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Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside

170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Rockin Baja Lobster is located on Oceanside Beach. Relax on the outside patio as you share a drink with friends. Enjoy a Signature Baja Bucket filled with seasoned Canadian lobster tails, Baja style shrimp, grilled marinated chicken and grilled corn on the cob. All bucket meals come with ranchero beans, Mexican rice and warm flour tortillas. Wash it all down with a margarita, pina colada, beer or one of the unique cocktails found at Rockin Baja Lobster.

Inside, there are tables, bar seats and cozy nooks for couples who want to share a more intimate meal. Liven up the evening by joining others on the dance floor or just enjoying the live entertainment. Rockin Baja Lobster even has large TVs at the bar area for viewing your favorite sports team as you enjoy small plates such as sizzling mussels or an order of oysters on the half-shell.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sun- Thur 11am- 10pm / Fri & Sat 11am- 11pm /HAPPY HOUR 3pm- 6pm M-F/ LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR 9pm- CL Nightly
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Phone number
(760) 967-6199
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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We'll 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 & Semi Private. Dee Dee DiRienzo - / 619-269-0444
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Cross street
Find the lighthouse!
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Parking details
nearby public lots too
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We host live performers on Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings!
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Allow Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina to take you and your guests on a delicious journey to a sunny coastal paradise where summer never ends. Our unique venue offers a truly memorable dining experience that is ideal for groups of all sizes. We are located in the Historical Gaslamp Quarter and only steps away from the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, the Gaslamp Trolley Station and most of downtown’s many hotels and shops. We also are located in Historic Old Town, Oceanside Harbor and Newport Beach. Your guests will enjoy a memorable experience while feeling like they’ve escaped reality and landed in the relaxing ocean side land of Puerto Nuevo Mexico where they’ll enjoy hand crafted beverages from our classic bar along with the exceptionally great food from our chef and team. Our venues offer 2 custom salsa bars, plasma TVs and much more. Dee Dee DiRienzo - / 619-269-0444
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 170 People Are Saying
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 4 days ago

So disappointing...not worth my almost $300 bill for just 8 people...will go to Joe’s next time...

Perfect (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was fine. Service was slow but food is consistently good at all locations. I tried the ribeye tacos and they were really good. We also had our usual shrimp and lobster bucket for two. That’s what we always come for!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was great. The dessert was delicious.i would recommend this spot.👍

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the ambiance and the service is professional, cordial & happy! Definitely will be back again. Thank you!

Chucks (Denver)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

LOUD..This location is frat house feeling after rush week. I am all about a party but this location needs and update and a hose down. As far as the food...It was very good.

DaleS (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, great place but noisy. Hard to have a conversation.

1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The receptionists did not welcome us but welcomed white guests behind us and told them they were sorry for the wait. We are blacks and although we had reservation, they showed us a crappy dinner table in the middle area with high traffic. We left the restaurant and went to eat somewhere else.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I went there for valentine’s day and they were able to accommodate us into an earlier reservation. Food was great and service too (despite of the waitress being too busy)

MandyP (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first time at Rockin Baja in Oceanside and we loved it! The atmosphere and scenery was great. We enjoyed the live music. The food was excellent as well, all the way around the table. We’ll definitely be back!

CrystalP (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

RBJ is a perfect spot for Valentine’s Day!
My spouse was happy, she did her good food should shake during the entire meal. Service was fast and the right level of attentive. And who doesn’t love the salsa bar! The photographer was a nice touch.

Terrible (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Would not recommend this to anyone. Took advantage to their Wednesday special of Lobster. Lobster was very small and over cooked. To make it seem that you were getting a lot of food, they filled your plate with beans and rice which had little or no taste. Spent almost $50 on terrible food. The only part of the experience that was average was the service by our waitress. Do not waste your money.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Really tasty seafood in a gorgeous harbor view location. Highly recommend!

vipSarahM (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We did not know the area but wanted good sea food. This restaurant had a good reputation (4.7) on various review sites like google and yelp etc so we thought it was a safe bet. Our first red flag was when the Lyft driver said, it’s ok but I prefer Joe’s Crab Shack... We were not looking for a fried food, chain type place.

When we arrived, it did looked pretty casual and as it was in the harbor, there were a number of other restaurants close by. We should have cancelled our reservation but carried on with Plan A.

We had oysters which were tiny. My husband had a lobster roll which had very little lobster in it, anaemic lettuce and was dripping in a pink sauce which masked everything else. My fish and chips were good.

The server was excellent but overall we found this restaurant to be an over priced tourist trap.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We’ve always gone to Baja Lobster Old Town And took a chance in Oceanside. Service was extremely slow and our food was Luke warm. It was truly a disappointment. We will stick with Old town.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great seafood and a great location on the harbor. Happy hour specials are great