food was amazing! I recommend the breakfast burrito. Amazing quality and I didn’t even finish my food from how good the portions were. I’d definitely go back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful !!!!!!! PERIOD I love me some baja Betty’s the staff is amazing and the food is excellent ! My favorite taco Tuesday spot
  32. EG

    ElaineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for brunch - especially for bottomless mimosas! Very reasonably priced and great service.
  33. DR

    DRMA

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent service and food
  34. TL

    TLo82

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Server was prompt and friendly. Great ambiance. Churros are to die for!
  35. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so sweet and fun! And the overall vibe of the restaurant was amazing. The food and drinks were also good. Definitely coming back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great gay bar/restaurent in hillcrest. Food and service above average.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner super chill but super lit vibes ! ✨
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    cucumbers are tasty!!
  39. BP

    BonnieP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great hidden gem in San Diego, traditional Mexican at great prices, we will definitely return!
  40. V

    Vicky

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Came for brunch, promptly seated inside at a table which was pretty snug with the two other parties on either side. Service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. Burrito and chilaquiles were bland, sangria tasted like punch and not a spiked one. parking gets tricky, there's events nearby almost every weekend so plan accordingly!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Baja Betty's using the Order Online button. Baja Betty's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 269-8510.

Baja Betty's is rated 4.8 stars by 109 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 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Baja Betty's

1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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