Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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Complimentary specials

Lobster Wednesdays

We offer a great deal on Whole Lobsters, every Wednesday! Only $24.99*, comes w/ Rice, beans, tortillas and our honey chili butter. While they Last! Prices Subject to Change. Not to be combined with any additional discounts or coupons. Not valid on to-go-orders. (*Tax, gratuity and surcharge not included)

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davidm
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AimeeY
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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!!!

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SansACause
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipJLR523
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipMaryH
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing overall food was really good!!

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vipSadface
Columbus
63 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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

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AmberD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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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vipKevinT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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!!

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PaulM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

decent food, big portions ,fast-good service.

its more of franchise restaurant than authentic Mexican restaurant though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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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EricW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
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.

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TheTablesHereAreTooSmall
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 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.

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vipTonyC
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 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.

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vipeat2well
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 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.

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Nudli
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 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

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vipLaslo
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipSarahH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 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!

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vipfoodie4sure
San Diego
92 reviews
Dined on August 24, 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

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SvetlanaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 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

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OctavioL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 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

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DebbieL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 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!

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SDDesigner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 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!

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LUISF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious I really cannot say enough good things about this restaurant and I will definitely be back again soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fajitas was a little overpriced. Seafood skillet was good, but only 2 pieces of lobster meat (easily recognizable).

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JamesM
Las Vegas
1 review