Baja Betty's

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Gay Bar
1421 University Ave (at Normal St), San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 249 votes

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Total Visitors
5,910
Total Visits
17,842
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    Drew K.
    "Fantastic Papi Hour!"(3 Tips)
    Jim
    "Jalapeno bottlecaps, mahi tacos, & a couple of cadillac margaritas"(23 Tips)
    Paul A.
    "a great margarita happy hour 2 till 6"(11 Tips)
    ExerShop
    "Try the skinny house margarita!"(2 Tips)
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  • margaritas
  • happy hour
  • Mexican food
  • papi hour
  • mimosas
  • brunch food
  • nachos
  • skinny house
  • fish tacos
  • sangria
  • baja fries
  • burritos
  • quesadillas
  • enchiladas
  • tequila
  • buffet
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • cute
  • taquitos
  • Zinaida C.

    The fugly betty is all I need in life! So good!

    Zinaida Chavez · 1 week ago
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  • Christopher A.

    Baja Fries!

    Christopher Asuncion · 2 weeks ago
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  • Morgan

    What isn't good here??

    Morgan · April 18
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  • Joelle R.

    Guava-strawberry frozen margaritas are delish. Get the *small* nachos, trust.

    Joelle Reeder · April 9
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  • Kerry J.

    The $6.95 lunch special!

    Kerry Johnson · March 24
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  • Paul S.

    Great margaritas and I love their queso dip

    Paul Smith · March 12
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  • Peter C.

    House margarita was weak. So was the Sangria. For was typical tex-mex (e.g. Azteca). Only dish that was different and tasty was Baja fries. Staff was friendly, but slow/preoccupied with the regulars.

    Peter Chin · February 21
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  • Natasha L.

    Delicious mexican food. #pleasantlysurprised

    Natasha Loomis · February 8
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  • S G.

    All the the good but specially all the drinks 🍔🍷🍻🍺🍸🐟🐄🐷🐓🐔

    S G M · November 6, 2014
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  • Erik W.

    Breakfast burrito w/Bacon.

    Erik Wiman · November 4, 2014
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  • Nik N.

    More food and drink than you bargained for... But you're sure to have a good time.

    Nik Nadolski · October 21, 2014
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  • Erik W.

    DJ:-) the bartender is yummy.

    Erik Wiman · September 30, 2014
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  • Erik W.

    All is good here. :-)

    Erik Wiman · September 23, 2014
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  • Greg R.

    The nachos are pretty amazing :D

    Greg Rovelo · August 23, 2014
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  • leland r.

    Great happy hour

    leland rechis · August 13, 2014
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  • Angel C.

    Great drink and food specials!

    Angel Camerino · August 7, 2014
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  • Christian C.

    Drink are aight.. Could be a tad better.

    Christian Civile · May 24, 2014
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  • Carlos B.

    Go for brunch, but have the whole party there

    Carlos Barajas · May 17, 2014
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  • Bort R.

    The carnitas tacos during brunch are amazing... just get five whole plates of those...

    Bort R · May 10, 2014
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  • Mar V.

    If you wanna relief yourself... Just stop by and have a margarita!!!

    Mar Vallarta · March 26, 2014
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  • N L.

    Sunday brunch. Buffet and Bottomless mimosas and sangria 19.99

    N Lam · February 9, 2014
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  • Juju B.

    So amazing! I ordered The Whole Enchilada, A Baja Fish Taco and a hard carnitas taco. It was DELICIOUS! Don't forget the beer to wash down the tequila shots either! 👏👏👏👏👏 5 claps girl!!!

    Juju Bee · January 29, 2014
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  • Christina N.

    The carnitas plate was good and enough for two not overly hungry people.

    Christina N · January 20, 2014
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  • Steve L.

    Taco salad with carne asada and cilantro vinaigrette.

    Steve Leonard · January 8, 2014
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  • Kim W.

    I highly recommend the sat and sun all you can eat/drink brunch! :) delicious mimosas and amazing selection of food! :)

    Kim Wilke · December 29, 2013
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  • Latoya S.

    Fish tacos! Omg so deelish!

    Latoya S · November 17, 2013
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  • Kourtney C.

    Banana margarita!

    Kourtney Cole · October 6, 2013
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  • Ken A.

    Great Place, Great Drinks, Sit on Patio and Boywatch

    Ken Anthony · October 1, 2013
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  • Robby I.

    Guava margarita is good! Sangria not so much.

    Robby Ibrahim · September 26, 2013
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  • Jonathan B.

    $5 HUGE liquor drinks on Thursdays, yes please!!!

    Jonathan Bryda · August 23, 2013
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  • Veronica A.

    Good bartenders, one recommended a shot of chambord in my corona bottle, pretty yummy twist!

    Veronica Arvizu · August 20, 2013
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  • Jill P.

    The big burrito is perfect for a party of 3

    Jill Promesso · August 18, 2013
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  • Brenda

    Fun place, great service, food and drinks! To top it off our server gave us complimentary patron shots!

    Brenda · August 9, 2013
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  • Jimmy

    The cheese dip is AMAZING and so are the Mole enchiladas.

    Jimmy · August 2, 2013
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  • CamelBack D.

    HUGE half order of nachos!!! Love this place!

    CamelBack DownFeather · July 18, 2013
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  • Damian M.

    Great service and margaritas!

    Damian Molina · July 14, 2013
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  • Daniel L

    Why is everyone so old here?

    Daniel L · June 8, 2013
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  • Mila K.

    This is my favorite sunday brunch in town! A buffet and bottomless mimosas for only 20 bucks! You can't beat that...Great atmosphere and service as well, top notch!

    Mila Kovaleva · June 3, 2013
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  • Chris T.

    Make sure you take care of the cute host ned Jacob!!

    Chris Thompson · May 25, 2013
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  • Chris T.

    Cheese enchiladas and strawberry margaritas. Amazing!!

    Chris Thompson · May 25, 2013
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  • Frank J.

    Sit at the bar & oogle sexy bartendar Ryan! Makes a #wickeddrink

    Frank Jones · May 8, 2013
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  • Rob Mc C.

    The fajita quesadillas are fantastic!

    Rob Mc Cullough · May 4, 2013
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  • Jason W.

    Not the best, not the worst

    Jason Wing · April 6, 2013
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  • Drew K.

    Fantastic Papi Hour!

    Drew Kroft · April 1, 2013
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  • Ed M.

    Sit at the bar by the front door when Tiger's working. You'll be friends before you leave and he's wonderful to watch. This man loves his job!

    Ed McNichols · March 27, 2013
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  • Harpreet M.

    Get the drinks with the adorable little duckies! Also, amazing specials all week :-)

    Harpreet Malla · March 18, 2013
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  • Benjamin B.

    Busy at happy hour, but great value!

    Benjamin Bloom · February 23, 2013
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  • Tim W.

    For vegetarians (non-vegan), I recommend the veggie quesadillas and the black bean quesadillas.

    Tim Watts · February 12, 2013
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  • Craig !.

    Get the nachos with cheese sauce. Amazing.

    Craig !! · November 11, 2012
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  • Mike D.

    Dog friendly

    Mike Daniels · October 20, 2012
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