Bad Bean Baja Grill

Latin inspired cuisine

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.

 

Bad Bean Nachos

Corn chips over black beans, smothered with queso and topped with melted cheese, pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream
11
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Add any shredded meat3

Pork Belly Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Roasted jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, crispy pork belly pieces and scallions rolled in egg roll wrappers and fried. Served with citrus honey sauce
7.5

Chips and Dip

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

Queso Dip

6

Fresh House Guacamole

Small5
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Large8

Dip Sampler

A tasting of our fresh guacamole, queso dip and choice of salsa
9
Add to any of the salads: Grilled Chicken Breast - 4 | Pan Seared Local Fish or Shrimp - Market | Grilled Skirt Steak - 6

Baja Salad

Mixed greens, fresh jicama, green peppers, pickled red onions, cotija cheese, chipotle lime dressing, crispy corn tortilla strips
8.5

Bad Bean Caesar

Crisp romaine tossed in our house dressing, fried jalapeño rings, cotija cheese and topped with corn tortilla strips
8.5

Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Mixed greens, roasted portabella mushrooms, grilled onions, goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic & red pepper dressing
9

Taco Salad

Crisp fried flour tortilla filled with spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, cheese, and topped with salsa fresca, fresh guacamole and sour cream
9
,
Add any of our shredded meats3
All Tacos served on warm flour tortillas with lettuce, shredded Monteray Jack and Oaxaca cheese, sour cream and choice of salsa

Shredded Meat

Ancho Braised Beef Brisket, Shredded Pork Barbacoa, Achiote Roasted Chicken
3.5

Vegetarian

Rice and Black Bean or Marinated Grilled Tofu
3.25

Fresh Local Fish or Shrimp

Jicama slaw, cilantro chimichurri and salsa fresca
Market

Roasted NC Heritage Farm Pork Belly

Changes daily, Ask your server
4.5
All burgers and wraps served with garlic and cilantro fries

Grilled Baja Burger

Half pound Angus beef patty with melted Monteray Jack & Oaxaca cheeses, lettuce, salsa fresca, guacamole and pickled jalapeños, wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla
12

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

A vegetarian burger with melted Monterey Jack & Oaxaca cheese, salsa fresca, lettuce, and chipotle mayonnaise, wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla
10

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
9

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
10

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
10

Callie Wrap

Grilled tofu, dressed mixed greens, salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cheese and grilled onions wrapped in a garlic herb tortilla
9

Fresh Local Fish or Shrimp Burrito

Pan seared local fish or shrimp wrapped in a flour tortilla with spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa fresca, cilantro chimichurri and fresh guacamole. Served with jicama slaw on the side
Market

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
,
15"10
,
Add Guacamole2
,
Add Queso2
12’ tortilla filled with melted Monteray Jack, Oaxaca & Cotija cheeses. Served with lettuce, salsa fresca & sour cream on the side

Three Cheese

8.5
,
Add Shredded Meat10.5

Black Bean & Roasted Pepper

Roasted sweet peppers, grilled onions and black beans
9.5

Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Garlic herb tortilla with roasted portabella mushrooms, goat cheese & cilantro chimmichurri
10.5

Bad Bean Nachos

Corn chips over black beans, smothered with queso and topped with melted cheese, pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream
11
,
Add any shredded meat3

Pork Belly Jalapeno Popper Egg Rolls

Roasted jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, crispy pork belly pieces and scallions rolled in egg roll wrappers and fried. Served with citrus honey sauce
7.5

Chips and Dip

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

Queso Dip

6

Fresh House Guacamole

Small5
,
Large8

Dip Sampler

A tasting of our fresh guacamole, queso dip and choice of salsa
9
Add to any of the salads: Grilled Chicken Breast - 4 | Pan Seared Local Fish or Shrimp - Market | Grilled Skirt Steak - 6

Baja Salad

Mixed greens, fresh jicama, green peppers, pickled red onions, cotija cheese, chipotle lime dressing, crispy corn tortilla strips
8.5

Bad Bean Caesar

Crisp romaine tossed in our house dressing, fried jalapeño rings, cotija cheese and topped with corn tortilla strips
8.5

Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Mixed greens, roasted portabella mushrooms, grilled onions, goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic & red pepper dressing
9

Taco Salad

Crisp fried flour tortilla filled with spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, cheese, and topped with salsa fresca, fresh guacamole and sour cream
9
,
Add any of our shredded meats3
All Tacos served on warm flour tortillas with lettuce, shredded Monteray Jack and Oaxaca cheese, sour cream, and choice of salsa

Shredded Meat

Ancho Braised Beef Brisket, Shredded Pork Barbacoa, Achiote Roasted Chicken
3.5

Vegetarian

Rice and Black Bean or Marinated Grilled Tofu
3.25

Fresh Local Fish or Shrimp

Jicama slaw, cilantro chimichurri and salsa fresca
Market

Roasted NC Heritage Farm Pork Belly Taco

Changes daily, Ask your server.
4.5
All burgers and wraps served with garlic and cilantro fries

Grilled Baja Burger

Half pound Angus beef patty with melted Monteray Jack & Oaxaca cheeses, lettuce, salsa fresca, guacamole and pickled jalapeños, wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla
12

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

A vegetarian burger with melted Monterey Jack & Oaxaca cheese, salsa fresca, lettuce, and chipotle mayonnaise, wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla
10

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

Callie Wrap

Grilled tofu, dressed mixed greens, salsa fresca, guacamole, shredded cheese and grilled onions wrapped in a garlic herb tortilla
9

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
,
15"10
,
Add guacamole2
,
Add queso2

Smother Your Burrito!

Try a Cali Burrito topped with one of our house made sauces, Molé Poblano or Red Chili Enchilada. All smothered burritos garnished with cilantro and queso fresco
Molé Poblano Sauce3
,
Red Chili Enchilada Sauce3

Fresh Local Fish or Shrimp Burrito

Pan seared local fish or shrimp wrapped in a flour tortilla with spiced rice, black beans, lettuce, salsa fresca, cilantro chimichurri and fresh guacamole. Served with jicama slaw on the side
Market

The Shredder

IT’S EPIC! Seared skirt steak, griddled cheddar cheese curds, cilantro garlic fries, wrapped in a flour tortilla and smothered in a red chile enchilada sauce, with lettuce, salsa fresca and sour cream on the side
14
12’ tortilla filled with melted Monteray Jack, Oaxaca & Cotija cheeses. Served with lettuce, salsa fresca & sour cream on the side

Three Cheese

8.5
,
Add Shredded Meat10.5

Black Bean and Roasted Pepper

Roasted sweet peppers, grilled onions and black beans
9.5

Grilled Chicken Fajita

Filled with grilled chicken, sweet peppers, grilled onions, served with fresh guacamole on the side
12.5

Chipotle Meatball

Albondigas (Mexican meatballs) in a toasted garlic herb tortilla, charred tomato sauce and queso fresco
11.5

Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese

Garlic herb tortilla with roasted portabella mushrooms, goat cheese & cilantro chimmichurri
10.5

Acrobat Pinot Gris

Oregon6

Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc

NZ8

Girard Chardonnay

Russian River CA8

Acacia Pinot Noir

CA7

Hullabaloo Zinfandel

CA7

Septima Malbec

Argentina7

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

7.5

Featured Margarita

8.5

The Ultimate Margarita

Made with Don Julio Silver & Grand Marnier
13

The Ultimate Featured Margarita

14

Mojito

Made with NC Muddy River Silver Rum
8

Featured Mojito

9

Bad Bean Bloody Mary

Our house mix made with Tito's vodka. Light and refreshing, not thick and heavy
8