Rockin Baja Lobster Newport
Rockin Baja Lobster Newport

Rockin Baja Lobster Newport

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockinbaja.com/
  • Phone: 9497230606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Balboa
  • Parking: No
A word from Rockin Baja Lobster Newport
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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Rockin Baja Lobster Newport reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.1
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Seafood Treat
    Rustyztwo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We love the bucket of crab, lobster and shrimp and we were again not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Baja Rockin Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was awefull I had the carne asada which tasted like a rubber ball. My kids something similar with bad results. I had calamari appetizer and that was awesome. Other than that well we left the restraunt with full plates and empty stomachs
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Baja bucket is amazing!
    MrSkunkApe
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I really enjoyed the Baja bucket. It was full of tasty lobster tails and yummy large shrimp. I couldn't believe how many lobster tails they included in the bucket. Everything was seasoned to perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I recently dined at the Rockin Baja Lobster in San Diego and the entire experience in San Diego far exceeded what I received in Newport. By this being a beach area restaurant I expected better service, better food, and overall better dining experience. The tables were dirty, the service was exceptionally slow, and the food was bland and the chips were stale
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Rockin Baja Lobster Newport reviews archive.
  • Rockin Baja Lives up to its name!
    SeasideBetty
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our friend told us about Rockin Baja in Newport Beach, but we waited for out-of-town visitors before we gave it a try. What a wonderful place for a fun lunch! The buckets are amazing! The lobster and shrimp fresh and the spice mix really finger-licken' good! Service was friendly and attentive, the crowd energetic and fun, really I can't say enough good things. We will be coming back here--definitely now my favorite place in Newport!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great stuff
    fatfk
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    outstanding tostada salad. appetizers were great. guacamole right on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baja Buckets Rock!
    busyinoc
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Don't even bother with any other menu items, just pick and choose from the bucket selection. The seasoning and preparation of the shrimp, crab and lobster is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OC restaurant week
    XOkatkat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Me and my girls came for OC restaurant week. Glad we did! Food was delicious and great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood, Seafood, Seafood!
    Chardnay8
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Great Baja style seafood used in a variety of dishes. We ordered a Baja Bucket for two with lobster, shrimp and crab legs that came with rice, beans and tortillas. It was more than enough for two! I can't talk much about the ambience since we sat in a tight corner in the back the bar. I assume there is a dining room upstairs, but that wasn't available even though we made a reservation (which wasn't needed). Oh, and the cocktails are good. I had a pina colada, which I haven't had in years and it was so yummy! Like having dessert with my meal. Hubby had a Long Island and said it was very good. All in all we had a good time and really enjoyed the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No reservation found !!!
    pelican
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had to wait for one hour!! Because no reservation found in the system. I still have the confirmation e-mail. I came from all the way from Pomona to Newport Beach, they were asking me if I made reservation San Diego location!! I am not sure is that something OpenTable issue or the restaurant ? We loved food but I can't trust open table reservation !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Loveseafood
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I was in town for business.. I wanted so good seafood.. I did an Internet search.. Thought I would try it.. The food was very very good! Bartender provided great service.. Diffiently be back the next trip to Newport Beach!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOISY, CROWDED - GREAT FOOD/SERVICE
    PATTYP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    THIS IS A FAVORITE PLACE FOR MY FRIENDS, NOT SO MUCH FOR ME, BUT IT'S OKAY. THE PLACE IS RELATIVELY SMALL AND EXTREMELY NOISY AND DIFFICULT FOR A HANDICAPPED PERSON IN A WHEELCHAIR TO ACCESS. IF YOU LOVE SEAFOOD, IT'S A GREAT PLACE. FRENCH FRIES ARE AVERAGE AT BEST; DON'T CARE FOR THE BEANS AND RICE. THE TORTILLAS ARE GREAT WITH THE HONEY CHIPOTLE BUTTER MY FAVORITE THING. MY FRIENDS LOVE THE CRAB LEGS AND SHRIMP AND LOBSTER CORN CHOWDER AS WELL AS THE SMORES' DESSERT. THE SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came here for the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We came here for the first time for the Newport Beach Restaurant Week. The foods overall were great. The service was excellent. The Ahi Poke was the appetizer of choice. The complimentary chips and three kinds of salsa were delicious. We ended up asking for more. This was kind of make up for the waitress for forgetting to bring the rice and beans that was supposedly included in the entree (Famous Baja Bucket). My friend had the Mexican Caesar salad which was just OK. The Epic Burrito was excellent. My friend also had two cocktails (I forgot what he ordered because I don't drink) and they were great. We both had the fired Ice Cream and that was a good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly tasty
    GoUtes
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    I had read a few mixed reviews from this website concerning the Rockin' Baja Lobster. We decided it was worth the risk, and we were well rewarded for our decision. After ordering you get a bowl of chips that comes with three different salsas; mango, red and green. The menu is robust with everything from seafood steam pots to tacos and hamburgers. We decided to go with one of the pots that had snow crab, lobster tails and shrimp. The lobster tails are cut in half, and were slightly overcooked, but not a total disappointment. The shrimp are HUGE and are very delicious. The staff was very friendly and were quick to respond to requests. It was a fun atmosphere and the food was very tasty, well worth the gamble to visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hardly "rockin"
    tommyvvVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The service was the only bright spot. The lobster burger was bordering on pathetic. The slight bit of lobster was soggy and tasteless and the rest of the sandwich without flavor except for the overpowering Tabasco mayonnaise. The Ceaser salad was tossed with almost no dressing and was nearly unrecognizable and flavorless. For a restaurant with lobster in its name the diner certainly deserves better!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobster tail - Fried Ice cream
    foodtrip
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I love the place, it's near the beach. We ordered sea of cortez bucket--lobster tail sooo awesome..shrimp and snow crab so tasty... and the best dessert I've ever had is fried ice cream...it is soooo yummy...Prices are affordable, waiting time not so bad. We are definitely recommend this to friends..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood buckets, loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Great seafood buckets, loved the Alaskan Crab Legs platter
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.