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Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside
Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside

Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockinbaja.com
  • Phone: (760) 967-6199
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner
    Daily: 4:00pm - 9:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood
  • 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, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Find the lighthouse!
  • Parking: No
A word from Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Scheduled 4 parties to meet on 7/6 to celebrate a special birthday party. This location was a difficult one for most of us to find a parking spot as it's located in the Harbor of Oceanside. The food was very good. Once we finally all arrived, some of us were 40 minutes late due to the lack of parking, our experience was good. Our waiter was excellent. The food was very good. I had the Lobster plate with a Lobster Taco and Enchilada that came with Lobster Corn Chowder. My dish was tasty."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was excellent, we sat at our table right away. The drinks were very good and the food was on point. I'll definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food, service, and atmosphere are all great at Rockin Baja Lobster!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went to the Oceanside location for a graduation celebration dinner :-) It was right on the boardwalk over-looking the harbor water front. We sat outside which is enclosed with glass. It felt comfortable because you don't feel the wind chill when it gets later in the evening. They also have nice outdoor heaters :-) The food was GREAT and filling! It is a good price, slightly high, but fair for steak/chicken and seafood. The service was fantastic too! It is louder inside seating, so I'm glad we sat outside. I recommend RESERVATIONS!! You will wait a long time otherwise! I made them online and they got the reservation IMMEDIATELY! I know this because I called to request we be seated outside. It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE!! Go! :-)"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Made this our Sunday "Ride to eat " run for our Harley group. Did not disappoint. Great food, great staff, Great time!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our hostess, Sami and server, Amy were great! It's nice to be seated promptly with a happy smile and to be checked up on, again with a smile, after our food arrives."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We made an online reservation for 7 for Friday evening. An employee called to confirm reservation, we reduced res to 6, which she granted (a professional and welcoming employee) and requested an outdoor harbor view as this was a special ocassion. We arrived on time, but the hostess insisted on seating us in the corner behind their only wall, even tho asking again for the harbor view, and even though view tables of the harbor were available for the next 60 minutes. Not impressed. Our food server was outstanding. The food was excellent. The hostess was terrible. Not likely to return, as the only employee (hostess) who could make a difference for us, didn't care to."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday with the family, about 15 of us, and had a great time. They were very accommodating and quick with food and drinks despite our large group. I would definitely recommend the Sea of Cortez bucket. It was delicious! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Parking is an issue. In fact, I finally found a parking space that was not for boat owners to later discover was a paid parking space. The paid parking area is not well marked as I found out the hard way-$58 parking ticket. I will not go back to the Oceanside location because of the parking situation. Get valet parking and I will go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Never disappointed with this place. Definitely recommend making reservations for the patio. Great for people watching. Who needs paid entertainment? Even both mens' & womens' bathrooms are unforgettable, in a fun way. Their menu specials are "buckets" of food. Pricey so save for special occasion or just order ala cartePS-no suits & ties in THIS place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Took my mother there for an early Mother's Day lunch. Setting was very nice, service and food was good. The salsa could be a little more tasty/spicy. Other than that, no complaints."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took my wife here for our anniversary, it did not disappoint. The food was stellar and the service was great as well. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had a fun time with family - the service was excellent, so is the location. We enjoyed the chips and salsa bar. Drinks were very good, food is OK, but overall a great place to go for a casual evening out with friends/family."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I made reservations a few days before the evening get together for ten of us, when we got to the restaurant they said the other group In front of us had their check but were still at the table . They finally assured us that it would be warm enough outside (we had a 2 year old) and they set up our table . Being rookies at Baja we waited for our chips and salsa to come but never did then we saw other groups getting chips at the salsa bar so we followed. The Epic burrito was mostly beans and rice and not much lobster and shrimp , most of the other food was average to just above average. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Overall our experience was good. Took too long to get a waitress acknowledge us. Tables were very sticky and rocky(hence the name Rockin Lobster). Food was awesome and at a fair price. