River View Observer’s says “if you live in Hudson County; you’re Lucky, there are two great Baja Restaurants to Enjoy”
If You Don’t Live In Hudson County-Baja is worth the trip the food is that good…
By Evelyn Bonilla
Entering into “Baja” Mexican Restaurant 117 Montgomery Street, in Jersey City, NJ (201) 915-0062 is like stepping into a “hacienda” located in the heart of Mexico. Its décor is genuine as it is magnificent and its cuisine is “authentic and mouth-watering”.
The restaurant which is the second addition of its sister restaurant “Baja” located at 104 14th Street Hoboken (201) 653-0610 is double in size, designed with two levels and has extraordinary appeal.
Its menu is filled with offerings of the finest in Mexican food.
Baja’s history of providing quality food and atmosphere in the New Jersey area is evident over the past 15 years. Owners Mario Herrera, Felix Disla and Major Disla all strive to bring their talent and ingenuity into the creation of the newly designed Baja.
Owner Mario Herrera explains, “In researching our restaurant business we noticed that there weren’t any authentic Mexican restaurants in this area.” “We created these restaurants in order to provide the finest in Mexican food. Our food is prepared the minute it is ordered, I think for us that is the key to our success. We provide food that is freshly made.”
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Freshly made and delicious would be the response that many are giving, with an array of Mexican dishes to choose from Baja leaves it’s diners wanting more.
A glance at the menu will display a multitude of appetizers that is sure to satisfy any palette, like their “Jalapeno Poppers-Fried breaded jalapenos stuffed with delicious cheese or the “Double Decker Vegetable Quesadilla-a quesadilla doubled stuffed with roasted red peppers, spinach and mushrooms and served with guacamole and sour cream. They even have a dish called the “Baja Bar Platter-which features a sampler of flautitas, nachos, jalapeno poppers and pollitos, this dish serves two.
Their lunch and dinner selections are tempting as well as delectable. Stopping in for lunch try their Seafood Burrito-a homemade flour tortilla stuffed with tons of bite-sized shrimp and tossed in a salsa verde sauce, which is then covered with their own special sauce. Not in the mood for seafood try their, “Taco Baja-a homemade flour tortilla stuffed with charbroiled chicken or steak sautéed with cilantro, onions, peppers and a variety of spices.
Making a visit for dinner choose from an array of Baja’s burritos, enchiladas, tacos, soups and salads and delicious seafood dishes such as, “Pescado al Ajillo-red snapper or salmon sautéed in garlic sauce or “Parrillada a la Baja-a sizzling platter of grilled steak, chicken and shrimp with grilled vegetables and their special house sauce.
Bring a friend and a hungry appetite to Baja and try, “The Baja Special- a feast of fajita beef, chicken and shrimp topped with onions, tomatoes, peppers, sour cream and guacamole added to that is a dish with rice, beans and flour or corn tortillas. Now that’s a meal!
Looking for a nice place to hangout with friends and relax the stress away enjoy a great selection of Baja’s finest margarita’s or tequilas’ at Baja’s very relaxing bar cove.
Baja’s cuisine is fresh, charbroiled and delicious and their desserts are also very tempting. Just to name a few, try their “Chocolate Banana-fried pastry with bananas and chocolate chips or their Flan-homemade caramel custard, you will definitely want to order a second helping.
Baja’s menu is designed to satisfy all of its diners, from regular fare to vegetarian they are their too offer a multitude of exquisite Mexican dishes.
Sunday is also a very special day at Baja’s because they offer the finest in brunch. Titled, “Do the Baja Brunch”, Baja offers a unique brunch menu from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Choose from delicacies such as, “The Alamo Eggs-three eggs with sausage, served with rice and your choice of black or refried beans and warm hand rolled flour tortillas or “Tortilla de Vegetables-two scrambled eggs with diced tomatoes, onions, mushroom and peppers, served with refried beans and yucca.
Are you looking for a place to have a private party or gathering look no further than Baja’s. Their second level is designed for any and all occasions. Surrounded by the Mexican styled décor your guests will feel as if they are visiting a quiet hacienda in Mexico.
Baja is located at 117 Montgomery Street in Jersey City. NJ, their number is
(201)915-0062.The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-10:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30 am-11:30 pm, Sunday Brunch 11:00 am-3:00 pm and on Sunday the bar area is open until 10:00 pm. Baja in Hoboken is located at 104 14th Street; their number is (201) 653-0610. Log on to their website at www.bajamexicancuisine.com for additional information. Plan a visit with friends and family and enjoy two pieces of Mexico close to home.