Fodor's Expert Review Bumble Bee's Baja Grill

$ Santa Fe Lunch

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

A bright, vibrantly colored restaurant with closely spaced tables, piñatas, and ceiling fans whirling overhead, Bumble Bee's (the nickname of the ebullient owner, Bob) delights locals with its superfresh Cal Mex–style food. If you like fish tacos, the mahimahi ones with creamy, nondairy slaw are outstanding; try them with a side of salad instead of beans and rice. Mammoth burritos with a wide range of fillings, roasted chicken with cilantro-lime rice, char-grilled trout platters, and plenty of both vegetarian and vegan options keep folks pouring through the doors. You order at the counter, grab some chips and a variety of freshly made salsas from the bar, and wait for your number to come up. Beer, wine, and Mexican soft drinks are served. For those in a rush, Bumble Bee's also has a convenient drive-thru window.

Lunch Dinner $ Family Mexican Quick Bite

Quick Facts

301 Jefferson St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501, USA


Known For:
  • Baja-style mahimahi tacos
  • Lots of vegan and vegetarian options
  • Mexican chocolate brownie

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