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Baja Betty's

Mexican Restaurant, Bar, and Gay Bar$$$$
Hillcrest, San Diego
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  • Aaron G.
    The happy hour
  • Nabil C.
    Nabil ColemanDecember 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheese enchiladas
  • Angela J.
    Angela JonesDecember 9, 2016
    Their happy hour is awesome!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A gayborhood mexican restaurant with delicious nachos and rad frozen margaritas. What more could you want?
  • Barry F.
    Barry FroislandJuly 22, 2016
    This place is really great, add a few friends, it's perfect. Sunset on the roof was the icing!
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LivecchiMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for happy hour, strong margaritas or bottomless mimosas!
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaFebruary 4, 2016
    Great Taco Tuesday deals though the quality of the food can be improved...
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Half price menu items on Monday and 2for1 margaritas on Wednesdays!
  • Zinaida C.
    Zinaida ChavezJune 27, 2015
    The fugly betty is all I need in life! So good!
  • Christopher A.
    Baja Fries!
  • Morgan
    MorganApril 18, 2015
    What isn't good here??
  • Joelle R.
    Joelle ReederApril 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Guava-strawberry frozen margaritas are delish. Get the *small* nachos, trust.
  • Kerry J.
    Kerry JohnsonMarch 24, 2015
    The $6.95 lunch special!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great margaritas and I love their queso dip
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChinFebruary 21, 2015
    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.
  • Natasha L.
    Natasha LoomisFebruary 8, 2015
    Delicious mexican food. #pleasantlysurprised
  • S G.
    S G MNovember 6, 2014
    All the the good but specially all the drinks 🍔🍷🍻🍺🍸🐟🐄🐷🐓🐔
  • Erik W.
    Erik WimanNovember 4, 2014
    Breakfast burrito w/Bacon.
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiOctober 21, 2014
    More food and drink than you bargained for... But you're sure to have a good time.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WimanSeptember 30, 2014
    DJ:-) the bartender is yummy.
  • Erik W.
    Erik WimanSeptember 23, 2014
    All is good here. :-)
  • Greg R.
    Greg RoveloAugust 23, 2014
    The nachos are pretty amazing :D
  • leland r.
    leland rechisAugust 13, 2014
    Great happy hour
  • Angel C.
    Angel CamerinoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great drink and food specials!
  • Christian C.
    Christian CivileMay 24, 2014
    Drink are aight.. Could be a tad better.
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos BarajasMay 17, 2014
    Go for brunch, but have the whole party there
  • Bort R.
    Bort RMay 10, 2014
    The carnitas tacos during brunch are amazing... just get five whole plates of those...
  • Mar V.
    Mar VallartaMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you wanna relief yourself... Just stop by and have a margarita!!!
  • N L.
    N LamFebruary 9, 2014
    Sunday brunch. Buffet and Bottomless mimosas and sangria 19.99
  • Juju B.
    Juju BeeJanuary 29, 2014
    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!!!
  • Christina N.
    Christina NJanuary 20, 2014
    The carnitas plate was good and enough for two not overly hungry people.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LeonardJanuary 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Taco salad with carne asada and cilantro vinaigrette.
  • Kim W.
    Kim WilkeDecember 29, 2013
    I highly recommend the sat and sun all you can eat/drink brunch! :) delicious mimosas and amazing selection of food! :)
  • Latoya S.
    Latoya SNovember 17, 2013
    Fish tacos! Omg so deelish!
  • Kourtney C.
    Kourtney ColeOctober 6, 2013
    Banana margarita!
  • Ken A.
    Ken AnthonyOctober 1, 2013
    Great Place, Great Drinks, Sit on Patio and Boywatch
  • Robby I.
    Robby IbrahimSeptember 26, 2013
    Guava margarita is good! Sangria not so much.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BrydaAugust 23, 2013
    $5 HUGE liquor drinks on Thursdays, yes please!!!
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica AAugust 20, 2013
    Good bartenders, one recommended a shot of chambord in my corona bottle, pretty yummy twist!
  • Jill P.
    Jill PromessoAugust 18, 2013
    The big burrito is perfect for a party of 3
  • Brenda
    BrendaAugust 9, 2013
    Fun place, great service, food and drinks! To top it off our server gave us complimentary patron shots!
  • Jimmy
    JimmyAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The cheese dip is AMAZING and so are the Mole enchiladas.
  • CamelBack D.
    HUGE half order of nachos!!! Love this place!
  • Damian M.
    Damian MolinaJuly 14, 2013
    Great service and margaritas!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.June 8, 2013
    Why is everyone so old here?
  • Mila K.
    Mila KovalevaJune 3, 2013
    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!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonMay 25, 2013
    Make sure you take care of the cute host ned Jacob!!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonMay 25, 2013
    Cheese enchiladas and strawberry margaritas. Amazing!!
  • Frank J.
    Frank JonesMay 8, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit at the bar & oogle sexy bartendar Ryan! Makes a #wickeddrink
  • Rob Mc C.
    Rob Mc CulloughMay 4, 2013
    The fajita quesadillas are fantastic!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WingApril 6, 2013
    Not the best, not the worst
  • Drew K.
    Drew KroftApril 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Fantastic Papi Hour!
  • Ed M.
    Ed McNicholsMarch 27, 2013
    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!
  • Movie L.
