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Rockin' Baja

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Pub
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2104 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327 (Balboa)
+1 949-723-0606
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Newport Beach pier area you'll find this fun stop for lunch and drinks. Menu is full of options. Seafood buckets. Lobster corn chowder. Fajitas. And of course the Stay Classy San Diego Rita. Try it frozen! Reasonably priced fare for the area. Casual atmosphere. Good music playing. Friendly staff. Worth stopping in.

Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location, close to pier, excellent special taco's, house Rita on the rocks great value, cosy small restaurant, good service, had eat in and take out.

Thank Jo H
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Seriously, BEST tacos I've ever had. I had the blackened Ahi tuna tacos, and they were phenomenal. The salsa sampler they give you to start out with with divine, and our watermelon margaritas were spectacular also. Would HIGHLY recommend!

Thank allysauce
Overland Park, Kansas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Mexican seafood platter with burrito....was excellent and excellent priced. Chips and salsa was also excellent. It's a must do when in Newport Beach. I crave it! Staff was good at what they do.

1 Thank Kim T
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The fish and chips at Rockin' Baja has now set the bar for what I think is good! Their fish and chips are the best! WE also got a bucket (crab, chicken, steak) and it was good too. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone!! We had a large group (10) with kids and the service was great!

1 Thank wytravelgirl
Santa Ana, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Rockin' Baja and it is definitely worth a mention. Here is why: The buckets are great! We ordered several Buckets and we were pleased with our order. The buckets come with lobster, shrimp, crab, steak, chicken, tortillas, rice, and beans. Not kidding! The food was delicious and the service was nice. We had a large group and... More 

1 Thank jjjhiggy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Came to visit family in Cali a few years back and now every time we come back to Cali it's a must to have a bucket or two. Great seafood and a nice and friendly staff.

1 Thank tpapadopoulos80
Austin, TX
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374 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

They have a nice happy hour from 3-6 Mon- Fri and Mon -Sun 9- close I had the tequila lime shrimp appetizer and it was really good. Portion size is appetizer, and flavor 100%. Drinks were strong and yummy.

Thank tripcasey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This restaurant seemed OK from the outside,but immediately disappointed when we entered. Service got better once the waitress got rid of her chewing gum. The food was plentiful but poor Mexican food,which in our opinion is vastly overrated anyway. Prices were reasonable,no atmosphere. We were glad to get out. Michael,Nottingham

Thank Michael C
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had never been to the Newport Beach pier and decided to take a look....beautiful! I spent way to much time trying to find free parking...forget it! Just pay and park close. The pier is nice, but there are no restaurants on the pier itself. I was looking for a cheap seafood restaurant that wouldn't break the bank, and I... More 

Thank Travel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-723-0606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?