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Bahia #1

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1985 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104-1047
+1 619-542-0540
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This place is really good! I would definitely recommend. The breakfast burritos is really good. California burrito wall the way.

Thank Quincy R
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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163 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this establishment after spending the day on a harbor tour and a tour of the USS Midway. We were looking for someplace and there was a baseball game and I was so frustrated trying to find parking that I decided to head to Sonic to get tea and figure out lunch from there. We passed this on the... More 

Thank Karne B
Roberts Creek, BC
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Friendly, family owned & operated little place in unassuming strip mall yields fantastically good Mexican food. Salsas, carrots, chili rellano or wide variety of breakfast burritos all exceed expectations. Vegetarians will appreciate the lard-free approach which achieves traditional, delicious tastes. Meat eaters can rejoice in the available choices too. Walk over from the Lafayette Hotel for a delicious breakfast or... More 

Thank Diedra
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This unassuming Mexican place is tucked into a classic Southern California strip mall. If you don't know it's there, you may not ever find it! But it's definitely worth the stop. As a San Diego resident, my standards for Mexican food are high, and Bahia has always met them. Great salsa bar, and I recommend any of the seafood options.

Thank always_sunny_SD
National City, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We would to recommend our waiter Michael Douglas to serve you so that you will experience his good and smiley service. More power to Bahia

Thank Orlando S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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169 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2012

This is one of those tiny little dive restaurants that makes better, more authentic food than anywhere else. There is something about the way they grill their chicken that absolutely sets it apart. I highly recommend the grilled chicken chimichanga. I couldn't justify a high rating for atmosphere - But hey, you go there for the food, not for the... More 

Thank Dan R
Malibu, California
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I have to admit, the first time I tried Bahia, my friends and I were in search of hangover food. However, I have come back several times since and only have positive things to say about Bahia. My favorites are the chicken rolled tacos and grilled chicken bowl w/ black beans. Some of my friends swear by the carne asada... More 

Thank SandyQTraveler
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Family owned business serves some of the best Mexican food dishes without feeling bloated nor killing the wallet. This is a no frills establishment, no servers, limited seating served with a smile. No frills= great prices. This establishment was voted top in San Diego for their chile relleno burritos, where you can get one of two, the Chile Relleno burrito,... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2008

Really good breakfast burritos - for vegetarians try avocado, eggs, cheese and potatoes! Service is fast and friendly. Has healthier options and uses vegetable oil in cooking.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1985 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104-1047
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-542-0540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?