Baja Fresh sits inside a new plaza built across from UCF just south of Gemini Boulevard off of Alafaya Trail behind the BP gas station.
I had initially written off Baja Fresh as one of the many iterations of fast casual “Mexican Grills” that had come to Orlando in the past few years in the form of Chipotle, Moe’s, Qdoba, etc., and thought nothing of the place until recently when one of my friends invited me to join him for lunch there.
Although the place is a franchise based out of California, Baja Fresh is owned by a local family here in Orlando who still work the cash registers and handle the cooking in the open kitchen area. I could tell this place would be good upon entering, observing that most of the seats were already filled by local UCF students and business people on lunch break.
I ordered the Burrito ultimo with charbroiled steak, grilled peppers, chilies, onions, melted jack and cheddar cheese, roasted Salsa Baja, rice and sour cream. I also ordered a side of the mahi mahi fish tacos.
The good people at Baja Fresh don’t kid around when they say that their food is “fresh”: you can taste it immediately in the quality of the beef and ingredients, cooked to order, down to the salsa that is made fresh daily.
I personally feel that Baja Fresh beats out Chipotle, Moes, Qdoba etc in terms of taste and freshness and would not hesitate for the chance to go back the next time I have a hankering for a good burrito!
Baja Fresh’ CEO David Kim was recently on Undercover Boss as well, check it out here:
BAJA FRESH UNDERCOVER BOSS CBS VIDEO