It’s A Family Affair At Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco As New Owners of Family Eatery Create Authentic Mexican Fare Using The Owners Mother’s Original Recipes from Ensenada, Baja California along with fresh farm-to-table ingredients.
Inspired by the coastal cuisine of Ensenada, Baja California, the new owners of Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco in Ventura Harbor Village are dishing up a fresh menu featuring savory Mexican fare. Entrees originate from Co-Owner, Ricardo (Rick) Magana’s Mom’s Baja-style home-cooked meals and her experience working in a fish factory in Baja, California where she shared her authentic recipes.
“We were inspired to open up a Mexican restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village because of our love and passion for cooking homemade Mexican food. We dreamed of one day having our own restaurant which has now become a reality,” says Co-owners Rick Magana and his wife Christina.
Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco (one of 18 dockside restaurants at scenic Ventura Harbor Village) uses fresh, local ingredients in everything from the flavorful fresh fruit in their signature drink, Agua frescas, to the fresh catch of the day, including the eatery’s signature dish, delicious halibut fish tacos that are a beer-battered mix from a secret family recipe.
Other popular daily specials include:
- Ensenada-style battered or marinated grilled halibut, shark or shrimp tacos
- Mouth-watering grilled Carne asada and chicken tacos
- Delicious burritos with shark, halibut, shrimp, chicken, Carne asada and veggie options
- Handcrafted Agua frescas, using locally grown fruit from Ventura County produce vendors. The refreshing drinks include cantaloupe, cucumber, horchata, pineapple, lime, mango, strawberry, watermelon.
Diners from near and far can also savor the taco combo plates that provide a choice of tacos accompanied by fluffy Jasmine rice and fresh Peruvian-style beans, in addition to delectable side dishes such as fresh chips and homemade salsas. A great vegetarian option is the veggie burrito.
The restaurant offers indoor, patio and take-out dining and prices range from $4 for side dishes to $15 for a combo plate.
Located in a prime location in Ventura Harbor, the Restaurant is located at 1567 Spinnaker Dr #104, Ventura, California, 93001 in Ventura Harbor Village adjacent to the picturesque Surfers Knoll Beach.
For more information about Baja Bay Surf N’ Taco, visit https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/directory/baja-bay-surf-n-taco/ or call 805-535-4160.
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About Ventura Harbor Village:
Situated along the picturesque California Central Coast, endowed with breathtaking
views, Ventura County’s Ventura Harbor is bordered by the City of Ventura on three sides and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ventura Harbor Village and Ventura Harbor boast 16 unique shops, 18 dockside restaurants and fish markets, two waterfront hotels, beaches, green spaces, water sports, boating, public launch ramp, fuel dock, markets, waterfront hotels, and cruising options (dive and fishing boats, harbor tours, kayaks, electric and pedal boat rentals) and a beautiful walking Promenade, which make this all part of an affordable, multigenerational vacation destination. The Ventura Harbor Village also offers visitors an escape for coastal visitors and residents with live weekend entertainment, dog-friendly facilities, soft adventure, and spectacular sunset views of the Pacific coastline. Home to the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, (open daily with free admission, within walking distance to the Village), this stunning national park center features its own viewing tower, exhibits, movie theater, and bookstore. It is here that visitors can learn more about exploring the Channel Islands for world-class island diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, sea cave exploration, photography, camping and wildlife viewing via Island Packers and a number of local outfitters.
Ventura Harbor is 20 miles from Santa Barbara and is 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. It is accessible in just minutes from scenic US Highway 101/Highway1 and via the 126 from the 5 Freeway. For additional visitor information, contact Ventura Harbor Village at 805-477-0470, or visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com. Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura.