The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mexican fare and drinks at Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina in Huntington Beach.
Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina's positive local press hones in on its Puerta Nuevo–style Mexican coastal menu, overflowing with buckets of fresh, high-quality seafood and beachy spins on traditional Mexican dishes. Baja's specialty is its Seafood Baja Buckets, pails filled with alaskan king crab, lobster tail, shrimp, snow crab, and more, all flash-fried in the shell, seasoned with mexican spices and flanked by ranchero beans, mexican rice, flour tortillas, and honey chill butter ($17.99–$39.99). For non-bucketed fare, the Outrageous Tacos come outfitted with steak, pork, or grilled chicken interiors ($8.99+), while Gnarly Nachos slather crispy corn tortilla chips with cheese, ranchero beans, jalapeños, tomatoes, and guacamole ($9.99). Diners are given the gift of unlimited chips and salsa, and Rockin' Baja's crew is capable of delivering appointed table captains beer by the bucketful even with hook hands ($18–$23).
Rockin Baja's bright yellow walls are plastered with sunny landscapes, shining upon tables topped by colorful ponchos. Owner Rick DiRienzo proudly partners with the AHA, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Alzheimer's Association, and often educates local Huntington Beach schools on string theory as it relates to tortilla chips.
Forty-two Yelpers give Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina an average of 3.5 stars:
7811 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, California 92647Get Directions