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Baja Betty's, San Diego, CA

Baja Betty's

4.8
4.8
129 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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 129 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

    Best Value

  • San Diego

    Hot Spot

  • San Diego

    Mexican

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  1. NV

    NikkiV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu for Saturday afternoon brunch. They offer a great selection of dishes, all came out of the kitchen looking like they just came off a commercial set. Service was attentive and everyone had a great time. We can’t wait to visit again!
  2. PM

    ParisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been here a handful of times and always love coming back!
  3. J

    Janetini22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mikey is AWESOME‼️ And - our food was SO good- great champagne too‼️
  4. JR

    JosieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Mayra was amazing, she had a fun, bubbly personality and made our dining fun. Food was absolutely delicious and I definitely recommend this restaurant.
  5. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosted my birthday party dinner here. Staff was welcoming & friendly. Even gave me a birthday crown 👑 hat. Definitely would recommend to friends.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two birthdays
  7. KK

    KiKi

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Staff and Food! The Mexican pizza and the short rib quesadilla are a must. Plus get the F'Ugly Betty for an extra fun night!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We love coming here with our tween kids. The food is awesome, the service is great and the atmosphere is always fun and inclusive
  9. RF

    RandyF

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Good food and drinks. Got reservation on Saturday evening at the last minute.
  10. MS

    MakaylaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I went for my 21st bday! Had so much fun! Food was very good!
  11. C

    Courtney

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was just visiting my sister and was recommended this place! It was amazing food, service, and just an overall great time! We will be back for sure.
  12. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always treat us like family! Great staff, fun place!
  13. AG

    AlejandraG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I miss their buffet brunch. Nonetheless, their food is always good and their service is outstanding.
  14. TJ

    TrudyJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its always a fun experience at Baja Betty's. The food selection was excellent especially since they have added vegan tacos!!!
  15. JG

    JacyntheG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters are amazing and really are on top of things.
  16. SG

    SarahGraceD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service here is always so awesome! I was a little bummed we were out outside just because it really does feel like your eating on a sidewalk. The outdoor area could definitely use some help. Food was amazing, server was super nice, drinks were cheap. Thank you!
  17. RF

    RobertF

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great drinks. Lots of fun but noisy
  18. EH

    EdHooker3

    Washington DC

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Cheerful and helpful server, delish food and rockin blood orange margaritas. Sat outside and was a great spot to people watch without feeling out in the open.
  19. G

    Glen

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Mexican food. Best was eating outside and visiting with friends and family
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio
  22. VC

    VictorC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    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.
  23. MI

    MadamIyamu

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party So much FUN
  26. 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!
  27. AW

    AnythingWithWine

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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.
  28. JL

    JamesL

    San Diego

    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
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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!!!
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  38. BS

    BethS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to eat with great burritos!
  39. 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!
  40. 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!

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 129 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


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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