First time to the Baja BBQ Shack....first, the location is awesome---overlooking the marina and lake--sunset views!
We went for an early dinner (5:30) on a Friday not knowing what to expect based on the reviews here.
The restaurant / bar was not crowded at all at this time, but there was a reasonable crowd of locals and touristy looking folks---families with kids and seniors, and groups of friends gathered having drinks at the bar. There is inside (air-conditioned) dining, an outside dog and smoker friendly area, and outside seating with spray misters and fans to cool the summer Texas heat down. The atmosphere is very much a fun kinda place, cool decor, tropical, music playing on the speakers.
We were promptly greeted and seated outside in the bar area at our request. Our waitress was young and very sweet. Drinks were promptly served while we looked over the menu leisurely---lake time, no hurries. The chips and salsa are top notch. I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the salsa.
We ordered burgers and the Baja BBQ nachos---the large order is way too big for a single mere mortal. Munched on chips and drank a couple cold beers, enjoyed the views and people watching while waiting on food. Our waitress was smiling, friendly and attentive....never had to seek her out as other reviewers have noted.
The burgers and nachos came out hot and fresh in a reasonable amount of time...again contrary to other reviews. Both were fun and very tasty. Others around us were receiving good service as well. They do have live music, which we missed since we arrived early. I'd recommend coming later as the sun goes down and next time we will so we can hear the band.
We paid, finished our drinks and left. As we were leaving (7:30'ish) the tables were filling fast, and people were waiting for tables, so take that into consideration.
We look forward to going back! It's a cool place to eat, drink, reasonable prices, and enjoy the lake.
Ps--- not sure about the negative reviews---could have been the particular waiter or a bad kitchen night. Our experience was wonderful in all areas. Slip into "lake time" and enjoy your visit!
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