Bad Bean Baja Grill’s varied and unexpected menu and local ingredients have all the answers. Do you want Mexican? This Kitty Hawk restaurant specializes in it. Do you want local seafood? Get each day’s fresh catch here. Perhaps you just want something different, whatever that may be, and you can count on finding it at Bad Bean. Their chef-driven food is inspired Mexican and Latin-American cuisine that’s fused with elements of Baja, Tex-Mex, coastal Carolina, Asia and beyond. They have your tacos, quesadillas and burritos, but they’ve also got you covered when it comes to flavorful salads, wraps and sandwiches. Go for the Giant Cali Burrito for classic Mexican restaurant fare, or shake it up with the Black Bean Quinoa Burger. They’re known for their fish tacos, burritos and wraps, and the Outer Banks seafood is selected by what’s freshest that day. And their popular N.C. Heritage Farm Pork Belly Tacos satisfy both Mexican and barbecue cravings in one, heavenly mouthful. If you have a large group to feed, don't forget to check out their party packs that serve 10 or 20. It’s everything you need for a delicious taco night without the stress of cooking.

Bad Bean Baja Grill for Every Taste

The menu at Bad Bean Baja Grill has something for every eater. Take your pick of protein from local fish and shrimp, ancho-braised brisket, shredded barbacoa, achiote-roasted chicken and grilled skirt steak. Vegans, vegetarians and those with gluten-free restrictions will have no problem eating and enjoying their experience at the Bad Bean. Various salads, grilled tofu, vegan rice and beans, and house-made hummus can be combined for a delicious and healthy meal. From carnivores to vegans, no one leaves this Kitty Hawk restaurant hungry.

Everything – food, sauce, moles, marinades, dips – is made in house, and the chefs take pride in using only freshest of ingredients. The crispy chips are fried that day and arrive at the table still warm, and the homemade salsas burst with robust flavor. You won't find your typical bottled hot sauce on the tables, either. They create and rotate their house-fermented hot sauces on a regular basis. All of their mixers are made here too, and people like to stock up on the hot sauces, salsas, house margarita and house Bloody Mary mixes before leaving the Kitty Hawk restaurant. Speaking of drinks, take a peek at their selection of mojitos and margaritas, including featured concoctions that change each day. They also serve wine and beers by the bottle, and the craft beers on tap rotate regularly.

 

Coriander Seared Yellowfin Tuna

Seared rare local Yellowfin tuna, cucumber quinoa salad, salsa macha & toasted peanuts.
9.00

Bad Bean Nachos

Nacho chips over black beans, smothered with queso and topped with melted cheese, house pickled jalapeños, red onions, lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream.
11.00
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Add any shredded meat3.00

Pork Belly Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Broiled jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, roasted pork belly and scallions rolled in egg roll wrappers and fried. Served with citrus honey sauce.
$7

Chips and Dip

Start with a complimentary basket of fresh yellow corn chips fried daily and choice of salsa. Refills of chips are on us.
Additional Salsa3.00

Queso Dip

Warm melted queso blanco with poblano pepper and spices.
6.00

Fresh Guacamole

Made from fresh hass avocados with just the right seasoning (no fillers!)
Small5.00
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Large8.00

Dip Sampler

A tasting of our fresh guacamole, queso dip, and choice of salsa.
9.00
All tacos served on warm flour tortillas with lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream and choice of salsa. Fish and shrimp tacos are served with jicama slaw, cilantro chimichurri and salsa fresca.

Meat and Seafood

Beef brisket, barbacoa, chicken$3.50
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Roasted pork belly$4.50
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Mahi Mahi or shrimp$5

Vegetarian

Rice and black bean or marinated grilled tofu.
$3.25

Traditional

Filled with your choice of shredded beef brisket, pork barbacoa, or shredded chicken. Served with lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream on the side.
10.00
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Three Cheese8.00

Black Bean & Roasted Pepper

Roasted sweet peppers, grilled onions and black beans. Served with lettuce, salsa fresca, and sour cream on the side.
9.00

Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Roasted portabella mushrooms, goat cheese, chimmichurri.
10.00

Bad Bean Baja Salad

Crisp greens, fresh jicama, green peppers, Baja pickled red onions, Manchego cheese, chipotle lime dressing, crispy corn tortilla strips.
8.00
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Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Shrimp or Fish5.00
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Add Grilled Steak6.00

