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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

The Valentine Love Bucket features a WHOLE Lobster, a Guacamole Appetizer, Skirt Steak, Crab Clusters, Baja Style Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn on the Cob, “All You Can Eat” Ranchero Beans, Citrus Rice, Warm Flour Tortillas, Honey Chili Butter & our World Class Fresh Salsa Bar! Only $79.99*

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 898 People Are Saying
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LC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

T
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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!

T
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect start for an evening at the Cygnet. I was hosting 12-25 year olds and everyone had a grand time. We particularly enjoyed Nitro Express. Good fun for all.

PB
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great preparation of the lobster tails with wonderfully delicious sides. Always a favorite for us.

TC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a fun time celebrating my birthday here with my family. Really enjoyed the Platinum bucket that had lobster, shrimp, crab legs. Mexican corn, chicken and carne asada. The deep fried ice cream and churros were great too.

L
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here for family birthday gatherings and still love the food and service. We go with the the buckets which come with a variety to share. Thanks for the fast service always.

CD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Can’t wait to return

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a group of eight. The service was excellent. We were seated right when we arrived. The waitress attended to our needs and was pleasant the entire night. Food was good and the atmosphere was nice.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!!!

MT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
7 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
10 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
29 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.

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