    Movie LoverMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the drinks with the adorable little duckies! Also, amazing specials all week :-)
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BloomFebruary 23, 2013
    Busy at happy hour, but great value!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WattsFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    For vegetarians (non-vegan), I recommend the veggie quesadillas and the black bean quesadillas.
  • Craig !.
    Craig !!November 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the nachos with cheese sauce. Amazing.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DanielsOctober 20, 2012
    Dog friendly
  • Abe T.
    Abe TorricoOctober 7, 2012
    This place never disappoints... Their potato flautas are DELICIOUS and our bartender Ryan is the best! (And quite a looker)
  • Carlene B.
    Carlene BasalloSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mayra is great! So entertaining!
  • Logan G.
    Logan GroveJuly 14, 2012
    Not impressed with the waitstaff and two of the three meals came out off/wrong.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurtJuly 7, 2012
    Leash-trained cat friendly. Mischief is the PRINCESS here!
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HallJuly 7, 2012
    If you want an amazing experience ask for Alison! She is the reason I will be coming back!
  • Jim N.
    Jim NguyenJune 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    To earn a buffet meal on Saturday, win a contest at flicks
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MorenoJune 23, 2012
    BEAN DIP! Monday has a lot of things priced half-off
  • MissChristineMarie
    MissChristineMarieJune 2, 2012
    Breakfast burrito = OMG yum!
  • Kurt C.
    Kurt CunninghamMay 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The bestest staff in all the land!
  • Pete L.
    Pete LittrellApril 27, 2012
    Great bar, but be prepared to leave reeking of carne asada from the ubiquitous fajita plates :(
  • Miro D.
    Miro DoportoApril 15, 2012
    Mediocre Food, great drinks, Amazing Staff, margaritas are my favorite, they have great day specials and Happy Hour specials, always busy here on weekends, Fun for Birthdays.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaApril 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the queso dip. You want it extra hot so it lasts (just like your men).
  • Paul B.
    Paul BallApril 7, 2012
    Its gerrys bday
  • Maggie
    MaggieMarch 25, 2012
    Just go! The drinks are strong and the energy is positive!!
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesMarch 22, 2012
    Dieting but want a drink? Try the skinny house margarita!
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HicksMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "Tiger Bite" shot. It packs a kick.
  • Karl F.
    Karl FieldingFebruary 5, 2012
    Go for the queso. Stay for the dick balloons.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GiffenFebruary 3, 2012
    Enjoy a brunch at Baja Betty's with some friends (and some mimosas)
  • Mike C.
    Mike ContrerasJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There napkins are the best
  • Katie W.
    Katie WJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    if you knock of work early, make the most of the happy hour. Plus nachos for 2 - more than enough for 4 of you
  • GayTravel.com
    GayTravel.comJanuary 11, 2012
    Might we suggest the banana margarita and carne asada quesadilla at this Hillcrest hot spot. Beware Betty's virgins because the staff will pick on you, it's all in fun though!
  • Gay T.
    Gay TravelJanuary 6, 2012
    Gaytravel Hot Spot! Betty's is a staple in Hillcrest, you have to check it out! Virgins beware because they do pick on the first timers, all in fun of course! Order a banana margarita... Yum!
  • Edward C.
    Edward CamarilloNovember 17, 2011
    You can't go wrong. If you know the bartenders name you're bound to get the best value around!
  • Kirk
    KirkOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the specials before you order
  • Bobby D.
    Bobby DennisonOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your dog cuz Bettys is pet friendly!
  • ailyn d.
    ailyn diazOctober 3, 2011
    BEST NACHOS!
  • Vanessa F.
    Vanessa FaxasSeptember 25, 2011
    Paco's Fish Tacos a must! Only $4 on happy hour from 2-6!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TeepleSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love that brunch comes with unlimited sangria or mimosas.
  • Paul A.
    Paul AmickSeptember 11, 2011
    a great margarita happy hour 2 till 6
  • Julio Z.
    Julio ZendejasSeptember 7, 2011
    Great food & unlike Fiesta Cantina, they have air conditioners!!!
  • Donnie L.
    Donnie LuehringAugust 26, 2011
    LOVE me the peeps at Baja Betty's!! It's all about the Cadillac Marg ... fho-rhealzie! - D
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GarciaAugust 25, 2011
    great food and drinks - any margarita will make ya smile!
  • D'Angelo W.
    D'Angelo White - ReyesAugust 21, 2011
    Saul is the best !!!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly M.July 11, 2011
    Shots of tempest go well with the amazing tacos !!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LeeJuly 3, 2011
    The Sunday brunch it to die for !
  • Darren D.
    Darren DrewitzMay 4, 2011
    Great food and lots of it for a very good price
  • Jim
    JimMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Jalapeno bottlecaps, mahi tacos, & a couple of cadillac margaritas
  • Nitch R.
    Nitch RichardsonMarch 23, 2011
    Papi hour!! Watch out, those $3 margs will hit you later
  • Isidro M.
    Isidro MedinaMarch 20, 2011
    I'm from San Antonio, Tx home of Mexican cuisine... and i must say the enchiladas verdes with chicken adobado rocked my socks!
  • Ruby R.
    Ruby RoomMarch 2, 2011
    The Ruby Room loves Betty's! The build your own nachos rule!
  • Abe T.
    Abe TorricoFebruary 20, 2011
    Sunday brunch is definitely worth the price! Our waiter Chris was amazing!
  • Adrienne D.
    Adrienne DouglasFebruary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best frozen margaritas in town! Get the original with no salt! :)
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