Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside

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Mexican
Rockin Baja Lobster is located in the Oceanside Harbor. Relax and enjoy the view on the outside patio after checking out our world famous complimentary chips and salsa bar - each salsa with its own unique flavor made fresh daily. Enjoy a Signature Baja Bucket filled with seasoned Canadian lobster tails, Baja style shrimp, grilled marinated chicken and carne asada, and grilled corn on the cob. All bucket meals come with ranchero beans, rice and warm tortillas. Wash it all down with a margarita, pina colada, beer or one of the unique cocktails found at Rockin Baja Lobster.
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Smells like dirty mop

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Bad food not fresh at all plus bad service and over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipThomasina
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waitress was non-responsive. She came to our table twice, once to introduce herself and the trainee and then again at the end to collect payment. She didn’t even take our order. She was very responsive to the table behind us. Luckily her coworker saw that we weren’t being helped and stepped in to support. She ruined the entire experience for my family.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great location and great food!

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Mogarcia
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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passingthru
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Restaurant served very mediocre tasting seafood. The entire restaurant from the floor, walls, staff uniforms, tables were old and disgusting looking. Very nasty looking almost to the point of not wanting to eat the food. Super pricey king (BABY) crab. Very disappointed. $220 bill for 4 adults and 2 kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the waitress was great and the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Emmie, she was great. Celebrated Valentine’s Day, the food was amazing and the service was great. Vert friendly, my sister works there as well so I’m never disappointed there. :)

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AliceD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadnt been in about 6 years.
Food still excellent as we remember.
We took advantage of the online reservation so as soon as we arrived we were seated.
Nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and good food and service.

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Dizzlielizabeth
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service! Monica was awesome! We had a wonderful time and my husband loved his birthday dinner.

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maximus1850
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we made the online reservation and our table was ready on time..
Food/drink was excellent..and everyone had a great New Years Day meal.

Thanks...Rocklin Baja lobster

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tolchowy
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow, blown away by the size of the order! Lobster, crab, prawns, chicken AND crab plus sides!

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KinseyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I’ve eaten at Baja lobster for years although town and Oceanside we always look forward to a pleasant evening. I was a little disappointed New Year’s Eve. We had reservation we got our table on time but had to wait like 15 minutes to be waited on another 15 minutes to get a glass of wine. It wasn’t that crowded. The The salsa bar we always look forward to . However the chips were really stale But all your sauce is fresh cut or delicious as always. I guess Joe’s in to spend the New Year’s eve dinner with you we’re a little disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Skimpy in lobster and shrimp on the whole bucket deal kinda disappointed. Chicken and steak were very good. Chips at the salsa bar were stale. I would go back but if it’s similar I wouldn’t return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Christmas special with wonderful service. It was an awesome festive California dinner for our Tennessee family!

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Cheap and cheerful, as expected for the money. Not amazing quality, but great value.

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vipchefpupo
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!!

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HenryA
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in from out of town. Made this our Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Well worth it!! Loved everything about it ..

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our dinners and salsa bar were great - good food. Our waitress was excellent and attentive to our needs. We, as a family, had a wonderful time, dined on the patio with lots of laughter and fun.

A photographer came around and took several pictures with a few family members missing. They asked her to return when everyone would be at the table, but that did not happen. More pictures would have been purchased if all members were present at the table. The missing members were in the rest room while the pictures were being taken. We were celebrating a special time - a 4 generation family!

I like to judge a restaurant not only by its food and service, but also the cleanliness of the bathrooms. There was water all over the floor, wet toilet paper laying around - it was not a pleasant place to be. I would never take a child in this bathroom! It was not good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is my second time here, we had a great experience the first time but this time was different, we drove from torrance , ca to have a meal here... this time our server wasn’t as friendly at first I’m guessing she thought we were a happy hour family.... No we were there for my birthday .... our dirty plates sat at table the whole time we were there.... it wasn’t even crowded ..... she was fine after we ordered our 200$ meal...food is a great deal if you love lobster .... service wasn’t as good like first time...

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vipLorenzoD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything turned out absolutely perfectly! From the reservation easily made on Open Table, to our greeting by the restaurant receptionist, the location of our table, comfortable and cozy
with heater on. We ordered Blood Orange margueritas and Lobster Lover’s Combo, complimentary chips and salsa of our choice....outstanding food, great service! It was a wonderful way to relax and dine after a long and busy day in San Diego. Cudos to The Rockin Baja in Oceanside.

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SylviaD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was meeting my sister-in-law who is very disabled. The entire staff was very helpful to both of us. The outdoor seating was a bit less noisy, which I appreciated alot. The food, I had the seafood melt, was excellent and she enjoyed her fish and chips.

I really appreciated that we were not rushed. This was the first time we had met and the staff gave us time to relax and talk. Thank you so much.

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RikkiM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was quite exceptional. We went for San Diego Food Week and got a killer deal for $30. I will definitely make it a point to go back now. Even though the outside patio was chilly, you’re in the harbor duh, I would sit outside again. Inside was musty and smelled like old cleaning supplies, like moldy rag. So we had them change our table and everything else was awesome. Great service and amazing food.

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Ilovetherockinbajalobster
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great. We had a party of 9 and there was another huge table and our server nailed it. She was great! Personally the best seafood I've had in a very long time. Love this place. Cant wait to vacation here again and eat here. Love love love it.

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ShaneJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there with a party of 17 last Sunday and the service was impeccable. All the buckets were amazing with the margaritas being the perfect pairing. Oysters were at room temperature and left a lot to be desired, but Beside that everything was great.

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Trimaran3
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good time but our waitress seemed overworked; kept forgetting water in the beginning & seemed too rushed.
I asked if there was a birthday dessert and the person who seated us didn’t know and I never received an online response through Groupon.

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AlbertoT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have to say that the food was good a little over priced especially for the poor service we recieved. Our waitress Ashlie took our order brought our drinks and never stopped by our table to ask if we needed refills or extra napkins or ask how our food was. The only other time she stopped at our table was to bring us the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Even though they were short 2 servers, the serving staff at the Rockin’ Baja Lobster Oceanside took great care of our large party. We all enjoyed the food immensely, the atmosphere and our wonderful server!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the food!

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vipCaroleS
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service-bar makes a good drink

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JessicaV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and customer service! Will definitely return when visiting!

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DrewA
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and location, but the food was underwhelming. The lobster roll was decent but was pretty skimpy on the lobster. The seafood enchiladas were phenomenal, they just didn’t have that much actual seafood in them. A couple pieces of shrimp and that was about it.

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JamesH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and absolutely great views

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GaryM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun beach Mexican Seafood with lots of choices. Prices are reasonable and service is great.

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CarlaT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our server, Cheryl, we went for a birthday of a friend and she made it a lot of fun! Food was great and served quickly.

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Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 967-6199.

Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside is rated 4.4 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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