Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp
Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockinbaja.com/
  • Phone: 6192346333x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Dee Dee 6192690444x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: K Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Only two short walking blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center and just one block away from the Gaslamp Quarter Trolley stop.
A word from Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp
Rockin' Baja is a full service and fun Mexican-Seafood restaurant that offers uniquely prepared Baja style seafood presented in rustic steel buckets. We created a diverse menu filled with exceptionally great, finger lickin’ good fun food delivered fresh to your table daily. Kick back, drink an ice cold beer or margarita, enjoy a shot of tequila and experience all the good times that are Rockin’ Baja.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (2)scenic view (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great for Happy Hour
    AdiosSergio
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a large group of people for a going away party. It was a typical busy night in the Gaslamp on a Friday night. They had a great window table ready for us and the server was better than the best. She was awesome...she was fast, fun and always checked up on us. I would give her 5 stars and they food was great. Good value for the money. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good lobsters!
    star
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We enjoyed having lobster dinner at Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Rockin by no means
    Nina
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The only great experience I had was notifying Rockin Baja Lobster I was running late for my 9:30 pm reservation to which they gladly held open. However, the service was poor and the food was not as great as I had remembered on a prior visit. Regarding the shrimp and lobster bucket....well the lobster was overcooked, dry and stuck in the shells. The honey butter was not served with the tortillas. When we did receive the honey butter, it was not edible tasting. The poor service and the food was probably the result of it being nearly after 10 pm and the staff was busy cleaning up and the food was no longer fresh. I would not recommend for a late night find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We happened upon this restaurant while in San Diego recently. It was a nice place, offered good drinks, food & service. It is very laid back, family-friendly and easy on the wallet ;)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th July
    sdjules
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Very busy but waitstaff had good attitude despite it ask. Sea if Cortez seemed to be missing food, much smaller than before. Not enough spice on anything, had to ask for additional seasoning. Considering the crowd, not too bad. Other visits have been much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QueenbeeVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    It was good, service was a little slow maybe short handed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is What it Is
    seafordinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Rockin Baja is not for everyone. It is not a bad place to get some burritos, but it feels a bit run down and not very appetizing. A communal salsa bar and silverware in a large cup say it all. It's just not a place that even belongs on Open Table. Does not seem to appeal to diners that make reservations and more like a Mexican Fridays. Reviewing this is not really fair, it's just not a dining experience worth discussing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and lots of fun
    Alan
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Rockin Baja Lobster is a place to go and enjoy yourself. The ambience is energetic, the service is good, and the food is fine. We had the lobster tail bucket and it was very good and more than enough. Garrett, our server took good care of us. Overall, we were very happy with the Rockin Baja Lobster.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer....
    CrusaderVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    First time here. Good food and good service...great place to hang out!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Wingedmarsupial
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent dinner. Big buckets of lobster and crab. Loads of different drinks promos.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp reviews archive.
