Fodor's Expert Review Bumble Bee's Baja Grill

$ West of the Plaza Casual

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 (including asparagus—yum!), roasted chicken with cilantro-lime rice, char-grilled trout platters, and plenty of vegetarian 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.

Casual Lunch Dinner $ Family Mexican

Quick Facts

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


Known For:
  • Baja-style mahimahi tacos
  • Variety of fresh-made salsas
  • Mexican chocolate brownie

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