About an hour’s drive south of San Diego along the Baja Mexico coast, lies what was once a small fishing village called Puerto Nuevo. For many years tourist have flocked to the local fisherman’s houses to eat local Pacific lobsters, wrapped in warm flour tortillas along with ranchero beans, Mexican rice and a hot red chili sauce. Butter was a rarity in the early days and it was advisable to bring your own. Of course icy cold Mexican beers and Margaritas were used for ”washing it all down”.
If you were to visit Puerto Nuevo today, fifty years later, you would no longer see a sleepy little fishing village with shanty houses, but rather multi-million dollar restaurants and fisherman’s private homes still serving their famous Puerto Nuevo lobster dinners. It was during the early sixties that my family and I first became familiar with the Puerto Nuevo lobsters. In the late seventies after maybe a hundred trips to ”Lobster Land” I became convinced that a similar type food could be introduced in the States.
In the summer of 1983 I introduced the Puerto Nuevo style lobster dinner to this side of the border. Then in 1985 the menu and decor at The Old Bonita Store Restaurant were converted into that of a Puerto Nuevo Style Lobster house serving Baja style lobster dinners as well as many new lobster specialties created by Chef Juan and myself.
In May of 1992, we were persuaded to open Our Puerto Nuevo style restaurant at the Oceanside Marina. It was there My wife and I came up with the idea of “ROCKIN’ BAJA LOBSTER” ® the prototype of many more to be opened along the Southern California coastline.
We invite you to “Relax awhile Baja style”, kick back, drink an icy cold beer or Margarita, have a shot of tequila and enjoy the good times at “ROCKIN’ BAJA LOBSTER” ®
Taco Tuesday 2pm-close
Ahi Tuna $4 - Ahi (Raw) Tuna, Bean Sprouts, Arugula, Soy Sauce Reduction, Wasabi Dressing, Flour Tortilla Strips
Street Tacos ~ Vendor Cart Style 2 For $6 - Grilled Chicken Or Carne Asada Topped With Onions, Cilantro, “Kick Ass Sauce”
Blackened Mahi Taco ~ Frikin’ Great! $4 - Seared & Blackened Mahi Mahi, Cabbage, Cotija Cheese, Boom Boom Sauce, Pico De Gallo, “Kick Ass Sauce”
Surf & Turf Taco $4 - Succulent Shrimp & Grilled Carne Asada Topped With Cheese, Ranchero Beans, Pickled Onions, “Kick Ass Sauce”
San Felipe Style Fish Taco $4 - “Crispy Fried” Flaky White Fish, Yellow Corn Tortilla, Shredded Cabbage, Crema Fresca, Pico De Gallo, Ranch Dressing
Tuesday Beer & Rita Specials
Mini Coronitas $3
Big 32oz. Michelada $10
16oz / 32oz Pacifico Or Modelo Draft Beers $6 / $10
Frozen House Ritas $5 ~ Frozen Pitchers $25
Frozen House Caddy $7 ~ Frozen Caddy Pitchers $35
Happy Hour Apps Mon - Sun 2pm - 4pm
Grilled Mahi Taco $5 - Grilled Mahi Mahi, Mango Salsa, Cabbage, Pico De Gallo, Cotija Cheese, Boom Boom Sauce
Grilled Salmon Taco $5 - Grilled Salmon, Roasted Corn, Cabbage, Pico De Gallo, Cotija Cheese, Boom Boom Sauce
Queso Bravo Cheese Dip $6 - Spicy White Cheese,
Diced Red Peppers, Diced, Jalapeño, Warm Tortilla Chips
Fried Lobster Taco Del Mar $6 - Corn Tortilla, Angel Hair Cabbage, Pico De Gallo, Cotija Cheese, Ranch Crema
Grilled Street Corn $5 - Tossed With Butter, Lime, Chiles, Cotija, Cheese, Chipotle Drizzle & Scallion
Guacamole / Chips & Salsa $7 - Salsa Roja, Fresh
Avocado, Calabacitas, Tomato, Onion , Cilantro
Quesadilla Rayados $8 - Pepper Jack Cheese And
Beef Short Rib Grilled With Garlic Butter
Crispy Calamari $9 - Sweet & Spicy Chili Green Onion
Nachos Grande $9 - Carne Asada, Beef Birria Or Grilled Chicken, Ranchero Beans, Queso Brava, Cheddar Cheese, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Cilantro
"Go Big”32oz. Coors Light Draft $10. All Day Everyday!