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Rubio's

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Mexican, American, Seafood, Healthy
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2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-6298
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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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
Best fast food

This Rubios is very well managed. The staff is efficient and professional. You order at the counter, take your number, get your drink and salsas, sit down, and they bring your food to you. I like that they use real plates and silverware so it feels like a more upscale dining experience - not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
JenK56
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San Diego
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This Rubios is very well managed. The staff is efficient and professional. You order at the counter, take your number, get your drink and salsas, sit down, and they bring your food to you. I like that they use real plates and silverware so it feels like a more upscale dining experience - not plastic or styro containers if you... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We use to live in San Diego, CA 15 years ago and frequent Rubio's then for their great fish tacos, shrimp burritos and varied salsas. We finally returned to San Diego and our first stop was Rubio's and it was just as good as we remembered 15 years later! Very fresh food and you can even grab a beer! Excellent!

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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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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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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, American, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?