Rockin Baja Lobster will rock your world


From the food to the service, the atmosphere and the music, no one does Baja style quite like Rockin Baja Lobster.

The full-service Mexican-seafood restaurant offers uniquely-prepared Baja-style seafood and other Mexican fare served in rustic steel buckets to add to the authentic experience.

The restaurant’s owner, Rick DiRienzo, based Rockin Baja on the small fishing village of Puerto Nuevo, where tourists would flock to local fishermen’s houses to eat local Pacific lobsters wrapped in warm flour tortillas and other Mexican delicacies.

The Original Big Baja Bucket for Two is a signature dish at Rockin Baja Lobster. It consists of seasoned cold-water lobster tails, Baja-style shrimp, carne asada, grilled marinated chicken, grilled corn on the cob, all-you-can-eat ranchero beans, Mexican rice, flour tortillas and the famous honey chili butter. reviewers give this dish a collective 4.3 overall rating, with one customer commenting the food was seasoned so perfectly that by the time he had finished, he was tempted to lick what was left from his fingers as not to waste any.

Six other offerings can be found under the Signature Baja Buckets section of the menu, including fish and chips, surf and turf, shrimp, shrimp and lobster, the Sea of Cortez and lobster tails. Foodies who like to go large or go home will love the Golden Sombrero Bucket, which features two whole Atlantic lobsters, certified Angus skirt steak, Baja-style shrimp, grilled chicken breast, Alaskan snow crab clusters and grilled corn on the cob.

Reviewers on Trip Advisor gave Rockin Baja Lobster four out of five stars, which earned the restaurant a Certificate of Excellence in 2014. Stephen S. of Anthem, Arizona, gave the restaurant five stars, calling it “beyond great, the servings were super-sized, reasonable prices and a great atmosphere.”

Rockin Baja Lobster isn’t just known for its seafood dishes. Its gourmet tacos come in a variety of flavors and styles to please even the most discriminating taste buds. All gourmet taco dishes include three tacos served on warm flour tortillas, with an option to add a side of ranchero beans and Mexican rice.

The ahi tuna tacos are served with raw ahi tuna, soy vinaigrette, bean sprouts, baby arugula, soy sauce reduction, crispy tortilla strips, cilantro and cilantro sauce. The lobster fajita tacos - made with lobster, jack cheese, fajita peppers, tortilla strips, black beans, avocado, salsa fresco, Cotija cheese, cilantro and cilantro sauce - literally melt in your mouth.

Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday at Rockin Baja Lobster, where a selection of scrumptious tacos is available at a discounted price from 4-10 p.m. Drink specials also are on tap during Taco Tuesday and may vary from one week to the next.

Whichever night is spent at Rockin Baja Lobster, don’t forget to finish off a fine meal with a delectable dessert - that is, if you have any room left after feasting on Rockin Baja’s generous portions. Cinnamon churros, fried ice cream and chocolate nachos are available.

There are several Rockin Baja Lobster locations, including one in Old Town at 3890 Twiggs St. and in the Gaslamp Quarter at 310 Fifth Ave.

Reservations are not required but are accepted by visiting

Source: DiscoverSD