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5620 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #55 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Californian, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Description: The first restaurant was opened in 1983 in San Diego by Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, who started the fish taco phenomenon that spread across the nation. Today, Rubio’s menu has grown from The Original Fish Taco® to include additional chef-crafted seafood recipes that feature shrimp, wild salmon and ono. In addition to sustainable seafood, Rubio’s offers chargrilled chicken and steak, fresh made guacamole and salsas and sauces that are prepared daily.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is only our second visit to a Rubio's and our earlier impressions were confirmed. We will continue to look for Rubio's when we are looking for something fast, tasty and clean. The service was prompt and even though were sitting outside arrived hot.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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257 reviews 257 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Food is not bad for what it cost you. Stop by for a quick meal. The service is good, fast and the place is clean.

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Rice Lake, Wisconsin, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fish Tacos were very good and service and food was more then we expected from a fast food restaurant in a mall setting

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Oceanside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Especially the Rubio's at the Carlsbad Outlet mall & the Rubio's on College & Oceanside Blvd. Both kept running clean and super efficiently... I eat there frequently ... love the Mango Mahi Mahi plater on corn tortilla's & also the orange chicken salad... just excellent meals and priced right. I highly recommend

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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are near legoland, goto this place for dinner. You will not regret it. Fantastic vegetarian food and super staff.

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Bay Area
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597 reviews 597 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

4*Rubio’s Fish Taco’s Carlsbad Most popular place in factory outlet Great fish tacos Very good chicken salad Like their beans and salsa bar Friendly counter service staff

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We visited while visiting the Carlsbad Flower Fields. While it has history in Fish Tacos, the vegetarian menu was quite delicious. We enjoyed the grilled veggie burritos.

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Johnstown, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Really good fish tacos! Fresh food with friendly service. Always a favorite! Located in the outlet mall so expect a wait but it's well worth it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We ate here for lunch and were quite pleased with our food. Our selections were fish tacos and salads. We would not mind returning to this little restaurant for another quick, inexpensive and tasty lunch during our trip. The location is an outdoor shopping center but be sure to dine outside, making the whole experience all the better! Love this... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

When we walked in, we thought it would be "higher end" fast food. But it was so much better than that. The ingredients were very, very fresh and the meals were great. We don't live in Southern California where this chain appears to be based, but if we did, we would frequent Rubio's.

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Additional Information about Rubio's

Address: 5620 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760-804-9404
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Californian, Healthy

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