With an authentic array of Mexican food with a Californian influence, Baja Cantina is sure to tantalize your taste-buds. The experience isn't only in the food as BC stocks an enormous catalogue of tequila to knock back with your food. If tequila isn't your thing then you could pick from the selection of Mexican beers or my personal favourite, the delicious Sangria, coming in white, red or sparkling wine varieties.
Mexican food with a Californian influence
The excellent selection of drinks would count for nothing if the food didn't match up, but thankfully the food is fantastic. All the expected Mexican classics are here from your Fajitas, Enchiladas, Burritos etc. For those after more than your standard Mexican fare there are many interesting options on the menu including Chicken Mole, a dish that's sauce contains over 20 ingredients including chocolate, chillies and nuts. A personal favourite is the Chicken Suiza, which is a chicken and cheese enchilada, slow baked in a rich cream and fire roasted chilli sauce covered with salsa verde and cheese.
Authentic Mexican atmosphere
If you're not into meat dishes then the restaurant incorporates vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options for many of the dishes. The venue is particularly lovely in summertime as the restaurant has a large outdoor dining area out the back that seats up to 50 people. A common barometer of a restaurant's quality is how busy it is on the quietest of nights and I can confirm that I've never found Baja quiet yet. If you haven't been I urge you to pay a visit, you wont be disappointed.
Sounds good, I'm a bit wary of Mexican food sometimes because it isn't always done justice, but if the food is delicious and there is the fabulous sangria on offer, then it definitely sounds worth a visit or two :-)
By Nini - senior reviewer Wednesday, 7th of September @ 03:04 am