Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

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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.
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M
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place, you need to open one up in Denver :)

s
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great appetizer - like a full meal.
Server very friendly

GD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We enjoyed out the Valentine's Day Special. The service was good, the food, excellent! We went on a Saturday night that has the live band. Great Band! We asked for a table away from the band which they provided (to the best of their ability). We shared a room off of the main dining room with a party of about 15 people celebrating someone's birthday. And a second party of 10 people. And a third party of eight. We were the only couple in the room. The music was still loud and everyone had to shout to be heard, especially the large parties of other guests in our dining area that evening. The noise level for Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town on Open Table is listed as "Moderate". It is not moderate when the live band plays. We will be back, just not on a Saturday night.

J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first time visit! Our waiter, Shawn, was great and very attentive. Definitely enjoyed our time here and the food was absolutely delicious. Would come back if I was in town again!

k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I would say 3 1/2 stars overall. It was busy since it was Vakentines Day but we still would have liked decent service. We asked for everything sometimes twice. Water napkins drinks. Ambiance would be better on Valentines Day with dimmed lights. Quite a few kids were there. Live music started made it better less kid noises so more like Valentines.

LH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy Rockin Baja, we always order one of the buckets, they are delicious !! Can't beat them.
The atmosphere is always delightful and always enjoy the weekend entertainment!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It was the perfect Valentine’s early dinner!

KB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and service, able to accommodate our group of 8, food was amazing!

MI
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A favorite go to spot when I want Mexican seafood. Love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was overpriced for the small portions

DL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was dried out and just sub par. I won’t visit again.

AW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salsa bar with mango and bean salsa. Excellent tacos! Fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

CS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was barely warm. Waitress was rushing us to be done. Way over priced. Left still hungry.

JM
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again this place didn't disappoint with great service, delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

If you want to have a couple drinks and apps, it's good for that, but the food (dinner) was not good at all.

DN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience5

I reserved with open table found out the restaurant canceled my reservation plus when I called spoke with Lupita didn’t seem to know much plus not very helpful still waiting for my points
The first servers we had ended up leaving don’t know why? She was great and attentive We had two more servers that seem to be more attentive to their own tables so we paid check and left I don’t think I will ever go back

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Stephanie and the rest of the staff was great. Always had everything we needed with smiles and willingness. Thank you as we will return soon!

PN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friends came in from town and we set up a Restaurant Week table for 4. We went wanting to eat lobster. After seeing the restaurant week menu, 3 of us ordered from that and got Lobster just what we wanted.

There was live music playing and our waiter Ricky was Awesome.

Great time, Great Atmosphere, and great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went for restaurant week as we have done for many years now and boy were we disappointed. They used to give you plenty of food on their RW menu but now it’s shameful. Started with tequila lime shrimp and received 3 little shrimp in sauce, next taste of Baja bucket came with 4 shrimp 2 small rock lobster tails a 1/4 piece of mushy corn on the cob and a burnt piece of carne asada with a dried out piece of chicken. The only enjoyable thing was the fried ice cream. For $30 I’ll go elsewhere. And don’t forget the 4% surcharge on your tab too. They should just not be a part of RW and be done with it

LC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was not bad but in my opinion it was overpriced for the amount you get.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great choice to kick off sd restaurant week!

T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I visited the restaurant for my birthday. I'm from Chicago. I ordered the seafood basket however when it arrived, every item in the basket was cold, even the corn on the cob. So I sent it back and ordered the fish tacos. When they arrived, the fish were not cooked, so I sent it back as well. The manager came out to apologize and assured me that he would remake the tacos. I am so upset. I have visited this restaurant before. I was really looking forward to a wonderful birthday dinner! Disappointed !!!

TA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great selection of tacos and "buckets", and the salsa bar was a great addition.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And great ambiance

BP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious Baja Lobster bucket with chips and salsa bar. Our server, Adrianna was pleasant and very attentive. Location is excellent with plenty of parking.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and hot except for two dishes. We were a party of 9 and the staff did a great job accommodating us! However the seafood skillet melt arrived stone cold, and the fajitas fantastico were underwhelming. Usually fajitas are served piping hot and sizzling, ours were not. I didn’t say anything at the time because I didn’t want to ruin the birthday celebration, but I was disappointed.

VC
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Crying Babies. 3 CRYING BABIES. Out of Control CRYING BABIES. Pain in the but CRYING BABIES. What a way to start the new year. Food and service Fantastic.

TB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Sadly the amount of lobster tails and shrimp was a lot smaller than in previous times we have eaten here. Not sure if it had to do with New Year’s Eve or if the portions have now become a lot smaller. A little disappointed in this as I’ve been coming here for years. Our server also forgot about us, or so it seemed and as such we didn’t get additional tortillas until we flagged down a different waiter.

BD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty consistent experience, brought me a draft bee instead of bottle, no if deal

BB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A local favorite of ours, but the last few times the food hasn’t been too fresh and portions were smaller...but this time it was fabulous!!! Had the New Year’s Bucket that was fresh, tasty and more than enough for three people...and can’t beat the margaritas!!!

DW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service, and the band was good.

LR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a nice fun atmosphere. The music was good and not totally over bearing. Food Is excellent, and they have valet parking.

AC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server very attentive. It was our 1st time there and we'll continue eating here for now on.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and anniversary

DL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in to town for Christmas Day. Service was incredible even though they were crowded on the holiday and the food was so delicious. Thank you for your hard work on such a big holiday, my family appreciates you.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas lunch. Very nice!

K
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful. Our server Erika was fantastic and the food delicious.

H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have recommended Rockin Baja Lobster many times. One of the best places to go to.

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Had a birthday dinner with my wife and adult children and it was a great time, great food and good service. Read the menu carefully on the bucket prices. Expensive but fantastic!

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