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Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

#192 of 3,776 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood
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310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
+1 619-234-6333
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Holland, Michigan
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall our experience here was very average. Nothing stood out as particularly good or bad. The tacos were good but on the small side. No sides were included, and chips and salsa had to be paid for in addition to the meal. I would not necessarily recommend this restaurant to others, but it is very close to the conference center... More 

Thank Pete4vol
Santa Clara, California
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very festive environment. I and my wife visited the old town branch day after the thanksgiving. The place was full with customer. We had to wait about 25 minutes to get our table. Initially the front desk promised us to give a table in 10-15 minutes. I had to check with her after 25 minutes to get a table (it... More 

Thank xtramood
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early hour visit for diner. Was actually my first time crab and it was amazing. Also the chicken, meat and shrimps in the basket were ver good. Staff was as friendly as they should be

Thank Ivo L
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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178 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday night 7pm dinner for 2. only several tables occupied music was a bit loud for my wife at first. Well supplied complimentary taco chips and salsa bar. A couple of nice salsas, none bad. My wife had Lobster Bites (15.xx) and I had Carne Asada Burrito (18.xx). Lobster bits were tasty but a tad over battered. My burrito was... More 

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Thank Jazzaferri
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, if you want a wonderful display of food that tastes as good as it looks, here is your place! Oh my goodness the buckets are to die for! Crab, shrimp and lobster tail! Corn, beans and rice. We rolled out of there happy and past content! Make this a definite stop! (And ckn enchiladas were yummy too for non... More 

Thank Jam M
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner whilst here for a conference. We ordered a starter and a fajita plate. So much food for 2 people that we couldn't finish it. The beef was very tender. It was all very tasty. Great tasting sangria. Our waiter (Tyler I think his name was) was very attentive and helpful. Very well priced and big serves. Highly... More 

Thank Kyzash
Henderson, Nevada
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The food, atmosphere and service are both top shelf, casual and most enjoyable. We had lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our food and the ambiance. Very casual, with plenty of chips and dip to munch on while waiting for your meal. Staff is friendly, service is good and the food is delicious.

Thank Cruiseman21
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I tend to shy away for what I perceive to be chain or theme restaurants, but while there are several Rocking Lobster locations the San Diego Gaslamp location is terrific. Street tacos are fun food, but if not prepared properly can be dry and tasteless. Rockin Lobster gets it right. Delivered quickly and efficiently, these tacos were outstanding and every... More 

Thank boxster12
Las Vegas, Nevada
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876 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Want amazing food but dressed in shorts, flip flops, and tshirts? Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina! Enjoy excellent chips, salsa, and amazing entrees. Even if hungry, consider splitting the gringo burrito - it is plenty for two people!

Thank LV_Lee
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221 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There were 8 of us who had lunch at 11:30am. Our server was great! The menu has a great variety of items. After ordering, we went to the free Chips and Salsa Bar and the different sauces were really really good. The food came promptly and the portions were large. We had a variety of fish tacos and they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?