Baja Ceasar

Crisp romaine tossed in our house caesar dressing, crispy jalapeno rings, Manchego cheese and topped with crispy corn tortilla strips.
8.00
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Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Shrimp or Fish5.00
,
Add Grilled Steak6.00

Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Crisp greens, roasted portabella mushrooms, grilled onions, goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic & red pepper dressing.
9.00
,
Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Shrimp or Fish5.00
,
Add Grilled Steak6.00

Taco Salad

Crisp fried flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, and topped with salsa fresca, fresh guacamole and sour cream.
8.00
,
Add Any Shredded Meat3.00

Baja Burger

Half pound Angus beef wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla with melted Monterey & cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, salsa fresca, house pickled jalapénos & lettuce served with garlic and cilantro fries.
12.00

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

A vegetarian burger wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla with melted Monterey & cheddar cheese, salsa fresca, lettuce, and chipotle mayonnaise served with garlic cilantro fries.
9.00

Roasted Garlic & Chipotle Hummus Wrap

Red chile & roasted garlic hummus, lettuce, tomato, marinated cucumbers, quick fried blue corn meal onions, rolled in a garlic herb flour tortilla with garlic and cilantro fries.
8.00

The Havana

Our version on the classic Cuban sandwich. Sliced ham, our shredded pork barbacoa, melted cheese, lettuce, and house cured pickles on a toasted roll with mustard sauce.
9.00

Fresh Mahi Mahi Fish or Shrimp Burrito

Pan seared Mahi Mahi or shrimp wrapped in a flour tortilla with rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa fresca and fresh guacamole with jicama slaw on the side.
13.00

Grilled Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Wrap

Sliced grilled chicken breast with lettuce, fresh guacamole, crisp bacon and salsa fresca, rolled in a garlic herb flour tortilla with garlic and cilantro fries.
10.00

Callie Wrap

Grilled tofu, mixed greens, salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cheese and grilled onions wrapped in a garlic herb tortilla, served with garlic cilantro fries.
8.00

Giant Cali Burrito

A meal in a tortilla! Large flour tortilla filled with your choice of meat, Mexican spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and your choice of salsa.
12"8.00
,
15"10.00
,
Add Guacamole2.00
,
Add Queso2.00

Coriander Seared Yellowfin Tuna

Seared rare local Yellowfin tuna, cucumber quinoa salad, salsa macha & toasted peanuts.
9.00

Bad Bean Nachos

Nacho chips over black beans, smothered with queso and topped with melted cheese, house pickled jalapenos, red onions, lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream.
11.00
,
Shredded chicken, beef, or pork3.00

Pork Belly Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Broiled jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, roasted pork belly and scallions rolled in egg roll wrappers and fried. Served with a citrus honey sauce.
$7

Chips and Dip

Start with a complimentary basket of fresh yellow corn chips fried daily and choice of salsa. Refills of chips are on us. Choose from Salsa Fresca (mild), Verde (Tomatillo and Poblano - mild), Fire Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno (medium), Roasted Tomato and Habanero (hot).
Additional Salsa3.00

Queso Dip

6.00

Fresh House Guacamole

Small5.00
,
Large8.00

Dip Sampler

A tasting of our fresh guacamole, queso dip, and choice of salsa.
9.00

Bad Bean Baja Salad

Crisp Greens, fresh jicama, green peppers, Baja pickled red onions, Manchego cheese, chipotle lime dressing, crispy corn tortilla strips.
8.00
,
Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Fish or Shrimp5.00
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Add Grilled Steak6.00

Baja Caesar

Crisp romaine tossed in our house dressing, crispy jalapeño rings, Manchego cheese and topped with crispy corn tortilla strips.
8.00
,
Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Fish or Shrimp5.00
,
Add Grilled Steak6.00

Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Crisp Greens, roasted portabella mushrooms, grilled onions, goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic & red pepper dressing.
9.00
,
Add Grilled Chicken4.00
,
Add Fish or Shrimp5.00
,
Add Grilled Steak6.00

Taco Salad

Crisp fried flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, and topped with salsa fresca, fresh guacamole and sour cream.
8.00
,
Add any shredded meat3.00

