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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
  • Email: oldtown@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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The Rockin Baja buckets were awesome! Table side fire pit dinning w/ buckets of food for everyone. Great group fun!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I really like this place because you can eat seafood without having to go get dressed up. Awesome seafood!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went to have a mellow birthday for my dad. This was a perfect place. Lively, great food and service. The kids had fun and so did the grown ups."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The group of seven (7) all enjoyed the food and service, and already asking when we're going to go back and eat there again. They all liked what they have ordered. See you all soon again!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went to RBL to celebrate our mom's 81st birthday. She LOVES lobster. It is her favorite food of all times. She had a wonderful time at the restaurant. She loved the food, all her kids and grandkids were there. It was a perfect evening all the way around! Thanks RBL. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We go here everytime we go to San Diego. It's a fun, lively place to go. My husband loves the street tacos while the rest of the family usually gets the seafood buckets, especially the lobster. We also like the Mexican twist on the caesar salad."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Baja Lobster use to be good not anymore the food was not good drinks ok service was good won't return!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "My boyfriend's cousins (5 women) are visiting from Wisconsin, our entire group included 10 people,...we wanted to take them somewhere with a Mexican cuisine...well we received so much more than that! The food, the service, our table which surrounded a firepit was beyond amazing...Thank you so much Rockin' Baja!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Whenever I want lobster or snowcrab legs this is where I go. The mexican food is also great. The beans and rice are the best out of any mexican restaurant I have been to."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It's been a few years since we've been to Rockin' Baja Lobster, and although it hasn't changed much, something in the food was just lacking - no zing! Nothing special. Quantities were plentiful, as always, and fresh, but just not a lot of flavor. Had to put salsa on everything just to get some flavor???? Over all good, but nothing special."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Went on a Friday. Very loud music. If that's what you want, it's great, just don't expect to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've taken my family here plenty of times but our server Brett made this night stand out more than the others"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Ended up having one of the specialty buckets with shrimp and lobster. A lot of food and it was really well prepared. The chips and salsa bar was mixed. I didn't like the heavy seasoning on the chips, but the various salsa options were great, but pretty hot. It didn't bother me, but some of the others at the table thought it was hot."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is a lunch place at best. We went for dinner. When we arrived a band was playing and I asked if our group could sit somewhere 'away' from the band. The place was fairly empty and they have other rooms but the hostess told me "No" the table was near the band. : ( As for the food and service, everything was just ok...nothing to recommend. It's your typical chain-like experience where middle of the road seems to be the standard. We didn't go for the expensive buckets so I can't comment on those but the dishes we all had were rather mundane. Nothing to write home about...or here even. Oh..the chips were memorable and the salsa bar was good. If I go back I will simply drink beer and eat chips."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We made reservations for a group of 12 but we were unaware that the Taco Tuesday deals were only available at the bar. They offered to move our entire group outside and provide us with the same menu of the bar. We enjoyed a great variety of food and especially loved the $2 tacos and $4 margaritas!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We always have a great time at the Old Town Rockin Baja Lobster!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went with girlfriends on my bday. Food and drinks were good. Waitress wasn't attentive and gave me a birthday dessert which she charged us for... We spoke to her and she took it off the bill. Okay experience... Wasn't wow!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We went for a related Valentine's Day lunch as we were going to the Old Town Theater for an afternoon performance. We both felt it would have been better to separate the families from couples seating. Service was slow - had to wait forever for water - but food was excellent. We would probably return if we were in the area"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great for large parties. Good food and service. Live entertainment. Kid friendly. Valet parking."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We didn't like to room where we were seated, as we prefer and are accustom to the main dining area. We couldn't hear the live singer."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife there for Valentines Day! Great food, music, and service. A memorable experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Extremely noisy unable to hear the person sitting across the table from me."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Great food, and service. Made a reservation with open-table and was very smooth. I had a great experience."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The food was well seasoned and the portions were fit for a family style meal The waiter was helpful and friendly. The menu was explained and the complimentary chip and dip bar was a added bonus. The live music enhanced the experience. This will be my new location to Take friends and relatives who visit looking for good food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have missed going to Rocking Baja for a number of years so this year for my birthday I chose to have dinner there. The buckets were as amazing as ever (I had the lobster and shrimp). As good as the grilled shrimp and lobster were- the mango salsa on the salsa bar was the best part of dinner. I could have taken a gallon of that home! The churros for dessert came out fresh and hot. Flora was our server and she was great! I will be back VERY soon."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was located right in old San Diego however it was outdoor seating next to the freeway. So every car, truck or motorcycle that drove by could be heard. Total mood killer. The food was decent but there are so many other choices in old San Diego that you should try them first and if nothing else is available come here."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food is great but this particular night our server disappeared for like 15 min until one of us got up & asked for some help so we could order our food. They had live music so its loud & fun but not good if you want to have a conversation. Good party place. Buckets of meat are yum! $5 parking"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was wonderful and we had fun!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This was to celebrate my daughter's boyfriend's birthday. He and my daughter had been there before; my wife and I had not. We had a terrific experience. The waitress was very attentive. The food was great. I enjoyed the Carlos Santana tribute band. I guess the only negative was that our table was pretty crowded once our orders arrived. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to Rockin' Baja about 4 times and I can honestly say that this place is one of the things we look forward to the most when we come to San Diego. The food is always great and we absolutely love the salsa bar."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were on vacation with our older teenager sons and found this place on Open Table. Our family loves Mexican food, but are always looking for something new and different. We found it here. Our sons are self-proclaimed foodies and they loved the lighter, fresher Baja-style menu. The salsa bar had a robust array of unique and interesting options. The seasoning for the seafood bucket was outstanding and seafood in it was plentiful. The other dishes we ordered and the sides were equally as tasty. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. We'd definitely recommend this to other vacationers in the San Diego area."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had booked a reservation for the regular dining room but our plane was a little late and the restaurant was closing early for Christmas Eve, so we switched to "Taco Tuesday" for a quick 30-minute dinner in the bar part of the restaurant. Quite good "street tacos" for $2 a piece, a friendly staff, and a good beer and a decent margarita....and a chips and salsa bar. Not fancy but good and everything you'd have reason to expect in this context. I'd definitely go back and try the main restaurant on another trip to San Diego. Good location as well--short walk to the stores and historic park in Old Town"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great food. Best for Mexican in old town. I have tried them all. Great place to bring out of town visitors."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I have been eating here for quite a few years now and it's always the same, great. This is my go to place for Mexican food, seafood and special occasions. I have introduced several friends to this place and they were all thrilled with it."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Joined some friends for dinner. All had a great time and really enjoyed the food and received teriffic food and drinks"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "My wife and I love eating at Rockin' Baja Lobster in Old Town San Diego, so when it was time to start make arrangements for her birthday dinner there was no other choice but Rockin' Baja Lobster. Open Table made making a reservation easy. I've used Open Table for other occasions in other cities and it is a great service!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was over the top excellent and tasteful. The service was attentive, happy and excellent but, please keep in mind we went on a Tuesday night so there was not many people there. I am looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We were given a table for our party of 12, which was wonderful. But they keep the heaters up so high that it was a bit uncomfortable. My brother in law proposed and had the ring in deep fried ice cream and it was really romantic."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Didn't have dinner here as planned because we could not get the waitresses attention after waiting for 25 minutes, so can not rate the food or drinks. The manager was kind enough to offer to move us to another section or comp. a round of drinks, but by then we just wanted out of this really loud no service place."
    Dined on 11/16/2013