San Diego Coast Life

Rockin Baja Lobster
Coastal Cantina

258 South Harbor Drive
Oceanside Harbor
Oceanside, CA
(760) 967-6199
More info: Website


The name may be a mouthful, but so is the menu at Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina. For a fun, colorful and hunger-demolishing culinary adventure, try this unique seafood/Mexican meat lovers restaurant right next to Oceanside Harbor.

At Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina in Oceanside, the walls are brightly painted with beach frescos, the staff is friendly and relaxed and the food comes by the bucket. That’s right, the cantina’s specialty are its baja buckets. Sea food is flash fried in the shell and seasoned with a unique blend of Mexican spices. There are seven different buckets to choose from which contain different mixes of shrimp, steak, chicken, snow crab, slipper lobster tails and jumbo shrimp.

Almost every other entrée on the menu includes one or more of these meats. Whether you choose a “bombora burrito”, “outrageous taco”, “sizzlin’ fajita skillets” or a cantina bowl, you will be getting a lot of food on your plate. Most entrees come with sides of rice, beans, pico de gallo, house-made guacamole and tortillas.

If you’re still hungry, go for a dip in the cantina’s complimentary all-you-can-eat chips and salsa bar.
To keep the party going, the cantina offers plenty of alcoholic libations including mojitos, margaritas, wine, and beer by the bucket.

Stop by for happy hour Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

A dinner at Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina is not as cost-friendly as some other local options, but you will get a lot of food for your dollar and customer reviews indicate that the total experience is worth the cost.

Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina is located at 258 Harbor Drive in Oceanside.