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Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town, San Diego, CA

Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

4.5
4.5
1490 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-0305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We will take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. We have locations in Gaslamp, Old Town, Oceanside and Newport beach. We offer fully catered meeting spaces -Private and Semi Private.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us today to help plan your next event and allow us the opportunity to take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. Please email or call to check availability or ask questions

  • Private party contact

    Dee Dee DiRienzo: (619) 269-0444

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Congress

  • Parking details

    Nearby Street Parking and Public lots too

  • Public transit

    Old Town Transit Center * San Diego Bus & Trolley system: http://www.sdmts.com/

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday & Saturday Evenings

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,490 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NC

    NancyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant we drive from LA just to have dinner here.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Our server was super sweet.
  3. V

    Vieira

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Everything was great. However, the young lady that sat us had an incredibly negative attitude. We just about walked out, if it wasn’t for how much we enjoy this place. She was the only one not wearing a name tag. It was so bad that I thought it was a bit at first then realized it was really happening. Definitely, not coming back for a while.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I'm in town it is a must stop. Good food, good time
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server April was amazing. The food was great. The vibe was great. Definitely coming back here again!!
  6. E

    Expensive

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    This place used to be cool, but now it feels like more of a tourist trap. 1. The parking lot is no longer open parking. It's now valet only. So plan to add $6 + tip to your meal. 2. They got rid of the free salsa bar...and replaced it with more tables (go figure). They still offer the salsas, but it's now a $9 appetizer item. 3. They add a 4% surcharge to your bill. So basically, the overall value of your meal has gone way down.
  7. TW

    TanyaW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The original Baja bucket is not like it use to be. The presentation of it was horrible!!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    We've been here numerous times and it was always good. Last night..the food honestly came out 4 minutes after we ordered it so we know it was sitting under a lamp. It was slightly warm and all the food was over done because of this. (Baja bucket-lobster and shrimp rubbery, chicken tough and dry, steak mealy.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to come to atmosphere was awesome!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing seafood, will definitely be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    4 full bites of lobster for a 1 1/2 lb lobster for $60. No claw crackers. Waste of money
  13. JE

    JEANNEJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    GETTING IN THE DOOR WAS QUICK AND EASY WE HAD AN RESERVATION MY DAUGHTER WHO'S GRADUATION IT WAS LOVED THE FOOD THE MUSIC GUY WAS OK FROM THE EARLY 70'S MY TIME ONLY THING THAT WENT WRONG WAS THE DRINK ORDER I TRULY ENJOYED THE SIDES OF RICE AND BEANS HAD AN GREAT TIME WOULD RECOMMEND OTHERS
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Another chain restaurant with average food
  15. GG

    GeoffreyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The worst seafood. This is not fresh yall. Do not eat from Old town. Overpriced not good seafood, everything is premaid.
  16. CG

    CherylG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food great service! Blackened fish tacos and Pineapple Rita 😋 wish there was a vegetarian taco option.
  17. K

    Keeks

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Baja style food. I come here often. Service was a bit off. It seemed like they were under staffed this day because they are usually on point with service.
  18. w

    weavie

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service was awesome, i loved they had a picture lady who took 2 good photos for $ 20 thats a good price for great vacation dining photos
  19. RC

    RyanC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my mom’s birthday and she had a fabulous time! She enjoyed her meal and that is rare. She has an onion allergy and our waitress Zara made sure to inform her if anything had onions and had items removed that contained them. Zara was a fantastic waitress and I would love to sit in her section again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday for my sister. Danielle did an excellent job serving 10 people
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Visited from out of town to celebrate my daughters fifth birthday. The food was just okay, the butter tasted stale like it had been sitting a while and my daughters chicken tenders were dry and hard, she couldn’t even bite through the first one. For the cost of this experience I excepted much better food. I don’t think we will be back.
  22. A

    Adriana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The charge for parking is a little bit off putting the food was ok but our waiter didn’t check in so we didn’t get drinks refilled and had to flag down someone else’s waiter for straws and the check.
  23. FM

    FoodieMami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was not good and prices weren’t good for the value of the food. I wouldn’t have an issue spending money when it’s worth the taste of it. But this was not it. Had better tasting tacos at a small taco stand thing vs here and that was sad. Not to mention the quality of the food such as the tortillas and just over all not worth the money sadly. Also greeters should at least be nice and politeness would go a long way.
  24. KC

    KenC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Price is a bit high comparatively, but we still enjoyed ourselves. Really enjoyed the skirt steak. Linda was a great waitress.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great service and food. There was a great ambiance and we will definitely be back again!
  26. j

    jeff

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food associates was good. Recommend putting ice in water when refills given, tap water is warm.
  27. M

    Martita

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very fun place with good vibes. Had higher hopes for the food though based on other reviews. We got a seafood bucket that also had some chicken and steak in it. Almost everything was pretty dried out and over cooked. Maybe we just got an unlucky plate. Otherwise fun spot.
  28. FN

    FrankN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere and fast service.The food came hot and delicious.
  29. C

    Chay

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance 8/10. Great service. 9/10. Good food 7/10. On the pricier end. Overall good restaurant, just did not like the surcharge fee at the end.
  30. t

    todds

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    the food portions are small ---the quality is poor ---the corn is horrible ---crab legs the size of my pinkie ---used to be way better
  31. LW

    LindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and our waitress was very attentive. We will be back!
  32. CH

    ChristineH

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’m a New England gal, and so I ordered the lobster tacos with some trepidation, hoping for sweet and succulent but fearing rubbery and tasteless. I got sweet and succulent. They were divine. Lively place with diverse crowd. The Rockin’ Baja team is energetic and moves quickly. Very focused on client satisfaction. Our drinks were slightly tardy—not so much that we were cranky, and we got two apologies, one from the hostess and one from the waiter.
  33. RC

    RodolfoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food came fast for our party of 8, since we arrived around 5:30 pm earlier than our reservation, they accommodated us without any issues The waiters were nice and offered suggestions. Will be back!
  34. N

    Noel

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    The waiter was great- that is all… the food is sub par and too expensive- fried seafood that is dry!! We did the pot and we ordered 2 that is over 100 bucks and we got dry shrimp, lobster and inedible corn, rice and beans!! Don’t waste your money-
  35. RL

    RickL

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, good food and drinks! Service was outstanding!
  36. BC

    BrandiC

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    We were sat in a very dirty area there was trash all over the floor and the tables were dirty
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  38. CK

    ChristyK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christina (Tina) on her name badge was AMAZING! Haven’t had great service like that in forever. She moved our table next to the water since the hot put us in a corner when no one was there, she was very kind and patient with us and when one of our orders came out wrong (she thought and us) she wanted to make it right with no hesitation. She split our bill without asking which was amazing also!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday dinner for six. Food was great and it came out fast. Would recommend this restaurant for a great dining experience.
  40. T

    Tigger

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but lunch prices were expensive. I expected that for dinner.

FAQs

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 1490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

3890 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Congress

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Nearby Street Parking and Public lots too

  • Public transit

    Old Town Transit Center * San Diego Bus & Trolley system: http://www.sdmts.com/

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday & Saturday Evenings

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-0305

  • Catering

    We will take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. We have locations in Gaslamp, Old Town, Oceanside and Newport beach. We offer fully catered meeting spaces -Private and Semi Private.

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us today to help plan your next event and allow us the opportunity to take your guests on a trip south of the border without even having to leave San Diego. Please email or call to check availability or ask questions

  • Private party contact

    Dee Dee DiRienzo: (619) 269-0444

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