Friday, February 25, 2011

Thrifty’s Burger Review – Baja Bean Co.

This week, my search for bargain burgers took me to a place I haven’t been in quite some time, Baja Bean Co. (1520 W Main St). On Monday night, Baja’s happy hour special includes $4 Burgers, $2 No Love Nachos, $1.90 domestic bottles, $1.25 PBR Drafts and $2.75 Rail Drinks and Margaritas. Personally, I think that a Margarita and a burger sounds like a perfect pairing, but early in the week, I had to go with a beer.

I have always liked Baja as a hang out spot. They have a long bar with plenty of seating and standing room for groups. The patio is a great spot once the weather turns warm. But my favorite part of Baja is the pool tables. I think of Baja as a place for the casual pool player to play. I’m sure they have tournaments and great players who play there. I am a terrible player and I always have a good time. It is $8 per hour to play on weekdays and $4 per hour to play on Sunday.

Back to the burger…sadly, I can’t say that this burger would make me drag myself out on a Monday night, unless I was in the mood for a good drink special, which I usually am. It was a great deal, a big burger on a perfect bun with a side of fries for $4. It just wasn’t a great burger. We also ordered the No Love Nachos, fresh tortilla chips topped with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese and jalapenos. I know. I know. I am on a burger mission, why am I eating nachos. They were only $2. I couldn’t resist.
It was nice to sit at the bar and catch up on the events of Monday, but I would recommend ordering off their regular menu. They have some great options including a guacamole platter, enchiladas and fajitas, all for under $10. Come on a Sunday and enjoy half price game of pool.  Photo credit.

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  1. Nothing better than the perfect sized scrumptious Happy Hour burger after imbibing heavily on the Happy part...good to know should skip the burger part and stick with the Happy part.