Baha Taco Restaurant

Baha Taco Restaurant
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R150 avg main meal
Local cuisine, Quick meals
Light meals, Mexican, Tapas, Vegetarian

Critic's review

Thando Ndabezitha

There’s a reason why Baha Taco has gained a reputation as one of Johannesburg’s best places to try out Mexican food. Dynamic, authentic and imaginative, the dishes on their menu persuade you to keep coming back, because you can’t eat them all in one sitting.

For the uninitiated, the corn tortilla chips with roasted tomato salsa and a side of guacamole is a good introduction to the flavourful and ethically sourced and -made cuisine (the corn is GMO-free and South African). If you’re brave, the jalapeño rellenos make all other poppers fade in comparison.

Remaining true to its origins as a food truck, Baha Taco serves quick, yet fresh and tasty quesadillas and gluten-free soft corn tacos with delicious fillings. Try the sirloin steak taco, made with meat that’s grilled while you watch, which is so tender and delicious it hardly needs chewing. For vegetarians, halloumi, veg and re-fried beans tacos are a treat for the taste buds. To satisfy a cheese craving, opt for the free-range chicken quesadilla, or the one with mushrooms, peppers and jalapeño chilli.

A delightfully indulgent banana chimichanga with flan and toffee sauce, or churros served with chocolate sauce will be the perfect sweet ending to your meal.

One word: Tequila. Try Baha Taco’s pineapple, gingerbread or mint tequila. In addition to the experimental dessert shots, a fairly wide selection of drinks is available, including craft beers, in the warm and welcoming cantina adjoining the restaurant.

Staff members are friendly and efficient. Parking may sometimes be hard to find, depending on how busy it is.

Baha Taco has a warm and cheerful ambience that tells you it doesn’t take itself too seriously, but you can expect food made from the heart. Because the food is prepared out in the open, not only are you assured that the best care is taken in making your meal, but the whole restaurant just smells delicious! Whether you sit inside or at the street-side tables, it’s the type of restaurant you go to for a good chill.

The soups here in winter make all the sense in the world. Try the seafood chowder made with grilled prawn, line fish, calamari, bacon, chorizo, sweetcorn and potato. Mmmm… está riquísimo!

(June 2017)

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User reviews

  • Best Mexican food in Jozi. The food is always fresh and the menu often has new and interesting options. The vibe is great, prices reasonable.
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  • I love the look of the place and the food was good, however, after working there I an say with absolute disappointment that I will never go back there. What happens behind the scenes with the staff payment is absolutely disgusting! The owners love to talk about uplifting their staff and being fair, however, most of the staff there do not even know what they are being paid and some have not even been paid. They brag about how well they are doing financially and how they do not even know what to do with all their money, and then they pay their staff min wage!! I personally inquired about pay on more than one occasion as I needed to know whether or not it was worth me commuting from Cresta to Norwood, or not. Dave and Kat were unable to give me a min salary and kept on telling me that I would have to work for an undisclosed amount of time to prove my monetary value to them. This raised red flags... I approached them and gave notice to leave as i was unhappy with the fact that there was no way for me to know if I was going to lose money or make enough to cover my financial responsibilities. Only then did they tell me that I would be paid R900 per week plus tips (which are shared between all staff and does not equate to your quality of service delivery). If they had told me this from the start I would never have worked there as I spent R500 in a week on fuel there and back. I requested them to pay me in order to fill up my car (I offered to help them out for two more weekends and needed fuel to get there) and I received a mere R400 (incl tips). I will never be going back there and I can guarantee you right now that they will not pay me for the second week I worked there!
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