Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Special Thanksgiving Indulgence. Bucket for 2 featuring a Whole Lobster, St Louis Style Ribs, Baja Style Shrimp, Chicken & Grilled Corn. Served with “All You Can Eat” Beans & Rice, Warm Flour Tortillas, our Famous Honey Chili Butter & Salsa Bar Plus a Free Fried Ice Cream to Share! Just $69.99*

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Weekend Celebration Feast: A WHOLE Lobster, Baja Style Shrimp, Chicken, Skirt Steak, a Crab Cluster & Grilled Corn, Queso Dip Appetizer, “All You Can Eat” Beans & Rice w/ Warm Flour Tortillas, our World Class Fresh Salsa Bar & Fried Ice Cream to Share. Made for 2 to share, only $69.99*

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Christmas Weekend Celebration Feast: A WHOLE Lobster, Baja Style Shrimp, Chicken, Skirt Steak, a Crab Cluster & Grilled Corn, Queso Dip Appetizer, “All You Can Eat” Beans & Rice w/ Warm Flour Tortillas, our World Class Fresh Salsa Bar & Fried Ice Cream to Share. Made for 2 to share, only $69.99*

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year's Weekend! Extravagant Holiday Feast: WHOLE Lobster, Guacamole App, Skirt Steak, Crab Clusters, Baja Style Shrimp, Chicken, Grilled Corn , “All You Can Eat” Beans & Rice, w/ warm Flour Tortillas, Honey Chili Butter & our World Class Fresh Salsa Bar! Big enough for 2 to Share, only $79.99*

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 871 People Are Saying
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MT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Went with a group while at a conference. Drinks were watery, atmosphere def catering to tourists. Food was not memorable. If I went again, I’d try a different place. It’s is “ok” but not the best Mex food.

KK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

waited 15 minutes for someone to stop by our table and ask what are we going to drink. Meal was fine, then waited another 25 mins to get the check. Bottom line: place is good, food is fine, but that's worst service we've seen around.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was super busy since it was Dia De los Muertos, but we manage to get two seats at the bar. Wes, the bartender was great and made sure we had everything we requested and always made sure we were good. We ordered one of the buckets and it was delicious. First time here , would definitely come back.

DF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for four of us including a small child.

V
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful local food experience. The tacos are all excellent. The Cadillac Margarita is worth having twice, fabulous flavor. Service was excellent. Live band, while good, was much too loud. We had to change tables and move to the back bar to hear ourselves talk. Staff was very accommodating and made the move effortlessly. Very nice food, not fancy at all, you get what you expect, the food I'd really good!

JN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great (4% added to Final bill for employees quality of life), mango margarita was excellent, also had the shrimp cocktail & lobster tacos. They were good but a little too much sauce on the tacos. I had to take off with fork so I could taste the lobster. The ambience was festive. I thought the tab was high for what it was.

r
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place. Awesome food and drinks. A little noisy with the waterfall if your sitting outside. But highly recommend checking them out

AP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It was only 2pm and the restaurant was already out of oysters, my fiancé’s food was cold, and the choices on the kids menu was/is lacking foods based on the types of cuisine this place was/is supposed to be.
The bugs were ridiculous and the prices were way too pricy for the amount of food we received. It costs us $200 dollars for 3 adult entree’s, with only 1 being seafood related, and 3 drinks.

S
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, loud and friendly vibe. Think sports bar on Red Bull. The chip chowder was good, taco was good, the enchilada was great until I got to a bite so salty I couldn't eat any more. My husband had fish & chips that were generous and piping hot. We arrived an hour early for our reservation on a Saturday night in Old Town and they managed to get us seated right away which was greatly appreciated. Live music playing by the fountain that made it kind of hard to chat but oh well, it's live music, right?

MF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really good! Will go back for sure in the future

T
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the food here. It was a busy Friday night however the service and the speed that our food arrived was great. Friendly staff, great margarita's the baja bucket and San Felipe lobster was yummy!

A
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Just order extra drinks to kill any bacteria (most likely from salsa bar) because every time I go my stomach is wrecked. If you drink you’ll be fine

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun place for a good time experience. We really like the singer on Saturday night who does Jimmy Buffet and Kenny Chesney covers.

