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Good Eats at Baja Burger

Gypsy Jan Nov 18, 2006 02:21 AM

Baja Burger is located on the oceanside of the Tijuana-Ensenada Free Road, about four miles south of Rosarito and just north of the Califia Towers complex.

A classic roadside shack, small and simple, with two outside decks for eating; one with a priceless ocean view and the other facing the hillside homes and the highway.

The outside and railings are painted a distinctive yellow and there are bright red vertical flames depicted on the walls.

The menu is also basic and simple - burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches, but you have a lot of choices to customize your sandwich.

I had the Baja Burger: a large, fresh-grilled beef patty (I think he said 6.5 oz.), on a huge Kaiser roll with cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, grilled red onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Since I am a wimpy big sandwich eater, I could only finish one-third of the delicious burger.

The Growling Gourmet had the Baja Cheeseburger Combo, with grilled red onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Served with fresh cut seasoned fries and drink.

Both burgers were cooked perfectly and tasted great. We were stuffed and satisfied.

Check please! Less than $9.00 US.

The young couple working this location couldn't have been nicer, the wife delivered our food and the husband/cook bussed our table repeatedly as we piled up dirty paper napkins while wiping up the terrific BBQ sauce. They are worried about losing business during the winter because they don't have inside seating.

If you are towing a large rig, there is ample room to pull off and then get back on the highway.

P.S. The parent location is in La Mision (about twenty miles south on the free road to Ensenada), that's all I know about it and there is a closed location in Primo Tapia (halfway between).

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