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Rubio's

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Mexican, Californian, Seafood, Healthy
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2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6298
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 18
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly impressed!

I've eaten lunch in this place twice now. I was surprisingly impressed with the healthy options when my initial thought was this place was another fast food. While they are fast, their menu is awesome. I love the fact they have the calorie count in each meal, I also love the fact that their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Lourdes G
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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've eaten lunch in this place twice now. I was surprisingly impressed with the healthy options when my initial thought was this place was another fast food. While they are fast, their menu is awesome. I love the fact they have the calorie count in each meal, I also love the fact that their restaurant is spacious. It is also... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a good restaurant, very good tacos with fish, tasty sauce and limon. It's very simple, healthy and good , the staff is nice. Very cheap for service and meal and sometimes they have reduction so run there.

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Dubois, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Big portions, great taste and a friendly staff. We had the lobster and steak tacos and it was exellant.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Place needs help on customer service and food plating. Always great food and quality just need some finishing skills. The girls here sometimes u can really tell they don't like their job

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best fish tacos. Every time we visit the "kids" and granddaughter in Carlsbad I have to visit Rubios for a fish taco fix - again and again. Delicious fresh ingredients and dependably that way every time. Yum yum

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Fort Irwin, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's very difficult to get healthy ingredients when you're travelling. I've been to several of these restaurants and never been disappointed. Fresh produce, tasty, low fat options and a nice environment. It's become a fav. in fast food options.

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Logan, Utah, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food was great, the atmosphere was a family atmosphere. The prices were good. It was like a fast food place only better.

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Fresh food, nice atmosphere, great service and prices. Good place to take a family without breaking the bank.

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Oceanside, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have been going to Rubio's in Carlsbad for years. A few months ago, we made our usual trip and the food was just not the same. Something had changed and the taste was just not there. We stopped going for a while and then stopped in last week when friends were visiting from out of town and they wanted... More 

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San Diego Area
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Rubio's has revised the way they prepare their food, and it is a great improvement! The fish tacos are delightful and crisp, unlike recent times when they were not always so. New menu items pop up every time I go, so it's fun to try the new offerings. Taco Tuesday, after 230pm, is an especially good value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-434-6298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?