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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
    Dinner
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Seems this place has a good rating probably because locals rate it highly. Food was good and staff was friendly (and scantily clad). Kid meals were okay. Location is next to the freeway so there's road noise. Music played over the sound system helps."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We ended up at RBL for dinner on Taco Tuesday. The Tuesday deals are outstanding, along with the 2$ tacos they have to choose from. My husband and I split the Sea of Cortez bucket (shrimp, lobster and crab) and loved it. We made reservations for 6, though when we arrived, there were plenty of tables to choose from. My only complaint is that they sat us at a single round table, quite compact, so there wasn't enough room for our food and drinks. We actually had to pull up a chair to set our shells bowl in. I think if I went with a larger group again, I'd ensure it was roomy enough for all of the orders - but other than that - fantastic! We'll be back for sure. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had the Surf & Turf bucket. Snow crab legs, with chicken & steak. The meats were nicely-cooked - succulent & tasty. Bottomless supply of toritillas & chile butter, and you help yourself to tortilla chips with salsa, sliced onions, etc. Not "high-end" dining by any means, but fun. And the live music was good too (Santana tribute band)"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My wife asked me to take her out for a lobster meal, and being visitors to San Diego, didn't know where to get it. I searched online and found the Rockin Baja through Google. As I remember it was 4 star rated, so we called them for more info. They told us they can provide a lobster meal made up of 2 lobsters cut in half. So we decided to go there. As it turned out, the lobsters were extremely greasy - I think they were fried. I ordered a bucket of lobster tails, but they turned out to be baby lobster tails and they were hardly a bucket full - they were sitting on paper suspended over the top of the bucket. My wife spent most of the night in the bathroom."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "i had not been back to your restaurant for about 8 years. this had nothing to do with a bad experieince or anything, i live in north county now and just don't come down for dinner very much anymore. i am trying to break some old habits and get out more! the food, service and ambience was very good and will not take so long to return. thanks"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our server and all staff were very friendly and helpful. The Big Baja Bucket was delicious and so was the desert the staff brought for my birthday. Would love to return sometime soon! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I took my BFF to dinner for his birthday along with two other BFF's. The waiter (James) was EXCELLENT!! He was very attentive, explained the menu items. He is one of the best waiters by far. The atmosphere was energetic, the music was great. Overall I give this place an A+. the food was delicious. We ordered the Lobster bucket with beans and rice...it was so good we ordered an extra bucket. We will come back again and again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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