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Rubio's

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

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  • 16
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  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Good, good, good

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
Christine H
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Dubois, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubois, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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, Seafood, Californian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?