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About Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside

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.


258 Harbor Dr. South
Oceanside, CA 92054
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sun- Thur 11am- 10pm / Fri & Sat 11am- 11pm /HAPPY HOUR 3pm- 6pm M-F/ LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR 9pm- CL Nightly

Cross Street:
Find the lighthouse!

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 967-6199

Website:
http://www.rockinbaja.com/

Entertainment:
We host live performers on Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings!

Catering:
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 - deedee@rockinbaja.com / 619-269-0444

Parking Details:
nearby public lots too

Public Transit:
Train Service: http://www.gonctd.com/
Bus Service: http://www.sdmts.com/Bus/communities/oceanside.asp

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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 - deedee@rockinbaja.com / 619-269-0444

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Big St Nick Christmas Bucket! Enjoy a Baja style Seafood bucket of Canadian Lobster Tails, a Snow Crab Cluster, Baja Style Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn & much more. Also Includes a FREE Guacamole Appetizer & a FREE Fried Ice Cream To Share. Only $69.99 Available 12/22/17 through 12/25/17.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Big St Nick Christmas Bucket! Enjoy a Baja style Seafood bucket of Canadian Lobster Tails, a Snow Crab Cluster, Baja Style Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn & much more. Also Includes a FREE Guacamole Appetizer & a FREE Fried Ice Cream To Share. Only $69.99 Available 12/22/17 through 12/25/17.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND 12/29/17 thru 1/1/18! Our Golden Sombrero features Whole Cold Water Lobsters, King Crab Clusters, Skirt Steak, Baja Style Shrimp, Grilled Chicken Breast, Mexican Street Corn & More with Free Guacamole App & a Free Fried Ice Cream Dessert & a Bottle of Champagne! ONLY $99 for TWO!

Rockin Baja Lobster Oceanside Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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Live Music (3)
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Cozy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 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.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fun, People Watching, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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food5
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service5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Over all, food was good but not great. Service was friendly but chaotic. Table was not set up and things were brought piece meal and sometimes by request, i.e. silver ware, shell cracker (for lobster tails). Not bad, just not as good as it could have been.

Tags: Fun
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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our group of 7 had so much fun here! The food was great - so yummy - and really an incredible value for all that we got. Service was friendly and very accommodating. Loved being on the harbor, and especially liked that I could bring my well-behaved pups with me to sit under the table. Not pretentious or fancy, this place is casual, fun, has beautiful scenery and is just overall a great place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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food5
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food, should not have had chips and salsa with appetizers and full on meals.. Great service.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Cozy, Scenic View, Great Beer, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was in the area because we went to Legoland. Looked online to find a good restaurant with good reviews and good food that was close by. It did not dissapoint,it was about 5 mins from my hotel. Loved it!! I shared the "Big Baja Bucket for 2" with my husband but did not finish it. This would be for about 3-4 people . Also had the Baja Azule margarita with mango(sooooo good)

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food. Fun time. Service subpar as restaurant was not too busy when we arrived.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

In town for a rugby tournament, never been to Oceanside, just sorry this place isn't where I live because I would be there once a week at least. Fun place, great food, great service! Five stars out of five.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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food5
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was great but service was terrible. I ordered $49.99 bucket crab legs and wasn't given anything to crack the shells for a very kid no time then after asking 2 different people once I got them they were cold. I spent a lot of money on cold crab legs!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was ok. Restaurant just seemed not very clear or well organized. Bathroom had a cleaning schedule with zero actions recorded over the entire day??

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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food3
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I went with two other friends for one of my friends birthday. We had a great time lots of fun the food was excellent we loved the salsa bar.. will definitely be going back..

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I love all their locations but this one is just perfect when SoCal weather is cooling down. Just sitting on the patio watching the Marina activity is the best. The food is usually perfect and always a great time. This time however the Crab & Lobster was a bit over cooked and very dry, it was still good but has defiantly been better when it’s not so dry..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching
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food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place is casual, fun and vibrant. I really enjoyed sitting outside taking in the harbor while throwing back a couple of drinks. My wife loved the food. We make a habit of trying tacos around Socal and she thought the steak tacos were the best she's ever had.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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food5
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I look forward to this whenever I'm in Oceanside. Food is delicious!! Ambiance is perfect!! The service is wonderful. Gets super busy, wait can be very long, I recommend making reservations.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The bucket of lobster was the best. The place was really in a special spot with great views.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We like this restaurant but will never return to the Oceanside location even though it the closest one. We went for my girlfriends birthday, the server did not recognise the birthday at all and she even checked her ID (showing she didn't really check). Then she sells us on a Cortes for 2 and only brings out a bucket for one. We order a second round and a drink had a crack in the coconut and is leaking all over the table and half the drink goes away, when we can get out server she just dumps the drink in a different glass. Food came out and was good as always, just the whole party was done eating. No birthday anything, no sense of compassion for all of the mistakes made, no discount on messed up drink or even the option of a fresh one. $239 for the worst service and birthday dinner I've experienced. What a shame for such a nice place

