Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

4.5
1237 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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Fran
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our server was rude took forever to take our orders we finally got our drinks and we had to ask to order appetizers and it took forever for our server to come back and take our food order. It wasn’t very busy and there were plenty of servers so they can’t say it was due to staffing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waiter and hostesses were nice and did great overall. Took a very long time for initial drink orders and no refill on the chips. We did appreciate the kid friendly atmosphere. Food was COVERED in grease and WAY over done. For $45 the Sea of Cortez bucket was small and fried/ covered in butter. I would expect fresher and just steamed with light butter if any. The food is sub par “Baja” style. Tourist may enjoy it, but as a local I have been a few times and it is terrible quality every time. Food needs a Noah or upgrade.

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derrickd
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Regretfully I have to say this was a sad way to celebrate my mothers 63rd birthday.Where do I start...the mens restroom was disgusting,not what i expected from a place that is a “nicer place to eat”.It took over 30 mins before we had drinks is front of us after being seated...they kept forgetting portions of our orders.The bartender was always on her cell phone which seemed to be more entertaining than WORK.Food was really salty and during the whole main course all we could smell was a heavy scented cleaner like Fabuloso....We didnt even end up getting our mom any desert for her birthday cause we just wanted to leave at this point.

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JaneD
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall experience was fine. However, on my reservation I asked for standard seating, which to me meant inside. Since there was a selection for patio, I believed my assumption was correct. Was seated outside on patio.

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todds
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food ---good times ---waiter good ---ill go back

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smarti718
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the Baja.Bucket and it was great! The beans were a bit dry. I.like the rice and.chips but my huanand wasn't a fan of.thd rice and beans. The lobster. Shrimp,.skirt steak and chicken were delicious! The margaritas were good too!

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AliciaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food and great service! Came here to celebrate Mother’s Day early.

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KathyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The only reason, not a total 5 star... the corn tasted spoiled! It was ice cold and had a serious smell and horrible taste.
We were there at 4 PM on 5/7/2021.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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Unsatisfied
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

How much has this location changed, the buckets are smaller then ever, that them less. The beans/rice seemed prefilled and ready for when orders come out. Switch made both beans/rice cold. The corn on the cob was over cooked so, they had no snap to them. Overall waste of my money.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and Cinco de Mayo!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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LeonO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We went for our Anniversary. We sat down ordered our foor and a couple of appitizer. The food came all at once. We ordered the most expensive bucket on the menu. The Lobster and Crab were rubbery. The chicken was dried out. The Margarita was poured too heavy. What a waste of over 200.00.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my wife’s favorite places. This location has always been consistent in service and quality, even with all the covid madness. Living in a smaller city in AZ we always welcome the times we come down here for and amazing baja feast.

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JorgeV
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The waitress was spot on with all of our request. Food came out in a timely manner and was delicious.
Kudos to Blanca our waitress

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Service was great, food was cold. Calamari was undercooked and not separated, it was all stuck together.

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AngelaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and the staff is so nice definitely will return!

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TroyN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager from Arizona made it happen for my family. Much appreciated and will be back!

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JamesK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is yum, especially after not being able to go out and enjoy ourselves foe awhile. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation. This place was going off.

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ChrisN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blanca was amazing, attentive and made our experience even better. Food was delicious. We love coming here when we are in the San Diego area.

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MichaelP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always. Staff and food were great

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Jazzy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We reserved for outdoor dining and was seated indoors.

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Daisy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My husband and I went for restaurant week. We were really excited to try the menu, but when we got our food it was really cold. The salad dressing in our ceasar salad tasted like it went bad and the lobster pieces in our tacos looked and tasted weird. Only a few red pieces of lobster actually tasted like lobster.

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Diane
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was very nice and funny and also acommodating

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vipGinger
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Rockin Baja lobster in Old town with a friend. We went for happy hour and it was a true happy hour with many drinks and food offerings discounted. We enjoyed margaritas and had lettuce wraps with chicken, tacos and bite-size lobster and shrimp pieces. Everything was delicious and the wait staff were very attentive. Plan to return again

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food came out quickly while the quality of the food was still perfect! I love going to the Old Town location as well.

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Fisherman62
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable time with my lovely wife and the food was hot and delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys friendly people and great food this is the place

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vipScott
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal, they don’t post the restaurant week menu on the restaurant week website but it was perfectly proportioned and a good value for one person. Highly recommend.

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CeciliaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Raul our server was EXCELLENT! It was a party of 10. We love the food and the service. However, the last two times I booked a table I specifically requested the outdoor cement (fire pit) table this way we can all see each other and talk.
Both times we did NOT get it. I am very disappointed that this has happened twice. In addition the parking situation was horrible. There was NO valet parking. They made us wait until the entire party was ready to go in. 1/2 of the group were struggling for parking. We appreciate that you are open for business and enjoyed our lunch. We were disappointed once again that we didn’t get the table we requested. Also, no manager ever bother to apologize nor did anyone stopped by our table to greet and ask how we were doing. Poor customer service. Again Raul the waiter was on top of everything greatly appreciated his promptness, professionalism and great attitude even dealing with a large group of 10. Hopefully next time we get the table we request. Each time we go the bill is between $600 - $900 dollars you think you would take care of your customers. Best regards, Ms.Doubleday

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Fern
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!!!!!!!!! We always venture here when in town!!!!!

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DonnaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rockn Baja is our favorite place to go for birthday celebrations. We sat next to the waterfall and the table was social distanced. I loved the seafood enchilidas!

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MonicaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good basket of seafood, steak and chicken. Good seasoning

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My birthday

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LarryH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter, food was EXCELLENT!!! Everything came at the same time, and waiter was always checking if we needed anything. Very good atmosphere. Music would have been nice.

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gonzo
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and margaritas! Been a family favorite for years. Thanks for everything!

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ReginaldB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipRaulP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say about this place, the food, the service and the atmosphere is awesome. Every time my wife and I visit San Diego we always have to stop. This is her favorite place to eat in SD. Just make sure to make a reservation unless you don't mind the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We love it here we are from Colorado and like to get together with the fam here.

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KatherineS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is good and it's a kid friendly place.

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Kirkman
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to when in SD- love the Old Town location. Great food and fun ambience. Service top notch as always!

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Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 260-0305.

Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town is rated 4.5 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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