CR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor service asked for a medium rare steak and got well done waiter basically forgot about us !

s
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food beyond compare. Will go back again. Our server, Blanca, was super friendly and helpful.

KD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, service & ambiance

S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was slow. Waited forever for our dinner to just be ordered. It’s the little things to me and when I ordered tea, please ask me if I want sugar or Splenda. Something! ESP if I’m waiting forever for service. Also, I put on this reservation that it was my fiancé’s birthday but no acknowledgment from the server. Big bummer. Probably won’t be back. I tipped accordingly which I have been in the service industry for over 20years, so I usually overtip. Just a big disappointment when you are trying to celebrate a big day.

CD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food awesome service! Live music! Thanks Blanca!!

RP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value! Authentic Mexican food and the portions are big! We went with family and friends to watch Santana Pa Ti play. Excellent band! Great place to have a relaxing meal with your friends it loved ones. 👍👍👍👍

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and spent the weekend in San Diego from Los Angeles

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Jesus was very accommodating and friendly!

TG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice surprise considering the mix of mexican and seafood.

AM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rockin Baja never disappoints!! Great food and we LOVE the salsa bar. It’s a nice place for good drinks and food and also kid friendly!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere is always great here

MH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal at this restaurant. Will definitely be there again.

VD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my parents for their first time and to celebrate my dad’s birthday and they loved it! Food was amazing! I made a reservation two days before.. arrived right at 6:15, our reservation time, and the hostess took us to our table. Parking is not fun but valet for 6 bucks.. sold! Salsa bar, fried ice cream, drinks and food were delicious! We’ll definitely be back!

TR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love going here for happy hour. Our waitress Kayla is always attentive and takes very great care of us ladies. The food the drinks equals perfect.

MC
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place to visit. Good food at a good price.

LE
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won't go wrong ordering the golden sombrero. There's 3 of us so we order the lobster Wednesday special and the Golden sombrero. As always, food is so good and tasty.

OT
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great and simple good food

AW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tony was awesome! Love this place and the food was yummy!

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

SLOW and DIRTY! Our reservation was at 7:30. We were seated around 7:45. We ordered at 8:15, didn’t receive our food until 8:45 after we asked where it was. When the food arrived the Children’s mac n cheese was in a dirty bowl (almost seemed as if someone had licked the bowl clean after eating out of it), and a full entree was missing.

I told the server about the dirty bowl and she looked shocked. At first she brought me a clean bowl like she wanted me to just transfer the food from one bowl to the other. I just looked at her crazy. Eventually she brought back a fresh batch of Mac n cheese but we asked to speak with the manager, Linda.

Linda proceeded to make excuses. She said the bowl wasn’t dirty but it had seasonings on it from the kitchen (there was no seasoning in the white Mac n cheese) and that our food was slow because they were busy that night (the restaurant was only half full).

The food was subpar. I’m not sure how they have such a good rating. I must’ve missed something.

Will never return and first thing that comes to mind the next time someone mentions visiting San Diego, “ Don’t eat at the Rockin Baja Lobster!”

f
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

took my daughter here for the first time for her 12th birthday. food was very delicious. but the noise level from the live 1 man band was too loud for me and my guests. i will be coming back on a non live music night.

SA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever we visit San Diego, dinner at Rockin Baja Lobster in Old Town is a must. The buckets are tasty and fun with a variety to choose from. The accompaniments are good and you can help yourself to unlimited chips and salsa. This time we had churros for dessert and were not disappointed. Yum!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a fun place with good food and a good location.

E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a great concept! Bringing a bit of Rosarito to California. The surroundings were well done with the outdoor feel and waterfall. Wait server Jennifer was so accommodating and welcoming. The food came out quickly and was delicious. ALOT of food. A bargain for the bucket servings. Thank you for your hospitality.

SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. Have never had bad service.

ME
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Baja Bucket was insanely good and such a great value, we had so many leftovers and everyone was full and happy. The band Saturday night was incredible too. Great place for our large group, fun had by all.

c
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and music. However, must pay $6 valet parking.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING FOOD!

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