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good, not great. The service was good, not great. Overall, it was a nice dinner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to lunch on our anniversary. I am so happy we did. We enjoyed great scenery, great service and perfect food. We plan in coming back"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I spent a wonderful time with family celebrating my birthday. Food was just delicious, and kids had so much fun! Service was excellent. Amazing localization in the harbor, I recommend this restaurant to all who wants taste good mexican and see food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday. They seated us immediately, so we expected a great experience. Unfortunately, the wooden tables were sticky, as though they rarely cleaned them. The restaurant was rather loud even though it was barely half full. Our food took a long time to arrive, but our waitress kept checking on us to see if we were ok and kept assuring us that our meal was almost ready. My wife's steak came out undercooked and dry. The waitress took it back and came back with a new perfectly cooked steak in seconds. We wondered where this one came from so fast. The food was just average. I probably won't go here again. The didn't even sing happy birthday to my father-in-law or give him a free dessert."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife brought me to this little gem to celebrate my birthday. The service was great and the food was amazing! I definitely recommend Rockin Baja Lobster to everyone. It was so much fun and worth every penny!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I was extremely pleased with the customer service and the food was hot and delicious. I requested a drink from the bar that the bartender was not to familiar with or our waitress but they were gracious enough to look it up and make it for me. It was delicious! My husband and 3 kids were very happy and we all had a great experience. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The Mahi Mahi in foil was good. The tuna tartare was not. Service was excellent and the chip/salsa bar is wonderful."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great time, great food, it was a blessing to be with family on New Years. Servers were fantastic and nice, couldn't ask for more!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We ordered the Sea if Cortex Bucket with lobster tails, snow crab legs, and shrimp....rice and beans too.Very good! Good service. Very friendly staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a great time with a friend in the bar area watching Football. Several big screens tuned into different games, Happy Hour Prices, Breakfast specials, fun crowd."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "First experience was exceptional; when in town again we shall always consider this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We had a great night, the food was wonderful. Especially the lobster tacos. The restaurant was loud, a little loud for conversations but the harbor was peaceful on a Wednesday night."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "This is my friends favorite place to eat so we went there for her birthday, even though it is a 2 hour drive. We got there and had non problems getting a table right away thanks to our open table reservation. We sat outside which provided a view of the marina. We figured that we were going all out and ordered the biggest bucket they had. It was incredible, my husband and I enjoyed every bite and we ate the entire thing. Lobster, shrimp, crab legs, steak and chicken. Yummy! Even though we were full, we had to try the dessert. We had a s'mores sundae, churros and deep fried ice cream. We all shared. Afterwards we walked some of it off shopping and walking to the beach. It was a great day."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We have been coming to Oceanside for years and never went to the Marina area. Rockin Baja was a great discovery. Wonderful Mexican food, good drinks and fun people."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The food is quite decent here, not gourmet, but a little different twist on Mexican. I ordered a margarita that turned out to be undrinkable, the waitress rather sullenly took it back and made me wait quite a while for a replacement. The location on the water and the fact that the patio is dog-friendly were the deciding factors on going here."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "I absolutely love this restaurant! I have been going there for years, and make it a point to visit whenever I am in town. The food is always delicious (we have ordered a wide range of items and have loved each one). LOVE LOVE LOVE the Baja bucket for two, the burgers, the lobster tacos, and the seafood burrito. The drinks are fabulous. I couldn't ask for a better ambiance - overlooking the harbor from the patio, with mostly 80's music playing in the background. It is perfect! We always leave there as my husband says "Fat, dumb, & happy!""
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "We arrived about 10 minutes earlier than our reservation time but the hostess said our table was ready. She offered us indoor or outdoor seating because she felt the noise level of the large party in the indoor seating might not be to our liking. We did choose the outdoor. The waitress was attentive and the food was delicious. We really enjoyed everything about the restaurant especially the care given to our seating by the hostess."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "The patio really feels like you might be in a movie set, near the ocean, view of the docks, festive lights hanging and a vibrant atmosphere on the coast. There is a GREAT chip and salsa bar, with great mango salsa, a bean and corn salsa and a douple delicious red and green salsas. The fish and chips were the best I've ever had with a perfect fried chicken type crust and a cole slaw that appeared to have more mango in it, delicious. While I didn't order it, the lobster seafood bucket looked incredible! The shrimp with lime sauce was great (though careful, loaded with butter). If we are back in Oceanside, you can be sure we'll return to the Rockin' Baja Lobster."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "Mexican fare on the harbor in Oceanside with a twist. Good food, good service, great outdoor space, casual, kick-back atmosphere. Popular with locals and tourist's, here for lunch mid-week and the place was full."
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Fun place to eat and drink. Food was very good, great seafood choices, and overall entertaining place to dine."
    Dined on 4/24/2013