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Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

4.1
4.1
327 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 234-6333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We'll take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. We have locations in Gaslamp, Old Town, Oceanside and Newport beach. We offer fully catered meeting spaces -Private & Semi Private.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us today to help plan your next event and allow us the opportunity to take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. Please email or call to check availability or ask questions
  • Private party contact
    Dee Dee: (619) 269-0444
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    K Street
  • Parking details
    In addition to street parking there are Community Parking garages at 6th and K Street and 6th and Market
  • Public transit
    Only two short walking blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, just one block away from the Gaslamp Quarter Trolley stop, Gaslamp/Convention Center See also San Diego Bus & Trolley system: http://www.sdmts.com/
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

327 Reviews
  1. MarciaVeiga

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, the food was great and staff very friendly.

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  2. MalcolmA

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great portobello fajitas, comes with roasted Corn on the Cobb, rice, corn tortillas, black beans, grated cheese and guacamole!

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  3. LetsEat

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Golden Sumbrero always the best. Service is always great too.

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  4. triciat

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Aly was great. She was very polite and energetic. Had a great timr

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  5. Ginagonza99

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere would definitely recommend food outstanding

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  6. BobP

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks and great service. Excellent value - large quantities for good prices.

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  7. TOMandKRISTIN

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We sat outdoors (as required) at a table that was up against the sidewalk with a tiny plexiglass barrier that was no coverage from the many passers by. We had Wet Ones and by habit we wiped the table off. With COVID protocols, it should be clean, but we were surprised when 2 wet one cloths were very dirty with black grime. Overall bad service and not clean. The guacamole was good, but I have t met guacamole that I don’t like.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Anniversary weekend dinner and Chris was a great server. Always checked in on us and made sure we were good. Food was amazing and the Blood orange margarita hit the spot. Great service all around

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  9. JaniceB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch with a work friend

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  10. MarkH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are normally fairly regulars during this time of year, visiting the ballpark for Padres games. We were bummed when the dining restrictions went into place, but planned on making it back as soon as we were able. We appreciated the questions they asked of us before we were allowed into the dining room, and we were impressed how they had reconfigured it to accommodate the new guidelines. Dinner was as wonderful as always. Service was warm and on point.

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  11. davidm

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Food was terrific. The music in the background was awesome. Our server was fun, attentive and helpful without being intrusive.

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  12. MichaelG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend! I held a casual business dinner for 11 people and it was a great time - casual atmosphere - good food and drink. Everyone had great time - Enjoy! Mike

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  13. RicardoB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good dinner

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place so much. Best street corn I have ever had.

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  15. AimeeY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had reservations for 5:15. It took them forever to get our order. An hour later we asked how much longer and they told us there were still 12 checks in front of ours!!!! I told them our reservation was an hour earlier because we were headed to the show in another hour and we would have to cancel our order and asked for the check to pay for our drinks which we had only drank half of. They then came Back and told us that the food was suddenly ready and would be out in 5 minutes. I had told them upon ordering throat we would need the check with our food so that we could pay and get out in time. After our food came, I had to beg, barter and plead to get the check. It took forever! It was almost as if she was waiting for us to leave without paying, which we didn’t do. I couldn’t believe how long it took them to bring us a check!!!

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  16. SansACause

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s like Spring Break in Cancun with drunk college students, but you don’t have to leave the country.

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  17. JLR523

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food overall. I little loud. Solid Mexican meal!

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  18. MaryH

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the 3 seafood tacos and they were excellent. The salsa bar was fun and our waiter - Chris was OUTSTANDING!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing overall food was really good!!

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  20. Sadface

    Columbus

    67 reviews

    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Perfect for those who prefer tepid food, served extremely slowly, in an unclean setting. We will never dine here again.

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  21. Amber

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, very attentive. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Food was good and fast, loved the salsa bar.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Personale dell'accoglienza freddo e svogliato, cameriere attento ma non troppo, cibo buono, ma le salse prevalgono sui gusti delle pietanze.

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  23. KevinT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place with free chips and salsa bar. Ordered Thanksgiving special bucket with Lobster, Crab legs, chicken and ribs. Everything was testy and meat was tender. Seafood was good with the seasoning. Our waitress was great.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good easy place in the Gaslamp for a quick and tasty lunch. The chip bar is good!!

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  25. PaulM

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    decent food, big portions ,fast-good service. its more of franchise restaurant than authentic Mexican restaurant though.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but service needed a lot of work. The server came back two or three times to reconfirm various parts of our order. We had to wait a long time for the food because I think at some point the server forgot to enter our order at all. He did something similar to the table next to us as well.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was the sweetest... food... bad. Tacos were cold, beans were cardboard, drinks were soooooo sugary. Wouldn’t go back unfortunately.

