• Baja Bean Co

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant and cantina with a few locations. Offers baja cuisine with one burrito of grilled vegetables, rice, and beans that's vegan suitable. Could get Boca burger patty as add-on or side. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00am, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-2:00am.

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16 Reviews

First Review by xX.Ghostly.Kitten.Xx


Points +28

23 Sep 2022

Pretty good vegan noms

Tasty food and knowledgeable staff. Explicit vegan menu options are few, though most dishes can be made vegan with alterations. Let them know your dietary restrictions and they will make the process of picking out your dish easy. Rice and beans are cooked without any sort of animal broth, so everything except obvious meat or dairy is fair game. I enjoyed the arroz con pollo dish, though I substituted the "pollo" for soyrizo, opted out of any dairy, and added chipotle sauce.

Pros: Staff are helpful with dietary restrictions, Authentic, tasty food, Excellent portions for the price

Cons: Only 2 vegan options are made clear on the menu



Points +134

14 Jul 2022

Good food, good prices

Ordered the “Vegan TJ T’s” and enjoyed them. The spice level was just right with the vegan soyrizo inside. Would love to see more vegan options listed outright on the menu, rather than having to make adjustments (which can be done and will be accommodated). A rice and bean bowl, perhaps? Good beer selection too. Looks closed when you first walk up but it’s just dark inside😉

Pros: Soyrizo available to sub on any dish, Good beer selection, Fair prices

Cons: Dark and outdated interior/bathrooms


Points +37

09 Jul 2022

Good food

We had a good meal along with our toddler - they were able to modify almost everything on the menu to be vegan and a lot of it to be gluten free as well. We had tacos with soy-rizo, good guac, lettuce, tomato and rice. And spicy tacos with all of that plus beans and hot sauce. We also had chips that came with fresh salsa and a good ruby margahrita. My 2yr old loved the spicy hot sauce!

Pros: good hot sauce , plenty of choices, non-bean option (soy-rizo)


Points +84

24 Oct 2021


Nice outdoor seating yummy vegan entrees

Pros: Vegan options clearly labeled


Points +235

06 Aug 2021

Best option for casual dinner

Baja is a great option for groups who have both vegans and non-vegans. Highly recommend the vegan TJ.


Points +30

11 Mar 2021

Our go to place for mexican vegan choices.

Cannot go wrong with this place. The vegan chorizo is amazing, and the biggest burritos ever!


Points +28

13 Oct 2020

Filling Meals for Hungry Hikers

We were staying just outside Waynesboro and found that The Baja Bean Co was the only vegan accommodating restaurant open in the area after 7pm on a Sunday night! We ordered the Big Burrito (Vegan), the Vegan Tijuana Tacos, and the Baja Tostada Salad (with soyrizo subbed for cheese & sour cream). It was delicious and very filling, fully satiated our post-AT-hiking appetites!

The food is not contamination free unfortunately (as is the case with most non-vegan restaurants) but the vegan options allow vegans to have a filling meal with the knowledge that no funds will go towards the purchase of any future animal products.

The staff was very helpful and willing to check ingredients on specific items to see if they are vegan. We had the corn fritter special (minus the honey) as a desert the second night we ate at Baja Bean and that was a great decision!

Updated from previous review on 2020-10-13

Pros: Helpful Staff, A handful of complete vegan-friendly meal items, Ask server if a vegan version is available

Cons: Not all "vegan-possible" items are marked


Points +76

14 Sep 2020

Delicious Vegan Option

My husband and I were staying in Mt. Solon and were looking for a filling meal after a day of traveling. Baja Bean Co was just what we needed! I ordered the Tijuana Tacos with no dairy and it was filling and tasty!


Points +729

24 Jun 2020

Vegan baja burrito is simpy the best

I agree with the other reviews, get a vegan baja burrito. It's done in almost no time because they don't have to cook any meat and your hunger will be satisfied. Their chips and salsa that comes with it is satisfying too.


Points +245

29 Oct 2019

Delicious and lots of options!

Needed a place to eat on a long drive and nothing was open but this place. Lucky us! Vegan empanadas with soy chorizo were soooo good. They will replace any meat item on the menu with tofu. I got the “street tacos” with tofu and they were fantastic. Not sure what the other review was on about—the tofu was SO flavorful. Beans, rice, guac, and tortillas all free of animal products and announced as such on the menu. Partner got a cheddar and bean burrito that was also good because the beans are tasty and have a kick!

Pros: Anything on menu can be made veggie with tofu, Multiple straight vegan options; more made vegan, Cool, chill vibe


Points +156

17 Feb 2019

Yummy Mexican

Per the waiter's recommendation, I ordered chips with salsa and guacamole as well as a burrito with the vegan chorizo. The meal was very tasty and I appreciated that the waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about veganism.

Pros: good food, friendly staff, funky vibe


Points +1808

17 Aug 2018

A good, but not great option

Our first tip off was when the waiter told us, “We have tofu, but we don’t recommend it”. When asked to expand on this statement, he responded “it tastes kinda bland”. OK, so they offer tofu as an option, but the kitchen has no idea how to prepare it? That about sums it up; however, being a Mexican-style restaurant in a college town it does offer veg/vegan options. One caveat is that you must be willing to negotiate to get exactly what you do and don’t want. For example, they favor wheat tortillas so I ordered a vegetable burrito filling (minus the cheese, sour cream) with added tofu (more on this later) and some soft corn tortillas on the side. It was very good. The chips, salsa and guacamole were also good. As for the tofu: it was served cubed, plain and had clearly been frozen. I would suggest that the kitchen invest a little time to learn how to prepare this wonderful item in tasty, Mexican fashion. One other criticism, the floor was littered with bits of food, etc., which was a turn off as it gave the impression that other areas of the place might not be a clean as they should be.

Pros: Some veg/vegan options, Tasty food, Friendly staff


Points +48

31 Jul 2018

Nice, Fun, and Friendly Restaurant

I live in Staunton and eat here about once a month. It's a great place to go with non-vegan friends. Good beer and drink selection too. They have a few vegan options like veggie fajitas (no cheese, etc) and a vegan burrito. Many other dishes can be made vegan by asking them to not add cheese or sour cream, etc. The staff understands and it's never a problem. It's a funky place with lots of locals right in the middle of downtown.

Pros: It does have a few vegan options, Has Veggie dishes that can be made vegan

Cons: Mostly non vegan but can easily accomodate.


Points +17

24 Apr 2018

Super yummy find

Found this while traveling across 81. Worth the trip!

Pros: Lots of vegi choices, Substitute tofu for ANY dish!, Drinks are yummy too.

Cons: A bit off the beaten path if traveling on highway


Points +48

11 Dec 2016

Really like this place

A funky Mexican vibe with very helpful staff. I love the vegan burrito. A good choice when you are out with meat eaters. I try to eat here on every visit to Staunton.


Points +13

19 Sep 2015

Great Restaurant

It was a great place, very comfortable and looked nice. It had plenty of vegetarian and a few vegan options plus, things that could be made vegan. The staff was attentive and helpful.

Pros: High quality for a reasonable price., Mexican and American options.

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