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Rockin Baja Coastal Cantina

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paprkutr Mar 20, 2011 06:03 PM

I just saw this mentioned on the board. It looks interesting and wondered if anyone has been and if the food is any good? I would love to hear your opinions. TIA

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Rockin Baja
9335 Monte Vista Ave, Montclair, CA 91763

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    carter Mar 20, 2011 07:52 PM

    They have many units scattered over the LA region, with some doing well, while some have already closed.
    Typical of an El Torito, with a bit of a baja focus.
    Nothin' to go out of your way for.

    1. Professor Salt Mar 21, 2011 12:21 AM

      Been to one of the OC locations. Nice drinks and happy hour specials. Food - completely meh chain seafood. If you want something a half notch more spicy than RL, but are too squeamish to deal with unshelled shrimp, or suck the goo out of a crawfish head, or if the mild sauce at Boiling Crab is waaay too spicy for you, this is your kind of place.

      Go for drinks, just don't expect anything high-end. It's a fruity-mixed-drinks and pony-beers-in-ice-buckets kind of place because it's a chain trying to evoke a Baja seafood shack feel.

      Deep fried ice cream was reasonably well prepared, but in a soulless, corporate-chain sort of way that might impress someone who's never heard of deep fried ice cream before.

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