Similar to a Teddy Ruxpin, a burrito is totally unassuming from the outside but mind-blowing once the exterior is breached with a Fisher Price tool set. Experience the wonderment of goodness warmly wrapped inside a billowy shell with today’s deal: for $7, you get $15 worth of casual Mexican eats at Baja Fresh. Trade a freshly printed Groupon for consumable burrito bliss at one of 12 Phoenix-area locations within the next three months. Choose one of the following locations:
- 430 E. Bell Road, Phoenix
- 16495 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
- 14858 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale
- 10120 W. McDowell Road, Avondale
- 50 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
- 1615 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
- 4032 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
- 414 W. University Drive, Tempe
- 780 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
- 4302 E. Ray Road, Ahwatukee
- 3450 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler
- 3420 E. Baseline Road, Mesa
At Baja Fresh, spice-yearning patrons can swing by to sample comforting casual fare without the hassle of building a catapult powerful enough to reach Mexico. Grab a burrito or taco served inside the stuffed blanket of a tortilla, or get a bowlful of delectable insides with the shell-less version—or a combination of both. The meats that make up each meal are never frozen and are all natural and hormone free. Optional ingredients to lay the groundwork for handheld feasts include fire-grilled or charbroiled chicken and steak, slow-roasted pork carnitas, beans and cheese, and specialty seafood options; a vegetarian-friendly version includes peppers, chiles, and onions layered with freshly simmered beans, cheese, and pico de gallo.
The standard Baja burrito ($6.69–$7.89) comes with monterey jack, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Find the magical place where appetizers and main courses intersect with a spicy Nacho burrito ($6.39), stuffed with cheese, beans, queso fundido, jalapeños, and salsa crema. The bare burrito bowl is everything that makes a burrito a burrito except for its outward appearance and political views. The tortilla is swapped for a bed of lettuce, and human hands are traded for forks in a controversial cybernetic augmentation program. If you’re feeling frisky and sea worthy, set sail with a Diablo Shrimp burrito ($6.99), stuffed with slowly marinated shrimp, beans, rice, cheese, and spicy chipotle sauce. Additionally, tongue-friendly items such as the fire-grilled mahi mahi taco ($2.99), mango chipotle-chicken salad ($6.49), and chicken-torta sandwich ($6.49) will please those in search of an unwrapped feast.
Forgo candlelight for elegant overhead lighting as you raise your burritos for a toast. As they gently touch midair, feel the energy flow through extended arms as the Burrito Mexicano ($6.69–$7.89) falls madly in love with the Burrito Ultimo ($6.69–$7.29). Or just skip the romance and order several heaping burritos to pridefully polish off in a one-man eating contest against yourself.
Baja Fresh on North Central received good ratings from Zagat. Yelpers give a variety of Phoenix-area Baja Fresh Mexican Grills between three and 4.5 stars: > * The food is indeed fresh. While waiting you are given some corn chips and can go to a bar and try different types of salsa. – sandrak5982, Zagat > * I went here for lunch today and they had lobster tail tacos. I come to this location about once a month. It’s incredibly clean and the service is always friendly. – Amy D., Yelp > * The carnitas was pork, cilantro, and pico. REALLY good flavor. I had mine with the HOT sauce which was not too hot…The service was excellent, very on top of it. The place was kept clean and the salsa bar stocked. – Daren C., Yelp
Following Baja Fresh’s ethos set in 1990 as a healthy take on fast food, never-frozen meats sizzle atop the grill before they're tucked into made-to-order tacos and burritos. Grilled corn and flour tortillas embrace fish, carnitas, chicken, and steak, and smoky queso fundido sidles onto nachos and into burritos. Between bites, chips scoop up salsa made from farm-fresh produce rather than poured out of a can or fabricated in a space-age replicator. A complimentary salsa bar ensures no mouthful goes unspiced, and guests can scoop up their favorites as they await their dine-in, takeout, or catering orders.