Baja Haus #Beachlife
Baja California is home to world class surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing and a laid back, healthy lifestyle that inspired Baja Haus founders, "Billy" and Josh Friedt, to bring the beach life to Wayzata’s Lake Street.
Chef Zach Schugel created the menu to be a seafood lover’s dream - offering ceviche, poke, oysters, and heartier options like tuna steaks, blackened salmon, and diver caught scallops with chorizo and wild mushrooms.
Not a fish lover? Baja Haus has something delicious for you too: steak, Mexican street corn, even Pollo Loco “crazy chicken” with strawberry pico de gallo. And true to Baja Haus’ roots, and what Baja is famous for, is a full list of tacos from tempura fish to chicken tinga with tortillas made in-house, from scratch every day!
But possibly the best reason to visit Baja Haus is for its party-like atmosphere, large bar area, and a few of Wayzata’s most well-known drink masters, Josh Friedt and Troy Vasquez. The trio have crafted a cocktail program unlike any other. The tequila and mezcal-centric cocktails provide a warm-weather backdrop for a Paloma Smokeshow with grapefruit crema, grapefruit bitters, Jarrito's grapefruit soda, and mezcal; or a Sexy Mongolian with ginger liquor, fresh lime, ginger beer, and more mezcal. Drinks like these are the perfect accompaniment to share chicken wings with a tequila miso glaze, shrimp and basil taquitos, or whole sautéed squid with black chili butter with friends new and old.
With only the freshest ingredients, and an interior of oceanic blue and beachy surrounds (check out the surfboards and beach cruisers) you’ll swear you are on the Baja coast.
The shores of Lake Minnetonka are just steps away, so grab your flip-flops and cheers to the beach life!
Josh Friedt, "Billy", and Zach Schugel