  • Rockin Baja Lobster
    Delmardan
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    When we're downtown we always have to make a stop at Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp - love the Baja Buckets and fun sitting on patio watching the crowd and pedicabs on 5th avenue.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist Grade Dining
    playwithyourfood
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We enjoyed the outdoor patio dining and the people watching it afforded. The "serve yourself" chip and salsa bar was a novelty with a nice variety of salsas; the green, habanero and mango were table favorites. We started with guacamole, and while presented with a generous portion, the avocado taste was lacking and was reminiscent of store bought pre-packaged guacamole. Our table ordered Surf n Turf Tacos, Tempura Shrimp Tacos and the Shrimp Bucket. The taco plates were nicely presented and the tacos were tasty, however, the rice and beans were more of a cold starchy mess, not worthy of the calories. The Shrimp Bucket was impressive looking, but it was surprising to find out the shrimp were "peel n eat", not noted on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovethefood
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great place food is excellent service is great will go there every time we visit San Diego
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Martyna
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Great seafood meals! Everything was pretty yummy except the drinks were so weak! I had two different margaritas that were really low on the tequila and my other family members agreed about their own drinks also. Step it up Baja, your food is really good, make a better impression with the drinks!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food was very salty so we really did not enjoy it. We had the golden basket and I would not order it again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fun night out
    GeoffVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a good time at the restaurant and enjoyed a good meal, but felt the price point (although good for the neighborhood) was a bit high for the food we received. I would go back but probably not order the combo buckets again. They were great at substituting out the sweet & sour for lime juice in our margaritas!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We had a large group of 12 so I understand that it may take a little longer to get all entres out. But it took almost an hour and a half to get the food. It was tasty, but on the cold side by the time we received it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We love Rockin' Baja. You cannot go wrong here if you love sea food! Our favorite item on the menu is definitely the Baja Bucket for 2. It is plenty of food for 2 people and is delicious every single time!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed baja bucket, gives
    aggie5
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    enjoyed baja bucket, gives you a little bit of everything to eat. waitress was awesome. will eat there again when in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place in the Gaslamp Quarter
    RexThePuma
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Went for a birthday and had a party of 6. We were seated and service was great- drinks were never empty, food came out quickly and was tasty, chip & salsa bar was excellent and a cool idea. Ambiance was what you would expect, and even early in the evening they had a crowd. Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I found the hostess and servers very helpful and cheerful. The food was very good and the chips and salsa bar was a big plus. The price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey for what you
    Ramo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A little pricey for what you get.. might have enjoyed a lot more if the price would have been reasonable. Hostess seemed rude. Server made up for that though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I thought Joe's Crab Shack was good until I ate here. Sorry Joe!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentines Day Dining
    David
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our first time at Rockin Baja Lobster, and the food was fantastic! Our server, Enrique was attentive and was there when we needed him, and not hovering like some servers do. We really enjoyed to Golden Bucket which was probably the best Lobster we've had since relocating here from the East Coast. Enrique was very nice, and he made us feel comfortable and valued as customers! All servers should be like him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No wow factor
    Wolf
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Drinks were great...food not so great . The seafood bucket was ok but had no wow....drinks were great . Our waiter was wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Salsa Bar!
    TheGemVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Don't miss the late night happy hour for the $5 house margaritas! I think this is one of the best values in the Gaslamp.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckets are awesome
    djinn
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    The seafood buckets were great and we liked the endless chips and multiple varieties of tasty salsas to choose from. Fun place and good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Padres Night
    Tweeters
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    When we went to RBL there was a Padres Game and the place was packed. We were immediately seated and we made reservations on line, which was great. It was hard to hear conversations however. The food was good, as usual, but not outstanding. We had to ask twice for more tortillas for our fajitas; water and drinks were refilled on time and the staff was attentive. We love the chips & salsa bar, especially the mango/peach salsa. We will be back again before the next Padres game we have tickets for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool venue
    ChiefFoodOfficerVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Nice location and good service are the hallmarks of this hip Baja Mexican restaurant. Chips & salsa are plentiful as you serve yourself, but not the best quality. Fajitas were okay - not the best but not the worst. Will go back and try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK mexican food - the nacho
    NYCHaynesVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    OK mexican food - the nacho bar was the big hit - I would stick to drinks and appitizers ( the shrimp and lobster are over cooked)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place for Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    This restaurant is a bit loud for conversation, but the food was very good. The service was good too. Prices are reasonable. The chips and salsa bar is excellent and is self service. All in all our party of 7 really enjoyed this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wouldn't have thought it...
    chefboyrdVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Exterior appearance says rowdy bar... correct assumption, but the food was excellent. The Lobster Tacos were fantastic and the portabella mushroom taco ran a close second. I would love to go back and explore more of their menu! Servers were very attentive also.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Fun Place
    CMsteveVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    This place is fun and energetic. The service and the food were both good. The menu is also fun to read and order from. The place is casual and quite enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Ronnie
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The restaurant is a great place to enjoy good food and drinks! The staff was excellent and made you feel like you wanted to be there. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, drinks and lively ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.