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Baja Betty's, San Diego, CA

Baja Betty's

4.8
4.8
90 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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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 90 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

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. BS

    BethS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun place to eat with great burritos!

  2. KN

    KathleenN

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dash, our waiter, was fantastic! Great food and great experience!

  3. 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!

  4. SM

    SedonaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    love it especially for taco tuesday

  5. AP

    AndreP

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Perfect atmosphere with friends!

  6. 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!

  7. J

    Jeff41

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. DR

    DRMA

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Decent service and food

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner super chill but super lit vibes ! ✨

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    cucumbers are tasty!!

  20. 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!

  21. V

    Vicky

    Guanajuato

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 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!

  22. MV

    MorganV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time! The atmosphere was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious! We will be coming back next time we come back to San Diego.

  23. I

    Irma

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere and fast service. Steong drinks and friendly staff and patrons.

  24. RG

    RobertG

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Saul, our server, made it very special. He was very nice and remembers his past clients. You can't say that for all restaurants Thanks

  25. JD

    JamesD

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really found this place on accident during COVID. They were so mindful of the community and went above and beyond to provide a friendly and safe dining experience. I would say this place specializes in Tex-Mex comfort food, and the cocktails are strong. We appreciate the festive environment and make this our go-to for taco Tuesday :P)

  26. DY

    DestinyYates

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food and atmosphere ♥️ Our waiter was fantastic and very attentive. One of my favorite places to eat and drink.

  27. H

    Hapisdgal

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had so much fun here for a ladies brunch. Service was awesome, food was great and the bubbly kept being poured. Love the decor as well.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Saturday night dinner on a weekend trip to San Diego. Great location and margaritas. Service was great. I’d go back and order something different.

  29. RV

    RubenV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great way to celebrate a friends birthday. great waiter.

  30. JP

    JohnP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Taco Tuesday is our favorite night there. Great margaritas and the tacos are the best.

  31. GA

    GeirA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool place with super Margeritas and great food.

  32. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was really good and I had a fun time there with friends! We loved our server too he was so sweet

  33. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time, good food, good drinks!!!!!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a fun time We love the servers

  35. TS

    TinaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    We were a party of 5. Our waiter brought out food for 2 of us. It was another 20 minutes before the rest of the meals came out. Waiter said Kitchen was behind.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved coming here for brunch! This place is friendly for everyone, they found seating that would accommodate for our baby and our server (really wish I remembered their name!) was amazing and super friendly! Food came out in a timely manner and everything tasted amazing! Also this place doesn’t break the bank either, definitely bringing my friends here!

  37. AG

    AndrewG

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience3

    Super fun place to go to with friends. Definitely loud and energetic, so go in with those expectations. The wait staff was nice, but didn’t come around very often, and it took a long time for things like salt and water to get to the table. Decent prices for pretty good food, fun place to go with friends!

  38. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Myra went over the top for us. My original reservation started as 20 but our group grew larger and larger. Myra was attentive, helpful and patient. The best part was at the end of the night when they were closing she sat down with us and let people pay individually if they wanted to. At some restaurants they don't let you do that and I've never seen someone be so cool about it. Thanks Baja Betty's and thanks Myra!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are visiting San Diego and made a reservation for Wednesday night. Our servers name was Ginger and they were TOP NOTCH!! Everything from the food to the service was fantastic! Thank you for such a fun night!

  40. FH

    FoodHaul

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First Timer…The service was great and the food followed right after. Went for a brunch with bottomless mimosas and left with a great experience!

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 90 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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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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