Meat

All Tacos served on warm flour tortillas with lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and choice of salsa. Choose from: Ancho Braised Beef Brisket, Shredded Pork Barbacoa, Achiote Roasted Chicken
3.50

Vegetarian

Rice and Black Bean or Marinated Grilled Tofu
3.25

Fresh Mahi Mahi or Shrimp

Jicama slaw, cilantro chimichurri, and salsa fresca.
5.00

Baja Burger

Half pound Angus beef wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla with melted Monterey & cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, salsa fresca, house pickled jalapenos and lettuce served with garlic and cilantro fries.
12.00

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

A vegetarian burger wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla with melted Monterey & cheddar cheese, salsa fresca, lettuce and chipotle mayonnaise. Served with garlic and cilantro fries.
9.00

Grilled Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Wrap

Sliced grilled chicken breast with lettuce, fresh guacamole, crisp bacon and salsa fresca, rolled in a garlic herb flour tortilla with garlic and cilantro fries.
10.00

Fresh Mahi Mahi or Shrimp Burrito

Pan Seared Mahi Mahi or shrimp wrapped in a flour tortilla with rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa fresca and fresh guacamole with jicama slaw on the side.
13.00

The Shredder

IT'S EPIC! Seared Skirt Steak, griddled cheddar cheese curds, cilantro garlic fries, wrapped in a flour tortilla smothered in a red chile sauce, with lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream on the side.
14.00

Callie Wrap

Grilled Tofu, mixed greens, salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cheese and grilled onions wrapped in a garlic herb tortilla, served with garlic cilantro fries.
8.00

Grilled Chicken Mole Poblano Plate

Organic airline chicken breast cooked in our house made poblano sauce over spiced rice, black beans, topped with toasted sesame seeds, shaved onions and fresh cilantro.
14.00

Giant Cali Burritos

A meal in a tortilla! Large flour tortilla filled with your choice of meat, Mexican spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and your choice of salsa.
12"8.00
,
15"10.00
,
Add guacamole2.00
,
Add queso2.00
All quesadillas served with lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream on the side

Traditional

Filled with your choice of shredded beef brisket, pork barbacoa, or shredded chicken.
10.00
,
Three Cheese8.00

Black Bean and Roasted Pepper

Roasted sweet peppers, grilled onions, and black beans.
9.00

Grilled Chicken Fajita

Filled with grilled chicken, sweet peppers, grilled onions, served with fresh guacamole on the side.
12.00

Chipotle Meatball

Our house albondigas (Mexican meatballs) in a toasted garlic herb tortilla with melted cheese, charred tomato sauce, and queso fresca.
11.00

Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Roasted portabella mushrooms, goat cheese, chimmichurri.
10.00

Acrobat Pinot Gris

Oregon6.00

White Doe, White Blend

Sonoma, CA7.00

Girard Chardonnay

Russian River, CA8.00

Acacia Pinot Noir

California7.00

Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet

Washington9.00

Septima Malbec

Argentina7.00

Corona

Mexico-

Negra Modelo

Mexico-

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Mills River, NC-

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout

Farmville, NC-

Budweiser

St. Louis, MO-

Bud Light

St. Louis, MO-

Miller Lite

Milwaukee, WI-

Coors Light

Golden, CO-

Michelob Ultra

St. Louis, MO-

PBR

16 oz Can, Milwaukee, WI-

Pacifico

24 oz Can, Mexico-

Tecate

24 oz Can, Mexico-

Modelo Especial

24 oz, Mexico-

House Classic Lime Margarita

7.50

Featured Margarita

8.50

The Ultimate Margarita

Made with Don Julio Silver & Grand Marnier
13.00

The Ultimate Featured Margarita

14.00

Mexican Iced Coffee

House made horchata, Patron XO, Rumchata and iced coffee topped with grated nutmeg.
9.00

Mojito

Made with NC Muddy River Silver Rum
8.00

Bad Bean Bloody Mary

Our house mix made with Tito's vodka. Light and refreshing, not thick and heavy.
8.00

Cucumber Cilantro Cooler

Tito's Vodka with muddled cucumber and cilantro, lime juice and simple syrup.
9.00

Smokey Mango Martini

Creyente Mezcal, fresh mango, ancho chile syrup & fresh lime juice
10.00