Puerto Nuevo, the self-described "Lobster Capital of Baja," where you can choose from dozens of restaurants serving up langostas. Pan-fried lobsters. According to tradition, the lobsters are pan-fried in lard, so the meat stays soft and tender with beans, rice and homemade flour tortillas served on the side. Puerto Nuevo was founded in 1956 with the opening of Puerto Nuevo II Restaurant, which is still one of the most popular restaurants in Puerto Nuevo. Today Puerto Nuevo is home to over 30 restaurants all serving the same thing. Almost a million lobsters are served in the Rosarito coastal area each year. "Puerto Nuevo-style" is now a world-famous synonym for the exquisite lobster offered in local restaurants. Mexico Lobster in Puerto Nuevo is a long-standing tradition for those visiting from the states. Puerto Nuevo is a real favorite for San Diegan's who can get there within 50 minutes from downtown. In Puerto Nuevo you can enjoy incredible ocean views in most of the restaurants, however make sure you don’t judge the restaurants by appearance alone, you might miss out.