Rockin Baja Lobster Old Town

4.5
1155 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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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming to RBL for many many years. One of my favorite all around. I really enjoy the special occasions when the buckets are discounted. Food is always perfect, drinks as well. Service superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Fish tacos were good, service slow and disinterested.
Place needs probably needs an investor and new management, it’s become a tired 90’s concept restaurant you would find in Times Square.

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LindaD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been here many times and got the Throwback Thursday Bucket, always good, but we did get "shorted" a few shrimp. We did have to request a different table, as we were cold and the gas heater didn't work. Wish the waterfall was not so noisy. Staff takes your temperature before seating you, which is good.

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EddieP
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great experience except that we order our meat well done and it was cooked raw we send it back they brought it back same with blood. We got the biggest basket it was a good portion well prepared except our meat. Will definitely go back for any occasion no need to go over the border to puerto Nuevo.

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Peggy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met at Rockin Baja lobster for a first time date. The ambience was perfect, our server was attentive and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Place is nice, food is over-priced. Small portions. Ordered the original “big baja bucket” for $64 and it was not that much. It was mediocre. Reservations really doesn’t mean anything unless they are busy but we went on a Sunday evening and it wasnt busy. If you cant find parking you can pay $7 to park near the restaurant, it only has a few spaces.

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AngieS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last two times we have eaten there, we were disappointed but they redeemed themselves. The food was great, cooked how we requested and the service was also great. We will definitely return.

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ISRAELG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Will recommend friends and family!

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ANRSD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Requested indoor, got outdoor. Party next to us was smoking pot on non smoking patio, waitress told them WE were the ones who complained so they were extra annoying to us the rest of the night.

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SteveS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for the last 15 years since we lived in San Diego and when we visit from Phoenix. We were disappointed in the quality of the lobster tails and shrimp in the bucket. They were very greasy and my fries were cold. In addition I had the special lobster BLT and found it to be very greasy and not very well put together. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing.

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JOSIE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The street traffic noise was a little loud but otherwise great experience!

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jorge4819
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food served in patio. I had the shrimp and lobster bucket and mh wife had a combo fajitas. Very comfortable in the patio and attentive servers. We will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to this place in a few years, and I’m sad to say, because this place is amazing! Friendly service, AMAZING food, and we felt safe with their Covid precautions. Can’t wait to go back!

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DianaC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, they seated us much earlier than our reservation time and our waitress was great. Just a little annoyed at the 4 percent service surcharge

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AmyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I made a reservation before we went just to make sure we had a table since it was my husband's birthday. When we got there, parking was difficult since the valet service is closed due to covid. Luckily we got there early and found a place to park within a short walk down the street. I didn't see any signs at the front as to where to check in for reservations, so we ended up waiting in a VERY long line for about 20 minutes until I saw another customer checking in for her reservation at the front. So that was a big waste of time. Like I said, good thing we got there early because we would have been late for our reservation. So that was mildly annoying. Inside the new patio area was pretty loud and dirty. I always think Rockin' Baja is a pretty loud place to be so that wasn't a big deal but they could have done some cleaning it was kind of gross. We ordered our drinks at the same time we ordered our food. We always order the Sea of Cortez bucket and share it. Our food came out lightning fast! So fast, that we were half way done eating before our drinks finally arrived. Our server seemed a little out of it. When we were done we ordered the fried ice cream. About 15 minutes went by, our server came by to see if we wanted anything else. We had to remind her that we ordered dessert. All in all, I love Rockin' Baja's food. The service and cleanliness of the place has gotten kind of sloppy though.

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GilbertS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good there and so are the drinks. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

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LoriR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly, fast service! We had reservations on Valentine’s Day. Even the people in standby line were served quickly. My boyfriend and I are already planning a family dinner there!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast! We were sat as soon as we arrived, we waited for a moment to get service, but they were very busy. My drinks were good, and my food came out hot. We will definitely be back!

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TonyaH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son loves the Sea of Cortez bucket! Ceviche was a delicious suggestion and we loved the churros!

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CHRISTINAM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. Surprisingly fast getting our food and drinks for a busy valentine crowd. One of our favorite spots.

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SteveV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for Valentines Day. GlD we made reservations ahead of time. Looked like a 30 minute line but with reservations we were seated immediately.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious...Asked for their classic margarita and was shocked when I got the bill $16 a piece?? I think for the price of the food the drinks could be a little more affordable. Dont go often so not too upset over it BUT next time....1-drink max......LOL!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered the Lobster bucket for 2. The food was good but a little over priced for the amount of food. Overall it was a nice place too eat.

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LizG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we are in San Diego this place is a must visit.. The food is awesome and so is the service... Blanca is a great waitress ....

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Keboinca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday lunch. Everything was great, both the service and the food.

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ShelliS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Our server, Tony, was attentive, safe, and very helpful. The staff went out of their way to make sure we felt safe under all social distance guidelines and that we enjoyed ourselves. Overall wonderful experience!

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LeeZer
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fan of Rockin Baja Lobster and now a fan of Open Table!

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WesA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do you want to they sit down semi indoor spot and this was perfect.

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vipCalmariner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place. One of our favorites.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and amazing service! Always a great time there.

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MarisaV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The crab legs were over cooked so it was difficult to crack, very rubbery. We sat on a patio deck outside so we did not hear any music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good service overall!!!

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LizG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !!!!

Always a great place to eat in San Diego....

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The Water from the fountain in the restaurant smelt horrible. Made for a bad experience

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BayleeH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea of Cortez was amazing! Crab,lobster, and shrimp 😍 no complaints here

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Debra
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a good time good food and a very pleasant atmosphere than this is your place. It has been mine for over 10 years and I still enjoy it to this day. They have the best seafood in my opinion in town. All the employees are very attentive professional and very well mannered.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years and I have to say it’s one of my favorites. Now I’m bringing my kids and they love the atmosphere with the birds and the decor.

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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 1155 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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