Rockin’ Baja comes to the Inland Empire

The restaurant formerly known as Rockin’ Baja Lobster is bringing its south-of-the-border style seafood to the Montclair Plaza mid-December.

Now known as Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina, the Mexican restaurant is scheduled to open December 13 in the former Tony Roma’s location at 9335 Monte Vista Avenue.

With restaurants in California, Nevada, Texas and Mississippi, this will be the chain’s first in the IE.

The only Rockin’ Baja I’ve been to is the Redondo Beach location, while I was on assignment at the Daily Breeze. From what I remember, it wasn’t that memorable. I seem to recall it was a little pricey, and the food wasn’t over-the-top spectacular, but the Caesar salad/salsa bar was a treat (although it appears they’ve done away with the Caesar salad portion of that).

That said, that particular location has since closed.

If you are thinking about checking out the Montclair location, you might want to click here first.

Just consider that a little early Christmas gift from your friends here at Dine 909.

One thing though…I never quite understood the concept of restaurants having a mascot that is ostensibly the main course. A little too Cluckin’ Chicken for me, I guess. Ga-ga-ga-goinggg!

  • John Roberts

    Hi John,

    Location as you said is a key if not the most important factor in restuarant success. Why do I say this? Because I eat at great restuarants, but only if my fat butt doesn’t have to walk that fair!

    Just kidding, but the Rockin’Baja Caostal Cantina will have a short run of success and eventually close as well. My opinion, but always right. Ask your brother, he knows!

    Good read BTW on your blog. Keep it up.

    John