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Rockin' Baja

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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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Austin, TX
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326 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 2 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
Australind, Australia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

After a short drive from north Hollywood, we came across this lovely restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great . But my husband said the beer was the best he had tasted while visiting the USA . Xx amber if any one would like to know . My lobster burger was massive and so tasty . Well... More 

1 Thank sami h
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday night around 7:45 pm. We waited for 20 minutes for a table, which isn't bad, but the restaurant was not full. Once seated we were reminded by words and actions that they would be closing soon. They were removing things from our table, and when we received a wrong order we heard the server complain... More 

Thank Tracy N
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The restuarant itself has a good feel and captures the eye. The service was below average compared to other service we have recieved whilst traveling in the USA. We were charged 18% Gratuity for a family of 6. First restaurant of many that we visited charged us this! My wife ordered the lobster tails and couldn't eat them all so... More 

Thank ricky c
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped over at Newport Beach during lunch time on our Highway 1 adventure. LOVED the original "Big Baja Bucket", tomato based lobster corn chowder and fried ice-cream. The seafood, chicken and beef was beautifully seasoned and a must visit for first timers visiting Newport Beach.

Thank traveller1688
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We have ate here twice both times food was awesome. The lobster bites are so good. We sat out on the patio nice breeze bring a sweater gets a little cold past 8 pm. We will definitely be coming back soon.

Thank Sheila B
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Usually I am not entusiast about restaurants, but this place overcame my expectations. Located close to Newport's Pier, the restaurant is not very large, but very tipical and comfortable. We started our dinner sitting at the bar, drinking a good beer. Than we moved to a table and we receive a huge plate of shrimps and lobsters!! The fish was... More 

2 Thank Geronimo F
Henderson, Nevada
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went there on recent visit to Newport and OMG OMG so dam good I cant stand it!! I had the sea of Cortez bucket and have been dreaming of it ever since, the lobster in it was out of this world and that is not even my favorite seafood!!! The crab and shrimp were out of this world too. Two... More 

1 Thank maureen m

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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
Mexican, Seafood
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
Child-friendly, Kids
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?