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Rubio's

2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6298
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Ranked #73 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Californian, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Logan, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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California City, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Brampton, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Everytime I come to California, I HAVE to make a rubio's visit. The first time I tried Rubio's was a few years ago and tried fish and shrimp tacos and I absolutely loved it! It's never a successful California trip without making a rubio's round.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Fish chicken and steak. Good chips and salsa. Good nachos which is what I had. Myself, I am not a fish person, but my husband loves it here.

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San Marcos, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A place to sink your teeth into fish tacos. They also have other items of the fish sort, and beef and chicken for those who don't eat seafood. Beer is always fresh and cold and the salsa is good.

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Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Their street tacos are exceptional. Their tortilla soup is very good too. My husband and I go here when we are in a hurry, but we do not want to sacrifice taste or quality. They are like McDonalds. No matter what Rubio's you go to, you get consistent, excellent fast food for a good price.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was our first time having fish tacos. We really didn't know what we had been missing. We were at the beach and my wife went and picked some up and we gobbled them up. I loved the fish and the combination of raw cabbage and the soft tortilla with the the fried fish. We had the chipotle sauce on... More

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Oceanside, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My family and I had dinner at Rubio's Carlsbad on Thursday, 30 August. We arrived about 1830 and ordered a child's meal, a Tiliapia Taco special, and another regular fish taco. When I picked up my order, I noticed the Taco was missing so went back to the counter and spoke with, I believe, the Manager. He apologized and told... More

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