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Rubio's

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Mexican, Californian, Seafood, Healthy
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72840 State Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-4780
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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This business is in the shopping center (Town Center) on the first floor. Self service salsa bar, healthful menu options, and fast service. The mahi mahi grilled tacos were excellent; served on a corn tortilla with a tasty thousand island style dressing, corn, and all the toppings.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This business is in the shopping center (Town Center) on the first floor. Self service salsa bar, healthful menu options, and fast service. The mahi mahi grilled tacos were excellent; served on a corn tortilla with a tasty thousand island style dressing, corn, and all the toppings.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not all locations are the same, but this one is a great place for lunch. Busy and popular, food is fresh and delicious. Tried the citrus shrimp and the fish tacos - both were excellent. Salsas also good.

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Jamaica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The fish taco is why you came. And it is worth it. This location easy to find in a shopping centre. Helpful cashier. Decent prices. Not much more to say than go and enjoy.

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La Quinta, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

On Sept. 19th 2014 the young man who was obviously in training could not make change for a hundred dollar bill. After offering me many ones, I opted to use a credit card. I admit I was distracted with my 8 mos old son and stupidly never asked for my $100 bill back. After I got home I immediately realized... More 

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

True, Rubios pioneered the Fish Taco concept - but many others have "perfected" it. Now that Rubio's has gone Corporate Franchise, this means your portions are now metered by High School kids and centrally-processed. When a "Mexican Restaurant" charges you for chips and salsa...it's time to return to your favorite Hole-in-the-wall joint. Baja Fresh serves a healthier, delicious grilled Wahoo... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Great service and many healthy alternatives for a casual place to eat. Quick, good food and reasonable prices. Clean, good ambiance and the people behind the counter are great. highly recommend.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Honestly, for the money, you cannot beat Rubios! Their blackened mahi mahi tacos and chicken salads are made fresh, to order, and are absolutely delicious. I've had Mexican food all over California, and I'd choose Rubios over other, more expensive places. You can even get a cheap Negra Modelo or Pacifico beer to go with your meal! Yum!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Best fish tacos and street tacos I've ever had! We checked Trip Advisor for the best Mexican Restaurant in Palm Springs that was affordable. There were plenty of great reviews of Rubios. We followed the directions there and found ourselves in a mall and the restaurant was a fast food joint in the food court. Great food, but terrible atmosphere.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I was walking the mall in search of something different for lunch when I came across Rubio's. I ordered the Mahi Mahi Tacos. They were absolutely delicious! The bean dip and chips were really good. They give you fresh lime slices to squeez onto your tacos which is great. The salsa bar is nice too. I will go back here... More 

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Apple Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great place for a small lunchtime meal. Food was prepared very well (I had a steak burrito), with a decent sizable portion to hold you well over into the evening. Prices were very reasonable for the proportion. I highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Rubio's

Address: 72840 State Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: (760) 773-4780
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Mexican, Californian, Seafood, Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72840 State Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: (760) 773-4780

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian, Seafood, Healthy
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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