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience3
service1
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was our 27th Wedding Anniversary and we thought we'd try somewhere new. So went to my OpenTable app and put in Seafood & Mexican food on the water in Oceanside and it popped up first, it look fun, on the water, price friendly and the photos of the menu convinced us. So we took a chance and glad we did shared our 27th Wedding Anniversary with you all thank you all it was lovely!!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had no reference for our reservation.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Michelle was amazing. Best crab legs hands down.

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food5
ambience4
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We're truck drivers from Ohio. We had a great time and the food was good. The next time we are in the area, we will definitely be back. The king crab legs was great. The next time it will be 2 orders of king crab legs!!!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront
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food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

I didn't have to wait hours for my food although the restaurant was full my food arrived in 10 min!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Rocking Baja Lobster Grille was amazing took the wife out for dinner by the beach. Service was great. Experienced quite a few bees and I am allergic so the we where reseated indoors and enjoyed a wonderfull meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Love the salsa bar! Food was good, service was great. Next time I will request a table outside as it was a humid day and it was too warm inside

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This place is fun but there's only one stall for the women's bathroom. I had to wait in like 3 or 4 times ... I don't understand why there's only one stall especially when you figure people are going to be having drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything was perfect. Made a reservation and our table was ready as soon as we got there. Our server was amazing. The food came out fast and was really good. Great view of the harbor too! It was our 1st marriage anniversary. Glad we chose to eat here. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great experience! The food was amazing, the employees were all very friendly! It was a perfect birthday celebration!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Never fails. Every time I go, I leave happy. Good food, good drinks, good servers.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great food and drinks.... Fun place. We come here every year while on vacation. Good happy hour during the week. Glad to see you can now make reservations through Open Table.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Food was real good and the service was good. We got there a bit late and they actually called my cell to see if we were coming! That was very nice. We sat down next to a lady that was very drunk and I appreciated that the server cut her off and refused to serve her any more. This is the second time we have been here and we really like it. I like the Salsa Bar allot as you can get a verity of things to try.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The parking is AWFUL over there! Our family with an infant had to park at the Holiday Inn, 1/2 mile away, and my husband risked parking in the restaurant's parking lot which ended up costing us $60 for a parking ticket. YIKES! We will NOT do this again. The food was moderate and my Caesar Salad had entirely too much salad dressing. The only thing redeeming about this place was the unlimited chips and salsa bar. I must say this was very surprising and well maintained, and the bean and corn salsa was actually awesome.

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food3
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was great! I took my granddaughter and we took home enough for 3 lunches! The seafood was good and fresh, grilled to perfection. I will definitely go back! I live locally and will wait until the tourist season is over as parking was a nightmare.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Although the location was prime and the menu had plenty of choices for the five of us, we weren't very satisfied by the meals we received.
The quesadilla was filled with lukewarm (at best) cheese, the lobster taco fajita, which was piled high with grilled onions, peppers, salsa and sauces, had three very small bite sized lobster pieces, and they were barely lukewarm and tasted terrible. I told the server I was very displeased with the amount of lobster in my LOBSTER taco and she told me that is the number of pieces it comes with. It should be called a grilled veggie taco with lobster morsels.
The cheese enchiladas were filled with, again, lukewarm cheddar cheese and piled high with lettuce and a drizzle of some sort of salsa that was white in color. Yup, thats right, white.
We ordered margaritas and because it was happy hour, we got top shelf tequila but it made no difference. Two drinks later ... no buzz... WEAK! The only thing we really enjoyed was the salsa bar and chips! We will not go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Delicious food. Awesome service. Will go back without a doubt.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

One of my favorite places! Accommodated a big group and even moved us out of the sun. Must share the bucket. No other reason go eat there other than the bucket. Delicious and yummy food!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and fun! Took an hour to get our food though so the excitement to eat kind of wore off...

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Pleasant outdoor dining, right overlooking the marina. Good food, friendly service, lively atmosphere. Good value and enjoyable place to pass the time

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Always great. First time at the Oceanside location, we to the Old Town restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Everything was WONDERFUL!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was above average but the serve-yourself chips and salsa was kind of gross.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Really great food, atmosphere was fun and happy! Live music made for the perfect dinner out on the patio! Fish tacos were excellent! Also had great shrimp and lobster. Not the fanciest, but definitely one of the funnest! The staff were all friendly and happy!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Happy Hour
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