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Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town
Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockinbaja.com
  • Phone: (619) 260-0305
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dialy: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congress
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "A group of us went there to celebrate a birthday and were very disappointed! The service was horrible!!! Our server hardly ever came to our table. We had to ask other servers walking by for clean silverware and plates. Our drinks sat empty for over 30 min and finally one of us went to the bar for refills and then we waited another 30 min to get the check after we were done. THEN she never came back to collect our payment. The brthday boys lobsters were over cooked and the meat was hard to get out of their shells. The carne asada was tough. Very disappointing!!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were in town for the weekend and heard Rockin Baja Lobster was excellent, and it was! A bonus for us was the valet parking. Old Town does not offer a lot of parking, and this was a perfect service."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had a great time but when I asked for a table by fountain I was told they were for reservations. I had to tell the greeter I did have a reservation and requested a table by fountain. She asked to wait 5 minutes and she would correct her mistake and seat us by the fountain. After we were seated we had a great time. Service and food were great."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday and it was delicious. They offer bottomless chips and salsa at their salsa bar, which have 4-6 different amazing salsas. I ordered the Lobster Lovers and it was delicious and my husband ordered a bucket with crab, lobster, and shrimp and loved it!!! Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We took our 3 children on a mini vacation and took them to your restaurant. They are 17, 19 and 20 years old. They were very entertained with the whole experience. They loved the chip bar and salsa, the food, the atmosphere and the service. We had plenty of leftovers to eat the next day. They laughed at the statements in the restrooms. I have been to a Rockin Baja here in Temecula a few years ago, it was nice but our children have never been there. Thanks for the wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Been to Rockin' Baja Lobster Several times. Usually get the Big Baja Bucket. Lots of great variety. Always very good. Bucket for 2 is a bit on the pricey side but there is enough food that 3 can dine w/ some appetizers and/or a couple trips to the chip/salsa bar."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant on occasion for years and have typically been satisfied. This time tt was extremely loud with music to drown out being located adjacent to the 5 freeway. They used to offer a free salad bar with the chip & salsa bar, but that is no longer. We ordered the famous buckets of food which was a large amount of food. This comes with unlimited tortillas. They brought us one thing of tortillas which lasted about 5 mins for a table of 7, when we asked a busser for more it took over 10 mins to get more tortillas meanwhile the rest of our food was getting cold. It seemed like the restaurant wasn't prepared for the evening or the servers didn't know how to handle their tables. We also sent back two margaritas."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Excellent lobster tails. Good service. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I am originally from new england and was raise on sea food right from the ocean. When I eat sea food it has to be fresh and prepared correctly and the rockin Baja does it right. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys real fresh prepared seafood. 😁"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Fun place with good seafood. Big drinks and big plates."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a grate time. The employees where very nice. The only downfall was the room we was seated in was very warm and when we asked if one of the fans to be turned on the manager said " its very dustey and they cant turn it on" overall grate prices and food. Thank you"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is by far the best ding experience we had on our vacation. We reserved a table online and walked right through the crowds and got our table right away. I normally like quieter dining but this was different. Everyone in the place was having a great time. The food was awesome. I would recommend the bucket for two with shrimp lobster chicken and steak. Feeds 3 easily. Can't wait to go back again!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is always great. The ambiance is awesome! The wait for the food is worth it. Just be patient with your server."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The seafood was great. Big baja bucket. The lobster burger was so good too."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Another great experience! Service was somewhat slow, but there was a large party on the back patio that took up a lot of the server's time. Food was great and we will be back! We had a large party and we were seated quickly!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Corn Lobster Chowder and Ahi tacos ala carte always a hit!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Good food & nice variety. Friendly & attentive service. Atmosphere was loud but still able to carry a conversation. Mussels appetizer was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a great server! She made sure we where taken care of..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Came back for a second time since we enjoyed the first time 2 years ago. Did not disappoint. Big food portions. And really good. Fish & chips for 1 was big and delicious. Great band was playing. Service was really good for our party of 8. In old town, I highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "good food......................................................................................................."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere at the restaurant was outstanding, it was all my kids could talk about for the rest of the trip! It is now our all time favorite restaurant in the San Diego area!!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Every one was great! It was my dads birthday, and the staff was really attentive and gave him a dessert at the end."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We always get the Baja Bucket. We try to go there every chance we can, ( usually go on birthdays or special occassions) it is a little expensive for our budget."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I think the place is very noisy just to keep the I-5 traffic noise away from customers. The service was really outstanding above all on Father's Day. Food quality is good but the ambience and neighborhood are very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My dining experience at Rockin Baja was actually pretty good, we've been here before on a regular day, and the service is usually pretty good. But today was a holiday so they were super busy, so trying to get our waiters attention was a little bit of a challenge at times which was quite understandable. Good was delicious as usual, we got the the sombrero bucket which came with 2 whole lobsters, Alaskan crab legs, shrimp, grilled steak, grilled chicken, corn, all you can rice and beans and tortilla. A lot of good for the price! So if you like lobster this is the place to go, they also have tons of other stuff on their menu that's good also, and they have a full bar. Great happy hour place as well!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I brought in 14 people and we were all treated well! Everyone was happy with their meal and the birthday boy enjoyed it immensely! We were there for a 60th party and the patio was perfect. Salud!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The Food and Service were GREAT as usual! However...we were sitting next to the water. Children were playing in the water NON STOP!! We asked our hostess several times to ask the children to stop playing in the water. Parents let the children run WILD while they were drinking. It was all good until one of them got hurt. It was very difficult to enjoy our $145.00 check!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were there for our daughter's 20th B-day and Ivory (from New York) was our server and she was outstanding! Great personality and very attentive."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great seafood. Been here several times. Will be back for more."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were celebratin three birthdays . Everyone really enjoyed their a plates. The had the Baja bucket and the portion was amazing. This will surely be a new part of any San Diego trip we take. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I started my dining experience by being irritated by the $5 valet charge - no self-parking - when I drove up. I don't normally carry cash on me, so I was told there was an ATM inside for that. So add $2.75 just to get cash to pay to park. Prices have gone way up since I was last there - about a year ago - and the food was good but not great. The service was excellent though, which was nice. I doubt I'll be going back. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was great. Excellent entertainment"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had our Mothers Day here. Service was outstanding. Our server even gave our kids pennies for the fountain. Margarita pitchers are excellent, and the lobster tacos are fantastic. Their seafood buckets are signature. And you must have the fried ice cream. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ate here on Mother's Day, party of 10 celebrating birthdays as well- with kids 5 and under- We sat on the patio and had a very good meal with great attentive service. The outdoor patio was perfect for the little ones- the outdoor musician had instruments for the kids to play with that they loved- Prices were great, lots of variety on the menu- it felt like we were eating on the beach in Mexico-we will definitely return! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family and I enjoined our visit there for Mother's Day. My wife and I have dined there before and have a great time drinking the wonderful margaritas and delicious food. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere. Awesome service. Good food and drinks. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Drinks and the live music outside is icing on the cake! I love their chips and salsa bar too! "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Besides having a long overdue reunion with old friends, the reunion of our taste buds to Rockin Baja's food was just as fantastic. Next visit from Connecticut to San Diego I will definitely dine there again. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place was great!Food was great!service was great!atmosphere was great!!the live band playing in the patio was a plus.I am very satisfied of my visit to Rockin Baja Lobster!!!!The wifey loved it!I loved it!My family loved it!For that its a plus in my book!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food is excellent staff are friendly and polite and they can help decide on you order"
    Dined on 4/27/2014