Baja Fresh of Bel Air Closing Saturday

After nearly 10 years in business, the Mexican restaurant's last day is March 31.


When cashes out its registers and locks its doors on Saturday, it will be for the last time.

The casual sit-down and carryout restaurant, which has been a fixture for nearly 10 years, is closing at the end of the week, a Baja Fresh employee confirmed Wednesday.

The franchise, famous for its massive burritos and self-serve salsa bar, will be missed by frequent patrons like Deborah LaSalvia, who wrote an unsolicited email to Patch about the business.

"We have been going to Baja Fresh at least once a week since they opened, we love the food and the people," LaSalvia wrote.

She also said that the employees are dedicated, hard working and friendly.

"I can't believe that we will be without a Baja Fresh, and that all of the wonderful people who work there have all been suddenly unemployed in this difficult job market," LaSalvia wrote.

stephanie carter April 01, 2012 at 10:07 AM
I am a baja fresh employee well I was but the reason we closed was because the landlord raised the rent and we were not willing to pay it. We will not be opening another location for about a year maybe longer depending on when corporate stops arguing about who is gonna have a percentage of what at each store.
stephanie carter April 01, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Btw we did post a sign on the door giving the 2 closet locations that you wouold be able to come visit some of us that worked at the belair store that would be hunt valley and tumoinum
BeStylin April 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I only liked BaJa Fresh. I would never go to La Tolteca since the Health Dept paid them a visit. Chipotle uses the dark meat on the chicken (cheap). I don't know where we're gonna celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
Mom of 2 girls in Forest Hill April 25, 2012 at 02:13 PM
My 19 year old daughter and I LOVED Baha, and will miss it very much this Summer. The two of us could split a freshly made burrito of our liking, chips, salsa and a drink for under $10.00 with the $1.00 off coupon on the receipt/survey from a previous order. You can't do that at McDonald's. We enjoy La Tolteca as well, but it it like comparing apples and oranges. Both are delicious in their own right, but very different. Please open a new store in Bel Air or Forest Hill SOON!
Dave June 16, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I am sorry to see them go. They are the only restaurant that reminds me of the tacos I had while working in Mexicali.


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