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2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6298
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Ranked #59 of 282 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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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California City, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Rubio's

Address: 2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-434-6298
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Californian, Healthy

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