Our story so far
Baha is owned and run by style gurus Nathan, Jahna and Nick O'Brien. Offering kick-ass Mexican and Mediterranean food combined with great original live music, Baha is No. 1 amongst locals and Melbournians alike looking for great food and atmosphere at a reasonable price.
Baha has food to suit any appetite including tapas to share with your margaritas, Big Daddy Burritos and our famous Tacos. All can be enjoyed whilst watching some rockin' live tunes 3-4 nights a week - Baha is a great spot to sit back and chill over a few beers!
El Baha customers often say that Baha is such a unique and fantastic place, some even say the coolest night out in Victoria. While that may seem a bit elaborate (although we love hearing it), it is really two things that make our place what it is:
Great food and great original music.
So how did Baha come about, you ask? Whilst traveling through Mexico in our beat up Ford Econovan (aka The Brown Hornet, both our car and home for many months), we quickly became hooked on Baja's famous fish tacos. Healthy, tasty and more importantly cheap, they provided us with all the necessary food groups required to survive the large amounts of cerveza and tequila being consumed on our trip!
They also got us thinking seriously about the prospects of our own taco business back home in Australia so, armed with the fish taco and a bunch of other mouth watering recipes, we started our first mobile business. Baha Tacos quickly established itself on the music festival circuit as the favourite food of festival goers. Catering for vegetarians and carnivores equally, we quickly developed a reputation for fast food that was both healthy and a taste sensation.
With Nathan finishing Uni and Jahna well and truly sick of her bank job, we decided the time was right to expand the business into our first store. Needing a spot that reflected our food and style, we settled on the beautiful shores of Rye. Close to the surf and smack bang on the bay, Rye offered the perfect spot to start our taco revolution! Surrounded by a vast surf community and a music heartbeat second to none in Australia, it took us no time to build up a loyal and loving gang of Baha regulars who helped us establish a solid foundation in a very short period of time.
In 2011 we said "Adiós" to our first store and moved a short stroll down the road to what we're calling our "Bigger, Better, Baha" - more room, better facilities for our food and music, with the same awesome Baha vibe and atmosphere. Great food and great music are really all that is required to bring people together for a memorable night, and that's what we have strived for from day one. And with awesome chefs and crew, plus fantastic local and national bands rocking the Baha stage every week, it is no wonder we've been so successful!
Big love to all our local legends who continue to support us and to all our family, without whom none of what we have built so far would have been possible ...