Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp

4.2
279 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Dad's Bucket is loaded up with Canadian Lobster Tails, Grilled Shrimp, Chicken, Snow Crab Clusters, a FREE Caesar Salad, “All You Can Eat” Ranchero Beans, Citrus Rice, Warm Flour Tortillas, Honey Chili Butter & our World Class Fresh Salsa Bar! Huge Enough for 2 to share and only $59.99

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 279 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun atmosphere if a little tight. Food is good but lobsters are ity-bity. You don't get a lot of seafood in the buckets but endless chips and salsa make up for it.

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is always good. Service is slow but they did apologize constantly for taking long.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My coworkers loved their first taste of Baja style food and San Diego, thanks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Services was great! Food and drinks were tasty. Loved the salsa bar. And, good mix of music playing in the background. I would recommend.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid seafood. Unlimited chips and salsa. Definitely would come back

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LS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I am shocked at the quality of the food. The servers forgot to bring everything. It was like our party of 10 was invisible.

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JJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant, but as they've grown, quality is down....value isn't there like it used to be...still very good though..

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Do not go here if you are in a large group. we made reservations 45 days ahead of time and we still had awful service. waited over 1hr15 min for our food despite being seated right away. Waiters rarely came by to refresh drinks while we waited. No apologies were given.

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party lives more than 50 miles from this facility. We WILL be back.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

If you like Chili's, then this is the place for you. The food is terrible, the tables are sticky, the atmosphere is awful. This is a low-class restaurant and definitely NOT worth the prices. Food smothered in sauce to cover the fried tastelessness of the food. Gross.

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R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed seating outside..

Chips could be thinner..

Enjoying

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is clean. The service is wonderful. The staff are friendly. The food are very tasty and delicious. Although the location is in downtown of San Diego, parking is not an issue. There is a parking structure nearby 3 minutes walking distance.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

the place was only half full when we were seated but still took 20 mins before anyone took our order and another 30 mins to get food even though we only ordered burgers. Food was nothing to brag about.

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D
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the lobster tacos. Mixed drinks were too sweet. Liked dining at a table by the open windows. Waitress was very helpful.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious, but service was poor. The restaurant was not that busy, yet the wait staff took forever to take orders And never checked back on our needs. Significant delays getting the check as well with no one in the restaurant.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!! The seafood enchiladas were amazing!! First time to eat here and will 100% come back!!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I’ve heard great things about this spot but we found our server not to have interest in our table (table of 10). We had to look for him whenever we needed something and it took 45 minutes to get our bills which made us late to our next stop. The food itself was good, server may have been having an off day 🤷🏼‍♀️

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h
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the delicious foods. Services are warmly and careful. The price also reasonable.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is aa fun place with big screens and good seafood. Will return again.

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PL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

This was shown as a 4 star + restaurant on Open Table. It is the first time I have ever been disappointed and NOT agreed with the rating. My experience was this was a step above a Quick Serve Restaurant. It was embarrassing because I took clients here thinking it was a 4 star plus. It is a one or two star. Food was average. Margaritas were average. Service was average.

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KC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prices were very good for what we got with our meals. The salsa bar was outstanding with many different types of salsa. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a fun atmosphere and good food.

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SL
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh food. Extremely fast service. Nice self-service salsa bar.

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JH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent lobster and shrimp. Nicely spiced but messy. Wear old clothes that you are not worried about permanently staining. Helpful cheerful wait staff. Plenty of room around the tables.

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GK
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. Friendly staff. Waiter would disappear for long stretches.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible food. Dirty restaurant. Expensive

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KE
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years eve

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EL
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great seasonings on all the sea food! Service was as good as one could ask.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was closed when we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation, staff would not even open the door to explain.

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GL
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ordered the baja seafood bucket but slightly dry. Service and ambient were great. Nice hot sauce too.

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w
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very Good and unique restaurant! We were seated in the bar area, so we were splitting time with the bar tender as our waiter, while he was taking care of drink orders for the rest of the wait staff and tables. The food was different, tasty and definitely something you would expect on a beach somewhere! Great fun idea for a restaurant, and the bottomless chips and Salsa bar took care of any lapses in service with our situation! Would go back again for a more casual evening !

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation for 3 about 20 min before arriving or so. Walked through the doors 10 minutes early to be told they are closing because they are not that busy. We had paid for a cab and it was pouring we had no umbrella and no idea where to go for dinner. We ended up have a horrible dinner go $$$$$!

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CD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brought a group of co-workers from a conference and they were very accommodating. Appetizers and entrees were all great. Noise level was high even though we were in the lower level with one other group.

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MA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was atrocious - we were completely ignored by our server. The table behind us, with about 10 people, got food around the same time that we (a table of 2 women) did, even though they came in about 30 minutes after us. We asked for help multiple times and it didn't happen. When we tried to alert the host upon leaving that the service at that table was poor, she didn't care.

Also, this place was LOUD. That is fine for some people, but just know what you're walking into.

I almost never leave reviews unless a place is really bad or really good. This was not good.

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DD
Saskatoon
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Nice casual atmosphere.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was ok nothing special. We went with a large group everyone agreed it was ok at best. Overly salty

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JW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could come here just for the margaritas and the chips and mango salsa; but the mixed taco plate and the service are top notch. We’ll be back many more times.

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was great; food was okay. Please ensure you do not allow for pictures to be taken from an affiliate group. Somebody approached us for a group photo stating it was for a free postcard. We never ended up getting it and the server did not have any idea.

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KD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food took forever. Service was mediocre. Street tacos were very tasty but I’m not likely to go back

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