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Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

4.1
4.1
328 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

  • 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 / Gaslamp

  • 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 328 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. MA

    MalcolmA

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Great portobello fajitas, comes with roasted Corn on the Cobb, rice, corn tortillas, black beans, grated cheese and guacamole!

  2. LE

    LetsEat

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Golden Sumbrero always the best. Service is always great too.

  3. t

    triciat

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Aly was great. She was very polite and energetic. Had a great timr

  4. G

    Ginagonza99

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere would definitely recommend food outstanding

  5. BP

    BobP

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great drinks and great service. Excellent value - large quantities for good prices.

  6. TO

    TOMandKRISTIN

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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

  8. JB

    JaniceB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lunch with a work friend

  9. MH

    MarkH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  10. d

    davidm

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there. Food was terrific. The music in the background was awesome. Our server was fun, attentive and helpful without being intrusive.

  11. MG

    MichaelG

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place so much. Best street corn I have ever had.

  13. AY

    AimeeY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    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!!!

  14. SA

    SansACause

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It’s like Spring Break in Cancun with drunk college students, but you don’t have to leave the country.

  15. JL

    JLR523

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food overall. I little loud. Solid Mexican meal!

  16. MH

    MaryH

    Milwaukee

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    I had the 3 seafood tacos and they were excellent. The salsa bar was fun and our waiter - Chris was OUTSTANDING!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was amazing overall food was really good!!

  18. S

    Sadface

    Columbus

    65 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Perfect for those who prefer tepid food, served extremely slowly, in an unclean setting. We will never dine here again.

  19. A

    Amber

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly service, very attentive. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Food was good and fast, loved the salsa bar.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Personale dell'accoglienza freddo e svogliato, cameriere attento ma non troppo, cibo buono, ma le salse prevalgono sui gusti delle pietanze.

  21. KT

    KevinT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good easy place in the Gaslamp for a quick and tasty lunch. The chip bar is good!!

  23. PM

    PaulM

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    decent food, big portions ,fast-good service. its more of franchise restaurant than authentic Mexican restaurant though.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Waitress was the sweetest... food... bad. Tacos were cold, beans were cardboard, drinks were soooooo sugary. Wouldn’t go back unfortunately.

  26. EW

    EricW

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  28. AT

    AgedashiTofu

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    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.

  29. TC

    TonyC

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    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.

  30. e

    eat2well

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    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.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  33. N

    Nudli

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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

  34. L

    Laslo

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food, drinks and service were excellent. I ate there twice during the week.

  35. SH

    SarahH

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  36. f

    foodie4sure

    San Diego

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    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

  37. SP

    SvetlanaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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

  38. OL

    OctavioL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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

  39. DL

    DebbieL

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food, good value, casual dining. They have a great chips and salsa bar as well. Get a bucket and you will be blessed...yummu!

  40. SD

    SDDesigner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Our family went here before a Padre game during the week. We sat out outside and it was very pleasant. Great food & service!

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 328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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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 / Gaslamp

  • 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

  • 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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