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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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Chino Hills, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went here with the family and friends. Other than the fact the only table available was outside. It was nightime, so it was pretty cold for the kids. Food was great. A little pricey for what it's worth.

Thank Trizzzy
Wichita, Kansas
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped for Mai Tai and Quesadilla snack. Mai Tai a little weak. Great Quesadilla and attentive service. Has inside and small outside seating. Say outside to enjoy the weather. Recommended.

Thank SDickmeyer
Hurricane, Utah
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Adult fare was excellent. Great flavor and excellent service. Downside. They have the standard burgers Mac and cheese kids menu. They need a couple kid friendly seafood dishes.

Thank Centre51
Orange County, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Been a fan for years. We mostly come during the fall/winter or mid week when the crowds are not large/overwhelming. We get The Original Bucket - Includes lobster tails, baja style shrimp, carne asada, pollo asado and corn on the cob. Also includes endless rice,beans and tortillas. They'll do holiday buckets as well which will run a few dollars more... More 

Thank xNOTEx
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The best seafood ever.we order sea of cortez. Simply amazing very cozy. Menu items for every budget. The parking is hard to find.

Thank Johnny V
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Had dinner the night before-- across the street... the bouncer said "tomorrow go have the new lobster burger across the street." OH YES. It rocked. The staff was great. The fries were perfect and the burger was huge, HUGE I say. The ticket for parking too long-- not so much.

Thank PickyBaer
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I checked out this place when I came by to walk the pier at Newport Beach. It had a number of different ways to feast on lobster. I enjoyed one dish loaded with lobster tails, bbq'ed corn, and came in a unique basket-like tray. Awesome meal in the $40.00 range/person.

Thank stclark
Phoenix, Arizona
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141 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

When in the area, we always stop in for a beer or two and a lobster and shrimp bucket or shrimp bucket. So delicious!!! The fried ice cream is to die for.

Thank GinaPhxBound
Roy, Utah
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Flash fried shrimp are really good! Fun atmosphere ... kinda noisy so pick and outside table. Wife had the crab bucket and really liked it.

Thank vchristen
Fenton, Michigan
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Came for dinner with 2 other couples on a Tuesday night. We ordered The Original Big Bucket. WOW... so much food and it tasted great. Never had lobster like that, it was delicious. Everything was good. Chips and salsa - had to ask for refill, so good. Next time we are in the area, definitely coming back.

Thank Helen J

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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?