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Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina

#176 of 3,833 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Seafood
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310 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-234-6333
11:00 - 00:00
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Brunswick, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Read reviews and wanted to go to old town so chose this spot. First off there was live music and it was a great night to sit outside, like the decor. Then I went to the complimentary salsa bar and tried 'em all! My husband and I both ordered the tres Amigos tacos - 1 shrimp, 1 lobster, and one... More 

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Livermore, California
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

San Diego weather is so good, sit outside and enjoy the sites on the busy street. Margaritas' by the pitcher, a little too sweet, but nothing a few lime wedges didn't correct. 5 people ordered 5 different taco combos. Everyone shared bites. Delicious. Lots of local craft beer to choose from. OK wine list. Service was a little slow and... More 

Thank David D
New Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here during my recent business trip. I had the fajitas. Wonderful. There are so many choices on the menu that I wanted to try. It was raining like crazy that night, and the waitstaff made sure we were taken care of while waiting for the rain to slow down...it didn't! My co-worker had the lobster tacos, which... More 

Thank pandacookies
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to the Rockin' Baja when we visit Old-Town San Diego. Their food is always fresh, tasty, and plentiful. The servers are the best, they are very personable and friendly. We love the salsa bar as well especially the mango salsa. During the spring, fall, and summer months, they have live music on the patio which is just... More 

Thank HangingwithMrCooper
Vero Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a group of 13 people to dinner after a group function. The reserved a great table in the back of the restaurant, providing privacy and the ability for all of us to talk. Food and drinks were prompt throughout the meal and we never had to wait for anything. Give them a try!

Thank Sharkbait07
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We split shrimp and lobster tacos. Fantastic food, service and price was great too. Casual and fun for all ages.

Thank Merry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

As long as you know what you are getting and have those expectations, you will not be disappointed with the food. I had two different tacos (Ahi and Shrimp) on two different visits. Very tasty and good sized portions. Free chips stand was good and too filling!

Thank Larry B
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really surprisingly great salad with chicken the other day. My family enjoyed all the food they ordered.

Thank Dan A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina was the perfect spot after a long day of traveling since we were starving!!! The free all you can eat chips and salsa bar was perfect to munch on while we waited for our food. The food is fantastic! We all left super full and very happy with our selections. The wait staff was incredibly attentive... More 

Thank Natalie B
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Amazing Long Island. Food was great, but their free all you can eat chips and salsa bar won me over.

Thank oliviajr14

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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?