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Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
+1 619-234-6333
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (30 reviews)
“lobster” (32 reviews)
“tacos” (48 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
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1 - 10 of 323 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was good, it wasn't anything that really stood out to me as being memorable but it certainly wasn't a standout spot. The margarita was good, my tacos (sirloin tacos) weren't bad, but I found them to be a little fatty. Our friends ordered the...More

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived at happy hour. Very good and gooey Mexican street corn and street tacos. Wife had Lobster bites and fries, very good and not over deep fried. Highly recommend, very casual without being a drunk bar. Families would enjoy.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a native of SD. They are conveniently located on a busy corner which makes for good people watching. We were seated on the patio. The service was not quick but they were friendly. The menu consists...More

Thank Kari A
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had lunch and dinner here while on a business trip. The outdoor seating is a great option to enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather.. The food is above average (guacamole and salsa bar are excellent!). Servers during both visits were friendly and attentive. Maybe a...More

Thank wheresthebeach123
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The food was a fine cross of mexican and seafood but not particularly spectacular. Enjoyed the fish tacos and the chips and salsa but the Margarita was probably the highlight of the meal.

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic spicy cucumber and then spicy watermelon margaritas! Yum! My co-worker had a Tito's lemonade and then a Long Island. Both were superb. Guacamole appetizer was delish and worth the money. We ordered two for six of us. Seafood enchiladas, surf and turf tacos, and...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I always get the "Baja Bucket". It's great to share with 2 or more people and my out of town guests always enjoy the food and atmosphere!

Thank rick c c
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I ate at Rockin Baja Lobster Gaslamp District during our trip to San Diego over Labor Day and this one one of the restaurants that we enjoyed. Very busy area that's allot of fun to people watch while enjoying cold beer &...More

Thank deuce32
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I don't understand all the higher ratings... This place is bad. The service was ok, nothing special but the food was disappointing. I went for the Baja bucket and got a big pot of cooked meat that didn't really taste too good. It reminded me...More

Thank Romin S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I think my expectations were set too high by the reviews. I was hoping for a vibrant place with good food and cervesa. The food was good and the beer was fine. The place was dead. Perhaps 6:30 on a Wednesday is not the best...More

Thank Weejen L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-234-6333
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