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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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Today
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
the taco...

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
im44
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United Kingdom
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12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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185 reviews 185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

They're specials each month have fish, shrimp or lobster tacos and they are scrumptious. My favorite dish is their Crispy Orange Shrimp salad. It's a great meal with.

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Restaurant Details

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