Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town
Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockinbaja.com/
  • Phone: 6192600305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner
    Dialy: 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, 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (49)great for outdoor dining (44)kid-friendly (28)special occasion (23)great for lunch (18)hot spot (17)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (10)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Fun
    Denny
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fun, good food, good environment, fun, good food, good environment, friendly staff,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, slow service.
    Andrea92
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We went out to Rockin Baja Lobster in Old Town for my best friend's birthday. Overall the food was tasty and everyone enjoyed their meals, however the service was extremely slow. There were not many people in the restaurant, but it still took the servers a long time to get our food and drinks out to us. Additionally, I brought a birthday cake which almost got lost (I had asked them to put in the fridge when I arrived). Regardless, the ambiance fit the theme and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unreliable
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Last time, great. This time, mediocre. Food greasy. Service a bit spotty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • rceb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went as a small group while visiting San Diego for a conference. It was really a great place to get together after work and the food was really great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was delicious, service is good, nice ambiance and very good margarita.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was amazing and well priced. Service was good. My family loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    luvit
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our server was outstanding. Blanca was super friendly, attentive and made sure our experience was the best! Thank you Blanca.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocked
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have been a patron of this restaurant for quite some time and the service and the food have always been impeccable but this time I can't say that.The service and the food were terrible.I ordered their most expensive bucket which included crab and lobster. The lobster was undercooked and the crab was overcooked.Service was much slower than usual and less quality. This was my go to restaurant for crab and lobster I am very disappointed to lose that. I bring all my guests there. I even brought a friends parents that were in from Sweden and they loved it but that was last year. My father is coming to visit in December and I was planning on bringing him there but I don't think so anymore. The prices are too steep not to get good quality food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    SDDining
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amazing food, large quantities at a great price. Awesome customer service from the beginning to the end. We definitely will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud
    DryzVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There was a live band playing and it was just too loud. Could not barely hear the person right next to me yelling. Food was good though. We had the bucket.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We made a reservation at 7 pm on Saturday, and they were able to seat us early. The band was amazing, the food was outstanding! !! We will be going again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    GoCards
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great visit
    Diningdivaie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Last year, we ended up at this place by accident and had an amazing time. Great food, friendly service, and pitchers of margaritas. This year, we planned for it, and made a reservation. We were late and called in; they were friendly and accommodating, and provided us with our table promptly after we arrived. Our server was great. The food was fast, hot and she was quick to get our requests (ketchup etc.) Minor problems: my daughter's soda cup had a large crack in it and leaked soda all over the table. They replaced it and gave her a sundae as an "I'm sorry." She was thrilled. Can't wait to go again next year. Prices are a tad on the high end, but worth it for the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation oops.
    LuvCfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their mango salsa!!!
    Waneda
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Lots of it, bit pricey
    Chowhound
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that impressed....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, fun.
    CarrCarr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent lobster tails. Good service. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great seafood
    greatseafood
    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. 😁
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like being in the Baja
    AceBVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fun place with good seafood. Big drinks and big plates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my sons 21 st birthday
    papo
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Pins
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just plain truth!
    iplaywithfoodtoo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food is always great. The ambiance is awesome! The wait for the food is worth it. Just be patient with your server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood!
    Keololu
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The seafood was great. Big baja bucket. The lobster burger was so good too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everytime!
    Deucesdining
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocks your baja!
    iluv2shop2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Corn Lobster Chowder and Ahi tacos ala carte always a hit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    NYkat
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Good food & nice variety. Friendly & attentive service. Atmosphere was loud but still able to carry a conversation. Mussels appetizer was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had a great server! She made sure we where taken care of...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    Lorili88
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • docsVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    good food.......................................................................................................
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    BallardBoyz
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    AMorlettVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Every one was great! It was my dads birthday, and the staff was really attentive and gave him a dessert at the end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it.
    Tichi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice spot on old town
    armarac
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rockin Baja review
    Luvs2eat
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration dinner
    jbDC
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave the Kids at Home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    20thBday
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 84 reviews are from the Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town reviews archive.