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  28. EricW

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a friendly group dinner; they accommodated a large group with last-minute changes very well with great service. You get a lot of food for the fairly moderate price and it's pretty good. Nothing too out of the ordinary when it comes to contemporary TexMex, with the exception of more seafood. Only complaint was that it was super loud and difficult to have a conversation because of the groups at the next tables who were literally yelling and being very rude.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made the reservation through this App around 10am for 12:15 pm. When we arrived the hostess was unable to locate our reservation and began to tell us they were very behind due to too many tables and not enough servers. Well... I feel that is a management issue not training the staff to stop taking walk in tables. Being I only had an hour due to my training sessions starting back up at 1:15 pm we chose to eat at another place.

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  30. AgedashiTofu

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Came here with the family (7 of us) for my Dad's birthday. The food was good, and the wait staff was friendly. I was pleased with them bringing my daughter's meal out first very quickly. Our waitress on the other hand, although very nice was not very "on top of things" at all during our meal. Waited for about 30 mins after she brought us our water before I had to get up and ask another server if he could get our waitress so we could order our food/drinks. She then disappeared after bringing us our check, so I had to get up again, find and ask another server to close out our tab. Of course they were perplexed as to why I was doing her job. Its ok because after I told them where our table was, there was no surprise on their end because I heard them say "oh that's Alicia" and "of course its Alicia". Every workplace has their low-tier employee and we just happened to be in her area. I get it, Friday nights are busy but the restaurant was about 30% filled and I saw the other waiters more than I saw my own.

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  31. TonyC

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was fair at best. Seated for 10 mins before anyone approached and it was not very crowded, several empty tables. Lobster bites were good, chowder ok and the lobster and shrimp enchiladas were ok. Average all around.

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  32. eat2well

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from the already snowy Midwest, we were overjoyed to have incredibly savory tacos and tasty cocktails in a "swanky" al fresco setting! Great personal service. And OH, BTW, you gotta' love self-service chips and salsa--with about 8 intriguing salsa/pico choices!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honeymoon. Food was amazing. Server was trying her best but a little slow. Also drinks were just okay could be better. Overall was a good experience tho.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a Sunday evening. We went around 6:30ish our reservation was for 6:45pm. We went to go sit inside, but it was way colder then outside weather. We decided to sit outside. We got 2 lobster bites and chips. It was very delicious. The fries could have been cooked a little more longer, but overall very good food. I love that you could get different salsa for your chips. Our waitress checked on us. She was a good waitress. Our experience was very good. We definitely enjoyed our night out. Good place to have dinner. Nothing fancy, but very nice and mellow place to go.

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  35. Nudli

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Das Essen war top. Das Lokal selber gross und laut. der Service war sehr freundlich. Witzig ist die gratis Nacho Bar mit 5-6 Saucen die Fajita war weltklasse

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  36. Laslo

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food, drinks and service were excellent. I ate there twice during the week.

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  37. SarahH

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Tequila lime shrimp appetizer, Seafood skillet, and ceviche are all amazing! The margaritas are strong! I've been following on Instagram for several weeks before visiting San Diego. Made the reservation thru open table. Now I'm impressed even more dining here before the Padres game! It's so close to the stadium. Highly recommend!

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  38. foodie4sure

    San Diego

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    we had the supreme bucket which was $139 it says it's for 2-3, four of us split that and a chile rellano. Big bucket came with 2 whole maine lobsta's, 4 large king crab legs, 8 jumbo (really large) shrimp, a huge piece of chicken and a piece of beef that was pulled apart with a fork, 2 ears of corn and all the rice and beans/tortilla's you want. We sat outside on 5th Ave on a Saturday night, so LOTS of entertainment walking by

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  39. SvetlanaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was closed due to maintenance. Nobody informed me about it with email or sms, I knew about it from Google maps, when was checking the address 15 min before arriving

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  40. OctavioL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious as well as service sports all around going on mixed drinks on point customer service was fantastic always checking if we are good

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FAQs

Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 234-6333.

Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp is rated 4.1 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

310 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    K Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    In addition to street parking there are Community Parking garages at 6th and K Street and 6th and Market
  • Public transit
    Only two short walking blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center and Petco Park, just one block away from the Gaslamp Quarter Trolley stop, Gaslamp/Convention Center See also San Diego Bus & Trolley system: http://www.sdmts.com/
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 234-6333
  • Catering
    We'll take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. We have locations in Gaslamp, Old Town, Oceanside and Newport beach. We offer fully catered meeting spaces -Private & Semi Private.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact us today to help plan your next event and allow us the opportunity to take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. Please email or call to check availability or ask questions
  • Private party contact
    Dee Dee: (619) 269-0444
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